08-06-2009, 05:47 PM
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I used an 8130 until I got my Storm. The Storm has EVDO Rev A. The 8130 and 8830 only have EVDO Rev 0.
For your purposes, you definitely should get a phone with Rev A. I think the new Tour has Rev A, but I don't think the 8330 does.
By the specs, Rev A is 50% faster downloads and 1000% (yes, 10 TIMES) faster for uploads compared to Rev 0. In practice, I definitely get faster throughput using my Storm as a modem compared to my 8130.
Verizon 8130 (on the bench, now
Verizon 9530 (replaced by VZW 4 times, then with a 9550)