Posted 06 February 2010 - 11:49 PM
Sorry I bet you get a hundred of these threads a day. I am not very experienced in phones because I am considering making the jump from a regular cell phone to the smartphone. This has been spurred by the fact that the PDA is basically DEAD.
What I want is:
-Good Phone functionality, seems like a given. It shouldn't take me 30 seconds of navigating menus to make a phone call. Bluetooth is also good because I love earpieces while driving.
-QWERTY Keyboard, I have started texting and I want a qwerty board with the only exception being a touchscreen phone that offers a sizeable on-screen board like the iPhone/iPod Touch.
-Calendar, This needs to sync with a desktop application that runs on Windows 7. I don't care if it syncs with Outlook or Google Calander but it has to sync with SOMETHING because I cannot stand inputting large amounts of data on a small device.
-Internet Connectivity with a web browser capable of Google Maps, I think my biggest use of on-the-go internet with other people's phones has been google maps so if the web browser can't display it properly then it's useless to me.
-Wi-Fi would also be nice because I have crappy 3G near my home but the WiFi in my living room is excellent.
-ATT Service, I have and like ATT.
-Common OS and ports, whether it is Droid, iPhone, or Windows Mobile I don't care but the more universal it is in software and hardware the better.
What I DON'T Need:
-TouchScreen, I am in the engineering trade and it gets my hands dirty which wouldn't treat a touchscreen well.
-PC Tethering, I don't own a laptop and I also am not paying for a plan that includes tethering.
-Excessive Audio/Video, I have an MP3 Player and won't be trying to watch movies on my phone.
I hope I have outlined my needs very well.
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8GB DDR3 RAM
XFX ATI Radeon HD6850 1 GB DDR5, 26" Widescreen HDMI
500GB + 80GB HDD
Windows 7 Pro, Mozilla Firefox, AutoCAD 2011, Solidworks 2009