Originally Posted by lieb39
So why isn't this device available in the U.S?
Typically the prices for a 8700g are around $250USD to $275USD.. anything higher and it most likely won't get sold. If you're located in Australia than maybe you'd have better luck with eBay Australia (It's a smaller market, and you can get more than a typical US selling price)
I have sold quite a few of these units to BlackBerry users in the USA. You cannot get an unbranded 8700G in the USA. Different carriers sell different versions and it is commonly agreed that the 8700G is the best looking 8700 series model.
Typically, when you buy a device in the USA, they are contracted and locked to a provider. Mine are unlocked by default and also do not carry any terms or condtions. You can use any SIM with any provider of your choice.
I sell these in Australia too but as there is a market for these in the USA, I thought I would help out people who want an unbranded unit.