03-07-2010, 02:47 PM
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Wow. You sure are hitting a lot in a short question.
A couple of things to consider. If a phone is GSM, you can swap the SIM card and the phone features will work if the phones are either locked to the carrier of the SIM card or if the phone is unlocked. So, you could swap your SIM card into another BB and have the phone part work. It's the part about "still retain all the services, features, and Enterprise/Server management?" that gets tricky.
For a blackberry, you will have to switch the PIN/IMEI for the actual device through the carrier's BB service. BB features such as the push email and blackberry messenger and the built in browser requires the specific BB to be activated on a blackberry data plan to work.
Additionally, if the BB in question is on BES (which it sounds like it is when you talk about Enterprise), the new phone will have to be activated on the BES to work which means your BB administrator will have to be involved. No way around this. You can't do it without their knowledge.
Sounds like you were given a phone for work and you don't like it. Generally, most people on this forum highly recommende that you use the phone you were given by your company and not try to pull anything over by using an unsupported or unauthorized device. That does make the assumption that you want to keep your job. Many companies limit what devices can be activated on their servers due to security and suppport concerns. And if you do get your own phone activated on a company server, be prepared to give up control to the company as they can and most do, implement security policies that may lock down the phone so that you cannot install software at will and may even lock the camera to make it unusable in some cases.
The Storm 9530 is a dual CDMA/GSM device. IF you get the GSM unlocked, it can be used on AT&T. Search the Storm subforum for more info.
Personal: iPhone on AT&T
Work: BB 9650 on Sprint