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Old 07-18-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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I am looking at the Blackberry Curve or the Blackjack II. I like both but for some unknown reason I feel the urge towards the Blkbrry. Does any of you one of the 2?
Main reason is to get the GPS, email, and internet.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
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I dont know myself, but I stay away from the internet with cell phones. One of my guys used one of my company phones (Sprint) and ran up a 2,000.00 text bill! Dont rub your eyes nor try to clean your moniter, you read right. Worst off Sprint was told from day 1 NO INTERNET and they left it on anyway.
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I have found that the more stuff the phone does, the less lifespan it has.

I have a Motorola i530, the first generation military spec flip phone, I have had it for five years, it has been underwater, dropped down flights of stairs, kicked off of a roof, and the daily abuse any phone used by a tradesman takes. In that amount of time my boss has gone through nine different phones, which have had to be replaced because of total failure.
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I have found that the more stuff the phone does, the less lifespan it has.

I have a Motorola i530, the first generation military spec flip phone, I have had it for five years, it has been underwater, dropped down flights of stairs, kicked off of a roof, and the daily abuse any phone used by a tradesman takes. In that amount of time my boss has gone through nine different phones, which have had to be replaced because of total failure.
With me my cell phones reach an untimely demise from a horizontal free fall of 38.9 mph meeting a concrete structure and coming to an abrupt stop
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i had the i530 the black one for years untill one of my parrots got a hold of it and tore it apart......i now have the i580 and couldnt be happier very tough phone and has some options.....and a window on front.....although nextel pisses me off ill stick with the service
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Hands down if you want a phone for gps then you really don't want a phone for gps. You want a gps.

I would go look at some garmins before your purchase a phone. How would you enter addresses in your phone well talking on it. If your anything like me you are on the phone while driving job to job. Not to mention cost as most cell phone companies make you pay to use the gps. If you buy a dedicated gps there a no fees and access to the type of maps you want not just the ones your phone has.

If you do any hiking, hunting, or fishing go look at the garmin map60 i have had mine for almost 2 years and it is rugged.
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I'm with Rombo . Have a Garmin nuvi 200w . Best thing I ever bought . Punch in the address and no more map !!

From verizon , have the G'zone ( casio) .Military specs ,, GOOD and SOLID .

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Same here Garmin nuvi 200, never have to open a map book again.
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The i530 and i580 just down right look rugged.
I have thought about a lone GPS but thought it could be handy to check things on the go. Like, certain products and $'s, I can get on Wolverines site and check and order on the go.
I may not go that route, then I may. I will sit on it and research/think about it before I do it or anything.
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Rex, How big does your parrots get? My brother in law has a nice size bird but I don't have a clue as to what kind it is. If you was to ask me I would say parrot Thats from someone who doesn't have a clue

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The i530 and i580 just down right look rugged.
I have thought about a lone GPS but thought it could be handy to check things on the go. Like, certain products and $'s, I can get on Wolverines site and check and order on the go.
I may not go that route, then I may. I will sit on it and research/think about it before I do it or anything.
THANKS GUYS!

Rex, How big does your parrots get? My brother in law has a nice size bird but I don't have a clue as to what kind it is. If you was to ask me I would say parrot Thats from someone who doesn't have a clue

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