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barjohn
11-02-2005, 03:14 PM
Those going to the Chicago launch today, might want to post their experiences here. Hopefully, RIM and Cingular will improve as they go and learn from each experieince what we users are looking for (besides the free 8700:smile: and booze).

Additional pictures are always welcom so take a camera (not a camera phone) and take some good comparative shots. In the holster, on the belt, typing on it, etc.

barjohn
11-02-2005, 06:12 PM
In another hour you folks should be at the Chicago bash. Send in pictures and comments.

AlbertoM
11-02-2005, 08:50 PM
Be great to see 8700/7100 pictures side by side....

jnelson2000
11-02-2005, 10:16 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7100i/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/103)

Party was good. Kent Mathy and a VP from RIM were speakers. Food was good. Booze was plentiful. Same scenerio as in NYC. Checked in, bags given out as you walked out. Kent said units will be in our hands the week prior to the 21st. So expect a sales call next week. No cameras were allowed so no pictures...sorry!

barjohn
11-02-2005, 10:32 PM
They wouldn't allow cameras? Why when it is an announced product with plenty of pictures on the Internet? You would think they would want the publicity.

corey@12mile
11-02-2005, 10:54 PM
ummm no... they send their legal team out hunting for ya... believe me, I know.

jonkern
11-02-2005, 11:02 PM
8-)

jnelson2000
11-02-2005, 11:17 PM
Don't know about that one. Presentation was around 7PM. Dinner and drinks between 6-7+. Checkin was simple. Show up, give them your name, pee in a cup and take a polygraph test. If you pass 2 out of the 3 then they give you a badge and record your attendence.

jnelson2000
11-02-2005, 11:21 PM
and unlike NYC, we actually had a lot of nice babes in attendence. As for the device, there was no SIM in the unit I had, so I couldn't test the phone features. Size is nice, no problems typing, very light, screen is phenominal (sp??).

Makeup of atendees were:

40% Cingular Employees
20% RIM Employees
10%: Partners/Vendors
30%: Customers

richard371
11-03-2005, 11:46 AM
What if you have a camera phone?

Blackberry fiend
11-03-2005, 04:03 PM
Can someone who attended the Chicago launch PLEASE let me know if a photo ID is needed to register? I am unable to attend and I'd like one of my peers to take my place.
Thanks.
(Sorry that I posted this first in the NYC launch thread by mistake - there sure are a lot of threads covering this device and launch. It'd be nice to have just one or two.)

CowboyChris
11-03-2005, 06:17 PM
I attended the Chicago event last night and was asked to show my ID at the registration table.

wakko
11-03-2005, 09:04 PM
I showed up about 45 minutes late to the Chicago event and was not asked for an ID

dutchboy
11-08-2005, 06:34 PM
Did anyone here as to when they will be getting there unit?

lunchboxfett
11-08-2005, 07:53 PM
they were saying within the week or something at the show, but I've not been contacted yet nor have my co-workers.

I was told by our Cingular rep they will be available for order/in stores the 21st of November, which means they're more then likely already accounted for the first batch and there will probably be some back orders. He assured us that the 10 we wanted we will get, but I won't believe it until I see it.

I'm waiting to be contacted also. I have been told that they will come but I am impatient and want it now.

Wiseass
11-08-2005, 09:05 PM
Did anyone here as to when they will be getting there unit?

they were saying within the week or something at the show, but I've not been contacted yet nor have my co-workers.

I was told by our Cingular rep they will be available for order/in stores the 21st of November, which means they're more then likely already accounted for the first batch and there will probably be some back orders. He assured us that the 10 we wanted we will get, but I won't believe it until I see it.