Originally Posted by bperkins
Jack.....go easy on the guy, this sounds legit to me. If he works for Cingular, why would he not be privy to pre release info?
Oh, I agree that it sounds legit... Now that I know he works for Cingular. It's just that he didn't mention that fact in his first post, which take us to my responses to the effect of "what's your source for this info?"
And like I said, I used to sell Cingular phones. Did so for about 8 months. In that time, I experienced first-hand the accuracy of their release date info. If they say "new phone XYZ will be out this week", you can count on it. Anything farther in advance than that, and it's still something you should consider a tentative
date that is highly subject to change. It's all because Cingular does something like 400 hours of testing on every product, apparently the most rigorous product testing of any carrier. During that phase, if they find something they consider a flaw, they'll send the product back to the manufacturer and delay its release. That's what happened with the Motorola A630... repeatedly.
Now, we all know RIM makes good products. They really know what they're doing. But that's no guarantee that Cingular won't say "we think this is an issue, fix it!"
Of course, that wouldn't be so bad if Cingular's product testing actually worked as well as they want us to think it does. They'll cancel the launch of the A630, a phone that seems to satisfy most of its owners, but they'll release (and then ultimately recall) bug-ridden phones like the V600 and the MPX-220. So, Cingular gets an A for having the right idea, and a C- for the actual execution of it.
That's just my 2 cents on the subject, FWIW.
Originally Posted by Dawg
I dont see a 7100 on nextel coming at all maybe on the sprint side..
Well, it's been slowly leaking out for a couple months that Nextel's next Blackberry WILL be a 7100 series unit! I'm pretty sure there's a thread on the subject over in the Rumors Forum. I've even seen a picture of the unit. Looks like a slightly modified 7100g.