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Old 02-02-2009, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sprint is advertizing the 8330 as a 3G device. Is that true??

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Old 02-02-2009, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Curve 8330 has EV-DO Rev. 0 which is 3G, therefore the 8330 is a 3G device.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you sure that's 3G? I thought EVDO Rev A was 3G ???
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you sure that's 3G? I thought EVDO Rev A was 3G ???
Rev. 0 and Rev A are both 3G. Rev A is just a faster version of EV-DO, like HSDPA is a faster version of UMTS (original 3G, 384 kbps max).
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Rev. 0 and Rev A are both 3G. Rev A is just a faster version of EV-DO, like HSDPA is a faster version of UMTS (original 3G, 384 kbps max).
Rev. A would be more accurately called 3.5G or 3G+ like HSPA is.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Definitely 3G and kicks the cr*& out of my 8350I's speed.
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Even if its not 3G its still way fast
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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anyone know if the blackberry will ever have rev.A? i just switched over from an htc mogul and it had rev a....man that thing was blazin' fast.
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I believe that the new Niagara rumored to be coming to Sprint this Q will be Rev. A
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It is EVDO, which is 3G. When I'm in my home area, my device signal says 1XEV. When the EV displays, that means I'm connected via EVDO, or 3G. When I move out of the 3G area, it will change to 1X without the EV.

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The chart at the bottom shows that 3G is EVDO Rev. 0, while 3.5G is the technical listing for EVDO Rev. A. Still, Rev. 0 and Rev. A are both part of the 3G standard, so Sprint is telling it like it is.
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I'd figure by now they would upgrade the curve to rev A. It's been out a long time.
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I'd figure by now they would upgrade the curve to rev A. It's been out a long time.
I don't believe the Curve 8330's hardware supports Rev. A. So it isn't possible for the Curve 8330 to be upgradeable to Rev. A.
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And they're not going to upgrade the Curve itself, either - that's what the 89xx series is for.
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yeah sprint will becoming out with the bold very shortly....which will have rev A.....and nothing against mckinnycm.....but i hate how ATT made this big thing about 3G.....because we got everyone from the left side on the country asking if we have 3G....I am like yes sir for about 5 to 6 years now.....anyways im just ranting.....to keep on point there is a way to make the 8330 rev a...just gotta ask my tech how to do it again....i really didnt care for the rev a compared to the rev 0....to me when i had my mogul....and changed it from rev 0 to rev a...didnt see a difference...but maybe that was just me

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yeah sprint will becoming out with the bold very shortly....which will have rev A.....and nothing against mckinnycm.....but i hate how ATT made this big thing about 3G.....because we got everyone from the left side on the country asking if we have 3G....I am like yes sir for about 5 to 6 years now.....anyways im just ranting.....to keep on point there is a way to make the 8330 rev a...just gotta ask my tech how to do it again....i really didnt care for the rev a compared to the rev 0....to me when i had my mogul....and changed it from rev 0 to rev a...didnt see a difference...but maybe that was just me
Most of the noticeable difference between Rev A and Rev 0 is going to be in the upload speed increase, which we as users typically don't notice, and if you are doing downloads of large files. For general browsing, Rev 0 is still very fast.
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just wait till 4g... 100mb/sec-1gb/sec. the wireless providers are just waiting for thr digital transition to buy the new space on the spectrum
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just wait till 4g... 100mb/sec-1gb/sec. the wireless providers are just waiting for thr digital transition to buy the new space on the spectrum
Hey now, you're just going to cause us to start getting antsy out here for that 4g. Stop that right now!
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earliest expected date is 2012
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yes the curve is 3G. On the back below the battery it says 3G CDMA.
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I know it's already been answered, but this was the ad next to your thread:
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