MilesBuzz! - Palm vs. Blackberry?
Mar 8, 01, 6:03 pm
I have a Palm V with Omnisky. I find the downloading of messages slow, and oftentimes, I have to prod the system multiple times to get emails.
I hear the Blackberry is much better: continuously and instantaneously updates when you get new emails.
Then there's the Palm VII.
I want to switch...what do you recommend: Palm VII or Blackberry?
Mar 8, 01, 6:53 pm
Mar 8, 01, 7:33 pm
Where would you suggest I post this relevant, FT question?
Mar 8, 01, 8:12 pm
Not all "relevant FT questions" belong in the buzz. Since you asked, in my view this question belongs in OMNI.
Mar 9, 01, 12:16 am
I agree that this belongs in OMNI. It has absolutely nothing to do with Frequent Flyer programs. It could just as easily be posted on some technology users board somewhere on the internet.
Mar 9, 01, 6:38 am
I have no problem moving to Omni, but upon re-reviewing everything above, including the label for the site, I'm not sure I agree, but I will go with the consensus and don't want to make waves. Nevertheless, a discusssion about which of these essential electronic FT compendiums is better, seems to me to be consistent with:
1. The baord's description: "the latest frequest flyer buzz" which imples stuff that frequent flyers are talking about, of which this is certainly a relevant topic -- at least for domestic FT's. I know that whenever I pull one out pre-flight, my seatmate invariably inquires about my experience;
2. Discussion about various dining programs (getting my email efficiently on the road is more important to me than saving money on a small select group of restuarants);
3. The difference between various credit card programs;
4. Hotel, restaurant or airline options in incredibly remote or unusual places, etc. which I'll never get to (again, vs. impact of wireless email on the everyday traveller)...
I certainly have no problem with any of the above. If there's a post about the best hotel in Southern Turkey, I just don't read it. In fact, it seems as if our creators intentionally defined this topic to be relatively broad and open.
I don't know how/where you draw the line here...and I generally vote for openness and inclusion vs. exclusion and pettiness.
Lastly, who really cares??? does this rise to the level of a particularly offensive act or situation?
I have Palm VX and do not have any Online services with it. I am thinking to get one. but I belive that Palm VII will get you the same OmniSky service...
Mar 9, 01, 10:40 am
I think Palm VII uses Palm's own subcontracted service which is different from Omnisky.
The Omnisky is a good deal (which is why I went for it) if you have a Palm V. Using the service, however, can be frustrating, because depending on locale, it can take many, many attempts to get an email download, but otherwise it works reasonably well.
The other negative vs. the Palm VII, is that to travel with the Palm V/Omnisky you need to carry two seperate charges, one for the Palm and one for the Omnisky. I already have to carry 3 other charges (laptop, laptop plane adapter, and cellphone), so that's a little frustrating.
The Palm VII uses AA batteries for the entire unit (modem and Palm, which is a major travel convenience).
I wouldn't change if my Palm didn't experience window recognition problems and so GE Appliance Insurance just sent me a $400 gift card to Circuit City to buy a replacement, in which case I would go with the Palm VII, except I hear the Blackberry is much better, so i am thinking of saving my CC gift card and splurging for the Blackberry?