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Old 01-30-2006, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm about to make a company wide sale for the Blackberry with Sprint service. Sprint service is a must, but the choice of Blackberry is optional. I can get a GREAT GREAT GREAT deal on the Blackberry 7750, but I can't find out any more information about it, it appears to be phased out which makes me wary of purchasing. We'll be using BES and want to use instant messaging applications


On the other hand, I can't see why I should pay as much as I would for the 7250 if there is no real difference between the 7750 and 7250. Please let me know!
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Huge difference IMHO. 7750 is a slug. Don't inflict it on your users!
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I'm about to make a company wide sale for the Blackberry with Sprint service. Sprint service is a must, but the choice of Blackberry is optional. I can get a GREAT GREAT GREAT deal on the Blackberry 7750, but I can't find out any more information about it, it appears to be phased out which makes me wary of purchasing. We'll be using BES and want to use instant messaging applications


On the other hand, I can't see why I should pay as much as I would for the 7250 if there is no real difference between the 7750 and 7250. Please let me know!
I will quickly tell you the 7750 is a dog, the long answer is search..
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do not buy the 7750. Even if they give it to you for free. It is very slow and memory constrained. Get the 7250. No question whatsoever.
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Sprint/Nextel? The 7520 would be the obvious choice.
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Nextel = 7520
Sprint (CDMA) = 7250
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Without a doubt the 7250. 7750 too slow and too little memory.
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The 7750 is RIM's first colour CDMA device; it was, in my opinion, rushed to market to meet the demands of a user base that was drooling over the flashier GSM handhelds available at the time. RIM took the guts of their 6750, added a bit more RAM, a colour display, and a heavier Java operating system; however, they left the processor the same. The 7750 initally shipped with OS 3.6 and eventually most carriers switched to shipping with OS 4.0 which places even higher demands on the already overburdoned processor.

Imagine: you're typing an email and a phone call rings in ... unfortunatly, your BlackBerry's processor doesn't have the resources to handle both the Messages and Phone APIs at the same time. As a result you sit and stare at the hourglass spinning away as your phone call is redirected to voicemail.

The 7250 is what the 7750 should have been. The ergonomics are greatly improved, both RAM and processor have received significant upgrades, it was designed with OS 4.0 and the first 4.1 builds have been released, it has Bluetooth support, can be made to support EvDO and can be used to tether.

I would recommend the 7750 only for those users who will be accessing moderate amounts of email, very minimal phone usage and practically no Web.
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Just curious, exactly how much is the "GREAT GREAT GREAT deal on the Blackberry 7750" anyway?
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Just curious, exactly how much is the "GREAT GREAT GREAT deal on the Blackberry 7750" anyway?
Great deal as in practically free. I mean, I wouldn't even look at buying 'em, but it's hard to convince management that giving up a deal like this would be worth it in the long run.

So, in a nutshell, 7750 is slow and is short on memory compared to a 7250. That's it?
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Remind management that "You get what you pay for" and that there is a reason they are practically giving them away. Check this thread if you like:

BENCHMARK your BlackBerry speed! Add your results here!

Scroll down, compare the 7750 to the 7250 for yourself.
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Great deal as in practically free. I mean, I wouldn't even look at buying 'em, but it's hard to convince management that giving up a deal like this would be worth it in the long run.

So, in a nutshell, 7750 is slow and is short on memory compared to a 7250. That's it?
7750 runs on 1xRTT networks
7250 runs on EVDO networks (about a 10 fold increase in bandwidth)

7750 is using the integrated ARM processor in the Qualcomm CDMA chipset
7250 has a dedicated CPU that doesn't share the responsibility with the CDMA/EVDO chips

7250 has twice the memory, a much better screen, uses a regular USB cable instead of a cradle, which means easier to get parts, SmartPhoneDepot even sells a Nextel sized battery kit for the 7250 to give it some amazing talk-time. Bluetooth is another reason to get the 7250, just make it known that you will not be supporting their bluetooth headset issues since we got pulled into it and people are always messing with it and their headsets stop working.

Maybe you could somehow get one or two of each as "testers" and give them out to the management and let them evaluate them and see how slow it is.

If I had a video camera, I'd make a video and post how slow the 7750 is.
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Maybe you could somehow get one or two of each as "testers" and give them out to the management and let them evaluate them and see how slow it is.
An excellent idea ... when the two devices are used side by side the cost/value of each is evident.
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