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The pda phone appeared not to have buttons to press. is a number dialed with a stylus pen? And what about a mouse? well can the stylus actually click on a image or link? and is it difficult to surf?
And a sidekick seemed to have a slightly larger screen. But what about clicking on a link? it only had buttons.
The side kick is not a very good device. You can only install programs that t-mobile allows. Actually you don't even install programs they come from the server. T-mobile has complete control over the device. You can install a program and if they decide they don't want to pay license fees to whoever made it then they just take it off of your device. They have control of the device they update it without your stuff without your permission. They say that is a good thing because you can take the sim card out and put it into any side kick and all your stuff is there because they keep it on the server.
1. You get to use a stylus
2. You dial with stylus
3. You can install your own programs
4. You get all the pocket pc apps
5. You can use MSN and AOL messenger
6. You have to use a headset to make calls
1. No stylus only a scroll wheel
2. You can use it as a phone without headset but is awkward
3. You can only use AOL messenger
4. You can only use the very very limited number of programs that are approved by t-mobile at that second.
5. Has keyboard
6. You can dial using keyboard.
Outside of that they are pretty much the same. I may have missed some minor points but that should give you an idea.
Also you might look into the Nokia 9260. T-mobile makes and will only sell it to you with t-mobile service. You can only order it directly from them. You can get them on Ebay unlocked and use them with ATT or Xingler. (Any company that uses a sim). It is a little larger than both mentioned above. It's like a slim sunglasses case. That thing is nice. You can put a MMC card in it and it works a lot like a laptop. It is a proprietary OS.
If you have any more questions let me know.
I've had great customer support from T-Mobile. I did have a defective Sidekick and they exchanged it no questions asked.
For surfing, e-mail, AIM, address book, calendar, notepad, and a to do list I've found nothing better.
Well anyway he said if you are kind of technical and like control than the pda phone is far superior to the sidekick in many ways including durability.
You do not need the pen to dial a number, just hit the phone button and large numbers pop up to dial with which was a concern of mine.
Kind of a joke, but is the google or alexa toolbar availible for it?
All I'm looking for is to talk on it, keep a to do list and take simple homework assignments(still in school), check for important emails, and maybe surf the web, but more importantly check orders when away from the pc for long periods. Any Advise?