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Old 04-17-2009, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8310 and have the Powerstation + Mini EBC setup, which I love: Charges phone and just in case have a backup battery in store should I be low on juice.

They have made exchangable Charging Cradles for the Bold and Pearl - are they planning to make one for the 8900? The 8900 has similar contacts as 8300 curves - what gives?



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Old 04-17-2009, 08:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the same charger and have cradles for my 8800 and 8310. I wondered about a cradle for my new 8900, too.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess only me and you use this man! These are really cool base units!
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desktop cradle/charger for 8900 is already available as OEM accessory. visit a store and you'll see it on the wall in a black box.
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I have the Seidio one for use with the innocase

I think the Seidio products are great!!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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desktop cradle/charger for 8900 is already available as OEM accessory. visit a store and you'll see it on the wall in a black box.

Really? I just went to a store and I did not see it. Its not on the website either. ???
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$10 online in many places, including stores on forums like this one and others.
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$10 online in many places, including stores on forums like this one and others.
Are you guys talking about this?


Me and the first guy who posted are looking for something like this!
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Did you guys ever find the cradle attachment for the 8900? It's driving me nuts!
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Nope...I sent an email to help at shopblackberry - not very helpful:

Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. We are sorry; currently we do not have an update on when a Powerstation cradle will be available for the BlackBerry Curve 8900.

Once the item is available, it will be listed on our website.

Your customer number is 400217122
Please refer to case #:: 400458844 if you have any further questions.

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Hi,

Thank you for the response. When will a powerstation cradle be available for the 8900?

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Subject: In response to your question, your customer number is 400217122
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Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. I understand from your message that you are looking for a PowerStation which would be compatible with you BlackBerry Curve 8900. We are sorry to inform you that we do not have a PowerStation Cradle for the BlackBerry Curve 8900. We would also want to inform you that the PowerStation Cradle for the BlackBerry Curve 8300 series would not be compatible with you BlackBerry Curve 8900.

Best Regards,
Balachandra A. at ShopBlackberry.com Support [email address]
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Hi,
I saw BlackBerry Power Station cradles for the Bold, but did not see one available for the Blackberry 8900 - when will this be released? I bought a Blackberry Power Station unit ($200!!!) for my Blackberry 8310 and hope to be able to use it with my 8900.
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I have posted this question before and all I got were crickets chirping. I specifically asked RIM this question at WES a few weeks ago and they said there were no plans they knew of to make a 8900 charging cradle for the PowerStation, which makes me irate as I spent a lot of money on that charger knowing that the cradles were changeable and it would not become obsolete. Guess what - it's obsolete! The EBC for the 8900 doesn't fit the back of the PowerStation as that is mini-USB and the 8900 is micro-USB.

We should send a collective letter to RIM expressing our dissatisfaction with their business plan on this accessory as it is not a low-priced item and was aimed at their target market - enterprise users.
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This is a sore point for me as well. I bought the PowerStation because I like it on my office desk. While waiting for RIM to produce a cradle I bought one of the chrome stands. It works but the phone is not as secure and it does not charge a spare battery. I will be selling my 8310 and I guess I will let the PowerStation go as well...
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You guys're so lucky!
Hard to buy it from my country!
Will they ship it oversea?
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Arg, was hoping the release of the ATT 8900 would convince Blackberry to release a cradle for it. Haven't heard anything yet....
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I have posted this question before and all I got were crickets chirping. I specifically asked RIM this question at WES a few weeks ago and they said there were no plans they knew of to make a 8900 charging cradle for the PowerStation, which makes me irate as I spent a lot of money on that charger knowing that the cradles were changeable and it would not become obsolete. Guess what - it's obsolete! The EBC for the 8900 doesn't fit the back of the PowerStation as that is mini-USB and the 8900 is micro-USB.

We should send a collective letter to RIM expressing our dissatisfaction with their business plan on this accessory as it is not a low-priced item and was aimed at their target market - enterprise users.
Man, it doesn't look like RIM is gonna make a cradle for the 8900. Seriously, I don't understand why it is so hard? I'm so pissed off that I bought the stupid powerstation to begin with. WTF was I thinking!?
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Not sure if it is only that brand you are after, but I found a cradle for my 8900. It works pretty well too, or as well as I think it should. Never had a problem with it. I think I picked it up at BlackBerry 8900 Accessories. It was definately affordable, and like I said, never had a problem with it.
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