Originally Posted by coreymtl
I am debating on the following two phones.
Is it worth having the WiFi VS the size of the Pearl. How does my service determine when to switch on to the WiFi? What if you outside with no WiFi and then hit your WiFi, how does it know to switch. Also, how will you know if you are connected to WiFi so that you are not using your paid bandwith?
With all the debate on the 8130 and 8300, has anyone considered the new 8320 which includes a camera and WiFi.
My debate is going with a Curve with WiFi (8320) or a Pearl (8130). The big difference is size VS WiFi. Since they both have cameras.
Since you're on Fido, you should pay attention to what the previous - and more astute - members refered you to. That said there IS a Pearl (8120) that includes WiFi just like the 8320 (but also like that model EXcludes GPS). So if you wish WiFi for browsing without costs vs unlimited browsing pkg & email that Telus has then the choice is yours (you compare pricing on your own between Rogers/Fido vs Telus/Bell).
* You can manually turn ON/OFF WiFi Antenna -OR- use the WiFi Browser for Surfing vs the regular Browser. (Check the WiFi forums for more info for your needs).
* IF your WiFi Antenna is on - and if the Access Point is open (no security enabled) and no registration via the WiFi Browser is needed, then it'll connect like your laptop.
* A WiFi icon will show up on the top information bar of your WiFi-capable/enabled BlackBerry. You can ENSURE that you're using WiFi for surfing by simply going to the Manage Connections applet and turning off the Mobile Network radio antenna. However, I'm not sure that ALL applications will use the WiFi connection type.
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