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Searching for a Smart Phone

by Wwoody123 / June 15, 2007 12:02 PM PDT

I'm looking to purchase a smartphone with AT&T as the carrier. In the past I've owned Palm and Pocket PC products and I'd really like to get a phone that can double as a Pocket PC. I've done a little research and have found that the Treo line is vaguely what I want, but I'm not sure what model to get. I'd like to get the newest, top-of-the-line Pocket PC model so that it will be able to last for a while. I'm not interested in purchasing an iphone. What products would you recommend?

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Check out Cingular 8525
by nickbreaux / June 15, 2007 11:53 PM PDT

This is your best bet in terms of combining a pocket PC and cell phone into one device. It has many different capabilities, such as 3g, which means if you are in a bigger city, you can download information very quickly. It also excels at the traditional things you are searching for, such as email, word, excel viewing and editing, etc. It is a fairly pricey phone, but at the At&t store it is selling for $100 refurbished I think if you subscribe to a 2 year contract.

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NokiaE61i
by gerpec1 / June 16, 2007 12:40 PM PDT

I've used a Palm device since they first came out, most recently the TX and have used a Windows based smart phone in the past. I preferred the Palm TX bluetooth connected to my regular cellphone over the Windows smart phone. I just bought the Nokia E61i and think it fits the bill perfectly for a smart phone. I use T-Mobile, but it could be used on ATT as well as both are GSM. I no longer use the Palm and have found the E61i a pleasure to use and easy to work with. Good review sites in addition to this one are mobiletechreview.com and engadget.com I used all three before deciding to go with the E61i and know I made the right choice.

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Smart Phone what to buy
by Ari Dubov / June 17, 2007 2:36 AM PDT

I have used many smart phones in the past, Treo (palm based) Samsung, windows Mobile the Q phone windows mobile, they all were great, but my lates phone is a Blackberry 8830, I never liked the blackberry phones in the past they were always so cold looking and seem like a bussiness phone only, now the 8830 by RIM blows any pocket pc, windows mbile or palm phone away, there is no better smart phone on the market, you have to try it to believe.

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what is better
by hellogoodbyehello / June 18, 2007 8:51 AM PDT

What do you like about this new phone compared to your old ones. I am looking for a phone that i can get internet access and possibly microsoft on....does that blackberry have that?

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