Weekend Contest ‘Most Anticipated Device’

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This weekend’s contest is entitled ‘Most Anticipated Device’. There’s been several announcements about new devices like the Motorola ‘Q’, Treo 700w, and of course the new Blackberry 8700. All of these new devices claim to be the next ‘Blackberry Killer’, but are they enough to make you switch? Just post your comments on which device you’re most excited for and why.

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  • Riley

    None of the other devices would make me want to switch from my Blackberry. The Motorola Q although very sexy will probably just be another fad without anything new. So I guess I would have to say the 8700 just for now.

  • Riley

    None of the other devices would make me want to switch from my Blackberry. The Motorola Q although very sexy will probably just be another fad without anything new. So I guess I would have to say the 8700 just for now.

  • Melissa Oxendale

    I am not too interested in any of those. I just started using the blackberry 7100t about a month ago. I love the mix of pc and phone.

  • Melissa Oxendale

    I am not too interested in any of those. I just started using the blackberry 7100t about a month ago. I love the mix of pc and phone.

  • Jim Bask

    T-Mobile Europe launched the MDA Vario which is the HTC Wizard PocketPC and at the same time T-Mobile UK announced Blackberry Connect on an older HTC-designed Pocket PC.I would love to see TMo USA launch the Wizard with BlackBerry Connect so I can have the best of both worlds. BB push email on a fully functional PDA that seamlessly integrates with Word & Excel documents

  • Jim Bask

    T-Mobile Europe launched the MDA Vario which is the HTC Wizard PocketPC and at the same time T-Mobile UK announced Blackberry Connect on an older HTC-designed Pocket PC.I would love to see TMo USA launch the Wizard with BlackBerry Connect so I can have the best of both worlds. BB push email on a fully functional PDA that seamlessly integrates with Word & Excel documents

  • Keith Adest

    I personally am not anticipating any devices. At this time, my favorite device is my 7100t.

    1. It is the perfect size, and weight.
    2. Extremely functional.
    3. Bluetooth works great
    4. Great screen.

    What it needs?

    1. Unlocked bluetooth for gps functions like driving directions.
    2. More ram memory so it functions faster and is more responsive.
    3. possible camera and picture mail.

    The motorola device will suck like all other motorola devices and headsets. I have had many motorola devices and they all died for no reason.

    The windows mobile treo will suffer due to a small screen. Windows mobile is a bloated piece of software, I personally used the hp ipaq 6300 for my job with goodlink and i would have to reboot it 3 times a day. In essence the windows mobile platform is not optimized in anyway. Major let down! the only reason i have a ppc still is for my tomtom naviagation in the car. Other then that, ppc is useless to me.

    The new blackberry 8700- Seems to look like a blackberry that should have come out a year or two ago. Why is it that besides the 7100 line, all blackberries have the same boring shape?

    To be honest, i don’t think there will be much time left for rim and blackberries. It is only a matter of time before companies like verizon and sprint include email accounts with wireless plans. If you do not know what i mean, my brother just picked up an lg vx9800 the other day. It is an impressive phone, but relys mostly on txt messaging and not email. I believe this is the future of the wireless business… we have txt msg, vcast, pics, music, now what? ->email and video conferencing.

    Call me what you will, but like hollywood, all new devices coming out look like big losers.

  • Keith Adest

    I personally am not anticipating any devices. At this time, my favorite device is my 7100t.

    1. It is the perfect size, and weight.
    2. Extremely functional.
    3. Bluetooth works great
    4. Great screen.

    What it needs?

    1. Unlocked bluetooth for gps functions like driving directions.
    2. More ram memory so it functions faster and is more responsive.
    3. possible camera and picture mail.

    The motorola device will suck like all other motorola devices and headsets. I have had many motorola devices and they all died for no reason.

    The windows mobile treo will suffer due to a small screen. Windows mobile is a bloated piece of software, I personally used the hp ipaq 6300 for my job with goodlink and i would have to reboot it 3 times a day. In essence the windows mobile platform is not optimized in anyway. Major let down! the only reason i have a ppc still is for my tomtom naviagation in the car. Other then that, ppc is useless to me.

    The new blackberry 8700- Seems to look like a blackberry that should have come out a year or two ago. Why is it that besides the 7100 line, all blackberries have the same boring shape?

    To be honest, i don’t think there will be much time left for rim and blackberries. It is only a matter of time before companies like verizon and sprint include email accounts with wireless plans. If you do not know what i mean, my brother just picked up an lg vx9800 the other day. It is an impressive phone, but relys mostly on txt messaging and not email. I believe this is the future of the wireless business… we have txt msg, vcast, pics, music, now what? ->email and video conferencing.

    Call me what you will, but like hollywood, all new devices coming out look like big losers.

  • Darren

    If it delivers as promised the Motorola Q… close to having the kitchen sink.
    One advanatage Windows Mobile has it that it allows for a larger selection of software than on the BlackBerry. Throw in speech recognition, speakerphone, camera, music player, evDO, expandable memory , hi-res screen (320×240) for the size. … AND fit this all into a small package.

    Doesn’t quite have the kitchen sink as there are a couple of tradeoffs… mini-SD is limiting and there is no wifi built in.

  • Darren

    If it delivers as promised the Motorola Q… close to having the kitchen sink.
    One advanatage Windows Mobile has it that it allows for a larger selection of software than on the BlackBerry. Throw in speech recognition, speakerphone, camera, music player, evDO, expandable memory , hi-res screen (320×240) for the size. … AND fit this all into a small package.

    Doesn’t quite have the kitchen sink as there are a couple of tradeoffs… mini-SD is limiting and there is no wifi built in.

  • Alex D.

    I am looking forward to the new Blackberry unit. It looks sleek and functional. I like the layout. It looks like a cross between the 72xx and the 71xx series. Hopefully the best of both worlds.
    I probably wouldn’t switch away from Blackberry because it works so well and that is what my company is using right now.

  • Alex D.

    I am looking forward to the new Blackberry unit. It looks sleek and functional. I like the layout. It looks like a cross between the 72xx and the 71xx series. Hopefully the best of both worlds.
    I probably wouldn’t switch away from Blackberry because it works so well and that is what my company is using right now.

  • http://www.corleyz.com/ Andy C.

    I’ve only been a Nextel Blackberry 7520 user for a few months now — moved over from a Dell Axim X5. While I’m amazed and now can’t live without the always-connected Blackberry, I really miss the Windows Mobile interface and the plethra of software available.

    All of that to say that I can’t wait for the Palm Treo 700W with Windows Mobile 5 to come out! The pics and specs discussed on Engadget have me drooling all over my keyboard. (http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000867059961)

    So that’s what I’m anticipating. The Treo 700W may very well be a Blackberry slayer.

  • http://www.corleyz.com Andy C.

    I’ve only been a Nextel Blackberry 7520 user for a few months now — moved over from a Dell Axim X5. While I’m amazed and now can’t live without the always-connected Blackberry, I really miss the Windows Mobile interface and the plethra of software available.

    All of that to say that I can’t wait for the Palm Treo 700W with Windows Mobile 5 to come out! The pics and specs discussed on Engadget have me drooling all over my keyboard. (http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000867059961)

    So that’s what I’m anticipating. The Treo 700W may very well be a Blackberry slayer.

  • Luqman Mahmud

    I’m not looking forward to any of those. Excetpt maybe the 8700. Why can’t phone manufacturers just poll customers on what they want? I love my 7100T but it is lacking certain features and has other features that are just irksome. Here is what I want in a phone:

    1. A Fast web browser that doesn’t suck
    2. Full wireless sync with my Exchange mailbox (that means address book, tasks & notes)
    3. The ability to use bluetooth for more than a headset (a full folding keyboard would be nice & so would PC syncing)
    4. Better document support (in other words, better formatting & the ability to edit a doc). I like the fact I can view graphics, PDFs, Word & Excel files.
    5. The ability to flip the screen sideways to view a spreadsheet would be nice.
    6. The ability to use my blackberry as an EDGE modem with my laptop (either with a cable or via bluetooth)
    7. A megapixel camera would be nice but not a necessity. It’s a liability in certain offices.
    8. faster processing speed and expandable memory via SD or xD cards would be very welcome
    9. Better email software in the blackberry: I’d like to be able to view unread messages only as an option. I have 200 unread messages that I currently have to scroll to find. Yes, I know there are 3rd party tools that would allow me to read them but I’d rather this capability be native. I’d also like to modify a message I am forwarding instead of having to copy and paste into a new message so I can remove the part of the thread that the other person doesn’t need to see.

    Other than those specific gripes, the blackberry has freed me from the tyranny of my desktop. I can’t live without it.

  • Luqman Mahmud

    I’m not looking forward to any of those. Excetpt maybe the 8700. Why can’t phone manufacturers just poll customers on what they want? I love my 7100T but it is lacking certain features and has other features that are just irksome. Here is what I want in a phone:

    1. A Fast web browser that doesn’t suck
    2. Full wireless sync with my Exchange mailbox (that means address book, tasks & notes)
    3. The ability to use bluetooth for more than a headset (a full folding keyboard would be nice & so would PC syncing)
    4. Better document support (in other words, better formatting & the ability to edit a doc). I like the fact I can view graphics, PDFs, Word & Excel files.
    5. The ability to flip the screen sideways to view a spreadsheet would be nice.
    6. The ability to use my blackberry as an EDGE modem with my laptop (either with a cable or via bluetooth)
    7. A megapixel camera would be nice but not a necessity. It’s a liability in certain offices.
    8. faster processing speed and expandable memory via SD or xD cards would be very welcome
    9. Better email software in the blackberry: I’d like to be able to view unread messages only as an option. I have 200 unread messages that I currently have to scroll to find. Yes, I know there are 3rd party tools that would allow me to read them but I’d rather this capability be native. I’d also like to modify a message I am forwarding instead of having to copy and paste into a new message so I can remove the part of the thread that the other person doesn’t need to see.

    Other than those specific gripes, the blackberry has freed me from the tyranny of my desktop. I can’t live without it.