BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-18-2009, 08:15 AM   #41 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Please Login to Remove!

Where is the media card slot?
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 11:22 AM   #42 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Model: 9630
PIN: 30c91ae8
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 56
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The wife is eligible for an upgrade on 8/11. I plan to get the Tour on her upgrade, then change it over to my number as she doesn't want or need a BB. Waiting an extra month will give me time to read all of your reviews, likes/dislikes, etc.
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 02:39 PM   #43 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Model: Tour
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 279
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

What does this Blackberry have that the 8860 does not, besides a camera? I mean, why bother?
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 02:49 PM   #44 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
lostman72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Model: 9530
OS: 4.7.0.148
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 282
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by michael12005 View Post
What does this Blackberry have that the 8860 does not, besides a camera? I mean, why bother?
The 8860? is that a Verizon model? or were is it from? I don't recall a 8860? Also the new models will have a faster chip set. Old phones will be slower. Again can you give me info on the 8860.
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #45 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Yeah. I posted the same question? Do you mean 8830? If so, there is a big difference in memory. It is a narrower phone. If you only e-mail, then keep your 8830
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 03:20 PM   #46 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
The wife is eligible for an upgrade on 8/11. I plan to get the Tour on her upgrade, then change it over to my number as she doesn't want or need a BB. Waiting an extra month will give me time to read all of your reviews, likes/dislikes, etc.
Lets see the date. You may still be waiting for the phone after the upgrade date
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 04:17 PM   #47 (permalink)
iPhone Convert
 
juwaack68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tulip City - MI
Model: iP5
OS: 6.0.2
PIN: to beans
Carrier: I'm not
Posts: 13,875
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 72 Times in 55 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by michael12005 View Post
What does this Blackberry have that the 8860 does not, besides a camera? I mean, why bother?
I'll assume you meant the 8830. From this comparison, the Tour has the camera and video capabilities, as well as other nice stuff like talk/standby battery time, and the standard 3.5mm headset jack.

Along with other smaller differences in size, weight, etc.
__________________
No longer a BES Admin, but it was fun while it lasted!
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 09:19 PM   #48 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

The 9630 is smaller, camera/video camera.

9630 also has 256 MB of memory where the 8830 had 48, huge difference right there..
9630 processor is also twice as fast, with a separate processor for the radio.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 09:24 PM   #49 (permalink)
iPhone Convert
 
juwaack68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tulip City - MI
Model: iP5
OS: 6.0.2
PIN: to beans
Carrier: I'm not
Posts: 13,875
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 72 Times in 55 Posts
Default

And the best part? I've already been approved to get one for work
__________________
No longer a BES Admin, but it was fun while it lasted!
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 09:49 PM   #50 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
ffejie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.222
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 240
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The 8830 is woefully underpowered for today's applications. I get a lot of email and the 48MB is gone very quickly. As a result, the whole phone is slooooow. I'm not trying to do anything fancy here, just dismiss a few reminders and check a few web pages and the thing can crawl to a standstill.

Nicer screen, BB OS 4.7, it's a big step in the right direction.
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 10:12 PM   #51 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveO86 View Post
The 9630 is smaller, camera/video camera.

9630 also has 256 MB of memory where the 8830 had 48, huge difference right there..
9630 processor is also twice as fast, with a separate processor for the radio.
Separate processor for the radio. What is the significance of that?
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Old 06-18-2009, 10:13 PM   #52 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ffejie View Post
The 8830 is woefully underpowered for today's applications. I get a lot of email and the 48MB is gone very quickly. As a result, the whole phone is slooooow. I'm not trying to do anything fancy here, just dismiss a few reminders and check a few web pages and the thing can crawl to a standstill.

Nicer screen, BB OS 4.7, it's a big step in the right direction.
Time for an upgrade
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Old 06-19-2009, 06:52 AM   #53 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by akosnitzky View Post
Separate processor for the radio. What is the significance of that?
We probably will see little no hit on performance when we are on the and doing other things on the BB. (Taking notes, Brick Breaker lol, going threw messages.)

Being able to talk on the phone with data transmission would be nice, but I don't believe CDMA does that right?

Quote:
Originally Posted by juwaack68 View Post
And the best part? I've already been approved to get one for work
Very nice,

Quote:
Originally Posted by akosnitzky View Post
Time for an upgrade
Indeed it is!
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 06-19-2009, 08:56 AM   #54 (permalink)
New Member
 
jsconyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In a van down by the river.
Model: NOTE2
OS: 4.1
PIN: <- Where do I find this?
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 15,071
Post Thanks: 139
Thanked 140 Times in 121 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveO86 View Post
Being able to talk on the phone with data transmission would be nice, but I don't believe CDMA does that right?
Nope, no simultaneous voice and data. That's a limitation of CDMA currently.
__________________
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until it starts to work.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
[BES 5.0.3 / GroupWise 2012 HP2]
Offline  
Old 06-19-2009, 09:09 AM   #55 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
ffejie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.222
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 240
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It's not a limitation of CDMA per se, but a limitation of the current implementation of the Verizon Wireless Network.

EVDO Rev A can do VoIP to the handset, where all voice/data comes to the handset as data, rather than on a voice channel. As far as I know, it will only take a network upgrade to enable this. I'm checking with some of the network engineers to see if this upgrade is going to happen and when. Simultaneous data and voice is a killer feature.
Offline  
Old 06-19-2009, 09:39 AM   #56 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
akosnitzky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.333
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 14,484
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (Its All About the U!)

So its a no go for now?
__________________
------
Follow @akosnitzky on Twitter

LET'S GO CANES!
Offline  
Old 06-19-2009, 02:04 PM   #57 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
lostman72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Model: 9530
OS: 4.7.0.148
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 282
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ffejie View Post
It's not a limitation of CDMA per se, but a limitation of the current implementation of the Verizon Wireless Network.

EVDO Rev A can do VoIP to the handset, where all voice/data comes to the handset as data, rather than on a voice channel. As far as I know, it will only take a network upgrade to enable this. I'm checking with some of the network engineers to see if this upgrade is going to happen and when. Simultaneous data and voice is a killer feature.
Well Verizon does this now with Push to Talk (PTT). PTT is on EVDO Rev A. There are no plans to do it on a standard handset. They will start doing this on LTE (4G). LTE will do voice and data on the same stream.
Offline  
Old 06-19-2009, 02:25 PM   #58 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
hcheun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Model: 9000
OS: 6.0.0.431
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 250
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I just hope and pray it's july 13, be a good birthday present for me
__________________
Hunter Cheun
Mobile/PDA Support Engineer
Offline  
Old 06-20-2009, 05:14 PM   #59 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
xxDruMMer BoYxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Long Beach
Model: 9630
OS: 5.0.0.230
PIN: PM and Ask
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 553
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lostman72 View Post
Well Verizon does this now with Push to Talk (PTT). PTT is on EVDO Rev A. There are no plans to do it on a standard handset. They will start doing this on LTE (4G). LTE will do voice and data on the same stream.
When will LTE 4G take in effect?
__________________
Don't let anger take over you...but take over your anger, so JOY may take over you, and EVERYONE around you...- xxDruMMer BoYxx

EnJOYing my TOUR!!!
Offline  
Old 06-20-2009, 05:27 PM   #60 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

It will be a while, 2010/2011 besides it will probably take RIM a bit longer to get an LTE BlackBerry out there.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
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.