1. k20z3kid's Avatar
    Hello folks. I have been a Windows Mobile fan for quite awhile now (please don't stone me!!!). I recently purchased the HTC Fuze about a week ago. I love the phone, if the features would work. Its been freezing up, email isnt working, text messaging is failing miserably. I have been through 3 Fuze's in the past week. Yes you read that correctly...3. So that ultimately rules out the idea that its a defective device and its clearly a hardware issue.

    Since I am with ATT I do not have very many choices in terms of smartphones, so the only other phone I would even consider is the Blackberry Bold. I am scared to sway away from Windows Mobile though because my Fuze and my previous HTC Tilt were very Windows friendly. I am scared I will not get that with the Blackberry Bold. But at the same time I do need a new phone and I am fed up with this HTC Fuze.

    Here is what I need in terms of a phone:
    -Push Email
    -Outlook Calendar/Appointment Synchronization
    -Wifi
    -Tethering
    -Decent internet browser which displays in full HTML
    -Office document editing
    -Reliability. I don't want a phone that bogs down.
    -Global use

    Is the Blackberry Bold for me?? If so, why? If not, why not? Help!
    11-23-08 10:56 AM
  2. benzworm's Avatar
    well, you are on a Blackberry forum, so you are gonna hear a lot of pro berry info, but look at all the features the bold has to offer, and if it meets your needs, get it.
    11-23-08 11:11 AM
  3. amazinglygraceless's Avatar

    Here is what I need in terms of a phone:
    -Push Email
    Yes
    -Outlook Calendar/Appointment Synchronization
    Yes
    -Wifi
    Yes
    -Tethering
    You need to buy a separate plan for this
    -Decent internet browser which displays in full HTML
    Yes
    -Office document editing
    Only if you purchase the Premium version of Docs2Go or eOffice
    -Reliability. I don't want a phone that bogs down.
    Although the Bold has twice the available memory of the Curve, it still
    is pretty paltry/ It is better than most BB's though.

    -Global use
    You would need to have the phone unlocked to use another carriers SIM
    card and avoid international rates.
    Is the Blackberry Bold for me?? If so, why? If not, why not? Help!
    Is it for you or not no one can really answer but you. Check some of the
    discussions in the Bold section of this Forum, look at the specs on the BB
    website and maybe go to a store and give it a look at.

    11-23-08 11:18 AM
  4. benzworm's Avatar
    AG, your answers are so much more pretty than mine. Look at all those colors!
    11-23-08 11:23 AM
  5. GapBoyPCS's Avatar
    Is it for you or not no one can really answer but you. Check some of the
    discussions in the Bold section of this Forum, look at the specs on the BB
    website and maybe go to a store and give it a look at.


    Definitely do research and actually go to a store and LOOK AT IT/FEEL IT. No doubt you're used to HTC or other devices from the past. There is a learning curve with any device, including the BlackBerry. Specs are great, but nothing beats actually handling the device and "playing" with the features to get a better sense of what you'll spend your hard-earned money. The dummy phones on display aren't a true representation, in terms of feel and other stuff. Most stores and dealers will let you handle one (if they are smart and know it can be a deal maker or breaker).

    amazinglygraceless summed it all up perfectly. If you have any other questions, just ask!

    (this message was written in plain black font for the heck of it)
    11-23-08 11:46 AM
  6. fishkat's Avatar
    Well, you've convinced me! But alas, no AT&T here. I'm grinning on the inside.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-23-08 11:49 AM
  7. JORB's Avatar
    www.crackberry.com

    Lol this site alone will convince you to get a BB.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-23-08 12:32 PM
  8. luvitlo's Avatar
    Once you go BLACKBERRY You'll never go back.LOL
    But seriously ask to try one in the store the trackball and buttons feel good. The phone picks you as much as you pick the phone.
    My wife had a Kyocera E2000 up until last night when she took my old BB and I upgraded to another BB to please her. She fussed at the phone threatened it and everything else. She has had no trouble since last night when she had my old BB turned on.
    No one can really convince you the phone itself can do that much better. For me once I played with a BB in the store I craved one until I finally bought it then I was hooked. I'll never switch from BB again.
    11-23-08 01:18 PM
  9. Kronk's Avatar
    An addendum to AG's post:

    You can edit office documents with the standard version of DocsToGo, you just can not create new documents and some other features are disabled. There is, however, a workaround for creating new documents without the premium version.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-23-08 01:21 PM
  10. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    AG, your answers are so much more pretty than mine. Look at all those colors!
    (this message was written in plain black font for the heck of it)
    I'm gonna hurt both of you
    11-23-08 01:24 PM
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