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Old 02-19-2008, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know when T-Mobile will be releasing the BB 9000?
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wont be any point to it before they roll out their 3G network. But there isnt any release date for the device at all for anyone yet, or even if it is going to be released.
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I have heard that tmobile will be the first out with the 9000 model. 2nd Q 2008. They have been quitely preparing for this during the past year.
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9000 series will be awsome if t-mobile gets it. but, it'll be like buying a concept sports car with a busted cylinder....for now.
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I hope T-Mobile does get it first. I am more interested in the faster processor and large amount of internal memory than the 3G capabilities.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have heard that tmobile will be the first out with the 9000 model. 2nd Q 2008. They have been quitely preparing for this during the past year.
From what I've heard, you are about 3-6 months ahead of schedule. It's been 3.5 years since T-Mobile has launched a corporate BlackBerry prior to AT&T. I don't see trend changing with the BlackBerry 9000.
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From what I've heard, you are about 3-6 months ahead of schedule.
So are you saying that T-Mobile will have it at least this year??? If so I will heart them forever!
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I work for AT&T, I can tell you that T-mobile will not be getting the 9000 BB first....
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I work for AT&T, I can tell you that T-mobile will not be getting the 9000 BB first....
What does working for AT&T have to do with that...? Are you saying that you know for a fact that AT&T has got the first dibs in the bag?
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What does working for AT&T have to do with that...? Are you saying that you know for a fact that AT&T has got the first dibs in the bag?
That's how I read it.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Isn't the 9xxx still a rumor? RIM hasn't even announced it yet, have they?
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Isn't the 9xxx still a rumor? RIM hasn't even announced it yet, have they?
That is correct. Nothing from carriers or RIM
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Excitement in the upcoming months and I'm one of em.
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I heard that RIM is now taking pre-orders from their execs. I do not know if this is a rumor or fact.
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No way is T-Mobile getting the first 3G Blackberry. They don't even have a 3G network yet! Sure, they PLAN to have one, they WANT to have one, they even bought bandwidth on the spectrum to create one. But I'm still using EDGE as my "high speed T-Mobile connection" and dreaming about a true high speed network. AT&T will obviously be the company to debut the 9000 series Blackberry, no matter how much I whine and complain.
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tmobile has 3G built and ready to go in many cities. ATT cant be the first to get the 9000. They were the first with everything else. Its looks bad for tmobile if that happens. They may have to assert legal rights.
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tmobile has 3G built and ready to go in many cities. ATT cant be the first to get the 9000. They were the first with everything else. Its looks bad for tmobile if that happens. They may have to assert legal rights.
legal rights to? its all about money. AT&T throws the money towards RIM and they get the device first, thats about it. I wouldnt be suprised if Tmobile didnt launch the 9000 and just waited to get the first nod on whatevers next. They are launching the 8820 on the 5th of March, and with the 3G network "supposedly" launching sometime this summer, they are going to want to focus on that. Launching the 9000 with spotty 3g coverage (at best) would be a horrible disaster for them.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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ATT cant be the first to get the 9000. They were the first with everything else.
That's brilliant reasoning. Money talks in the marketplace. It's not about taking turns... Look at TMO's track record on BB exclusives and you'll see that they go for the consumer models.
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Correct. It's been 3.5 years since T-Mobile has picked up a launch device for a business BlackBerry. This dates back to the launch of the BlackBerry 7290, the second quad-band GSM device released by RIM and launched by Cingular in September 2004. The first quad-band GSM device was the BlackBerry 7100t, which was also the first consumer device released by RIM and marked the split of where T-Mobile marked their turf for BlackBerry devices going forward. Prior to the BlackBerry 7100t, there were very few devices that were shared on both T-Mobile and Cingular or AT&T Wireless due to the frequencies in the dual- and tri-band GSM devices. T-Mobile launched the first color device, the BlackBerry 7230, and two days later, AT&T launched the BlackBerry 7210. A couple months later, Cingular launched the BlackBerry 7280. In fact, the last time the two companies had the opportunity to share a pre-quad-band launch device was the BlackBerry 5810, in which both companies, then under the names AT&T Wireless and VoiceStream, delivered the revolutionary device to market in the same general time frame. Back then, the demand for a BlackBerry was little to none (most of us had not even heard of a BlackBerry by that point). RIM was still selling their benefits to carriers and the term 'exclusive' was nowhere in their vocabulary.

But yes, this device is set to be the successor to the 8700 and 8800 device families. Given that AT&T actually has the largest GSM-derived 3G market share and a lot more customers and likely a lot more demand for a 3G device, the chances of them not getting it first are slim to none. It's not always money that's the sure-shot for winning the exclusive around a major launch device, but rather where it makes more sense to ensure the success of the device and which carrier will guarantee the most sales. In these scenarios, T-Mobile is a definitive runner-up.
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Oh well...

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