The time has come for me to replace my curent cellular phone and I am beginning to look at options. My new employer, SEPATON, has a Blackberry server and so I am looking at Blackberry options.

The choices of Blackberry devices are limited.

There has been a ton of press on the new Blackberry 7100t. The unit looks outstanding and represents the ideal solution. The problem is that it is only offered on T-Mobile and that carrier’s coverage in Boston is awful. They have no signal at my house. As much as I want that phone, I do not think that I can buy it on such a horrible network.

Another option is to stick with Verizon. They have the best network, and I am curently using Verizon as a carrier, but I get frustrated with them because the phone is very expensive and they do not have the newer version. That is the problem with Verizon, they never have new phones.

The third and most likely choice is to look at Cingular/ATTWS they will soon be release the new Bluetooth enabled 7290. The problem is that there is a joint press release for the new model, but there is no sign of the phone. I have no idea if this is vaporware or what. The good news is that this carrier has reasonable coverage and newer phones.

My ideal soluion would be a 7100t on any network other than TM, but that is not an option. I have an immediate so I do not have much patience to wait for a future release of the 7100t. I could als consider the Treo 600, but I do not think that it works as well with corporate email as the Blackberry.

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