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Old 02-11-2010, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the Pearl 8100 have 3G?
...and what is the difference between GPRS and 3G?
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It doesn't have 3g, it's too old of a device.

http://www.articlesbase.com/technolo...gy-955076.html

This article explains a bit behind the technology.

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None of the 81xx Pearls have 3G.

But, the upcoming new Pearl 9100 will have 3G.
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Some would argue that the CDMA based 8130 was 3G.
But the 8100 - the original question - does not have 3G.
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Some would argue that the CDMA based 8130 was 3G.
But the 8100 - the original question - does not have 3G.
Both are correct statements.
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Is a BOLD the best value one to get?
I find Blackberries in general a bit bulky but I need it for email and internet access and some applications I use specifically designed for Blackberry.
The iPhone is too expensive and Nokie E71 too new and therefore expensive.
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which bold? the original 9000 or the new 9700?
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Is a BOLD the best value one to get?
I find Blackberries in general a bit bulky but I need it for email and internet access and some applications I use specifically designed for Blackberry.
The iPhone is too expensive and Nokie E71 too new and therefore expensive.
The E71 is new? It's been around for 2 years...
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The E71 is new? It's been around for 2 years...
too new...in price terms it is still expensive for a phone.
I just want something cheap with 3G capability and either a web browser or something like the Blackberry where specific apps have been made for it.
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On contract they are about 30 bucks here, without around 450. I'm surprised it costs so much where you live, especially with new phones coming out every month.
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On contract they are about 30 bucks here, without around 450. I'm surprised it costs so much where you live, especially with new phones coming out every month.
That's the issue
I don't take phones on contract so I just need something I can put a SIM card in that has 3G and that has a web browser or it's the Blackberry for 1 specific app.
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