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    Smartphone Advice!

    I am in the market for a new phone and started looking around. I go throught US Cellular for my service so I am some what limited in what I can get. Does anybody on here have the HTC Touch or the HTC PPC 6800? Supposedly they have the HTC Touch Pro coming in April but I went to Verizon to look at it and wasn't a fan of how it looked. Would I be better getting the Blackberry 8830? I would mainly be using it for internet access, email, and would put a good deal of use into Windows Mobile using Excel. Any help I can get would be great as I have very limited knowledge of blackberrys and smartphones.



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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    I have the HTC Touch and love it. It was my first smartphone and has a lot of cool stuff. It sounds like if you are a big texter, then you might want to check out the blackberryies since you use a stylus to type messages on the HTC. If you don't text that much, like me, then I'm betting you'll like the Touch. If you have any specific questions about that phone, let me know.



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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    I too have the Touch from verizon. I love it. Best phone ever. Of course, I had to load a hacked rom from PPC Geeks to get it that way. But the hardware it come with is the best out there. I would never get anything other than HTC. If you are a high email user, I would go with the touch pro or the 6800, but if you are just a normal user, the regular touch is just fine.

    Also, you don't need the stylus. I rarely use it.



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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Also, you don't need the stylus. I rarely use it.
    How do you not use the stylus to type messages? You have toothpicks for fingers or what?



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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    I used the PC for almost two years. Personally, I really liked it. You could get to almost everything with one hand, you could use a stylus to write/click, or you could use the slide out keyboard to enter text. I had a 2GB micro SD card with 1MB of music and the rest for pictures and documents. One downside is that if you use it a lot, you can run the battery down in less than a day. Of course, that was with taking pictures and communicating with e-mail quite a bit on a business trip.

    I got iLauncher and Franklin Covey to go with it - just love those two programs!

    I have considered the Blackberry curve, but wonder if I would miss the touch screen and slide out keyboard. Has anyone else used HTC versus Blackberry and have suggestions?


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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    I had the ppc 6800 for about 8 months it crapped out twice and the last time I got a touch pro for a replacement.

    And I love my touch pro, much much much better than the 6800. I have never used a blackberry but I would highly recommend the touch pro



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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    How do you not use the stylus to type messages? You have toothpicks for fingers or what?
    Switch the keyboard to the compact qwerty.



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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    Blackberry Curve - easy, awesome.


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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by jakemcilroy View Post
    Blackberry Curve - easy, awesome.
    I second that.. best phone from US Cellular right now



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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by huntt26 View Post
    I second that.. best phone from US Cellular right now
    Isn't that like saying it's the best pair of shoes from K-mart?


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    Whatever you do, don't get the Moto Q 9c


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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    I've had a Sprint HTC Mogul (PPC 6800) for about a year...and I love it. Be warned though, Sprint has announced that there will be no Windows Mobile 7.0 upgrade for the Mogul. I'm not sure If US Cellular has the same policy, but it may be wiser to go with a newer HTC if that's the brand you choose...

    If you are into that whole ROM-cooking thing, then it probably doesn't matter...


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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    I've had a Sprint HTC Mogul (PPC 6800) for about a year...and I love it. Be warned though, Sprint has announced that there will be no Windows Mobile 7.0 upgrade for the Mogul. I'm not sure If US Cellular has the same policy, but it may be wiser to go with a newer HTC if that's the brand you choose...

    If you are into that whole ROM-cooking thing, then it probably doesn't matter...
    When does Windows Mobile 7.0 come out? I can't get my Moto Q 9 c to sync with my vista computer. There new vista software sucks...


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    Re: Smartphone Advice!

    WM 6.5 comes out in the fall but will only be released on the newest devices per the developers (though it'll be out unofficially for most w/ active communities). So far the beta's are decent. HTC has said they will most likely only release it for the Touch Pro 2 and Diamond 2 - not for the current Touch Pro or Diamond that is stateside.

    WM 7 won't be out until the around May 2010.

    WM 6.5 is a step in the right direction and the biggest enhancements are the new lock screen, finger friendly menus throughout and stability improvements.

    WM 7 is supposed to be a bigger project but no feature lists have leaked as of yet.


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