Palm Treo Vs. Blackberry

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ynkeclpr, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. ynkeclpr macrumors newbie

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    I Would Apprreciate Any Feedback....trying To Decide Which To Purchase....the Palm Treo Or The Blackberry, And I Am Not Sure Which Brand Is More Compatable With Mac For Email Use....
    Thank You For Any Info That Could Be Used.
     
  2. vamp07 macrumors member

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    I find the palm to be a far more useful and flexible device. I have owned and used both.
     
  3. white89gt macrumors regular

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    I have a Treo 650 and I love it. The only bad thing about the new Treos, the 700W, is that they're running Windows Mobile edition. I've never used a blackberry so I can't comment on how good they are. I can say that I'm keeping the Treo as long as it will work.
     
  4. superwoman macrumors regular

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    Are you using it primarily for mobile email or PDA functions? I think Blackberry is more optimized better for the former, while Treo good at both.
     
  5. vamp07 macrumors member

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    The same instant email notificatiosn you get with baclkberry can be achieved with a treo running an imap client such as chattermail http://www.chatteremail.com/ . You will also need an imap email account you can forward your email to. Something like www.fastmail.fm or aol's free email.
     
  6. superwoman macrumors regular

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    Interesting. Would Treo's built-in mail client (Versamail) work in this regard, i.e. instant notification? I believe it does support imap.
     
  7. vamp07 macrumors member

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    Probably would but chattermail is really solid in regards to its support of imap.
     
  8. Stinz12 macrumors newbie

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    I would say the Palm Treo is overall better than the blackberry in PDA funtions and email functions.
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Please note that one CANNOT install the Blackberry Desktop Management software on the Mac. It's PC only. So if you need that for any reason, you are SOL.
     
  10. Michael7k macrumors member

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    I utilized the Blackberry for 13 months before moving to the Treo 650. My complaints were voice level, color, and the control wheel. On the 650 I enjoy the touch screen with setting sections quick to access. In my opinion I feel the PDA function of the Palm is superior. The Treo, also has a handy download, Volume Care, that increases the voice and ring levels greatly which has been a benefit. I have read of phone shut-offs yet this has not been a problem for me.

    Good luck on your choice.

    Michael
     
  11. sprstu macrumors member

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    im having an issue with my treo not fully loading data onto my macbook pro. They both know of each others existance, and some of the cal from the treo has made it over to iCal, but not all of it. Also, the Hotsync manager cannot locate the treo.
    Anyone have an idea why?
     
  12. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    You can't play Nintendo games on a Blackberry...case closed.

    (I've owned both btw...still have my Treo)
     

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