Based on history... IF nextel gets an 8700 model, you can bet it won't be for at least a year. They have to get it to all the other vendors first I guess
.. I figure Tmobile is next followed by Verizon. Then once two new models comes out and a few more law suits, Nextel will get one..
Now for the kicker.. is the fact that iDEN for Nextel will go away in four years going to have an impact on whether Sprint or Nextel get the next BB model. My bet is the next BB from the stables of Nextel/Sprint will be the Sprint model on CDMA.