Well today I will be getting my Sidekick 3 in the mail. I am going to take advantage of T-Mobile’s 14 day buyer’s remorse period and try out the SK3 for 2 weeks.
The phones for the most part provide all of the same essential services that I will be using. Push email, EDGE speed, QWERTY keyboards, bluetooth phone support, sync with PC and Mac, etc.
The SK3 does offer some extras like a 2 gig mp3 player, FULL AIM & MSN Messenger Support, 1.3 megapixel camera, HiFi ringtones, etc.
Here’s where my major hangup is. The BB8700 has Gtalk support, where the SK3 doesn’t. I used to be on AIM with everyone I knew, but since Google has added Gtalk into Gmail, everyone I know uses Gtalk. I rely on Gtalk for 99% of my IM conversations now. I don’t even have AIM running (mainly b/c there is no good client on my BB8700).
Also, I know that the SK3 will never provide EDGE access, and though the BB8700 doesn’t currently, it is more likely that it will.
So will the extra features on the SK3 outweigh the benefits of the BB8700? I guess I will know in 2 weeks. I will postÂ my thoughts every few days.