BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2004, 07:30 PM   #41 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Model: 8800
Carrier: Several
Posts: 227
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Please Login to Remove!

Quote:
Originally Posted by morganc14
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.
Offline  
Old 09-13-2004, 08:02 PM   #42 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
emale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Model: 8800
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 156
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Whatever it's like Im willing to bet it will still be better than Grafitti :P ;)
Offline  
Old 09-13-2004, 08:04 PM   #43 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Model: 7290
Carrier: TMobile
Posts: 111
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Oh, I can guarantee that! Grafitti is for my grandparents!! HA!!
__________________
Chuck Morgan
Offline  
Old 09-13-2004, 10:20 PM   #44 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.351
Carrier: Rogers Wireless
Posts: 98
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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?
Offline  
Old 09-13-2004, 10:26 PM   #45 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Model: 8800
Carrier: Several
Posts: 227
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TotalDistinction
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.
Offline  
Old 09-14-2004, 05:30 AM   #46 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Model: 7290
Carrier: TMobile
Posts: 111
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yeah, my guess is without BB running, you're going to miss out on a lot of funtionality. Good luck!!
__________________
Chuck Morgan
Offline  
Old 09-14-2004, 10:05 AM   #47 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Model: 8310
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 36
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TotalDistinction
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..
Offline  
Old 09-14-2004, 01:38 PM   #48 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Model: 7290
Carrier: TMobile
Posts: 111
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
__________________
Chuck Morgan
Offline  
Old 09-15-2004, 10:55 PM   #49 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: South Texas and San Francisco
Model: z10
Carrier: att
Posts: 870
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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 never met a man I didn't like."
Will Rogers
Redneck
Offline  
Old 09-15-2004, 11:03 PM   #50 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Model: 8800
Carrier: Several
Posts: 227
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by guinda35
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.
Offline  
Old 09-15-2004, 11:04 PM   #51 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
kirson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chicago
Model: 9000
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 421
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thant would be my guess...oh, and yes, that's what everyone in the marketplace is saying too
Offline  
Old 09-15-2004, 11:07 PM   #52 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
emale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Model: 8800
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 156
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Offline  




Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.