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Old 06-28-2005, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dual Mode GSM and CDMA Blackberry?

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Hi Folks,
just wondering if there are any Dual mode CDMA and GSM Blackberry phones available.

In Australia, CDMA has far better range thatn GSM, but i travel a lot to the US and Europe, where GSM (tri-band) is preferable.

There are Dual mode cell phones available, but i cant seem to fin any dual mode Blackberries...i.e ones where i can switch from CDMA to GSM and vice Versa.

Old 06-28-2005, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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None now.
I actually wouldnt mind a dual mode Blackberry. GPRS for my data and CDMA for voice where Cingular doesn't reach.
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That would be great! There are two dual band phone snow (the Motorola A840 is way overpriced or I would get one)...
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At the wireless enterprise symposium, Verizon Wireless announced that they are working on a a CDMA 1x/GSM/GPRS device. They currently offer a device that has CDMA 1x and GSM, but no GPRS data. Supposedly, the device they are working on releasing is either a BlackBerry or has BlackBerry Connect.

I also heard (somewhere on the web) that the radio on the 7250 actually can be used for GPRS as well??? I know that's a stretch thinking that a software upgrade will make the thing instantly a world phone. I'd figure it would be some time next years before a 1x/GPRS device would be available.

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