Originally Posted by DHermit
We have 3g here in Orlando, too bad I'm on Tmobile and that means no blackberry that can use it, as stated above. :( What the **** were they thinking releasing the 8900 without 3g?
Not sure what the point of the 8900 is, it's no different then the previous curve besides a better camera...
My comments might not even count here (this is my first post) as I just ordered my 8900 and don't even have it in hand yet (but have handled one several times now).
DHermit- there is currently several very good reviews on the 8900 both pre and post release. You will find both from the reviews and handling one yourself that there are very significant differences between the 8900 and the earlier Curves.
Besides the improved looks/design (relative to taste of course) the OS is updated, the screen resolution is far superior (best for any BB but the tradeoff is smaller screen), better keyboard, thinner and lighter, much, much faster processor and more solidly built (try squeezing the 8320 vs. the 8900 and listen/feel for results). You have already mentioned the better camera.
As I understand it from the reviews, the speculation (very sound) is that the smaller, thin/compact design is very appealing to the market and could not have been accomplished if 3G was included. bigger battery and radio addition requires more space. Excellent business decision for T-Mobile based on the fact that they do not yet have Wide 3G coverage. The 8900 will definately help them afford to expand as they are selling like hot-cakes.
been Windows smartphone for years with no desire for blackberry until I saw the BB Bold. Went in to T-Mobile to cancel and transfer to AT&T for the BOLD and there sat the new 8900. I was bought by the 8900 and T-Mobile kept a customer.