Mobile phone tech help...anyone?

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    Just got myself and my wife new phones for an early X-mas present. They are sprint/nextel based phones, but the pre-loaded web browser absolutely sucks. I knew this was the case going in since I did a little research on them beforehand, but one of the reviewers said that he just downloaded a new browser (opera 3 I think).

    So how do you go about installing a new browser on a mobile (non-smart) phone? I'm too lazy and busy right now to really dive in and research it, so I was going to see if anyone here has had to do it before.
     
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    Are they CDMA or iDEN network phones? There's a HUGE difference.

    What model phones did you get?
     
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    It's an iDEN network.

    Motorola Clutch i465 - messaging phone - Motorola USA
     
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    Oh, gawd. i465s?

    Were they FREE??

    Take 'em back. Take 'em back. Take 'em back.

    Motorola Clutch i465 (Boost Mobile) Cell Phone reviews - CNET Reviews

    These are BOOST phones. Texting on them is a bitch. They're not easily customized and they're OLD technology.

    There are WAY better iDEN phones than these. WAY.

    That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

     
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    *Shrug*

    We like them so far. The only downside is the browser that we can see.
     
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    Ok. Have you ever had a *real* smart phone? If not, then you would like these phones just fine.

    If you have, then you would understand what these phones lack.

    It's really your call. If you're happy with them, who am I to tell you otherwise? :eusa_whistle: :eusa_eh:
     
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    Never had a real smartphone. Don't need one really. I'm usually no more than 10 or 20 steps away from a computer. Our needs are pretty simple. Talk/text and very basic web stuff (mainly to just check email).
     
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    Did you go to a Sprint store? Or a Boost store?

    Check out the new line of Palm smartphones at Sprint. The Palm Pre (probably a little advanced for your needs, but very neat technologically) or the Palm Pixi (a spiffed up version of the Palm Centro, the original affordable smartphone) would certainly catch your eye. They have a similar form and feel as your current phones, but they are customizable with ringtones, wallpapers, web browsing and you can purchase and download thousands and thousands of applications--programs for everythign from Grays Anatomy to Crossword puzzles, Diet Managers and just about any app you can think of. All at decent prices.

    I had the Centro for two years. Loved it. Damned near killed it I used it so much. I still have it, but I switched carriers so it is useless to me now. Unless I take it to MetroPCS (who can and WILL put ANY carrier's phone on their network).

    When my funding comes through, I am going to look into a Palm Pre for myself and new phones for my kids at Sprint. Just gotta clear up some bills first. :D
     
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    The smartphones are neat, but I don't see where I would get my money's worth. Like I said, I just use the phone for calls and texting mainly.
     
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