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blkberryboy
01-24-2006, 10:47 AM
From http://www.rimarkable.com/:


T-Mobile Launches BlackBerry 8700g in the UK (http://www.rimarkable.com/archives/503)

Posted in T-Mobile (http://www.rimarkable.com/archives/category/providers/t-mobile/), 8700g (http://www.rimarkable.com/archives/category/models/8700g/) by Robb Dunewood on January 24th, 2006
http://www.rimarkable.com/images/8700g_01.jpgT-Mobile UK and Research in Motion today introduced the BlackBerry 8700g to the UK. The next-gen BlackBerry 8700g will be available throughout the UK in early February.

The BlackBerry 8700g features a bright, high resolution, landscape QVGA (320240) LCD display that supports more than 65,000 colors to deliver vivid graphics. The screen offers excellent indoor and outdoor readability by featuring an intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting to provide an optimized view in outdoor, indoor and dark environments. The device also features Bluetooth(R) support for hands-free use with headsets and car kits, as well as a speakerphone.

Read more (http://news.sawf.org/Tech/6596.aspx)

blkberryboy
01-24-2006, 10:48 AM
I hope it looks like that when it hits the US

map
01-24-2006, 01:19 PM
If T-Mo is introducing this in the UK, why would they not also roll out in the US at the same time?

acnst
01-24-2006, 01:30 PM
The 8700g from T-Mobile is blue and not black.

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/68746

blkberryboy
01-24-2006, 01:51 PM
If T-Mo is introducing this in the UK, why would they not also roll out in the US at the same time?

Could be any number of reasons, most likely due to the 90 exclusive contract with Cingular and any last minute software issues. Just elax, its on its was.

As far as the color goes, if you say its blue than I gat to believe you, I dont speak German... :razz:

Mr Pink57
01-24-2006, 02:08 PM
If T-Mo is introducing this in the UK, why would they not also roll out in the US at the same time?

Keep in mind that T Mobile is MUCH larger overseas then here, they almost are seperate entaties of each other kinda like Verizon and Vodafone are. They may schedule there release dates much differently. Also with T Mo getting the MDA here, while T Mo Europe had it for a while now.

pink

anthonymoody
01-24-2006, 02:16 PM
The confusion over color may be due to the fact that the black looking color is actually a deep dark midnight blue, at least according to some other posts here. I've never seen one, but that's what I hear, er . . . read.

In any case, this is a good sign.
TM

tmojay
01-24-2006, 10:07 PM
http://www.heise.de/bilder/68746/0/0

tmojay
01-24-2006, 10:16 PM
ah i just realized someone already had a link to the image. word travels fast.

joginder
01-24-2006, 10:41 PM
can someone confirm whether the frame around the screen is the real one or this pic is also one of the originals. Because the 8700C does not have think kind of look and feel. Also if you see the send and end key are more finished that on the 8700C release.

mkg
01-24-2006, 11:52 PM
That looks nice. I can't wait. The one thing I haven't seem mentioned is EDGE support. Does anyone know if EDGE will be supported in the US when the launch comes?

blkberryboy
01-25-2006, 07:53 AM
Yes, it should be edge supported, that is my understanding anyway, and I have been wrong before.

As far as looks go, keep in mind this is the UK version and sometimes units look different stateside. I'm not saying it will look different, however there is always a possibility of some suttle changes.

On another point, we have all been waiting for the 8700 from T-Mobile for a while now. With regards to the look, would it really hinder your purchase. For me no, I still think its a nice looking unit. I do so like the 7290, but I wouldn't throw this out of bed, so to speak.

NJBlackBerry
01-25-2006, 09:14 AM
EDGE works great on the US T-Mobile network. Not working in the UK (GPRS only) since they don't have EDGE rolled out!

blkberryboy
01-25-2006, 09:41 AM
NJBB,
I was referring in the US not the UK. I should have been more specific. ;-)

blkberryboy
01-25-2006, 09:41 AM
<Dup Post

blkberryboy
01-25-2006, 09:42 AM
<Dup post

mkg
01-25-2006, 09:44 AM
/ me wipes drool away /

NJBlackBerry
01-25-2006, 09:49 AM
OK - EDGE works great in the US on my 8700c, unlocked and running on T-Mobile. I've been using it on T-Mobile since the 3rd day I've had it, and in only switched over to GPRS once - in the mountains - and has been flawless on EDGE in the US ever since.

tfaz1
01-25-2006, 12:03 PM
OK - EDGE works great in the US on my 8700c, unlocked and running on T-Mobile. I've been using it on T-Mobile since the 3rd day I've had it, and in only switched over to GPRS once - in the mountains - and has been flawless on EDGE in the US ever since.

Same here.

NJ - have you been able to get indivudial email folders of your T-Mo 8700c? I don't seem to have that option.

holywarrior74
01-25-2006, 01:40 PM
OK - EDGE works great in the US on my 8700c, unlocked and running on T-Mobile. I've been using it on T-Mobile since the 3rd day I've had it, and in only switched over to GPRS once - in the mountains - and has been flawless on EDGE in the US ever since.
where did you get an unlocked one I have TMO and would love an 8700,

tfaz1
01-25-2006, 06:29 PM
where did you get an unlocked one I have TMO and would love an 8700,

Buy one from Cingular at full price ($399) then get the unlock code from gmsphonesource.com ($45).

map
01-26-2006, 09:26 AM
Buy one from Cingular at full price ($399) then get the unlock code from gmsphonesource.com ($45).
Why not buy one from Amazon for $149, forget about the rebate, cancel and pay the $150 termination fee, and walk away with a phone for $300 instead of $399?

dc/dc
01-26-2006, 09:43 AM
Why not buy one from Amazon for $149, forget about the rebate, cancel and pay the $150 termination fee, and walk away with a phone for $300 instead of $399?

Takes too long. I'm impatient.

map
01-26-2006, 11:29 AM
Takes too long. I'm impatient.

But it would work, right? I'm impatient too, but I'm also cheap ;-)

anthonymoody
01-26-2006, 12:18 PM
I'm impatient too but at this point we're getting pretty close to the actual TMo release so I'm personally going to sit tight.

TM

BBUser7100t
01-26-2006, 12:51 PM
I'm impatient too but at this point we're getting pretty close to the actual TMo release so I'm personally going to sit tight.

TM


Same here. I figure that since I've waited two months, another month won't kill me. Maybe they'll have some of the minor kinks worked out that others complained of.

Also, I wonder how much they will charge? $300?

anthonymoody
01-26-2006, 03:18 PM
My guess is that the price with contract will be slightly lower than Cingular's current price with contract. As far as buying one straight up from them, I'll be haggling hard as I tend to do. I'm a very long-time customer with an enormous monthly bill so I've actually gotten subsidy-level pricing (or close to it) from them on handsets in the past without extending my contract. . .
TM

Seattle18
01-26-2006, 03:19 PM
Why not buy one from Amazon for $149, forget about the rebate, cancel and pay the $150 termination fee, and walk away with a phone for $300 instead of $399?
I don't know about Amazon in particular, but I know that when you buy with a contract from other stores, then cancel, they make you pay the difference in the phone cost. So you would end up paying full price for it anyway.

dc/dc
01-26-2006, 04:31 PM
All I'll do is load the T-Mobile OS since it will be the newest. I already have Rogers on here since it is newer than Cingular's.

DrFooMod2
01-26-2006, 04:36 PM
I'm talking to my T-Mobile rep on the phone right now and the 8700g will be out February 20th. Also, the MDA and SDA from HTC will be out that day too.

anthonymoody
01-27-2006, 08:51 AM
Well I can certainly wait until then :)

TM

blkberryboy
01-27-2006, 09:13 AM
<holing my breath and turning blue>
*Sigh*...Me thinks April, and $300...*sigh*

We'll see

stealthx32
01-27-2006, 09:59 AM
If we do get one from the UK, will it accept the US T-Mo SIM card?

lrdiaz
01-27-2006, 10:02 AM
Not sure about BB, TMO UK mobiles reject TMO US sims.

BBUser7100t
01-27-2006, 11:24 AM
Anythonymoody - I hope to work out a great deal on the 8700 with T-mobile as well without extending our contract. We've been with them for a while and have high monthly bills, but recently lost our business rep who was great. Hopefully, we'll get assigned to someone else who we can get a deal from.

I hope that rep was telling you the truth DrFooMod2. I had heard that they were maybe pushing release back to March. February 20th is less than a month away -- can't wait!

map
01-27-2006, 11:43 AM
Isn't February 20th a federal holiday? Would they really release a product on a holiday?