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athreya 09-07-2005 04:06 PM

Breaking News: New BB 8700 series on the anvil
 
The new BB 8700 series will be out soon. Highlights are:

1. EVDO +BB and EDGE + BB device for Verizon (Sprint) and Cingular respectively.
2. GPS and IM builtin (Carrier fee applies)
3. faster processor + 64MB RAM
4. Better - more native - attachment viewing
5. No camera, no wifi, no VOIP.
6. Classic form factor + sleeker design, speakerphone
7. In testing now: Due out in Oct/ Nov from Verizon, Cingular and Sprint/Nextel. (I will have one in hand in about two weeks from now)


Like the 7290, dont forget you heard it from me, first. I have shared everything i know.

mrogers 09-07-2005 05:32 PM

Sounds like the Electron!

crosstech100 09-07-2005 06:15 PM

Electron
 
Forget the Electron! When is there going to Blackberry with a 20GB HD, bluetooth 2.0, GPS, Swiss Army Knife, MP3 player, Broadband, and WIFI?

whsbuss 09-07-2005 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by athreya
The new BB 8700 series will be out soon. Highlights are:

1. EVDO +BB and EDGE + BB device for Verizon (Sprint) and Cingular respectively.
2. GPS and IM builtin (Carrier fee applies)
3. faster processor + 64MB RAM
4. Better - more native - attachment viewing
5. No camera, no wifi, no VOIP.
6. Classic form factor + sleeker design, speakerphone
7. In testing now: Due out in Oct/ Nov from Verizon, Cingular and Sprint/Nextel. (I will have one in hand in about two weeks from now)


Like the 7290, dont forget you heard it from me, first. I have shared everything i know.

I sure hope you are right. I returned my 7250 last month awaiting a Verizon 7130e device. I wanted a better phone operation (Send/End keys) but if this is the Electron, it would be great!!

athreya 09-07-2005 06:38 PM

and
 
our internal codename for it is indeed electron.

jibi 09-07-2005 09:50 PM

good to hear. you start working at RIM now?

bperkins 09-07-2005 09:56 PM

Love it....Verizon is at the top of the heap for a change. That is awesome. Since it will have EVDO, will the 7250 still have this added with an upgraded firmware fix?

arconsulting 09-07-2005 10:03 PM

>> will the 7250 still have this added with an upgraded software fix?

That was the plan when I spoke w/ my Sprint rep last week.

whsbuss 09-07-2005 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bperkins
Love it....Verizon is at the top of the heap for a change. That is awesome. Since it will have EVDO, will the 7250 still have this added with an upgraded software fix?

Amen. Hard to believe Verizon will be on the cutting edge!

iamchrismullins 09-07-2005 11:59 PM

Sorry. I remain in the "what have you done for me lately department".

We fund their R and D. We should expect an uptick in functionality, regardless of SVC provider to field it first.

our internal codeword for it is: big deal

thanks for the insider info.

markadmin 09-08-2005 02:47 AM

Motorola Q is coming to take away my blackberry:(

athreya 09-08-2005 12:10 PM

the 8700
 
through this post i am willing to bet $1000 with imchrismullins..that what i have said are the specs of the next device. if he has any guts, he should pick it up rather than casting juveline aspersions.he can be funding himself or RIMs R&D, that doesnt cut ice

jibi 09-08-2005 12:57 PM

didn't you quote the wrong specs for the 7290...? :-)

athreya 09-08-2005 01:59 PM

sadly no
 
i qouted the precise specs for the 7290 also

lunchboxfett 09-08-2005 01:59 PM

I heard that the 7130 CDMA will be the same internals as the Electron.
I can't wait for the Electron.

T-Roy 09-08-2005 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by athreya
i qouted the precise specs for the 7290 also

Oh? :smile:

Quote:

Originally Posted by athreya
RIM 7290

BES/Blackberry email service
Blackberry Web Client
RIM Operating system
Email Reconciliation
PIM Sync
Wireless Calendar
Attachment Viewing
Folder Management
Xpress Messaging
850/1900/900/1800
Removable battery
Color Screen
Text Messaging
Qwerty Keyboard
Backlit Screen
Backlit Keys
Track Wheel
Speaker Phone
Web Access
WAP Browser
HTML Browser
Color Browser

No bluetooth or wifi. Only speakerphone

http://www.blackberryforums.com/rumor-mill/38-new-blackberry-handheld-7290-a.html

athreya 09-08-2005 02:54 PM

and where pray was i wrong?
 
except the speakerphone and bluetooth (which i myself corrected subsequently for the model i had seen with it was to be the charm later which had the speaker)...please note that the day was much before the official release. so from my post of aug 2004 here it is:

RIM 7290


BES/Blackberry email service
Blackberry Web Client
RIM Operating system
Email Reconciliation
PIM Sync
Wireless Calendar
Attachment Viewing
Folder Management
Xpress Messaging
850/1900/900/1800
Removable battery
Color Screen
Text Messaging
Qwerty Keyboard
Backlit Screen
Backlit Keys
Track Wheel
Speaker Phone
Web Access
WAP Browser
HTML Browser
Color Browser

No bluetooth or wifi. Only speakerphone

BJNY 09-08-2005 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by athreya
The new BB 8700 series will be out soon.
7. In testing now: Due out in Oct/ Nov from Verizon, Cingular and Sprint/Nextel. (I will have one in hand in about two weeks from now).


What about T-Mobile?

athreya 09-08-2005 04:27 PM

tmobile
 
honest answer is i dont know.

iamchrismullins 09-08-2005 06:50 PM

So these are specs?
 
aspersion \uh-SPUR-zhuhn; -shuhn\, noun:
1. A damaging or derogatory remark; slander.
2. The act of defaming or slandering.
3. A sprinkling with water, especially in religious ceremonies.

i kinda like door number 3.


$1000- we are impressed with your offer and your ability to articulate your "purview"
(I made up that word) Just kidding...

So these are specs?

BES/Blackberry email service
Blackberry Web Client
RIM Operating system - its going to have an O/S too?
Email Reconciliation
PIM Sync
Wireless Calendar
Attachment Viewing
Folder Management
Xpress Messaging
850/1900/900/1800
Removable battery
Color Screen
Text Messaging
Qwerty Keyboard
Backlit Screen
Backlit Keys
Track Wheel
Speaker Phone
Web Access
WAP Browser
HTML Browser
Color Browser

Again, at the risk of being aspertive (made that one up too)....
Whats the big deal?

My point was and is..this is the type of bb functionalities that should be at our fingertips and that we should be provided regardless of service provider.


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