I have an original Droid with a slide-out keyboard with Verizon, and I'm looking to upgrade. I also have a Sony Smartwatch
, first edition. I've been looking at iPhones longingly for a while, and Verizon had a deal on the iPhone 5c that expired yesterday, so without much thought, I ordered one. It's on backorder, and I have 14 days to try it and return it without penalty, and I'm only now doing proper research on my options. So here I am, looking for insight and input. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 1, 2014 -
I use Outlook pretty heavily at home - not for email, but for everything else (calendar, tasks, contacts lists). This includes keeping various tasks folders (e.g. To Do This Week, To Do Soon, Errands, Music to Download) and a few contacts folders (e.g. Personal, Business, Online Accounts (where I keep my login info and other details for my many online accounts)).
I decided to go with a Blackberry for my first smart phone because it sounded like it would be the one that would most smoothly mesh with the Outlook info on my PC so that I could have my calendar/task/contact info in both places at all times. I was prepared to do daily (or more) syncs between my PC and phone to make this happen. Per the question title, I got a Blackberry Curve.
Alas, it turns out that I was sorely mistaken. The Curve (and who knows how many other versions of BB before and since) allows only one folder each for tasks and for contacts on the device. I'm an individual user (not a corporate user) and don't use (or want to use) Exchange Server - although I don't think that would help this particular problem anyway.
So is there anything I can do to get my Curve to handle anything more than one folder for tasks and contacts? [more inside]
posted by Mechitar
on May 9, 2013 -
I want to buy a new "smart phone". (Hopefully smarter than its soon to be owner.) I want to try (or test drive) them out first. Is there a way to try various phones for a few days before actually purchasing one? [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn
on Oct 10, 2011 -
iPhone/AT&T user, tired of my iPhone and wanting a new (reasonably priced) smartphone (thinking Blackberry) WITH GPS and a reasonably priced cell phone plan with minutes/unlimited text/unlimited data. BB/smartphone users, tell me your experiences, as well as T-Mobile users. [more inside]
posted by Dukat
on Oct 23, 2010 -
I am getting my first smartphone in about a week on Verizon. It has to be Verizon. I don't know if I should get a Blackberry or a Droid, so I go into the store to take a look. Then I see the Eris. And now I find out the Nexus One is coming to Verizon. Uh...? Help me out here. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Mar 15, 2010 -
I took a look at the Droid and am very tempted. Have a Blackberry Curve which is fine, but I'm due to upgrade anyway. My contract with AT&T (blech) runs out in October, cancellation fee isn't much. Droid should save me $50/month I'm currently spending to keep my Curve synced with my work Outlook.
What think you, hive mind? I know there are a lot of MeFi Droid owners. I trust you way
more than Amazon reviewers.
posted by bearwife
on Feb 18, 2010 -
Blackberry/smartphone idiot... a smart move?
For the complete idiot, tell me what a smartphone can really do.
Wiki says alot, but I don't understand much.
I'm attracted to more and better access/apps, but need to watch my budget. $$$$$ How to find a reasonable plan in NYC, for someone who does not need the phone by my side 24 hrs.
posted by ebesan
on Nov 6, 2009 -
I've got an aging Motorola Q on Verizon. Someone just gave me a Blackberry Curve that was on ATT. How can I use the Curve? [more inside]
posted by trbrts
on Oct 29, 2008 -
I’ve just started using my first PDA/Smartphone (Blackberry 8820) and I need some recommendations for a headset. I know there are tons of questions already—and even more online resources—for finding the best Bluetooth earpiece, but I’m not looking specifically for your standard Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by jckll
on Jul 16, 2008 -
I'm finally making the jump to a smartphone, and am looking for advice on choosing the right model. I'm an AT&T customer and have narrowed it down to the following: BlackBerry Curve 8310, Motorola Q, Blackjack II, Palm Centro. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Procrastinators: Is your PDA/smartphone a net negative or a net positive from a productivity standpoint? [more inside]
posted by fermion
on Dec 4, 2007 -
I just started as a creative director at a new company. Having a mobile device to read emails on the go will be necessary. I'm wondering which is better for my needs? A BlackBerry or a Windows Mobile smartphone? [more inside]
posted by lunarboy
on May 17, 2007 -