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December 8, 2005

Blackberry 8700c

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Kendall Schoenrock

Blackberry 8700cA week ago I was able to get the new blackberry 8700c. So far, I have been extremely pleased with the device and the quality of the bundled cingular service. I am writing this update on an airplane and typing on the tiny screen has not been a problem for me. It has taken me a little getting used to typing only with my thumbs, but the number of typos has decreased with my usage of the device. The keyboard is designed with a good slant for easy usage and the key spacing has not been a serious issue. I was frustrated initially with the dual numbers and letters, especially when I am attempting to spell a traditional phone number like 1-800-free-411. (This is a new free service I heard about from my TurnTide co-investor Josh Kopelman.)

It is difficult to compare this model with the older ones because I have limited usage of the older models. I can, however, tell you that the screen has a wonderful resolution and it makes internet browsing fun and easy. I enjoy hitting a fast Google search from the sofa to win friendly bets with my roommates during Sunday football. Most recently I pulled up the total number of popes and on another occasion I found some obscure information on movies from the internet movie database (imdb.com). I enjoy my new business toy as hz allows me to check stock quotes, weather info and movie listings with ease (hz.com). Perhaps it’s the ability to access information where and when I want it. I believe this is the future of mobile devices…

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