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jtor
08-25-2006, 01:22 PM
So here's the story...

I'm at lunch and my Berry buzzes with a vm indication.

It's the CIO and he's having a problem activating his latest toy... The BlackBerry "Global Edition".

Model number 8707h? The only letter designation I can find is inside under the battery. The device is unbranded (as was the box) except for the "Global Edition" logo on the front.

The device is purported to be the one they have been testing with NttDoComo in Japan.

He gave me one (as he had two) to kick the tires on for a week or so.

Works with my Cingular SIM but cannot get the EDGE Network only GPRS.

More updates as I have time.

Anyone have one of these?

mikej5780
08-25-2006, 03:04 PM
A little birdie told me that this device does not have an EDGE radio, only GSM/GPRS and UMTS.

KChung54
09-09-2006, 11:24 PM
Oooh - now where can I get one of those - that sounds pretty cool...

I'm travelling to Japan in a couple months time, and know that my 8700g will not work whiel in Tokyo for 2-3 days, unfortunately - this "global model" sure sounds cool...

pierre626
09-20-2006, 08:19 AM
This sounds good I'm off to Japan next month. Any Pictures

hexproject
09-20-2006, 06:23 PM
http://blackberryforums.********.com/7022-new_blackberry_8707h_another_roaming_heavy.html

very similar to 8707v... probably the same except the case, etc.
I am using 8707v right now in asia, japan, and HK has 3G, but rest has GPRS.
works very well.

CompleteFone
09-21-2006, 04:03 PM
Yes just got an 8707v on vodafone uk.
Was using the 8700g before and is almost same in functionality except the xtra speed when in 3g.
is superb when receiving attachments!