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BlackBerryCoolSteve
01-23-2007, 09:05 AM
It's true.

BlackBerryCool BlackBerry 8820’s out and about (http://www.blackberrycool.com/2007/01/23/003347/) (via Boy Genius)

greggebhardt
01-23-2007, 09:21 AM
No doubt that BIG BROTHER is watching. How amuzed one must be to be checking out this site/thread while on your 8800 or 8820! :0

BBChristopher
01-23-2007, 11:21 AM
Sweet!

Love to get my hands on some of that 8800 goodness!!!

Can't wait till they are out!

FLIPP_96
01-23-2007, 12:58 PM
I guess the next big questions are when and where..... When will the 8820 come out and will TMO have the exclusive on this model???

BBAdmin
01-24-2007, 07:58 AM
when
Soon

where
Dunno

will TMO have the exclusive on this model
Unlikely

Rhack9
01-24-2007, 04:10 PM
Soon


Dunno


Unlikely

Does this mean that Cingular is likely to get the 8820 (we think this is the Crimson?) and the 8800/Indigo first?

BBAdmin
01-24-2007, 06:10 PM
does this mean that Cingular is likely to get the 8820 (we think this is the Crimson?) and the 8800/Indigo first?

Seeing as there have been plenty of 8800 photos creeping around on the net and none of this apparent 8820 I would assume that the 8820 is a little way off launch yet so who knows.

The 8800 though appears close to launch given the amount of pics of it around, but like the Pearl I think RIM wants to get it out there and sees exclusivity as a bit of a hampering in terms of bringing devices to market. I would assume they'll launch it on several networks in several territories at roughly the same time for maximum impact.

Rhack9
01-24-2007, 06:18 PM
word

veks
01-24-2007, 07:36 PM
im guessing people who have the 8820 are able to view boygenius website???

can someone explain the report.

BBAdmin
01-25-2007, 03:49 AM
The 8820 references in BG's logs must be one of two things:

1. He's either photoshopping his logs - I'm not saying his is at all.

2. It's a PR stunt by RIM. Anyone with an 8820 (which at this stage would be RIM only) knows if they access BG's site it'll get picked up, and they also know from his reputation that he won't mind telling the world about it.

I suspect the later, which is a bit crap of RIM really. If they want us all to know about it, then tell us!!!

omkhar
01-25-2007, 08:13 AM
The 8820 references in BG's logs must be one of two things:

1. He's either photoshopping his logs - I'm not saying his is at all.

2. It's a PR stunt by RIM. Anyone with an 8820 (which at this stage would be RIM only) knows if they access BG's site it'll get picked up, and they also know from his reputation that he won't mind telling the world about it.

I suspect the later, which is a bit crap of RIM really. If they want us all to know about it, then tell us!!!

I tend to agree. The other possiblity is that it's insanely easy to change your USER_AGENT (this is the field that BG is referring to) could be someone having a laugh @<hidden> BG's expense

Galvatron
01-25-2007, 10:27 AM
It could also be the 8820 is the cdma. 2qivalant of the 8800

[IFC]Area51
02-02-2007, 04:46 PM
Soon


Dunno


Unlikely

I said it before and i'll say it again. I went to a T-Mobile corporate store and they told me the CRIMSON will be there next blackberry. Dont know how accurate he is but he mentioned the name CRIMSON when i mentioned the "8800".

BMWLotAttendant
02-02-2007, 08:19 PM
When I see it, I'll believe it.

bigdongers
02-04-2007, 04:11 AM
The 8820 is not the camera version of the 8800. In fact, the 8820 is basically a 8800 with wifi. This obviously means the 8800 will not have wifi.

The 8800/8820 is more of a 8700 update. There will be another slimmer QWERTY device with camera that will effectively be a QWERTY version of the Pearl.

NCBuckeye
02-04-2007, 12:30 PM
The 8820 is not the camera version of the 8800. In fact, the 8820 is basically a 8800 with wifi. This obviously means the 8800 will not have wifi.

The 8800/8820 is more of a 8700 update. There will be another slimmer QWERTY device with camera that will effectively be a QWERTY version of the Pearl.
Where is this information coming from?

mike_187
02-04-2007, 01:52 PM
The 8820 is not the camera version of the 8800. In fact, the 8820 is basically a 8800 with wifi. This obviously means the 8800 will not have wifi.

The 8800/8820 is more of a 8700 update. There will be another slimmer QWERTY device with camera that will effectively be a QWERTY version of the Pearl.

not true every 88xx series will come with wifi.

backbeat
02-04-2007, 02:23 PM
not true every 88xx series will come with wifi.

Source?

david_uk
02-04-2007, 02:51 PM
It could also be the 8820 is the cdma. 2qivalant of the 8800

This seems the most likely scenario.

jdrive
02-04-2007, 04:05 PM
not true every 88xx series will come with wifi.


All of you are wrong. The 8800 will have wifi and UWB, while the 8820 Will have CDMA, GSM/EDGE, UWB, Satellite radio, an AM/FM tuner, and will be HDTV transmission-capable, though you will have to buy an adopter. In exchange for all of this we will, sadly, have to give up cellular service, but it will be worth it.

Now the 8900 series is a real improvement in that it will come in a pill form that may be internally ingested to provide 8-10 months of hands-free communication. What you may not know is that your stomach cavity provides an excellent echo-chamber to resonate your voice commands into executables. Most of us will, naturally, require several weeks of voice training so that we may learn to speak from our diaphram, but I think we can all agree this is a worthwhile trade-off. Also, Veringular will provide voice-training for free with only a 9-year lockup.

Personally, I would advice agianst 'upgrading' to one of those Taiwanese extended batteries for the 89 series...
:smile:

bigdongers
02-04-2007, 06:35 PM
Where is this information coming from?

Has anyone who has been asked this question ever given up their sources?

Its a very credible source is all I will say. Of course we will know if I am right when the device is released. I am prepared to eat humble pie if I am wrong.

canonbomb1987
02-04-2007, 07:34 PM
I thought that the wifi was dropped because of it being unreliable.

Candigrl73
02-05-2007, 10:44 AM
Again, I feel like this has been addressed several times---to no avail! However, would someone please tell me which carrier will be offering the Blackberry 8800????? I know it will only be on a GSM carrier which is either T-Mobile or Cingular. Currently, I'm a T-Mobile customer and have been thinking about changing carriers because of the lack of coverage in the NYC Financial District. Someone with close sources.....do tell!!!!!!!

BryanHarig
02-05-2007, 12:29 PM
Most carriers will get it eventually. As far as I know cingular and vodaphone will be launching it first. T-mobile will follow 30-60 days after cingular in the US. Verizon and Sprint will launch a 'worldphone' version around midyear.

What lack of coverage in the financial district are you talking about? I suspect your issues might be phone or building related as t-mobile has great coverage in that area. Make sure you try a cingular phone there before you jump ship, If it is an issue related to the building you are in you might not see an improvement.

Candigrl73
02-05-2007, 12:38 PM
Currently, I'm using a Motorola Razr(when it first came out on T-Mobile). I work in a high building and I have no reception on my floor. However, when I leave the office and on the ground level; reception is great!!! I just feel that i'm paying a lot of money with 4 lines with T-Mobile and not having service while i'm at work is a "major" problem on a daily basis for me.

BryanHarig
02-05-2007, 03:27 PM
^^ If you think tmo is expensive wait until you see cingular's plans! :) Though if it works where your current phone doesnt it may be worth it to you. Find someone with cingular and try their phone out where you work.

gtobynj
02-05-2007, 03:53 PM
Currently, I'm using a Motorola Razr(when it first came out on T-Mobile). I work in a high building and I have no reception on my floor. However, when I leave the office and on the ground level; reception is great!!! I just feel that i'm paying a lot of money with 4 lines with T-Mobile and not having service while i'm at work is a "major" problem on a daily basis for me.

On my BB if I go to settings and choose network I can set it to manual. I can then do a scan for networks. It shows me both T-Mobile and Cingular. If I do it on the top floors of our building where reception is a bit flakey, where I can't see T-Mobile, I can't see anything else either.

MI_Jester
02-07-2007, 11:20 AM
My 8700g gets much better reception than my girlfriends Razr. We were out in the country and she lost reception while I still had two bars.

Check with someone else's BB to see if they get reception in your office.

Jester

tankee531
02-28-2007, 08:55 PM
....There will be another slimmer QWERTY device with camera that will effectively be a QWERTY version of the Pearl.


what would be the model no for this QWERTY camera BB ?

:)