Blackberry or Behold II


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  1. trav2001

    trav2001 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm at the point where I can upgrade my phone with T-mobile. I have a Curve 8320 right now and wouldn't mind a touch screen phone. My main concern with the behold II tho is the email system. I use gmail and hotmail and yahoo. How is the email experience on the behold II? I know it won't be like my blackberry, but curious if gmail could be set up as a pop3 since I use outlook with my gmail on my PC.

    Thanks in advnace for your help!
     

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  2. psz

    psz Well-Known Member

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    First off, I'm very biased against Blackberries in every way, shape, and form, and having one of my brothers and one of my co-workers both expieriencing way worse issues with their Blackberries (different models, different carriers) than most people have with the B2, I'm not likely to be fair ;->


    That being said:

    The Behold II is an Android phone. Android is made my Google, and thus GMail is built in (and somewhat required!)


    It's been awhle, but you should be able to access Hotmail, and Yahoo Mail either through the second email app built into the Behold II, or by using the webbrowser.

    Again, it's been awhile since I've tried either of those on the phone, so some things may have changed...


    And of course there's probably an app or 20 to handle it, too.
     
  3. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    I can confirm that you can use Y! mail on the phone's mail client.

    And I have never used owned a Blackberry, but compared to the Behold 2 I'd probably suggest any other Tmobile Android.

    EDIT: Except the G1 or the Garminfone (unless you need a nav system you can make phone calls on).
     
  4. trav2001

    trav2001 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's what I was thinking about the gmail. I'm more concerned to have it set up at pop3 because of what I do for a living. I need it to sync between my phone and outlook 2010 at home and still stay on the server. I've used blackberry for a while but am not opposed to trying something new.
     
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    I've had 2 blackberry's in the past the 8330 curve (metropcs) :rolleyes:, and the 8520 curve (t-mo) which i got just before my Behold 2. They were both great, plenty of apps, lots of social networking options, rock solid operation on both never a problem, especially now that they've gotten rid of the track ball (no more CLEANING!).

    Now I'm an Android fan, even with its flaws I like it so much more than BB.

    That said seeing as how the Behold 2 is being left in the dust, I can't recommend it. It maybe "newer" than you're current BB but you'd probably be better off with a different device (MyTouch3g, Cliq XT, or Even the HD2).

    If I had my choice I would have gotten the HTC HD2, really!

    Also the Vibrant is just around the bend...
     
  6. trav2001

    trav2001 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was at the store tonight and was playing with a lot of phones. I do really like the My Touch series, but on the slide keyboard devices, I HATE the keyboards. But I don't like completely touchscreen either, even tho I am interested in the Behold 2. Now I did play with the Samsung Gravit "T" tonight and the keyboard rocks and it seems to be a solid phone. Only problem is that it is not an android phone. At this point I really don't know if I should just wait for something better to come along or not. It seems like nothing fits my fancy out there :( I want something as easy to use as a BB, which I found in android, but I'm not digging the phones that T-Mo has for offer at the moment.
     
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    shawnpeck Well-Known Member

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    It would be utterly foolish to get the Behold 2. The Samung Vibrant comes out in less than a month.
     
  8. trav2001

    trav2001 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's the 2nd time that name was mentioned. I've never heard of that phone. I guess I'll have to do some research.
     
  9. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

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    Formally called the Galaxy S.
     
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    trav2001 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Now that is an interesting phone right there! I think I may just wait and see what happens.
     

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