Originally Posted by AuntyDan
Thabnks for the input.
li2327 - So you're not feeling tempted to upgrade to a 8830 from Verizon?
Dubdub - Good point about the carrier. I'm pretty much settled on Sprint at present, primarily due to their Internet/Tethered pricing structure. Plus looking at the Cingular 3G coverage map it doesn't cover enough of the areas I'll be working in at present. Sprint has better overall coverage for EV-DO Internet access.
As for 4) I'm trying to simplify things by not having to carry yet another device around, plus it's another $100 which seems a waste when you can get it built in.
Question - Does anyone know if you can still make and receive calls on the 7803e (CDMA/Sprint) whilst accessing the Internet, either tethered or on the BB?
It is an 8703e not a 7803e. And when you are surfing or sending/receiving email, voice calls will go to voice mail. You can only do one thing at a time - data or voice, not both.
The 8800 is out now for Cingular. The 8830 is supposed to be released today (May 14) on Verizon, not sure about Sprint. I don't know what it will really do for most US users however. It has CDMA for the US market and GSM for the overseas areas. If you don't travel outside the US, it might be really a waste of money.