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Old 08-01-2007, 11:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Got one here, nice new casing, more of a gun metal. Battery life apparently is better than the Curve too.

I'm sticking with the curve though! Not a big enough upgrade for me.
Can you post some actual pics please.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:12 AM   #22 (permalink)
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There's no 3G.
Oops, yes you're right - I read about UMA a couple of days ago and somehow that got twisted into UMTS in my head. sorry
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:37 AM   #23 (permalink)
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If GPS is the only addition...why the excitement, and eagerness to import? To my way of thinking, I would much rather add a less-than-$100 GPS puck to my arsenal, along with TeleNav to do my navigational work. Pricewise, it is the much better buy.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:43 AM   #24 (permalink)
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because I would have to carry and charge a seperate gps unit to do that. I am sure that after I sell my unlocked 8300 I will not have to pay much more then $100 difference for the 8310. So I dont see the price difference as being significant.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:45 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Wow - I'm drooling. This is my dream phone - small size, camera, and integrated GPS. Guess the only other thing that would make this a KILLER phone would be 3G capabilities like the 8707, but that's reaching for the stars

Hope to god this will be available in the US soon....
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If GPS is the only addition...why the excitement, and eagerness to import? To my way of thinking, I would much rather add a less-than-$100 GPS puck to my arsenal, along with TeleNav to do my navigational work. Pricewise, it is the much better buy.
Working on that logic, why not just carry a cheap nokia and a pda, and tether them to get email? Pricewise, it is the much better buy.
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Working on that logic, why not just carry a cheap nokia and a pda, and tether them to get email? Pricewise, it is the much better buy.
Actually not, as both would require seperate voice plans and the PDA adata plan. So...your analogy has holes in it. It would not be a better buy.

I do agree though, that the 8310 would be a real improvement over the 8300 and would be a great buy for someone that was having to choose between the 8300 & the 8800...and considered GPS as a dealbreaker.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:36 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Actually not, as both would require separate voice plans and the PDA adata plan. So...your analogy has holes in it. It would not be a better buy.
wut?

Cheap-ass phone, with bluetooth modem ~$100 (max)
Data/voice plan for phone ~$40 (?)
PDA that can tether, something like the nokia 770 ~$100

You don't need a plan for the PDA, you just use the phone as a modem and grab email on the PDA. It's quite a bit cheaper than $300 for a blackberry and $60 a month for data/voice, it's just more of a pain in the ass.

In conclusion, you always pay a premium for combination gadgets ($iPhone > $iPod + $Phone), which the blackberry is a perfect example of. Also you can't spell the word "separate"
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wut?

Cheap-ass phone, with bluetooth modem ~$100 (max)
Data/voice plan for phone ~$40 (?)
PDA that can tether, something like the nokia 770 ~$100

You don't need a plan for the PDA, you just use the phone as a modem and grab email on the PDA. It's quite a bit cheaper than $300 for a blackberry and $60 a month for data/voice, it's just more of a pain in the ass.

In conclusion, you always pay a premium for combination gadgets ($iPhone > $iPod + $Phone), which the blackberry is a perfect example of. Also you can't spell the word "separate"
Guys - keep it civil.

I just want the combined unit (Blackberry + GPS) so I don't have to carry around more stuff. I want to keep it as simple as possible. I have enough trouble remembering the essentials: wallet, keys, phone
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:26 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Guys - keep it civil.

I just want the combined unit (Blackberry + GPS) so I don't have to carry around more stuff. I want to keep it as simple as possible. I have enough trouble remembering the essentials: wallet, keys, phone
Plus I'll buy any curve with more features. Now for RIM to announce the ultimate curve with 3.5G, wifi & GPS.
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Where is the best place to import these phones? Tx
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:04 PM   #32 (permalink)
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wut?

Cheap-ass phone, with bluetooth modem ~$100 (max)
Data/voice plan for phone ~$40 (?)
PDA that can tether, something like the nokia 770 ~$100

You don't need a plan for the PDA, you just use the phone as a modem and grab email on the PDA. It's quite a bit cheaper than $300 for a blackberry and $60 a month for data/voice, it's just more of a pain in the ass.

In conclusion, you always pay a premium for combination gadgets ($iPhone > $iPod + $Phone), which the blackberry is a perfect example of. Also you can't spell the word "separate"
LOL...whoa, dude! Don't get 'em in such a wad, ok?

Just pointing out that, as far as I'm concerned the 8310 being GPS-ready is not worth selling my 8300 and going for. Now, when the GPS/WiFi/3G Curve hits later in the year...maybe even in a black color...then I might change my mind.

But, to each his/her own.

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But, to each his/her own.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:24 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Where is the best place to import these phones? Tx
Not sure you'd want to. Don't these have the german keyboards? QWERZ or something like that?
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:24 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I can only hope that tmo will step up to the plate and come out with it first.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:43 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Another great piece of insanity which has rendered the almost brand new Curve obselete and, if you think about it, who will buy an 8800 now when you can have a smaller, lighter, cheaper GPS enabled device with a camera?

Existing Curve and 8800 owners should feel hard done by.
Ummm lets see .. because the 8800 doesnt have a camera? LOTS of places will not let you take a phone to work if it has one. I have been on a couple of contract training jobs where I was told to leave my phone in the lobby because it had a camera in it. Trust me, there will be lots of takers for the 8800 still.

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Old 08-02-2007, 03:44 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Crap!! I was just about to pick up a pair of 8300's tomorrow, and a GPS puck. Does anyone have an idea on when we can expect these to hit the shelves??
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:38 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I would think we're at least 6 months from seeing them in the U.S. T-Mobile doesn't even have the Curve yet! And with only the German keyboard version out there you know that version is not the one destined for U.S. shores. 6 months at a minimum.
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Im having the chance to switch over to the 8310 right now (device would be here tomorrow) but Im staying with my 8300. Why ? Sure, Build-In GPS is nice but if activated GPS drowns the battery in less than three hours it (as it did on my 8800) Id never switch back to build-In GPS since Im using the Curve with TeleNav as car navigation and I find the car adapters a little disturbing. I habnt seen any good car kits for the curve yet.

An external GPS puck is always more accurate and faster (IMO....) - and my wife has a BlackBerry Curve too, my private BB is a Paerl and all of them are working great with the GPS puck which stays in our car

I like the darker body colors of the 8310 ! Heres a Pic I just got -->
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