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    Question what am I looking for in a cell phone?

    Hey all.
    It's been a while since I have been here and find myself in need of some advice...

    I am in the market for a new cell phone and have been trying to figure out which route to go for replacing my venerable Razr v3. My wife and I are on Verizon.

    I completed my car system about 6 months ago, and realize now how useful it would be to have a cell for not only internet access but any other syncing I can do with the two devices (phone book, calendar, task list, Bluetooth integration, etc.)

    This leads me to look closer at the 'smartphone' category.

    I have been looking at the LG Voyager... but have also considered the Treo... Does anyone have any experience with either of these phones... particularly in a CarPC environment? I'd prefer the Voyager, but I am still trying to decide if the Treo lends more functionality. I am not solid on either phone, so other suggestions (on Verizon's network) would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    If you read the post, they are with verizon, which uses a CDMA radio. The iPhone, and likewise iPhone 3G ONLY have GSM radios in them. They are incompatible due to different network technologies. I don't have any better suggestions, unless they want to switch to AT&T or another GSM carrier, but it doesn't sound like they want to do that...
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    Oh, we saw that. Make no mistake, but through the magic of technology it is now possible to switch carriers.

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    Verizon now carries the "LG Dare" which is purportedly a 3G phone (their first I think). I may end up going this route just to avoid any issues with unlocking and firmware updates.

    My biggest concern is getting a phone that I can fully integrate with my carPC. I have been looking at bluetooth profiles and capabilities. I'm trying to stay away from anything proprietary. Which is why the Treo running windows mobile looked so good (if a bit dated now). Actual calling capabilities is taking a back seat to these other features now... but I don't want to limit myself to just a USB aircard modem either.

    Thanks for the responses! The dare sacrifices the flip-open keyboard txt messaging that the Voyager has, but I think it makes up for it in speed and the re-vamped software.

    Grey

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    Grey,

    How do you plan to integrate the Dare into you setup? Are you going to use to tether with?

    I'm interested as I am getting a Dare and would love ideas of how to use it fully....

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    Hey Nasa, aside from basic in car hands-free cell usage, I plan on using my phone as a remote. Something along the lines of Salling Clicker. This would give me volume and playlist control. I'd like to take it a bit further if possible... remote mouse input, wireless internet, local data transfers (using the microSD Slot), pc text messaging and email, contact list updates and syncronization.

    I'm sure there are plenty of other things I will think of when I get my device, but for the remote functions alone, a touchscreen phone would work best for me I think.

    Grey

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