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Old 08-19-2008, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the only reason the Javelin is not receiving the love like the bold because of the lack 3G? I seem to be one of the few actually interested in this device and its availabilty schedule all the while everyone else is foaming at the mouth for the bold.

Javelins Form factor looks amazing and I can live without 3g as my browsing is limited to looking up baseball stats, with WIFI or EDGE, thats fast enough for me!

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it's because it was first labeled as the "bold without 3G" when in fact it's really different from the bold. i don't get 3G in my area so i'd much rather have the javelin's smaller form factor instead of the bold.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it has more to do with the fact that the Javelin isn't even "official" and nobody really knows when it will be released. The Bold is announced, is up on various carriers websites, passed the FCC and is making it's way into stores.

When the Javelin is at the same point, I think you will find most Curve owners here seriously thinking about an upgrade. Until then, it's just rumors and leaked info.

If both the Bold and Javelin were released the same day I think you would find a more equal amount of excitement.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Its going to get love here!! If and when T-Mobile gets the Javelin, so will I
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I'm with you. i want more info on Javelin and less hearing about the Bold's outrageous price
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I have plenty of love for the Javelin's form factor. I think its the best looking Berry to date. The upgraded camera and the hot swap media card is outstanding.

To be honest, the MicroUSB is a real sour note, and the fact that its not on the release map as of yet.
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I have plenty of love for the Javelin's form factor. I think its the best looking Berry to date. The upgraded camera and the hot swap media card is outstanding.

To be honest, the MicroUSB is a real sour note, and the fact that its not on the release map as of yet.
I think there was a picture of it on the Rogers road map for late october early november, if im not mistaken
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I think there was a picture of it on the Rogers road map for late october early november, if im not mistaken
Based on historical performance of carrier road maps or plans, I put little more than hope, into these types of timeframes. When the Javelin is slated to be next in line for release, I think we will see an increase in love.
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Default 3G Javelin on the horizon?

I'm as underwhelmed by Bold/3G hype as the OP.

But if these rumours are correct, there should be prizes for all in due course.

3G BlackBerry Javelin On The Horizon? | RIMarkable
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link David. I would love to see the Bold trapped in the Javelin's body. That would be the ultimate (as long as they scrap this microUSB business) Berry. Smaller, sexier Bold with a 3.2MP camera...
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I personally think that this will be a great device for users (like myself) who can less about the 3G. I have internet on my phone now and I use it will normal use daily and the speed is just fine. I can't wait until Tmobile gets that bad boy -- I will be first in line just like an Iphone junkie...
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I'm as underwhelmed by Bold/3G hype as the OP.

But if these rumours are correct, there should be prizes for all in due course.

3G BlackBerry Javelin On The Horizon? | RIMarkable
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Not a care in the world about the Javelin. If it's not going to have 3G, it can't be better than my Pearl as far as I'm concerned... then again, I love my Pearl, give me a Pearl with 3G, forget updating the rest of the system with specs like the Bold, and I'd still be happy. So in my case, yes, the 3G is the big factor.
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3G will probably take forever to work its way downstate where I live, so I am not that concerned about it. The Wi-fi would be awesome enough for me. The Javelin is, however, throwing a wrench into my plans of wanting to switch to a Curve. If only there were concrete release info, then maybe I'd be convinced!

As someone else in the thread already said, I think because of the lack of any release whispers (or even the leaked photos of the device being acknowledged by RIM as a future device) is keeping the Javelin on the downlow.
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I fail to really see a difference, other than some minor upgrades, from my Curve 8320. That is why I am not excited about this possible release. Why upgrade if I am not getting anything that is substantially more than what I have? 3G is the future, and while I am considering getting a Bold, I most definitely WON'T get a Javelin (unless my Curve breaks). Now, give me a 3G Javelin, and we can talk......Otherwise, the Javelin is just a Curve with a new dress and hairdo.
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I fail to really see a difference, other than some minor upgrades, from my Curve 8320. That is why I am not excited about this possible release. Why upgrade if I am not getting anything that is substantially more than what I have? 3G is the future, and while I am considering getting a Bold, I most definitely WON'T get a Javelin (unless my Curve breaks). Now, give me a 3G Javelin, and we can talk......Otherwise, the Javelin is just a Curve with a new dress and hairdo.
and you forgot, better specs then the curve....which is reason for me to upgrade.
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I fail to really see a difference, other than some minor upgrades, from my Curve 8320. That is why I am not excited about this possible release. Why upgrade if I am not getting anything that is substantially more than what I have? 3G is the future, and while I am considering getting a Bold, I most definitely WON'T get a Javelin (unless my Curve breaks). Now, give me a 3G Javelin, and we can talk......Otherwise, the Javelin is just a Curve with a new dress and hairdo.
Wow, you have no idea what you're talking about. The Jav has more usable mem for apps than the Bold, which has more than the Curve. Has better screen resolution than the Bold, which is Also better than the Curve. It has more memory overall than the Curve. It has a better camera than the Bold and the Curve. It is using a higher OS than the Bold and the Curve. There are some others but I'm not saying them since, well, you know, it's only a Curve with a new dress and hairdo.
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it's because it was first labeled as the "bold without 3G" when in fact it's really different from the bold. i don't get 3G in my area so i'd much rather have the javelin's smaller form factor instead of the bold.
I hear you loud and clear. I'm interested in the Bold, but from what I've read the Javelin will have better space between the keys, slightly higher res screen, way better camera (I like cameras), more memory, slightly smaller (I'm a pearl fan because of the width), cheaper and better battery life of course. No 3g where I am and browsing is mostly sports scores and movietimes. Bring it on, there will be a lot of takers IMO. I know that 3G is all the rage but I am really skeptical as to how much faster it is downloading big content loads and with WiFi almost everywhere I wouldn't use it that much even if I had it here. Think I'll just mess with buddies' Bolds until it comes out. With all the dropped calls and glitches that the Rogers Bold owners are having I don't want on of those yet anyway.
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Wow, you have no idea what you're talking about. The Jav has more usable mem for apps than the Bold, which has more than the Curve. Has better screen resolution than the Bold, which is Also better than the Curve. It has more memory overall than the Curve. It has a better camera than the Bold and the Curve. It is using a higher OS than the Bold and the Curve. There are some others but I'm not saying them since, well, you know, it's only a Curve with a new dress and hairdo.
and GPS I believe..
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The Javelin would be a great upgrade to the Curve if it had AWS (T-Mobile 3G support). But it doesn't have 3G and I would like to be able to take advantage of the 3G services that will be in my area come October.
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