- 06-23-2007, 08:48 AM #76
- 06-23-2007, 08:49 AM #77
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- 06-23-2007, 09:17 AM #79
What I missed above all was from the home screen simply typing the first few letter of a name and up popped the correct contact list to call. No need to launch contacts and type or scroll for a name. Granted, the 8525 was snappier than the Blackjack (can't beat that 400mhz processor) and web pages looked better on the larger screen; but 3G was equally as fast on the Blackjack. After a couple of days,I found myself swapping the SIM card back to the Blackjack for good lengths of time and then swapping back to force myself to give the 8525 a chance.
If you really like the 8125, you'll love the 8525; but I'll take the Blackjack any day. Sorry for the OT rant.
- 06-23-2007, 09:38 AM #80
Just bought a Blackjack.
So maybe I made the right choice? We'll see. People are selling 8525s for under $400 now. I could still try one and resell it. 8525 definitely qualifies as a PDA with a phone more than the other way around, LOL! I knew that from trying the 8125.
$99 would have been great though! Of course I bet they wanted a contract extension.
- 06-23-2007, 09:46 AM #81
Be sure to learn and use the launcher app that works with the jog dial. You can also use Samsung's custom today screen to make the home page much more functional. I think it is all the value added software that Samsung included that has made smartphone (as opposed to PPC) a good experience.
- 06-23-2007, 10:49 AM #82
I love the blackjack, its size, the fact that wm6 was leaked, the Samsung shortcuts they customized that are FAR underrated, etc. The D-pad sucks though, and the keyboard input is a bit delayed (seems to be the case with most phones now, go figure).
I still prefer the Treo, because of the more versatile OS, but Blackjack is a close 2nd and the 8525 hasn't been on my waist for a few months...
- 06-23-2007, 11:17 AM #83
You hit the nail on the head. Samsung's shortcuts and added software (like launcher on the jog dial) make it a far superior version of Smartphone. I've been truly surprised the reviewers have overlooked all of that; but I have to admit that Samsung's marketing department really let the software engineers down on this one. Add teh fact that the latest version of VoiceCommand supports the phone well, it is a pretty good bet. I just couldn't go back to my Treo, or even the thicker 8525, after this.
- 06-23-2007, 11:44 AM #84
- 06-23-2007, 11:55 AM #85
Have to admit, though, that Docs-to-Go has been a good (but expensive) solution for most of my needs. Not sure what WM6 is really going to bring to the party, especially if some of the rumored changes (removing DUN) are true about AT&T's cooked WM6 version.
- 06-23-2007, 11:59 AM #86
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- 06-23-2007, 02:05 PM #89
The main reason I did it was because outlook now deletes mail off of IMAP servers. WM5 did not have that option at least on the treo & blackjack's. It is a bit of a memory hog, which I thought was the price of beta, but dash users say the same with their official wm6 OS. It looks pretty too
- 06-23-2007, 03:38 PM #90
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