Is a FreeRunner sufficient for me?

jeremy jozwik jerjoz.forums at
Thu Jun 18 01:42:34 CEST 2009

all of those applications exist. some of those features have multiple
applications to choose from. the only thing i am not sure about yet is sync
of a calendar to a desktop system.

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Brolin Empey <brolin at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I need a GSM cell phone to replace my Palm Z22 PDA.  I use Speak Out
> Wireless (prepaid) in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada.  I do
> not have a data plan.  I am wondering whether a FreeRunner will work well
> for me.  I am currently using a Nokia 6103b.
> I need all of these features:
> * a *reliable* phone for SMS and brief voice calls.  The FreeRunner would
> be my primary phone, not only a toy.
> * tasks/todo lists (including tasks with and without alarms, recurring and
> non-recurring tasks, tasks with and without due dates, tasks with and
> without attached notes)
> * I need a calender to choose dates like on Palm OS.  I do not want a date
> chooser like on my Nokia 6103b.
> * calendar (I enter all of my appointments, work holidays, and other dates
> I want to remember, then the Agenda/overview screen of the Calendar/Datebook
> (?) Palm OS application shows upcoming events in the next 2 weeks or so.  I
> want something similar on a phone.  I need support for recurring events and
> events on a certain day but with no time.)
> * textual notes (so I don’t have to keep track of lots of paper notes),
> * a calculator with features comparable to the Palm OS application EasyCalc
> * enough storage for SMS messages so I never have to delete old SMS
> messages.  I never have to delete old e-mail, so why should I have to delete
> old SMS messages?  I have to keep deleting old SMS messages on my Nokia
> 6103b because it does not have enough storage.
> Not required but would be nice:
> * a drawing/painting application
> Will a FreeRunner work well for me?
> Thanks,
> Brolin
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