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Old 02-17-2009, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Crackberry and BGR are reporting that the 8900 will be released by at&t this month. True??
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Seems true although with the disappointing edge
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Could be, but I have heard March.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The sooner the better for me...EDGE or not. My Pearl's LCD is shot and I have been waiting much longer than desired for the replacement LCD I ordered to hold me over for the new 89xx...
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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An ATT 8900 with 2g Edge would fly. Many can't get 3g (me) and even then a lot of them won't notice the difference. If they priced it a little less than the Bold I think they'd get people to buy it. Let's face it, some just can't handle the Bold's "deck of cards" profile (me).
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Why is the 8900, a 2G device, coming to AT&T when AT&T has plans to phase out 2G on their network? See link - AT&T Pushing Phase Out Of 2G | BlackBerryNews.com
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Why is the 8900, a 2G device, coming to AT&T when AT&T has plans to phase out 2G on their network? See link - AT&T Pushing Phase Out Of 2G | BlackBerryNews.com
They will never quit 2G. They cannot, at least not in the next 5 years. So they might as well do the 8900 now.
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Actually the 8900 and there kickstart have been announced as there last 2G capable phones ever. So yea EDGE is on its death bed! Besides they have to when LTE comes in 2010-11 3G will be the fall back. Especially since VZW is rolling LTE this year now
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I agree, EDGE is not going anywhere for the next couple of years! I know I do not stand alone when I say at&t's 3G is pure garbage as of late! Dropped calls, resets, etc! I'll be all to happy to rock an 8900 with EDGE over my BOLD right now, at least until at&t gets there act together with there so called more bars in more places nonsense!
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hmmm thats weird i never dropped my att signal and now since I went back comparable to my storm always have more bars in more places...ps the 3G was in and out because of the 2G fade out that is going on and the 3.5 G increase
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Sweet. Bring it in at&t. I have been using BlackBerry EDGE devices for just over 2 1/2 years. I am fine without 3G.
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ATT has a lot of 3g work to do in a lot of places, that's for sure. Bold people know the drill and they wish they could switch to EDGE when they want with the ATT 9000 (they can't, only Rogers 9000s can). Since the average phone life is about 2 years and the 3.5g won't be out for over 2 the 8900 is safe I'd say. When I was looking at Bolds there was no way I was gonna buy an ATT model. Their EDGE network is fine, and the reason they're ditching it isn't because it isn't fast, it's because it must be too costly to expand/maintain (that's my guess). As I've said before in many places it's as fast as 3g at least for BB phones.
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