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Old 11-09-2006, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got bored earlier today and decided to lurk the RIM forum at Howard Forums and found this: http://207.210.82.132/showthread.php?t=1039690 where someone claims the 8100 from Cingular records video. I don't think that's true and that the person is misinformed. That being said if it is true can anyone here confirm it? I don't think they would enable it on Cingular's version alone.
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got bored earlier today and decided to lurk the RIM forum at Howard Forums and found this: HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - blackberry pearl for cingular where someone claims the 8100 from Cingular records video. I don't think that's true and that the person is misinformed. That being said if it is true can anyone here confirm it? I don't think they would enable it on Cingular's version alone.
It sounds like he waffled on that statement. Then the other member said his contacts at Cingular said it will NOT have video recording.

I suspect it won't. There's no reason for RIM to have held back the feature on the T-Mo and other's releases and a few months later to put it into the Cingular version.

Plus, if there was recording capability, this fact would have been discussed and verified other than through hearsay, rumor and gossip.
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Thanks. I think the original poster of that thread is seriously misinformed. Just like the T-Mobile rep who insisted the Pearl had A2DP and urged me to buy it from him because of that feature alone lol.
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As I posted on Howard Forums AFAIK the Pearl that will be released on Cingular won't have video capture. (This what I was told by my sources at Cingular & I still haven't heard any different.)
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What is the Push-To-Talk feature? Sounds like the voice dialing feature we have...
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Push To Talk is the service that is similar to Nextel's two-way
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What is the Push-To-Talk feature? Sounds like the voice dialing feature we have...
I like to think of it like walkie talkies or two-way ham radios.

You are NOT using your cell phone minutes with PTT, at least I think that is how the plans work.

The people I see using it the most are companies with lots of workers out in the field, like service techs, delivery drivers, etc. where the main office or "base" is in constant contact with the employees who are on the road.

T-Mo's MyFaves is kind of the same concept in terms of keeping in contact with the five people you talk to the most, where one is able to designate a MyFave and one can "dial [push] to talk" to that person.
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To not confuse anyone, Push To Talk and MyFaves don't actually have much in common other than not using your minutes.

Push To Talk is a two-way connection to another Push To Talk-enabled phone. The name comes from pushing the Push To Talk button every time you want to talk (like a walkie talkie or ham radio).

MyFaves is a plan feature that allows you to make unlimited wireless calls to any five phone numbers. MyFaves-enabled phones have a speed dial-like interface, but do not work like Push To Talk.
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yep what he said

think of it like this- push to talk is the poor mans 'direct connect' from nextel. it doesnt use the same technology but they both do pretty much the same. last i heard though, nextel's direct connect is more secure and a much faster service and will continue to be the business choice because of reliability.

my favs is good if you only talk to a certain few people all the time. problem is they cut your anytime minutes in half, so if you talk to a wide-varying number of people the myfavs plan isnt so hot. but unlike push to talk, or direct connect, the person you are calling doesnt have to be signed up for the myfavs plan. you pick the 5 numbers you want for unlimited/free. with direct connect and push to talk, the other parties must have those same services.

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