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Old 08-20-2006, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey does anyone know if the new Pearl will come with EDGE capability on TMob's network, as opposed to the current 7100 which has GPRS only? That would be a major factor in my goin for the Pearl vs the 8700 when my contract's up for renewal next month
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Yes, it will have EDGE capabilities.
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Just to make sure - the 8700 is EDGE also.
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Hm. I thought more of the Blackberries had EDGE. Looks like only the 8700, somewhat surprising to me. Of course during the debut of the 8700 I was still in Treo-land so I missed much of the hoopla on the 8700's launch. EDGE capability must have been a big selling point, huh?
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Full sized keyboard, EDGE, double the RAM, faster processor, brilliant screen and full sized keyboard. There were quite a few selling points.
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Hm. I thought more of the Blackberries had EDGE. Looks like only the 8700, somewhat surprising to me.
7130c is EDGE-capable as well.
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Well when I first got my 7100t, back then the 8700 wasn't even out and EDGE was barely up and running on TMob (Sept/Oct of last year). I'm actually really excited that the 8100 will have EDGE!

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Interesting to note...the photos that BG provided that show the "about" screen, list the handheld as a GPRS device...I would imagine that's a prototype thing...
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Right Pizzle, i noticed that too....hopefully it is just a prototype issue.
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Interesting to note...the photos that BG provided that show the "about" screen, list the handheld as a GPRS device...I would imagine that's a prototype thing...
I saw that, but one of the photos of the home screen shows "edge" in the upper right hand corner with the signal strength indicator. I would hope that means it is an EDGE capable device as that would be a huge selling point for me.
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Interesting to note...the photos that BG provided that show the "about" screen, list the handheld as a GPRS device...I would imagine that's a prototype thing...
Look at your 8700, or 7130, it says GPRS also
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Look at your 8700, or 7130, it says GPRS also

Hmmm...sorry...actually, mine says EDGE...
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Mine says GPRS, oh wait its pre-production...
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So it is a preproduction thing maybe.

Does it seem any faster?
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On the 7130c it is definately faster when in EDGE.
I see the biggest improvement when surfing the web.
After you enable the Java function it seemed to slow down a little, but just surfing HTML it's pretty fast.

Alot faster than just GPRS.
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i work for tmobile and i can tell u that te 8700 and the 8100 both have edge

they will go into gprs if u get out of the tmobile coverage on a company that doesnt support EDGe ie IWS but even on like cingular u still have edge
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