BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-20-2008, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
xmarkxcorex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 58
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Please Login to Remove!

Wirelessly posted (8830)

Will the Bold's Wifi capabilities be acessible on an unactivated phone?
__________________
Am a professional? No. Do I own the professional's tool (Blackberry 8830)? YES!!!



"Dammit!"-Jack Bauer
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 07:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,025
Post Thanks: 51
Thanked 304 Times in 292 Posts
Default

What do you mean by "unactivated"? You just pop your SIM card in and you're good to go. There is no CDMA version of the Bold yet.
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 08:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: 32C75507
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

CDMA version of the BOLD is said to be available in September...
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 08:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Outrigger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Model: 8820
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 326
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksat View Post
CDMA version of the BOLD is said to be available in September...
the Bold will be available on Verizon 3 months after its debute? There are believeable rumors and miracles. This falls in the latter.

Why do some people think that the Bold will be on verizon in Sept or even this year boggles my mind. It will not happen!
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 08:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: 32C75507
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Just regurgitating reports from around the 'nets. Granted, it could be considered wishful thinking as Verizon isn't known for their latest and greatest hardware...But, to say it will never happen isn't necessarily valid either...

In fact, I'll tell you why I think there is more truth to this report than not. If you look at the RIM website, you'll notice there are 3 phones being produced - the 88xx series no longer appears on the front page. While this is mostly marketing, Verizon relies on the 8830 to be their big business phone. Pearl, Curve, and the 8830 were on the table for Verizon. The BOLD replaces the 8800 series and Verizon will need to also replace this. The BOLD is an 8800 with some much needed upgrades! Style, form factor, OS, functionality... Why wouldn't they bring it out quick? The Curve wasn't replacing anything in Verizon's lineup, so, VZW could take their time bringing it to market. Not so for the BOLD.

My 2 cents...

Last edited by ksat : 05-20-2008 at 08:53 AM.
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 11:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
xmarkxcorex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 58
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (8830)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rambo47
What do you mean by "unactivated"? You just pop your SIM card in and you're good to go. There is no CDMA version of the Bold yet.
Imean a phone with no phone service.like with a laptop you only need to buy the laptop to use a hotspot with no other fees unless you use wireless in your home.I guess a better example would be a pSP. You can use the internet without monthly fees as long as there's a hotspot.I know that there was some sprint phones with wifi but to use it you had to have a data plan which I think defeats the purrpose wifi..
__________________
Am a professional? No. Do I own the professional's tool (Blackberry 8830)? YES!!!



"Dammit!"-Jack Bauer
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.199
Carrier: None
Posts: 2,622
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

YOu make some valid points... but still none the less verizon will not be getting this device anytime for may 09... i say this because, well look at the thrends for every BB device released to a CDMA carrier... its always been a year later after the GSM carriers get it... also verizon is suppose to get the thunder as there exclusive device... they will not have had 2 brand new BBs for sale at the same time...




Quote:
Originally Posted by ksat View Post
Just regurgitating reports from around the 'nets. Granted, it could be considered wishful thinking as Verizon isn't known for their latest and greatest hardware...But, to say it will never happen isn't necessarily valid either...

In fact, I'll tell you why I think there is more truth to this report than not. If you look at the RIM website, you'll notice there are 3 phones being produced - the 88xx series no longer appears on the front page. While this is mostly marketing, Verizon relies on the 8830 to be their big business phone. Pearl, Curve, and the 8830 were on the table for Verizon. The BOLD replaces the 8800 series and Verizon will need to also replace this. The BOLD is an 8800 with some much needed upgrades! Style, form factor, OS, functionality... Why wouldn't they bring it out quick? The Curve wasn't replacing anything in Verizon's lineup, so, VZW could take their time bringing it to market. Not so for the BOLD.

My 2 cents...
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
xmarkxcorex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 58
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (8830)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rambo47
What do you mean by "unactivated"? You just pop your SIM card in and you're good to go. There is no CDMA version of the Bold yet.
Imean a phone with no phone service.like with a laptop you only need to buy the laptop to use a hotspot with no other fees unless you use wireless in your home.I guess a better example would be a pSP. You can use the internet without monthly fees as long as there's a hotspot.I know that there was some sprint phones with wifi but to use it you had to have a data plan which I think defeats the purrpose wifi..
__________________
Am a professional? No. Do I own the professional's tool (Blackberry 8830)? YES!!!



"Dammit!"-Jack Bauer
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 12:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.199
Carrier: None
Posts: 2,622
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i dont see why you wouldnt be able to use wifi with no SIM card in the device, for GSM carriers... but i cant see why it wouldnt...
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 01:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
wunderbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Edmonton AB, Canada
Model: 9630
Carrier: Telus
Posts: 300
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksat View Post
Just regurgitating reports from around the 'nets. Granted, it could be considered wishful thinking as Verizon isn't known for their latest and greatest hardware...But, to say it will never happen isn't necessarily valid either...

In fact, I'll tell you why I think there is more truth to this report than not. If you look at the RIM website, you'll notice there are 3 phones being produced - the 88xx series no longer appears on the front page. While this is mostly marketing, Verizon relies on the 8830 to be their big business phone. Pearl, Curve, and the 8830 were on the table for Verizon. The BOLD replaces the 8800 series and Verizon will need to also replace this. The BOLD is an 8800 with some much needed upgrades! Style, form factor, OS, functionality... Why wouldn't they bring it out quick? The Curve wasn't replacing anything in Verizon's lineup, so, VZW could take their time bringing it to market. Not so for the BOLD.

My 2 cents...
I'm sure Verizon would like the Bold, but RIM has to make the CDMA version first. The Bold is GSM only right now. It simply will not work on Verizon.

Also, just because they have removed the 88xx series from the website does not mean you cannot still buy it. In fact, I can still buy the 8703e on my carrier.

I'm really hoping that it does come to CDMA sooner rather than later, as in Canada the two better carriers are both CDMA, but I don't see it happening for at least 6 months.
__________________
Blackberry Admin
BES 5.0.2 MR4
Exchange 2010 SP1 RU2
Blackberry 9630
WES 2008 Alumni
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 01:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Model: 8830
PIN: 32C75507
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cory Scheuer View Post
YOu make some valid points... but still none the less verizon will not be getting this device anytime for may 09... i say this because, well look at the thrends for every BB device released to a CDMA carrier... its always been a year later after the GSM carriers get it... also verizon is suppose to get the thunder as there exclusive device... they will not have had 2 brand new BBs for sale at the same time...
Good point - I forgot about the "thunder" have supposed exclusivity with Verizon. I would still like to think RIM may push thier products into market faster than Verizon has notoriously been known to have in the past. Maybe their exclusivity with the 'thunder' may have been preempted with a requirement to push along the BOLD as well?? I guess we could dream!
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 01:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.199
Carrier: None
Posts: 2,622
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wunderbar View Post
I'm really hoping that it does come to CDMA sooner rather than later, as in Canada the two better carriers are both CDMA, but I don't see it happening for at least 6 months.

ahahahahhahaah sorry, was that a joke? because that was pretty funny
Offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 11:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
mike_187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: US and A
Model: 8100
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 794
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cory Scheuer View Post
ahahahahhahaah sorry, was that a joke? because that was pretty funny
i use rogers because its gsm but i agree with him...telus and bell both have better data pricing.
__________________
-MC-
Offline  
Old 05-21-2008, 12:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.199
Carrier: None
Posts: 2,622
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

data pricing... yes, customer service, no... products, no... coverage, no... shall i keep going lol
Offline  
Old 05-22-2008, 10:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8820
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 346
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I was under the impression that the 88xx series was going to continue on until it ran out of steam. I mean they kept producing the 87xx after the 88xx was launched and updated. So to say its going away once the Bold launches may not be accurate.
Offline  
Old 06-03-2008, 01:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
xmarkxcorex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA
Model: 8830
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 58
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (8830)

Whoa how did this become a dicussion on wether or not verizon will carry the phone...I was asking about the wifi. I didn't even mention a carrier. Just because I have verizon doesn't mean I always will.
__________________
Am a professional? No. Do I own the professional's tool (Blackberry 8830)? YES!!!



"Dammit!"-Jack Bauer
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.