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djv1255
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email junkie
      #26150 - 12/13/06 04:50 AM

I regularly check 3 email accounts - 1 business 2 personal
I currently have a Verizon Wireless phone.

When I go to the family vacation home, I have to drive 10-15 minutes to get to the local library to check my email.
Even on vacation, I get the urge to check my email. I don't know why.

Verizon Wireless (and I think all cellar) is spotty there. We have a metal roof on the home so we have to go stand out in the street saying "can you hear me now". There is a cafe with wifi a couple minutes walk away.

What would people recommend I get?


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Re: email junkie [Re: djv1255]
      #26157 - 12/13/06 03:35 PM

Perhaps the Verizon XV6700 which has both EVDO and WiFi for that local cafe would be a good choice. http://www.mobiletechreview.com/Verizon-XV6700.htm

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djv1255
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Re: email junkie [Re: LisaG]
      #26172 - 12/14/06 07:33 AM

Interesting choice but at $399 I could almost get a used laptop.

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Re: email junkie [Re: djv1255]
      #26179 - 12/14/06 02:55 PM

PDA phones aren't cheap, you're paying for the miniaturization of technology. And the fact you can hold it to your head and make a call...

If you want a cheaper Wi-Fi enabled PDA, there's the Dell Axim X51 which comes in a WiFi version. The price varies depending on Dell's current promotions. The Dell has no phone or cellular data capabilities.

If T-Mobile has coverage in your area and you're interested in switching carriers, they have the Dash which is a great MS Smartphone for only $199 with a 2 year contract. It has a QWERTY keyboard and WiFi but no touch screen.

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Re: email junkie [Re: LisaG]
      #26201 - 12/15/06 02:30 PM

I hear a lot of people reccomending the 6700 series (I used the Sprint version) and I wonder if they've ever really used one.

Lisa- I hated it with a passion. WM5 was the buggiest OS i've ever used on a phone, daily lockups and requiring painstaking resets were commonplace, it was just a pain.

I've been around too- so don't say I don't have the experience, I was switching smartphones almost monthly to find something that I liked, and came across the BlackBerry series, I use the 8703e (8700 series on other carriers) with Sprint. It's perfect for a true e-mail junkie like the original poster and I. PUSH'd email directly to your device takes a matter of seconds round-trip. I've never had to reset it, and it's got snappy response.

If you're a true business-oriented mind, and don't need the extra frills, the BB series is for you.

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Re: email junkie [Re: thablkpanda]
      #26208 - 12/15/06 03:58 PM

But if the original poster needs WiFi to use at the Cafe since cellular service isn't strong at the vacation location, the BlackBerry won't help him. In other regards the BB is a great machine for email addicts though!

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