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Old 02-14-2006, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats the speed of browsing the internet with a blackberry? I know there are a few things that can make a difference (carrier/location/blackberry models). I am just curious what the speed time is. Is it like dail up or a little faster. I will be using it with nextel if that helps.
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Would you say its the same as dial up or faster?
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Its a little mobile device that has web access. I'd say its faster than dial up, but that depends on what you are trying to do.
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Its a little mobile device that has web access. I'd say its faster than dial up, but that depends on what you are trying to do.
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Nextel seems slow... I would say slower than dialup on their browser for WAP. I know the EDGE devices are pretty fast and GSM is likely faster than Nextel but can't say for sure.

I agree it's a handheld device and I wouldn't use it to replace a laptop or other device for "surfing" the web. It's perfect amount of speed for pullign searchs, directions and misc stuff from a boring airport waiting area...

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I find browsing on the 8700 EDGE very nice.
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The bowser on an EDGE device will be faster than the iDEN network. If you don't need PTT get the 7250 on the CDMA network. An OS upgrade will provide EVDO which is much faster than EDGE.
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I would mainly use the web to run my ebay store. Check auctions/sports scores/online banking/stocks/weather/driving directions/
General usage I guess. I would use the email but would only get about 15-20 emails a day. I would also use instant messanger (verichat/im+.....)
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The speed has more to do with the network than the blackberry except in cases of heavy graphics decoding and rendering, here's the speed from slowest to fastest:

Nextel/Telus MiKE (7510/7520/7100i/6510)
Cingular/T-Mobile (and all Euro Carriers) (GSM/GPRS) (all 72xx phones and 7100)
Verizon/Sprint/Bell/Alltel/Earthlink/Telstra (1xRTT) (used on 7750 and 7250)
Cingular/T-Mobile/Rogers (GSM/EDGE) (Just the 8700)
Verizon/Sprint/Bell/Alltel/Earthlink/Telstra (1xEVDO) 7130e and 7250

Probably the fastest overall experience would be the 7130e because of the better guts than the 7250 with the 8700 a close second because I think it has an even better cpu than the 7130e but a slower network.
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