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Old 12-18-2008, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am getting a new BB. Either the 8320 or 8310 (The 9000 doesn't seem worthwhile at this time).

From what I can tell, the only difference is that the 8320 has Wifi. My company pays for BB Unlimited, so I am not sure WIFI will be needed.

Does anyone know of any pros or Cons to either model that I should consider?

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Old 12-18-2008, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess ATT data capability is better than the other GSM providers so Wifi may really not be needed for data intensive operations. However there could be remote locations where you do not have ATT data coverage but still have Wifi. 8320 is UMA enabled and you can make calls over UMA. I have seen many people stating that they do not coverage in their areas and Wifi is their savior.

However, 8310 has GPS but am not sure how better it would suit to your needs.
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8310 has GPS
8320 has WiFi, which will allow you to make voice calls, send/receive e-mails and browse the Internet when you have WiFi but no mobile (cellular) coverage. Helpful if you are in locations with poor cellular coverage.

Both are on the EDGE networks, so AT&Ts data network (3G) is not material.
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8310 has GPS
8320 has WiFi, which will allow you to make voice calls, send/receive e-mails and browse the Internet when you have WiFi but no mobile (cellular) coverage. Helpful if you are in locations with poor cellular coverage.

Both are on the EDGE networks, so AT&Ts data network (3G) is not material.
Thats basically the main reason I bought it. It works great when your not connected to Wifi .. but AMAZING on the WiFi. No problems at all, connects to all access points and securities.

When I show regular users the benifit of Wifi they freakout with excitement.
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Wirelessly posted (T-Mobile BB 8320 OS 4.5.0.81)

Also, if you need a GPS, you can buy the 8320 and a Bluetooth GPS puck. There are no Bluetooth WiFi pucks, on the other hand.
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Does anyone know of any pros or Cons to either model that I should consider?
Like any BB model comparison, it comes down to a lot of subjective preference as to which features are more useful to you. Personally, I use the GPS on my 8310 a lot and can't imagine dealing with a puck. I see absolutely no point in having WiFi on my BB but I specifically picked at&t as my carrier for their coverage. YMMV.

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I just got my first BB, a curve 8310, I'm with ATT. What is the 8320, is that with a different carrier or something? When I picked mine, I only saw the 8310 as a choice with ATT.
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I just got my first BB, a curve 8310, I'm with ATT. What is the 8320, is that with a different carrier or something? When I picked mine, I only saw the 8310 as a choice with ATT.
The 8320 is the same as your 8310,but for the substitution of wifi for your GPS feature.

To add some clarity for the OP,two days ago I had to go somewhere new and got lost.At that moment do you think I missed having Wifi?

Sure its fast when its available,but wifi can't get you out of jam like built in GPS can.

Go with the 8310,and if you miss wifi that badly live frugal and get a Bold ,which had both GPS and Wifi.
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The 8320 is the same as your 8310,but for the substitution of wifi for your GPS feature.

To add some clarity for the OP,two days ago I had to go somewhere new and got lost.At that moment do you think I missed having Wifi?

Sure its fast when its available,but wifi can't get you out of jam like built in GPS can.

Go with the 8310,and if you miss wifi that badly live frugal and get a Bold ,which had both GPS and Wifi.
Google maps on a 8320 without a GPS would also have helped you out of the jam. It all depends on user requirement & preferences.
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Google maps on a 8320 without a GPS would also have helped you out of the jam. It all depends on user requirement & preferences.
I agree with this. Google does a good enough job figuring where you are most of the time. It even worked in Thailand when I tried it. I have a colleague with a GPS enabled 8830 and that is so unreliable (Sprint) I've always been able to figure out where we are faster through Google maps than he can with GPS. He eventually downloaded Google maps as a backup and discontinued Sprint's GPS service.

But, if the OP stays on AT&T, wifi isn't nearly as useful as on Tmobile since AT&T doesn't have UMA capability. So browsing would be faster, but phone functions wouldn't go over wifi.
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But, if the OP stays on AT&T, wifi isn't nearly as useful as on Tmobile since AT&T doesn't have UMA capability. So browsing would be faster, but phone functions wouldn't go over wifi.
Absolutely correct !! Very good point.
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