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    Cell Phone Purchase

    Well, as I expected my Verizont 5800 smartphone is crapping out. Here are some I'm looking at - anyone have any thoughts?

    PS - I'm sticking to pretty cheap stuff as a pricey phone isnt a priority or in the budget. I would like it to work like its supposed to though! I am now used to windows mobile but not married to it, mostly because it behaves like regular windows, slow and unrelieable.


    Samsung Omnia


    HTC Ozone

    BB Pearl Flip

    BB Storm


    Reading reviews online is spotty (great and horrible within one page)- opinions on here may not be any better but what the heck!
    There were even accusations on Cnet that verizon enployees were putting up fake reviews on the samsung!


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    Re: Cell Phone Purchase

    From talking with some of my friends at work, the storm is definitely a favorite.


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    Re: Cell Phone Purchase

    I own two storms......I love them...it gets a bit to get used to lots of thins to do with them...but I can watch espn360 when I am at a airport. Texting is great, I love the texting on this. Using bluetooth is easy and depending on the equiptment (Jawbone) reception is good. Over all...I give it a 8 not a 9 because I have not had a issue yet...I know I will eventually...and not a ten cause it can always get better


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    Re: Cell Phone Purchase

    I believe the Storm2 is coming out within the next month or so... supposed to have resolved some of the big complaints from the Storm.

    I've never owned a BlackBerry, so I don't know but it sounds pretty sweet


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    Re: Cell Phone Purchase

    yes wait for the storm 2



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    Re: Cell Phone Purchase

    I should point out that I'm open to suggestions, just not about iphones or anything else that costs 2-300 bucks.

    I hope I can wait. If I cant get my sync'd back up and running at least part way I'll be in trouble.


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    Re: Cell Phone Purchase

    I was in the same boat as you not too long ago. I decided to go with the HTC Touch Pro. I like it so far, but I also have the Alltel version. Verizon destroyed the phone by cutting the memory among other things, and based on what I've read I would not recommend their version. I also read a lot of bad things about the Storm when I was looking, but I've never used it. If you have big fingers like I do and like to use a stylus, the Omnia's stylus just hangs off the side of the phone, which I was not a fan of. Otherwise people seem to like the Omnia. Of course, much of this is from me just reading online reviews too, so take it for what it's worth.


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    well....depends on what you want to do....plain jane no nothing phone...go LG



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    Re: Cell Phone Purchase

    My daughter loves her Storm. I, however, am stuck with my LG VX8700 until next month.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    I was in the same boat as you not too long ago. I decided to go with the HTC Touch Pro. I like it so far, but I also have the Alltel version. Verizon destroyed the phone by cutting the memory among other things, and based on what I've read I would not recommend their version. I also read a lot of bad things about the Storm when I was looking, but I've never used it. If you have big fingers like I do and like to use a stylus, the Omnia's stylus just hangs off the side of the phone, which I was not a fan of. Otherwise people seem to like the Omnia. Of course, much of this is from me just reading online reviews too, so take it for what it's worth.
    I dont take all comments on the reviews serious. Battery life....example...if you serve the net and text alot...sure the battery life will not last...like any phone. If you drop the phone constantly...sure it will break...eventually....Its how you take care of it..its a electronic item not a babys toy



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    well....depends on what you want to do....plain jane no nothing phone...go LG
    I need a smart phone or BB, just not a super expensive one. That might be a problem with the new storm. I can get the old one for 50 but I guess the new one will probably start out closer to 200.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_REV View Post
    My daughter loves her Storm. I, however, am stuck with my LG VX8700 until next month.

    I see a storm in the horizen. If you get the storm get the stand also...makes texting a little easier, makes he phone bigger and better to grasp



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    I see a storm in the horizen
    Heck no...I can't afford 2 mobile web packages.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_REV View Post
    Heck no...I can't afford 2 mobile web packages.
    Oh ...I thought this was a kansas game thread



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    Re: Cell Phone Purchase

    I love my Palm Pre and I heard that's coming to Verizon maybe beginning of next year. Of the ones you listed I'd say the Storm, although I'm not a huge fan of it or Blackberry's in general, but that's just personal preference I suppose.



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