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Old 03-17-2009, 12:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ScienceRules View Post
Exactly what hardware has changed in the 8830? Most of us don't know. But it appears that the modified hardware requires a unique build for its recently assigned hardware id of 0x06000E04, and this unique build has been recently published (3/13/2009) on RIM's download site. Why they didn't label this as a build for the 8830m is anyone's guess (They have been doing it for the 8330m.) I could further speculate, but I won't.

The new models may in fact be driven by the injunction on certain Qualcomm chips - From their website:

Qualcomm will not support for use in the U.S.:
MSM6275, MSM6280, MSM7200, MSM7200A, ESM6270, ESM7205, ESM7205A, MSM7500A, MSM7600

If first sold to customer after 5/29/2007, Qualcomm will not support the following for use in the U.S.:
MSM6150, MSM6175, MSM6500-90, MSM6500-130, MSM6550, MSM6550A, MSM6575, MSM6800, MSM6800A, MSM7500
Unless used in the manner prescribed by Qualcomm for use in the U.S.

Qualcomm will not support for use in the U.S.:

1. QSC6075, QSC6085, MSM7525, MSM7601, MSM7625, MDM1000, QSD8650
and baseband chips released after 12/31/2007
2. If parent MSMxxx0/5 parts were sold to customer after 5/29/2007:
MSM6151, MSM6171, MSM6551, MSM6551A, MSM6571, MSM6801, MSM6801A, MSM7501, MSM7501A, MSM7601

The foregoing restrictions shall not apply to U.S. wireless terminals represented to Qualcomm by Verizon Wireless as being exclusively made on their behalf.
Qualcomm will provide technical support for U.S. wireless terminals using MSM6275, MSM6280, MSM7200, MSM7200A, ESM6270, ESM7205 and ESM7205A, if sold to customer prior to 12/31/2007.
Perhaps the 8830m, 8330m, and 8130m have been retrofit with supported chip sets.

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