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Old 10-14-2006, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know when verizon will get a blackberry with a camera (either the pearl or crimson)? Thanks
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Old 10-14-2006, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm hearing Q3 2007, but some folks think it may come as soon as Q2. Nothing confirmed, just some Verizon folks talking over a beer.
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Why would you want the VZW one it will be completely crippled.
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why do you say that? they have a faster data network than T-mobile has? I dont understand your thinking behind that...
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verizon is well known for crippling handsets before they sell them to consumers. Its time consumers wake up to verizon's anti-consumer games.

Do a search you'll find plenty more than these links:

Class action lawsuit against Verizon over Bluetooth on the Motorola V710 expands
Class action lawsuit against Verizon over Bluetooth on the Motorola V710 expands - Engadget

Verizon Still Crippling Bluetooth
Techdirt: Verizon Still Crippling Bluetooth

Verizon Wireless: Scrap Network Neutrality
Techdirt: Verizon Wireless: Scrap Network Neutrality

Verizon Wireless Also Pretends Customers Don't Know What Unlimited Means
Techdirt: Verizon Wireless Also Pretends Customers Don't Know What Unlimited Means

Verizon CEO Positively Shocked That People Want Service!
Techdirt: Verizon CEO Positively Shocked That People Want Service!

How Verizon Wireless Puts Politics And Profits Ahead Of Safety
Techdirt: How Verizon Wireless Puts Politics And Profits Ahead Of Safety

With the release of the 8703e, CDMA handsets received this useful functionality, albeit disabled for Verizon users (currently available only with the SprintNextel 8703e)"
Verizon Blackberry GPS Petition Petition
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So I guess that's why they changed the product description and made two GPS programs called "Spot for 8703e" at Skylab: "Spot for 8703e"

I hope the Verizon 8703e will get a BlackBerry OS upgrade with enabled GPS
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My SO and I actually ditched Verizon because of the locked phones and feature crippling, in order to get the Pearls we picked up. It cost us $175 per line for two lines, so it was a pretty painful hit - but we're glad to be away from Verizon. Sure, they might have the best coverage out there, but they're a completely closed ecosystem with no phone transfer abilities between other major carriers like we have with the 8100's, and this lets them be an arrogant company. So, we did the best thing we could, voted with our dollars and left.
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Plus their expensive plans are rediculous. $109 for a data/minute plan. My sprint plan is half of that and it's better.
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Hey, and as an added bonus you can also roam in almost any country in the world with the Pearl ... We were in London and Paris with Cingular Unlimited International BlackBerry/Data ... I think I racked up 25mb a week on GoogleMaps.

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My SO and I actually ditched Verizon because of the locked phones and feature crippling, in order to get the Pearls we picked up. It cost us $175 per line for two lines, so it was a pretty painful hit - but we're glad to be away from Verizon. Sure, they might have the best coverage out there, but they're a completely closed ecosystem with no phone transfer abilities between other major carriers like we have with the 8100's, and this lets them be an arrogant company. So, we did the best thing we could, voted with our dollars and left.
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