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Old 09-13-2004, 08:30 PM   #41 (permalink)
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From what I gather, TMobile will be the only ones carrying this for a while and I also gather this will be locked. Hey, I've got a question, why would you rather have a keyboard with two letters per pad versus the almost BB-invented perfect QWERTY keyboard. Somebody tell me what the pluses are? I do agree this is quite a cool looking device, but let's not forget why we learned to love this fruit.
The smaller size is quite alluring. If there's not much of a speed sacriface with the fewer keys, I'm all for it.
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:02 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Whatever it's like Im willing to bet it will still be better than Grafitti :P ;)
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Oh, I can guarantee that! Grafitti is for my grandparents!! HA!!
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:20 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the 7100t can be purchased from t-mobile without subscribing to a BB plan? My intention would be to purchase the phone and get it unlocked to operate it on Rogers. Does anyone think that's possible?
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Does anyone know if the 7100t can be purchased from t-mobile without subscribing to a BB plan? My intention would be to purchase the phone and get it unlocked to operate it on Rogers. Does anyone think that's possible?
I'm sure you can buy it without a BB plan, but you'll have some barriers to cross. You'll have to enter into some sort of contract voice plan, though. Also, you'll have to find some way to unlock it. T-Mo will probably do this for you themselves, but you'll have to wait at least a month.
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Old 09-14-2004, 06:30 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Yeah, my guess is without BB running, you're going to miss out on a lot of funtionality. Good luck!!
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:05 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the 7100t can be purchased from t-mobile without subscribing to a BB plan? My intention would be to purchase the phone and get it unlocked to operate it on Rogers. Does anyone think that's possible?
check ebay in 2 wks.. i'm sure there will be unlocked handsets available..
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All right then, I'll let anyone who wants one know. I don't think I could deal with the two letters on one pad deal, but that's just me.
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Old 09-15-2004, 11:55 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Why is there such a huge price differential between this device -- $299, versus the 7700 series -$499? Are the 7700's overpriced, given that everyone thinks this device is superior?
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Why is there such a huge price differential between this device -- $299, versus the 7700 series -$499? Are the 7700's overpriced, given that everyone thinks this device is superior?
I presume that RIM or T-Mobile is willing to subsidise the price in their hopes to break into the consumer market.
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Thant would be my guess...oh, and yes, that's what everyone in the marketplace is saying too
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Old 09-16-2004, 12:07 AM   #52 (permalink)
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this is a consumer marker vs business market debate. There is several products and services which have a great difference in price based on the market. Busineses make money. Consumers spend money, so do Busineses... but the use of the product is not necessarily producing income/productivity.

Also this is a next generation BlackBerry which obviously was a complete redesign in terms of so many things, they may have lowered the cost of production through new technology.
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