Is a FreeRunner sufficient for me?

jeremy jozwik jerjoz.forums at
Thu Jun 18 01:43:29 CEST 2009

the only thing you may want to be aware of is the battery life. which is in
the best sense... not so great

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 4:42 PM, jeremy jozwik <jerjoz.forums at>wrote:

> 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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