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    i need info..friends dad wants a smartphone but not sure what to do..

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    Ok i need some info people my friends dad is wanting a smartphone but he doesn't even want Internet,mainly just mp3 and text stuff that he can move to and from a coMputer easily,He's looking to replace a PDA basicaly and add the audio so i thought the bb pearl may be good for that but not sure cause he wants something easy to figure out cause he about 64yrs old and im not sure if he would be able to figure out somthing that has as many options as an iphone or bb storm or curve

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    I would think for ease of use any 8300 or 8800 series would be pretty easy. The pearls keyboard could do him in.

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    My mom just got the curve 8330 and she has to ask me about it sometime because of all the things it can do so i was just think pearl would be better for friends dad but i totaly forgot about how the keys are on the pearl...i have the curve 8330 and i lots of time to play with my bb and i still havnt found everything on it and i have had it about 3months lol....thanks for the info tho it was helpful...oh and the 8800 is the world edition or which one??

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    I agree with moderncowboy regarding the SureType input system. It can be quite cumbersome to users not familiar with it. If he chooses to get a BlackBerry, get your hands on the device before he does and set up an easy icon homescreen, change his convenience key to something he'll use, show him how to drag and drop media using windows with mass storage mode enabled, and show him the "?" icon on the homescreen for starters.

    Not to mention you can all chat in BBM if he has a BlackBerry as well.
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    And to follow up on what j llama said. Show him PinStack and get him to join.

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    I agree, the Curve would be perfect for him. The 8100s keyboard, if youre not used to it can be a pain.

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    You can take him to a cell phone shop - like for example TMobile, or walk with him at the local mall, and then he can actually handle and use the keyboard on several different BlackBerry models and see which one he prefers. I disagree with my friends here a little, however, I don't think a Sure Type would be difficult to learn because he's in his 60s. I was early 50s when I tried out my first 7100 and it was a piece o' cake

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    Quote Originally Posted by j llama View Post

    Not to mention you can all chat in BBM if he has a BlackBerry as well.
    He doesn't want internet access if I read the original post correctly.

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