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Old 10-18-2005, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thought this might be of intrest:

http://supportcingular.atgnow.com/cn...s/KB53234.html

Seems to be missing quite a few, though I'm sure it will have the full 4.1 load.
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Old 10-18-2005, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the fact this page even exists is a hopeful sign...
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good find. I also noticed that they have an article on "Tethering the RIM Blackberry 8700c to Windows 2000 via USB cable." Further down in the instructions though, it refers to the 7100g.
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Old 10-18-2005, 02:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Does anyone else think it is stupid to have a picture of another cell phone as the symbol for the phone?? Why not a picture of an old fashioned phone or old fashioned phone handset?? Design 101....
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I suspect that will initially be the least of the complaints .
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not sure if this has already been posted but might be of interest

http://supportcingular.atgnow.com/cn...s/KB53227.html
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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here's the new theme and how it will look.
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Great, so it's pretty much confirmed we (Cingular customers) get the ugly one. With an ugly theme to boot. Looks like I'll be waiting for an unlocked true black one to show up in the spring.
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I actually think thats one of the best looking themes to date, to be honest. It looks like they hired the people who made the Orange France theme to do this one. The new BB Insight-Icon theme is really nice, in my opinion. The 8700 will feature something called 'Dimension' as one of its themes, although I'm not really sure what it looks like. Vodafone has also made a new theme for the 8700 series.
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OK, well I never cared for the Orange theme at all. This one looks all washed out. What I dislike the most is that rather than making full-color icons, which would be a LOT easier to differentiate at a glance, they make all the icons out of the same three colors, more or less: shades of blue, orange, and white. Yeah, we get it, your colors are blue, orange, and white, the theme is blue, orange, and white...give me regular icons! Poor, poor usability design there.
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Does anyone else think it is stupid to have a picture of another cell phone as the symbol for the phone??
i, too, think it is stupid.

especially when said icon is too close in resemblance to this!

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I prefer a sharp, clear looking icon as opposed to something annimated looking.
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the link is gone...i read somewhere (maybe this site) that it will have built in GPS. Is that just for third party apps or did anyone notice an app on that description page? how does the 7520 handle gps (if thats the right model...nextels)
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I like seeing EDGE instead of GPRS next to the signal bar!
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the link is gone...i read somewhere (maybe this site) that it will have built in GPS. Is that just for third party apps or did anyone notice an app on that description page? how does the 7520 handle gps (if thats the right model...nextels)
PTT maybe, but i don't think GPS. maybe you were reading about the 7100i?
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Default Yes it does have GPS

And that is one of the reasons I have to get one.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have not seen specs on this aspect. Where did you see them please?

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it was in that pinstack article on the 8700 (that i cant find right now) and i found it in this post also http://blackberryforums.com/showthre...&highlight=gps
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the link is gone...i read somewhere (maybe this site) that it will have built in GPS. Is that just for third party apps or did anyone notice an app on that description page? how does the 7520 handle gps (if thats the right model...nextels)
The 7520 does have GPS (And PTT for that matter) along with the new 7100.. The nextel models have a different GPS reciever in them then most cell phones, it's an AGPS reciever that allows quicker tracking and things like that, it enables the use of programs like TeleNav and such. All of the nextel GPS enabled phones can run TeleNav (Even down to the old i88 and i58)

It doesn't really handle GPS any differently, theres a selection in menu options that reads "Location Based Services" and that's the GPS menu.. When a java app asks for GPS coordinates, you get a pop up to authorize it once or always authorize it.. That's about it...
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thanks

fyi, ive called cingular a few times these past couple of weeks, and they always said they had no idea about the 8700. today someone said they got a notice of it and were preparing for release...and if i want more info call back toward the end of this week
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