+ Reply to Thread
Page 11 of 11 FirstFirst ... 7 8 9 10 11
Results 201 to 211 of 211
  1. #201
    Registered User monkeyboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-22-2003
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    1,214
    I really miss many aspects of my i500, things that I don't really have now, mostly: 1) flip design, no worries about screen damage, etc, 2) real numeric dialpad, 3) solid, reliable, robust behavior -- no flakey-ness.

    But 4 factors conspired to make me jump ship: 1) Sprint finally offered EVDO in my home locale, 2) the realization that I had better get SERO while it is still being offered, 3) finally a couple interesting new PDAphones (Touch and Centro), 4) finding that better Internet connectivity and websurfing was becoming important to me. But definitely not a complete win in moving away from the i500...

  2. #202
    azs
    azs is offline
    Registered User
    Join Date
    04-29-2002
    Posts
    49
    I'm still using my i500 and very happy with it. It still works great and the battery has held up very well.

    My one gripe is the lack of SMS.

    Anyone out there know if there is a software upgrade or add-on app that allows SMS text? (Preferrably without having to go into the web app to launch)

    Any help is appreciated!
    Thanks.

  3. #203
    Registered User
    Join Date
    02-12-2004
    Location
    NYC area
    Posts
    131
    This is an age-old problem (SMS) with occasional workarounds that may work. My needs got a bit more complex and I found the reception & call quality of the Centro much better.

  4. #204
    Registered User monkeyboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-22-2003
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    1,214
    Quote Originally Posted by azs View Post
    Anyone out there know if there is a software upgrade or add-on app that allows SMS text? (Preferrably without having to go into the web app to launch)
    There are many threads about this issue on this forum (please look for them). The ultra short version is:

    1) You will need to have Vision service on your i500 (Internet).
    2) You need to download a Palm app to send txtmsgs (outgoing SMS). It is a patched version called tm-imap.prc or tm-smtp.prc (link below).
    3) For incoming SMS, no app is need, the i500 should be doing it out of the box, but for non-Sprint respondents, you will not be able to see who sent the SMS.

    Read this post (and others in that thread) to d/l the right app: SMS Text Messenger not working

  5. #205
    Registered User
    Join Date
    11-25-2007
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    3
    I have moved to the TREO 755p on Sprint. It's a brick but I am able to easily text my teen daughter.

  6. #206
    Registered User blazorboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-15-2004
    Location
    Cambridge MA
    Posts
    1,741
    Quote Originally Posted by CFS1662 View Post
    I have moved to the TREO 755p on Sprint. It's a brick but I am able to easily text my teen daughter.

    But does she text back?

    BB
    That'sssssssss all folks!

  7. #207
    dancing geeky chick nsanders's Avatar
    Join Date
    03-26-2002
    Location
    Northern AZ
    Posts
    454
    Does anyone have an opinion on the Blackberry Pearl 8220?

    It is the first smartphone flip phone I've seen since my beloved I500. Only on Tmobile (for now?).
    Nicky

  8. #208
    Registered User blazorboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-15-2004
    Location
    Cambridge MA
    Posts
    1,741
    I find typing on a thumb board no problem on the 755p and the Blackberry 8320 (Curve). I would worry about typing on the Pearl with two letters per key, even if I were a dancing geeky chick. You should give it a good long test if possible.

    BB
    That'sssssssss all folks!

  9. #209
    Unprofessional mrsyeltzin's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-16-2005
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    415
    Quote Originally Posted by nsanders View Post
    Does anyone have an opinion on the Blackberry Pearl 8220?

    It is the first smartphone flip phone I've seen since my beloved I500. Only on Tmobile (for now?).
    I wanted to jump on this after I saw it as well, but from using the original Pearl a few times before, I remembered it was absolute hell trying to get it to type properly. Sure Type isn't the worst thing on the planet, but when the keys are so close together it makes it difficult. also trying to spell out anything not listed in its dictionary is nearly impossible. Judging by the time I've used the candybar Pearl, it's a good phone, okay PDA (calendar is fine, contacts are good), email is terrific, but typing <I>sucks</I>. I have a friend who owns one and he frequently sends me erroneously spelled text messages.

    Then again, if you're coming from an I500, you aren't used to a qwerty, so you may adapt to Sure Type faster. Also, if you don't respond often or compose lengthy emails from your device, this phone may work for you.

  10. #210
    Registered User
    Join Date
    09-22-2004
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    128
    But does it blend?
    It's a pond. My god. It's JUST a pond!!!
    WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE??!??!!???
    -Thoreau, in a sudden moment of realization

  11. #211
    Registered User
    Join Date
    08-19-2003
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    64
    After 5+ good years of i500 use I switched to Verizon and got a Blackberry Storm. I always thought Sprint would improve their coverage in some areas that were lacking, but they never did.

    I've still not sent any text messages, but I like having email and a big screen for web browsing.

    SureType works great for emails with dictionary words and the nice thing about the Storm is I just rotate it to landscape mode when SureType doesn't recognize words I'm typing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts