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Old February 6th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #1
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Im due for a phone upgrade and am thinking about a Smart Phone. I know alot of you are into the tech stuff, so I thought I would ask all of you for your opinion. I don't think I could get a better opinion anywhere else. So here it goes.
I know little or nothing about this stuff. Are these things worth it? I was looking at the Motorola Moto Q Global. It has GPS and internet ability and alot of other stuff. With a 2yr. plan it's just over a $100.00. Does the internet part work like on a PC? How good are the GPS systems on the phones? Or is all this just bait for suckers like me? By the way, I have AT&T cell service. So I'd be using their internet service.
I'm at work, so I'll be on and off all day.

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Old February 6th, 2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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The GPS system on my BlackBerry sucks. It never seems to get an accurate fix, but that may just be my phone.

Many of the GPS enabled phones can be used for navigation, so I have to imagine they're accurate but I don't think they rival stand alone GPS nav units.
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I love my blackjack, im hopefully upgrading to the blckjack 2 this week. Only thing bad is, when you run the g3 internet the battery life is like cut in half.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #4
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Do the ones with Navigation tend to be of better quality?
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Old February 6th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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I love my blackjack, im hopefully upgrading to the blckjack 2 this week. Only thing bad is, when you run the g3 internet the battery life is like cut in half.
How does the internet operate, like a PC or is it different?
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Like a pc, not exactly like, but werks the mostly the same way.
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I have the moto q9c from sprint and it has been great. The navigation works just as good as my laptop with gps. I do roadside assistance and I got the phone so that I wouldn't have to load my laptop up at night and it has not failed me in the month I have had it.
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I have the moto q9c from sprint and it has been great. The navigation works just as good as my laptop with gps. I do roadside assistance and I got the phone so that I wouldn't have to load my laptop up at night and it has not failed me in the month I have had it.
Sounds like one of these things is the way to go. I'm going to take it for granted the phone part works real well.
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I have a blackjack as well, I've also had a Cingular 8125. I would highly recommend a SmartPhone, but it depends on what you're doing.

The internet is NOT quite like a PC... it is slower, and more latent. You cannot generally run flash (there are a couple browsers that have flash lite, but not by default). I use mine for push email, and it's the best thing ever, I never touch a PC for mail any more.
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Even though it's slow, does it have the same basic ability on the internet?
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i just got the Sprint Touch myself. great phone quality and the internet access is fast and even uses IE. only thing it doesn't have is GPS.
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Go to this website and go to the forums and then moto q global and you should find everything out that u want to know about that phone. Also how to hack it to do more. Mine could not do youtube video's and this site helped with that and anything else I wanted to know.

http://www.everythingq.com/
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I just ordered the Tilt, seems like a cool phone, ill post once i get it. only payed 149 for a refurb one.
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Even though it's slow, does it have the same basic ability on the internet?
no. depending on your plan, you might only have "medianet" which is MOST of the internet, but not all (some ports are intentionally blocked)

Also, as I said, no flash. Flash is an integral part of many websites these days.
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i just got the palm centro yesterday and i love it touchscreen, and a full keyboard rediculois internet, and the whole 9 yards awesome phone
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I love my blackjack, im hopefully upgrading to the blckjack 2 this week. Only thing bad is, when you run the g3 internet the battery life is like cut in half.
I was thinking of getting the blackjack for myself, how do you like it?
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I was thinking of getting the blackjack for myself, how do you like it?
It has been a good phone. I've had it for 9 months, like it alot, but i dropped it in the snow last week and it has been weird lately. Main complaint is short battery life.
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