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Old 04-12-2006, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. Since the new 8700g is coming out, i would like to have a T-Mobile compatible BB. But, is there any significant difference beside the look?
I currently have an unlocked cingular version of 8700. Is there difference in service? I am currently having some problem with my current BB, so i have yet to connect any email and internet service to my BB.

Can someone explain to me what the difference might be beside the look and logo?

I checked the Blackberry website. It listed both BBs to have the exact same features.

P.S. I meant to compare 8700g and 8700c

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Old 04-12-2006, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Internally identical. Same software runs on both. Only difference is the case. The 8700c (unlocked) runs perfectly on T-Mobile's network.
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So, why do I see so many people who alraedy have 8700c excited about the T-Mobile 8700g? Does T-Mobile offer any exclusive programs or service?

If it's just the housing, I will rather get a replacement housing than a whole new phone.
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I've got a -c and am getting a -g. Should be here tomorrow, but I'll be giving my -c to a friend as I prefer the navy (actually, I prefer black, but what're you gonna do.)
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only differences are the letters
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Old 04-12-2006, 08:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity, there has been a lot of complaints as to the "feel" of the 8700c, the plastic-y feel. Is the -g the same way? Does it have the same feel as the -c?
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The difference of the two....a better service provider???

Maybe I am just biased
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Originally Posted by will0711
So, why do I see so many people who alraedy have 8700c excited about the T-Mobile 8700g? Does T-Mobile offer any exclusive programs or service?
Upgrade pricing. Buying an 8700c without contract from Cingular to unlock and use it on TMO is expensive.
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