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Old 08-17-2006, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blackberry in Thailand

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I am travelling abroad to Thailand this fall and I want to purchase a handheld to use for accessing my Gmail account, browse the web, and make and receive phone calls. I would like to use a Thailand based sim card to keep the cost down. (also, there is not a GSM provider in my hometown.. I am on Verizon)

I can live without the web if it means I will be saving on the cost of the device and the service.

I have not owned or used a blackberry device before. Can somebody offer me advice on where I should begin?

Through minimal research I determined that I need an unlocked gsm blackberry. I have found the 7290 to be relatively inexpensive and most seem to be unlocked. I am considering purchasing one, however, I don't want to get to Thailand and find out I went about this all wrong. Any suggestions?