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Old 02-12-2005, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm interested in getting a blackberry. I don't currently have one, and I'm looking at getting something to "get my feet wet" with... I have ATT currently and the 6210 I can get is for ATT.

1. Will this work with my current ATT plan (after I add blackberry data coverage)?

2. Is this a decent device to get use to blackberry with?

Thanks for the input..
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Old 02-12-2005, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 6210 is OK. Monochrome, which means a very limited browsing experience. Dual band GSM (900/1900) which means no new 850 MHz GSM (for Cingular).

It's OK.....
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1. Yes.

2. It's an old device. Won't have as good reception due to the lack of the 850 Mhz radio channels, and it's pretty limited. If it's the older 8meg model, you won't be able to add a TCP/IP stack. If it's the newer 16meg 6210 you should still be able to install BlackBerryOS 4.0 and gain stuff like instant messaging (VeriChat), and BlackBerry Browser (with images in monochrome). There are model 7280's (color with 850 Mhz band) available on eBay for under $150, which may be preferable over a used 6210.

If the 6210 is being given to you for free or cheap (i.e $50 or $75) then go for it. Just remember it's monochrome. It's still a better wireless data device than many cellphones, and makes a decent organizer (far better than the vast majority of cellphones)
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why dont you buy a new bb and if you dont like it return it. you get a test trial no matter what
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