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Old 10-21-2009, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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And a link to the actual article:
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More importantly:
Available in two versions to support various carrier 3G network frequency combinations:

* UMTS/HSDPA 2100/1900/850/800 MHz and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM
* UMTS/HSDPA 2100/1700/900 MHz and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM

so it WILL be 3G on T-mobile.
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T-Mobile release:
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 from T-Mobile®
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This is what bugs me, its called (officially now) the Blackberry Bold 9700.
Confusing?
A little, especially when we get people going "Ive got a bold, but its...." Its yet another question to ask "which model? 9000 or 9700?".
It will be the same with the Storm and storm 2, i know; it just bugs me.

I have a Bold. The first bold, the original bold.
Yes 9700 users will have a better Bold, but mine came first! pick another name.
Onyx was a good one!.

lol
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This is what bugs me, its called (officially now) the Blackberry Bold 9700.
Confusing?
A little, especially when we get people going "Ive got a bold, but its...." Its yet another question to ask "which model? 9000 or 9700?".
It will be the same with the Storm and storm 2, i know; it just bugs me.

I have a Bold. The first bold, the original bold.
Yes 9700 users will have a better Bold, but mine came first! pick another name.
Onyx was a good one!.

lol
Bold(er)?
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I'm actually excited that T-Mo is finally getting a solid phone
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I have to agree. Granted I have had my Dash for two years and no issues with it. I cannot wait to get the 9700 and then upgrade our enteriprise server.
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@ torberry
yup! lol
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Is it "UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6), 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8) and GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz"?

Or is it "UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6), 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8) or GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz "?
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It says AND.
UMTS is just the 3G part of GSM.
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OK.

Some have said there are two versions. Do they mean:
"UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6) AND 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8)"?

Or is it "UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6) OR 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8)"?

With "GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz" in any case.
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Its what Ive posted above.
Its the first line is one model and for one carrier
The second line is another model for another carrier.

I.E one is UTMS frequencies for AT&T 3G
the other is the UTMS frequencies for T-Mobile 3G
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Cant wait until I get this puppy from ATT - Im up for an upgrade
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This is what bugs me, its called (officially now) the Blackberry Bold 9700.
Confusing?
A little, especially when we get people going "Ive got a bold, but its...." Its yet another question to ask "which model? 9000 or 9700?".
It will be the same with the Storm and storm 2, i know; it just bugs me.

I have a Bold. The first bold, the original bold.
Yes 9700 users will have a better Bold, but mine came first! pick another name.
Onyx was a good one!.

lol
Midnightdraven, I'm not sure why this bugs you so much, because it's nothing new.

First we had the 8300 Series devices, called the Curve. They were then updated, with both the 8900 Curve (originally known by the codename "Javelin") and the 8520 Curve (originally known by the codename "Gemini".)

The aging 8100 series Pearl SureType devices will be, in the coming months, replaced by a new, updated model: The 9100 Pearl.

And so now, the original 9000 Bold is going to be replaced by the 9700 Bold (originally known by the codename "Onyx".) This is the direction that RIM and the big carriers have chosen to go with the BlackBerries. We now have several "families" of devices: The Pearl family with their compact sizes and SureType keyboards, designed for the greatest appeal to the consumer market; The Storm and upcoming Storm 2 for those that want a touch-screen only device designed to compete with the id10tPhone; The Bold family for the ultimate in high-end, cutting edge performance in a QWERTY form factor; And the Curve family, for those that want a QWERTY BlackBerry at a little bit lower price point than the Bolds command. It is what it is.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I know.
But the 8900 is known mostly as a Javelin.
And the 8520 as the Gemini.
Despite being of the curve family.

Meh, its just my neurotic opinion.
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