Can the Sprint PPC 6700 compete with BlackBerry? I think that it depends on the type of user. Diehard BlackBerry users probably would never switch, nor would business users connect to the company’s corporate BES. What about new users who want a PDA/phone that you can get your email on?
If you were in a Sprint Store with $400 or $500 dollars or so, burning a hole in my pocket and you wanted the latest and greatest PDA phone out there, how would BlackBerry match up with a PPC 6700? Now, lets pretend that you aren’t already a CrackBerry addict and that you are not hooking this up to your corporate BES. You just want a really cool cell phone that you can get email on.
As you are looking, you first come across a BlackBerry 7250 and then you come across a PPC 6700. What do you buy? Take a look at the specs of a PPC 6700 before you answer…
Spec-wise this unit looks awesome. I’ve had many moments where I’ve been tempted to switch to a WM phone based on all the cool stuff they get. Problem is I keep coming back to the fact that it’s Microsoft and suffers from the same thing the desktop OS does – bugs. And lots of them. I love the dependability of my 7290 but would love to have the bells and whistles of the WM phones. Someday maybe.
If it weren’t for the fact that my company is moving to Verizon, I would seriously give this a try. I probably will give the Treo 700 a test drive when it is released and truly compare it to the 7130.
Seeking advice. Work for a small family business and I simply need fully functional email from the road. We have a very simple IT structure – we could handle IPOP accounts, but that’s about it. Am I better off going with a Blackberry or a PPC 6700. (please respond to my email!)
I absolutely love the BlackBerry, however, they loose a bit of luster when you are not hooking them up to a BES server. When it comes to just email the BlackBerry wins hands down when on a BES but the experience will be about the same as on a PPC 6700 when just pulling down POP email.
I cannot decide for your but if I were only concerned about sending and receiving email, even when not on a BES, I would go with a BlackBerry. If you think that you want to do more than just email, i.e., play MP3s, use the voice recorder, take pictures, etc., I would go with the PPC 6700.