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Old 01-13-2009, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I'm a bit stuck here. I don't know which one I would get. The 8900 is now going to be coming to ATT I hear so that would be good. I always liked the 8900 design and of course it's smaller and thinner. I think it's keyboard may be a little bit easier to type on than on the 9000. Though one thing that's kinda making me think otherwise is its lack of 3G. The 9000 has WiFi and 3G so that's a plus. Should I wait it out to see if a 3G 8900 comes out? If it ever would...Like I know there would probably be new versions just like the first curve (8300, 8310, 8330). I'm just not sure if they would add it in a new version.

What do you guys think? I really like the 8900 a lot and would get it but it just doesn't have 3G...Is it really necessary though? Would I really need 3G?
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Has AT&T announced the 8900?
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Well I assumed from this LINK that it would.
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So AT&T has not announced the curve, but the media picked up on one at CES. So no dates.

Bold is available today. T-Mobile 8900 in 2 weeks; AT&T unknown.

Personally - having used them side by side today, I will be switching from the Bold to the 8900 as soon as I can get one. I like the form factor and keyboard much better on the 8900.
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Unless you really need 3G and live, work, travel and play in 3G areas, it might not be such a big deal. You might be able to surf a bit faster, but then speed is relative to the beholder as well. And quite frankly, I really don't miss it on my "old fashioned" 8800.
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As long as it has WiFi, 3G is not a big deal to me.
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I think its important to note, there are semi-rumors that AT&T is degrading EDGE/2G service to bolster 3G. Also factor in AT&Ts dedication to make 3G devices their way of life. This is something to consider (I have personally experienced the shift in degraded signal on my 8310).
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And the inefficient iPhones will keep killing their 3G infrastructure. Tragic.
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I am with you on the form factor of the 8900. I may be saying goodbye Pearl and hello 8900

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So AT&T has not announced the curve, but the media picked up on one at CES. So no dates.

Bold is available today. T-Mobile 8900 in 2 weeks; AT&T unknown.

Personally - having used them side by side today, I will be switching from the Bold to the 8900 as soon as I can get one. I like the form factor and keyboard much better on the 8900.
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