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Old 02-09-2008, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the advantage of the wifi or GPS? I am due for an upgrade soon, I don't know if I want a 8310 or 8320 or 8120. Thank you!
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are so many threads regarding the differences of those two devices.

8310 - GPS, advantage is built in gps
8320 - WiFi, advantage is built in WiFi
Everything else is the same.

And now there is one more thread .
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats basically all there is to it as JS pointed out.

8120 is the 8320 in suretype version. the battery will not last as long as on the other devices.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought the 8310 because I thought GPS would be the greatest thing to have. Well I have it and have only used it once. They just installed WiFi in our office building and the price just dropped to $10. Am I kicking myself...

Take the advice given to me by one of the Mods here, get the 8320 and if you decide you want GPS buy a puck... I wished I had of taken his advice...
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As the others have said, the only difference between the devices is that one has wifi (8320) and one has built-in GPS (8310).
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8320 all day long!
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i use TeleNav way too much and the actually browser isnt *that* much faster with wifi. I am out and about much more than I am near a hotspot, so the GPS benefits me alot more.
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I'm with Sith on this one. -IF- there was a better browser for BBs, I would think about the 8320. I use TeleNav a lot, and the part of GPS some people forget, many of the seach apps will now look based on GPS data. So if you are traveling and you want to find a restaurant or store nearest to you... GPS is king for this.

It comes down to what you are going to use it for, its different for everyone.
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also being a crackberry addict i like to me mobile, WIFI give severe limitations to this, basically i dont like sitting in starbucks period (their beverages are aweful to me), let along for several hours working
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Soapm View Post
I bought the 8310 because I thought GPS would be the greatest thing to have. Well I have it and have only used it once. They just installed WiFi in our office building and the price just dropped to $10. Am I kicking myself...

Take the advice given to me by one of the Mods here, get the 8320 and if you decide you want GPS buy a puck... I wished I had of taken his advice...
Wifi is good if you have access to free spots or operator provided wifi services. I also did not use much GPS as you mentioned. Lately i started using street level maps which do help a lot.

What got me addicted to GPS is GPSed. I track my morning jogging track (distance, speed, altitude, max speed, avg speed etc). I track my daily millage. All the tracks are uploaded to website. I can mark them private or public. You can also browse the jogging tracks of other people. Some very very very beautiful Pics on the website as well.

GPSed is free and it is awesome...Do check it out
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If you're due for an upgrade soon, why not wait until T-Mo UK has the Bold? Then you'll have it all. GPS, WiFi, and 3G.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What's the advantage of the wifi or GPS?
What's the advantage of a pencil or a fork? They're two entirely different tools.

The "advantage" depends on what you'll use more. Personally, I use my GPS receiver all the time and have no need for WiFi. YMMV as you can tell by looking at the responses above. We can't make any useful recommendations for you without more info on your needs/wants.

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