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Debating what's the next phone to get

I had these Palm centro for so long.  Probably like 4 years.  The Palm OS is so fast and reliable.  I can do everything on it, text fast, MMS, browse internet, have sevent email accounts on it and active sync for exchange.  Various apps, etc, etc.
It's getting old and people making fun.  
I am still used to a full size keyboard.  Not sure if I would like a touchscreen as much.  But.. Better screen resolution and camera would help also.
I know iPhone is so consumer kind of thing.  So for IT guys many suggest Droid.  
Any other opinions guys?  
Thank you!!
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Amit KhilnaneyCommented:
Droid 3 is good but quite big..

DesireZ is another option

Keyboard is suggested as slide out option only.. Keboard is not needed everytime.. e.g. Blackberry types...
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
>>> It's getting old and people making fun

If it is working, keep it. Igore those who throw copious quantities of money down the drain for the "newest and greatest' and may fun of you. You are smarter than them for holding onto your hard earned cash.

I have had my Blackberry for longer than you have had your Palm. I paid $50 for it on eBay, working and unlocked. It continues to work fine (if only RIM could keep up).

If you want a new phone for your own reasons, by all means get one. There are many fine ones out there and take your pick. But do not be goaded.

.... Thinkpads_User
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Agree thinknpad!  Glad to hear there are other people like me keeping those phones for as long as it takes.  Sometimes is tempting to have a better camera or a screen resolution.  But, not very important.  I would keep it a little longer.
Thanks!
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am in the same boat as you in terms of long term use. I have thought about it a bit over the last 6 months.

For me it comes down to Blackberry or iPhone. I like what I see in iPhone and it has faster speed than my old Blackberry.

I am going to wait until iPhone 5 comes out and re-evaluate.

In terms of underpinnings, I have a 3G USB key for my computer and I like that. 4G is coming soon where I live. So a 4G USB key and iPhone 5 might make sense.

I am in no rush and will take my sweet time.

.... Thinkpads_User
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Tiras25Author Commented:
I love Blackberries also.  Just wish they can do touchscreens.  

iPhone is definitely more user friendly but more for general consumer use.  As a techie I like to benefit from a deeper customization options.  Android can give that..
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RobMobilityCommented:
Hi,

BlackBerries do do touchscreens! Bold 9900, Torch etc.

Motorola make a number of Android devices with keyboards (Fire, Pro, Pro+ etc.) so they are worth a look if you need a device with a keyboard that gives you the look, feel and functionality of the Centro?

http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/MOTOROLA-PRO_GB-EN

http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/MOTOROLA-FIRE-GB-EN

Regards,


RobMobility.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Goos ideas.  Will close soon.  Need to chew on this.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you Tiras25 - I was pleased to assist with this. .... Thinkpads_User
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