So BGR has a short piece on Sprint's iDen Roadmap
and they're getting the 8350i Curve. What struck me is that it has EVERYTHING we've been told wouldn't fit into a Curve casing: WiFi, GPS, camera. This is the device we wanted in GSM a couple of years ago!
I must assume (dangerous, I know!) that recent advances in technology have made it possible to include all these features in one unit, whereas before it just wasn't possible. The only other explanation is some kind of freaky conspiracy between RIM and the carriers. Don't get me started on that. I WILL get Mulder and Scully on the case if need be.
I can't get too bent out of shape at this point, but dammmmm! I whined and b!tched that I couldn't get both GPS and WiFi in my Curve back when they came out individually as the 8320 and 8310. I remember the rumors of a "Pappa Bear" model that would sport all three features, and the manic highs and lows with each new rumor. "I'm waiting for the model with both WiFi and GPS" was my rallying cry. But I couldn't hold out. The Curve was revolutionary. And of course I was on T-Mobile then and T-Mo was the last carrier in the Universe to get the Curve.
So I knuckled under (rather quickly) and got an unlocked model. We had to jump through hoops to get it to work properly since T-Mobile didn't have the service books for it.
All that aside, the true Pappa Bear is finally coming. To Sprint! Who'd have thunk it?