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Old 01-19-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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Hello, My husband works as a mobile mechanic on cars and would like a phone to use for scheduling appointments and entering vehicle info.
He does not want a touch screen
somewhat durable
full keyboard
wifi

am i describing a blackberry..if so, which would be best? thanks so much!
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:52 AM
 
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Hello, My husband works as a mobile mechanic on cars and would like a phone to use for scheduling appointments and entering vehicle info.
He does not want a touch screen
somewhat durable
full keyboard
wifi

am i describing a blackberry..if so, which would be best? thanks so much!
I have a BlackBerry Curve 8310 (or is it 8330? lol) and from your short description, it sounds like it's something that would fit his needs. There is a full QWERTY keyboard, an application for notes and plenty of other features. I believe there are newer versions that would probably have the same features or better. A retailer would probably be able to give you that info.

The ONLY thing I would caution against is that BlackBerries are especially susceptible to moisture - even simple body heat and going in and out from cold/heat. If he gets one, but absolutely sure you have insurance on it because the moisture can affect the battery very quickly and with most companies, that can void the warranty on the entire phone.
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Old 01-30-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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I think the Curve would be your best bet - you didn't mention what service he'll be using but I hope it's Verizon, I have ATT and can honestly say it's not very dependable and service can be really spotty - not something I would recommend for business purposes.
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