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  1. #1
    Hello everyone!

    I am attempting to decide between the TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for
    Sprint. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which works best with
    gmail. Thanks a lot for the help!!




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  2. #2
    dscaglione
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    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    At our company, we all use the Blackberry 7250. Hands down, it is
    incredible and I would highly recommend it, both as a PDA and as a
    phone. The integration between the email client and the phone is
    incredible. It automatically recognizes the phone number in an email,
    and is even able to separate an extension number and ask you if you
    want to dial the extension once the call is completed.

    As for reception and voice quality, they are top notch as well.

    They don't call it the "Crackberry" for no reason




  3. #3
    Zman
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    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    My girlfriend uses a Treo 650 with Gmail and loves it.


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello everyone!
    >
    > I am attempting to decide between the TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for
    > Sprint. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which works best with
    > gmail. Thanks a lot for the help!!
    >






  4. #4
    Shaft69
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    Treo 650 is definitely the way to go.
    "Zman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My girlfriend uses a Treo 650 with Gmail and loves it.
    >
    >
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Hello everyone!
    >>
    >> I am attempting to decide between the TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for
    >> Sprint. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which works best with
    >> gmail. Thanks a lot for the help!!
    >>

    >
    >






  5. #5
    FWIW
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    Treo 650. Not to be too harsh, but anyone with an IQ above 100 would
    find a Treo 650 superior. RIMM just does a much better job of
    marketing.

    Treo's have tens of thousands of third party applications. It is a
    phone, a camera, an MP3 Player, a web browser, a gameboy machine, a
    workhorse with word and excel docs, etc, etc

    It will also recognize phone numbers in an email or a webpage and dial
    it. Directory assistant, callfilter, SnapperMail, etc, etc.

    Blackberries are the AOL of PDA's. Simple and easy to use. Hence
    their popularity.

    A Treo has a slightly steeper learning curve to get the most out of it,
    but infinitely more powerful and flexible. You will have to learn how
    to install applications and configure them to the SD card and so forth.
    You will have to learn how to troubleshoot misbehaving apps and how to
    get out of a reset loop.

    Actually, that's about it as far as difficulty gets.

    If you want everything pre-packaged and idiot-proof, get a Blackberry.
    If you want a handheld computer to load with the stuff you want in a
    way not totally unlike a laptop computer, get a Treo.

    It's a true phone/computer.




  6. #6
    Tinman
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    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    Shaft69 wrote:
    > Treo 650 is definitely the way to go.


    A great big AOL "me too!"

    Is RIM even out of the clear with their litigation issues?


    --
    Mike





  7. #7
    FWIW
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    >Is RIM even out of the clear with their litigation issues?


    Not yet. It is very possible that people will be stuck with
    Blackberries with no service in the not-too-distant future.

    The injunction has already been issued, it simply has yet to be
    enforced, and RIMM has been losing all of their appeals lately.




  8. #8
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    FWIW wrote:
    >> Is RIM even out of the clear with their litigation issues?

    >
    >
    > Not yet. It is very possible that people will be stuck with
    > Blackberries with no service in the not-too-distant future.
    >
    > The injunction has already been issued, it simply has yet to be
    > enforced, and RIMM has been losing all of their appeals lately.


    From:
    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10433148/
    "BlackBerry jam: What's an exec to do if service stops..."

    "I've been following it every 15 minutes," she said. "We're actually
    very concerned about it. We have a backup plan so if BlackBerry receives
    the injunction, within one day we'll be on a new device--the Treo. We'd
    prefer for that not to happen."

    A lot of these companies started with the BB before it even had phone
    capabilities. Back then, the thing was pretty cool: a simple push email
    device. But now that it's morphed into a "smart phone" I'm just not that
    impressed with it anymore. YMMV (and Palm seems to think of the BB as
    their number-one competitor).

    While I don't think the chances of the injunction being enforced will
    actually occur, I'd rather not have that cloud hanging over my head when
    buying a new device.


    --
    Mike





  9. #9
    John Doe
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    This is a stupid question, but how does Sprint and the Treo do push email?






  10. #10
    Mike Callery
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    John Doe wrote:
    > This is a stupid question, but how does Sprint and the Treo do push email?
    >
    >
    >

    The Treo does not have a push email capability like the Blackberry as
    the Treo does not have it's own IP and email address assigned much like
    the BB.

    Now, with that said, most people do not give out there BB address (I
    simply said most) due to SPAM but instead, used the BB web client to get
    mail and push it down.

    Since the BB webclient polls mail accounts at 15 min intervals and since
    the Treo has Versamail which can poll every 15 minutes, that issue is a
    wash.

    Having owned a BB with the push, and having switched to a Treo 650, that
    one issue is not critical enough for me to say with the BB and the other
    features and functionality of the Treo is what sold me.




  11. #11
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    > Blackberries are the AOL of PDA's. Simple and easy to use. Hence
    > their popularity.


    Not exactly wrong, but incomplete.

    The BB is also capable of using a messaging service via Blackberry
    Enterprise Server. The security of that service is unmatched by any
    other wireless messaging offering on the market.

    It's a very big selling point.




  12. #12
    FWIW
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    >The BB is also capable of using a messaging service via Blackberry
    >Enterprise Server


    True.

    >The security of that service is unmatched by any
    >other wireless messaging offering on the market.
    >
    >It's a very big selling point.


    I think it is a VERY overrated and possibly irrelvant "selling point"
    in light of the cpability of the devices, and given that SMS messages
    are not terribly high-target items of information, and since the Treo
    does SMTP, POP and IMAP with SSL encryption over a digital CDMA
    connection .... the possibility of the data being captured in transit
    is somewhere between slim to none.

    Treo messaging is actually more secure than home computer messaging.

    I will grant that the BB on the server is significantly more secure,
    but then again, PGP is significantly more secure than plaintext email
    .... but how many people use it?

    I don't, because most of my recipients can't decrypt it.

    The public just doesn't seem to care THAT much about going from very
    secure to super-duper secure. If you ask the average BB'er, they
    couldn't tell you what was going on at the BB server. For all they
    know the messages come from magic jellybeans.

    It's an oft-repeated selling point from the folks at RIMM, but if Joe
    Blow were really that concerned about such things, he would never, ever
    send an email from Outlook.




  13. #13
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    O/Siris wrote:
    >> Blackberries are the AOL of PDA's. Simple and easy to use. Hence
    >> their popularity.

    >
    > Not exactly wrong, but incomplete.
    >
    > The BB is also capable of using a messaging service via Blackberry
    > Enterprise Server. The security of that service is unmatched by any
    > other wireless messaging offering on the market.
    >
    > It's a very big selling point.


    For whom?

    "As expected, Palm Inc. and Research in Motion Inc. last week announced
    plans to let Palm's Treo 650 smartphones connect to push-based e-mail
    and calendar synchronization software on a BlackBerry server." (October
    17, 2005)

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1871987,00.asp


    --
    Mike





  14. #14
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    John Doe wrote:
    > This is a stupid question, but how does Sprint and the Treo do push
    > email?


    Well, for now there are a variety of email solutions for the Treo
    650--that should fit most anyone's needs.

    I personally have no urgent need for push email. My Treo's built-in
    email client is set to auto-check email each hour (between 7AM and
    10PM--and the times and interval can be changed).

    I also have important email (business-related, no spam, etc.) forward
    via SMS. While the message is truncated, I am notified immediately (and
    can then retrieve the entire message if desired). Not quite push, but
    good enough for me.

    But as to your initial question:
    "As expected, Palm Inc. and Research in Motion Inc. last week announced
    plans to let Palm's Treo 650 smartphones connect to push-based e-mail
    and calendar synchronization software on a BlackBerry server." (October
    17, 2005)

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1871987,00.asp


    --
    Mike





  15. #15
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: TREO 650 or Blackberry 7250 for Sprint?

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    > For whom?
    >
    > "As expected, Palm Inc. and Research in Motion Inc. last week announced
    > plans to let Palm's Treo 650 smartphones connect to push-based e-mail
    > and calendar synchronization software on a BlackBerry server." (October
    > 17, 2005)
    >
    >


    Blackberry Connect, the servie that will enable this, doesn't have the
    same encryption available to it that a Blackberry will have.

    The message via a Blackberry is encrypted at the handset going out, and
    all the way to the handset coming in. I've read that's not so with BB
    Connect.

    It's a great add-on to a messaging service that rules the industry at
    this time. But it's not quite the same.

    --
    RØß
    O/Siris
    -+-
    A thing moderately good
    is not so good as it ought to be.
    Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
    but moderation in principle is always a vice.
    +Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792+



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