Originally Posted by rsams
Just fabulous - thank you so much for your answers. I've talked 3 separate times with Cingular. (He has an 8700 by the way) - all three claim he should be getting service yadayadayada. He's been paying for international service since january in anticipation of this trip.
I am biting my tongue trying not to give this advice. If anyone really needs BlackBerry functionality in Japan, you should look into the Nokia E61 or E70 phones. Both have BlackBerry functionality (I don't know how much) and if you purchase the correct model it should have W-CDMA/UMTS. Just be careful as there are two models of these phones one for N.A. and one for everywhere else. The N.A. version does not have W-CDMA.
Also, please don't flame me about Nokia's BlackBerry implementation, I really don't care and am just trying to provide a solution that RIM hasn't yet.