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Samsung SCH-i730 vs Blackberry 7250


Sep 26, 2005, 7:37 PM
I am looking for a solution for my IT team. We have 4 people in need of accessing email at all times, 24-7.

I "feel" strongly towards a pocket pc solution with phone and mobile 5.0, but others are leaning towards the Blackberry...

I would like to have Verizon i730 MS Mobile as I like the ease of use as it has Outlook and pushes emails out as soon as they come in.

Can anyone give me their thoughts, experiences? Should I wait for more pocket pcs to be released with Mobile 5.0?

Thanks in advance. Chris H

Sep 30, 2005, 2:56 PM
Either one will work for you. Obviously the Samsung will be easier to run because of Windows vs. the Blackberry software. The blackberry is a true email machine. Very hard to operate (IMO) vs. actual Windows. Touch Screen (sam) vs the little wheel. Keypad is easier on the Blackberry for actual typing. The price point is cheaper for the blackberry. For ease of use the Samsung is much easier IMO.

Good Luck!!
Vox Dei

Oct 12, 2005, 3:46 PM
If you are using it as an email machine then the blackberry is the one you want no hands down. The email client on the blackberry will push the email to you faster than a text message and usually faster than you can get email off an exchange server. The i730 you have to connect to the internet and request your email (you can set pocket outlook to do this every so often like ever 5 min or every 10 min but its no were near as fast as the blackberry). Personly i use the PocketPC but my big thing isn't the email so i don't need the blackberry and i find the pocket PC a little easyer to use.

Oct 22, 2005, 11:20 AM
If your office supports Exchange 2003, the latest SP will support push/pull technology. Pocket_PC will support soon as well.

Push/pull technology with Blackberry requires add-on to server or a client module. With client module you need to leave client running and connected to public Internet.

If I'm looking for instant gratification, I call.

Live the EVDO and WiFi support w/ i730.

Contact Information Database functionality of Outlook/Pocket Outlook is great. Pocket Outlook supports (only) 3 accounts; in addition to, Text Messaging.

If data is not a high priority, I prefer the Treo 650. Had 650 for 11 months, 7250 for 1 month and i730 for 1 month.

If your limited to CDMA, I'd take i730 and 650 over the 7250.

Cons w/ i730-...

Oct 24, 2005, 8:42 PM
I would definitely go with the Samsung i730. I have it and it's been a great machine. I use wireless sync and it pushes the email to the device, making it very easy to use and very quick as well.

As for OS, I find the Windows Mobile much easier, especially since it has a touch screen and stylus. IT wise, it would also be easier to troubleshoot.

I've found the i730 to be very user friendly, very easy to customize to each user's preferences, very IT friendly and easy to set up, the email function works great, text messaging is simple....in other words, I'm in love with it!

Hands down, I'd say go with the Samsung i730. This device should also be compatible with WIndows Mobile 5.0 and you will probably be able to upgrade it to t...

Feb 10, 2006, 7:28 PM
I think it depends on your users. I am a non-tech (but fairly avid) "corporate-type" user. I don't have a Samsung SCH-i730, but I do have a Verizon XV 6700 for my personal phone. I have a Nextel 7520 Blackberry through work. I'm fairly pocket pc/windows mobile capable (I started with ppc 2002). It's taken some effort to fully engage with the windows mobile solution.

If your folks just need e-mail and phone, without all the bells-and-whistles, I would suggest the Blackberry. It is rock-solid for e-mail, very, very, good for a phone. My boss is older and cannot figure out the windows mobile quirks. If your people just need the e-mail to keep streaming, I've never had a problem with the Blackberry. I have with the ppc.

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