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Old 06-28-2005, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know there are many claims that the 7250 is Ev-DO ready, but is there any proof that it actually exists? I mean, are we on the Verizon network waiting with bated breath for a reality to occur or are we living in OZ?
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Wink better move - it Works in Oz

Ha! OZ....
The beta version is working here in Oz. (Australia)

I have not personally had it running yet, but I was at a meeting 2 weeks ago
and someone there was proudly showing us their 7250 running as an EVDO modem with their laptop.
All he could/would tell us though, was that it had not yet been officially released and he was only beta testing it.

"Testing" - right!

"it mightn't happen overnight, but it will happen" - one day.
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As small as the screen is on a BB what's the point of an EVDO BB? Email doesn't need the bandwidth of EVDO. Why are people looking for an EVDO device?
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Because the people on this forum want the latest and greatest gizmo....

I hate to say it, but I am one of them. I always want the latest, newest toy out there.

But, I also think that people want to use their EVDO blackberries as a bluetooth wireless modem for their laptops.
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As small as the screen is on a BB what's the point of an EVDO BB? Email doesn't need the bandwidth of EVDO. Why are people looking for an EVDO device?
You're kidding right, there are times you are out and about and need your BB for internet. Could be to do a directory assistance search or even to get information from within the intranet. Not to mention when you're teathering??? Tell me you're kidding???
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seriously waiting 30 seconds for CNN.com or some other graphics intensive site to load would sure be nice if it loaded like I was at home!
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As small as the screen is on a BB what's the point of an EVDO BB? Email doesn't need the bandwidth of EVDO. Why are people looking for an EVDO device?
Ummmmm.
EVDO modem!

forget the size of the Blackberry screen.
Surfin' the Net with a laptop, sitting under a tree, in the park, with a few cold beers is what we're after.
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The EVDO chip is real. It is a firmware matter.

I just have two words. "Keep tuned..."
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I definitely agree that using the Bb as a tethered solution to a laptop is a great idea. Why not get a EVDO card instead?
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