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Poll

What is your experience?

I'm now BlackBery-Centric and lovin' it!
I'm PDA-Centric, but not BB-Centric.
I've been thinking about this?
Tried it, but the BB is not for me.
I tried a PDA, but I'm back to my computer.
Tried it and it was a disaster! Don't do it!!
This is not a good idea!  I won't even consider it!
I gave up on a PC/PDA.  I'm back to paper.

Author Topic: PC-Centric to PDA-Centric... Thoughts?  (Read 2104 times)

CodeTRUCKER

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PC-Centric to PDA-Centric... Thoughts?
« on: August 30, 2009, 12:52:20 PM »
Hi,

I have been re-evaluating my PC-Centric lifestyle and have done a fair amount of reading on the subject of cutting the umbilical and becoming PDA-Centric, specifically, BlackBerry-Centric.  I am particularly interested in anyone that has tried this with the BlackBerry, but I welcome all input.

I can't cut myself off completely (Adobe PhotoShop, SoundScape, etc.), but I am wanting to ween myself off my PC as much as practicable.

Given this post, my vote should be obvious.  :P

Fair winds,
 -CT
« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 12:55:22 PM by CodeTRUCKER »

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Re: PC-Centric to PDA-Centric... Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 12:56:20 PM »
I have been re-evaluating my PC-Centric lifestyle and have done a fair amount of reading on the subject of cutting the umbilical and becoming PDA-Centric, specifically, BlackBerry-Centric.  I am particularly interested in anyone that has tried this with the BlackBerry, but I welcome all input. 

I became Netbook-Centric, and I don't dare leave my room without my EeePC  :-*

Tried a BB8100 and an iPhone, and they're definitely not for me. Back to my trusty Motorola Craphone :)

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Re: PC-Centric to PDA-Centric... Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 01:12:44 PM »
I've been using my Palm T3 a lot over the last year.  Useful for alarms/reminders on the go, and for contacts, as well as shopping lists (HandyShopper).   Occasionally use calculator, units converter, memos, rarely anything else.  One of the great things about it is I turn it on, and full power is immediately there.  No waiting for the OS to boot up, anti-malware updates, etc, etc.  Bliss after a corporate (or home) PC.

Most of the salesmen and managers where I used to work had BlackBerries, but I'm not sure how much it was because BBs are genuinely useful, or because BBs are this week's must-have accessory.  But some of them did seem to use their BBs an awful lot for email.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 01:14:37 PM by rjbull »

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Re: PC-Centric to PDA-Centric... Thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 03:06:49 PM »
...

Most of the salesmen and managers where I used to work had BlackBerries, but I'm not sure how much it was because BBs are genuinely useful, or because BBs are this week's must-have accessory.  But some of them did seem to use their BBs an awful lot for email.
Hi rjbull,
I worked on BB Tech Support Tier 2 for two-years at Nextel/Sprint.  If you ever get curious about the BB, just PM me and I'll be glad to let you in on some major time-savers and BB in general.  No proselytizing, just a friendly chat!
Fair winds,
 -CT

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Re: PC-Centric to PDA-Centric... Thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 04:27:49 PM »
I'm both PDA-centric (PalmTX) and PC-centric.  Guess that makes me an ellipse  :) .  When I'm at home, I'm definitely PC-centric.  Why would I want to use a 4" screen when I can use one that's 19"?  But when I'm out, my TX is always with me.  It has my datebook, calendar, contacts, dictionaries (French-English, German-English, and Spanish-English), my Scrabble and BlackJack games, and lots more.  Of course, if there's free wi-fi, the TX also lets me read my email and surf the Web.  And for long airplane rides, I've put some full-length movies on my TX.

I suspect that eventually the TX will give way to a netbook, but I'm waiting until Windows 7 is out and battery life is even more extended than it is now.