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Old 04-17-2006, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Howdy ppl !

Im new to this forum and plan on purshasing a blackberry 8700. I have a few NEWBIE questions so plz bear with me.

1) Does this model (or any other ) have wifi connectivity whereby i can connect to a wireless network at my home?

2) If i dont opt for blackberry's own services (bes) can i still use the phone to make calls, use wap etc through my service provider. Imagine i just have the phone and no blackberry contract whatso ever.

The reason im asking all this is that im looking for an imate replacement but not sure whether it has all the features/options of an imate.

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2006, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No wifi on the 8700; all data goes through GPRS/Edge.
You need a data plan to use the Wap Browser, Browser and email. Not necessarily BES (a company plan) but BIS, i.e. a personal plan.

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Old 04-17-2006, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay... I'll bite.

1) No WiFi
2) No data without a BlackBerry plan

I'd tell you to use the search feature from now on, but something tells me you won't be around very long.
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