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Cell phone with good calendar and address book features

by Octomom / January 1, 2009 3:51 AM PST

Hi. My PDA is finally on its last legs and I'm thinking about getting a PDA/phone combo. Problem is, the only features I really need in a phone are a good calendar and an address book that allows the input of street addresses in addition to phone numbers. I'm currently with Verizon so had looked at the Omnia which seems to have too many bells and whistles (such as Word and Excel which I won't really use) and the Dare which doesn't have an address book that allows input of street addresses. Don't think I'll even need web and e-mail access that much. Just want a phone to use as a phone and a place to include all of my appointments and my addresses. Does this type of phone exist? Any suggestions?


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(NT) Sounds like a Treo Centro would do fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 4:01 AM PST
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by woodygg / January 8, 2009 2:04 AM PST

and you'll be much happier with a real keyboard... touch screen keyboards are horrible if you have to use them much. slide outs will be the way of the future.... form factors will come down for them...

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Went with Omnia even tho may be Overkill
by wtherrell / January 5, 2009 12:31 AM PST

Do you need it to sync up with your desktop or laptop, or just standalone? I always have to find out if a prospective phone does that easily. iPhone short changes Outlook users and does not have a userchangeable battery so it was out for me. Tried and LG Env and it would sync some things like email but not calendar and tasks. Coming from a Dell Axim PDA, the only thing I could find that would combine my accustomed functionality with a good phone was to go with a good Windows Mobile Professional phone. A Winmo standard device might do you just as well. I finally settled on the Omnia even though it had many features I might never use. Its looks and functionality won me over. And who knows, I might play around with it and discover a whole new world of stuff I can do on my phone. It is almost infinitely customizable--CNET does not give this any attention, a big disappointment in CNET for me. But it is also very functional right out of the box as is.

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