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Old 05-24-2007, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which one? 8800,8300, 8707g (as it has 3G)

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Hi All

i have never had a BB and very excited at getting my first. the more people i speak to the more confused i get.

here in australia we do have 3G and the 8707g is 3G enabled... i was told i should go for that one as it will be a lot faster and that i can receive calls while downloading emails/surfing the net...

any comments about this would be greatly appreciated
Old 05-24-2007, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know about "faster". Speed is relative to the connection, the processor and available memory. My experience with 3 G devices is limited to Cingular Blackjack here in the US.

Email is email is email and the messages are small enough that 3G really doesn't affect delivery or sending - unless there are huge attachments. Surfing might be a bit faster, but not sure it would be that noticeable.

Also, 3G eats battery power, especially if you are in a fringe area where the device is constantly searching and going in and out of 3G. Not a good enough trade off in my opinion. But you should test it out yourself.
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