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Old 11-27-2005, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cingular is running a pretty good deal on them and I have a line eligible for upgrade, can't decide if i should give it a try out or not. I've been using smartphones for awhile now and just "downgraded" to a w800i and really miss a lot of the smartphone features. Only thing holding me back is with the 8700 just now coming out would it be better to wait a bit and get it instead? The only thing that interests me that much more over the 7290 would be edge, but i work A LOT so its not like i'll be having a lot of down time where i'll be surfing around on my phone. Althought it would be a nice feature I'm not sure if it would be worht the price difference to me
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Old 11-27-2005, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if your like me and in the i/t industry - the 8700 w/ edge would defiately kill the 7290 as an option on what to buy if your goin new.

i'm hearing that people can get the 8700 working as a modem but with no edge yet? and also that cingular might be adding that as an option later?

http://blackberryforums.com/showthre...ght=8700+modem

and this is mark rehjon's faq on blackberry as a modem;
http://blackberryforums.com/showthre...ght=8700+modem

this guy kevint said:
I was able to get an 8700c working with Cingular with the following changes to the FAQ:
+cgdcont=1,"IP","WAP.CINGULAR"

I also needed to uncheck:

Enable hardware flow control
Enable modem error control
Enable model compression
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I work in finance so I'm usually not getting large attachments mainly confirmations and things like that. Either way I won't really being using it as a modem, mainly for email/calender and occassional browsing. Calender features were one of the bigger things that I missed from my previous smartphones, i switched to my current phone just for something different while waiting for some wm2005 devices to come out and now nothing really looks that impressive and I can't deal with the deminished functionality of my current phone
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