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Old 09-24-2006, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the advantages of the 8800 over the 8700? Will there be better features? I do not want to go ahead and purchase the 8800 if it will be no different than the 8700.

What is the estimated cost of the device? Do we have this information yet?

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so the 8800 has no camera?
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From what I have read, it will have no camera, and I really do not think a Blackberry needs a camera. I would prefer to have a device that is very secure. RIM needs to make another line, away from the Blackberries if it wants to add things like camera's and mp3 players to phones.
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How about the difference that the 8700 is on the market now and the 8800 was just announced?!? The 8800 is a while off I'm sure lol
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Advantages:
MicroSD expandable memory
Faster processor
Media Playback (MP3s and video)
WiFi
Voice dialing
Smaller form factor
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Advantages:
MicroSD expandable memory
Faster processor
Media Playback (MP3s and video)
WiFi
Voice dialing
Smaller form factor
trackball
Are you getting this from your personal resources, or are these just assumptions based on what you've read and/or the 8100's specifications? Just curious, because a lot of what you put is wrong.
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i'm assuming,"its going to use the same processor as the 8700?"
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i'm assuming,"its going to use the same processor as the 8700?"
I think we'll see an updated version of our current processor in the 8700, to be honest... perhaps from 312mhz to 412mhz.
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I woild love to see.......
WiFi
Better proceesor speed
Extra memory
No camera
VOIP supported protocols so that's it can be used as internet phone.
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i want a freaking camera. i played with the pearl but i hate the small keyboard. i would get a treo 700 but i want to stay with cingular. id get a 650 but i heard they are unstable and suck. i love the stability and form factor of the bb but i want a damn camera. i dont really care about wifi. edge is good enough for me. im not sure i like the pearl trackball. the sidewheel is much easier for me. im really hoping they make a camera version
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Cingular will have the Palm Treo 750 real soon .. Just wait if you really want to get away from a BlackBerry. My wife now carries a 8100 (Pearl) and so far so good. The camera is good on the Pearl ...

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i hope it supports wi-fi.. 8800 is much slimmer than the 8700 too.
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i want a freaking camera. i played with the pearl but i hate the small keyboard. i would get a treo 700 but i want to stay with cingular. id get a 650 but i heard they are unstable and suck. i love the stability and form factor of the bb but i want a damn camera. i dont really care about wifi. edge is good enough for me. im not sure i like the pearl trackball. the sidewheel is much easier for me. im really hoping they make a camera version
I think the 8800 is aimed at the corp people and will not have a camera. Cameras will be aimed at the consumer market like the 8100.
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Are you getting this from your personal resources, or are these just assumptions based on what you've read and/or the 8100's specifications? Just curious, because a lot of what you put is wrong.
What exactly is wrong with what I've stated?
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From what I have read, it will have no camera, and I really do not think a Blackberry needs a camera. I would prefer to have a device that is very secure. RIM needs to make another line, away from the Blackberries if it wants to add things like camera's and mp3 players to phones.
I am completely with you on this. I like to save my battery for actual talking and emailing, not mp3 listening. That's what my iPod is for. And as for camera...every phone I know that has a camera in it, breaks. I like my BB just the way it is .
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Yeah...camera but WiFi .

i will hold out for an 8800.
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wifi YES. great for streaming movies for presentations. transfering files to the computer. no camera is a plus. the novelty wears off in a few days. I personally dont think the keypad should be made smaller. its perfect now.

expandable memory is great for saving documents and media files. maybe we can install apps there too?

anyways.. I am pumped for it
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What exactly is wrong with what I've stated?
A few of the points are still up in the air or unknown, and atleast one of them is not true. Just curious where you're getting your information from, that's all. I'm going to take a guess and say atleast 3-4 things are wrong.
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Cingular will have the Palm Treo 750 real soon .. Just wait if you really want to get away from a BlackBerry. My wife now carries a 8100 (Pearl) and so far so good. The camera is good on the Pearl ...

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Are you getting this from your personal resources, or are these just assumptions based on what you've read and/or the 8100's specifications? Just curious, because a lot of what you put is wrong.
I wouldn't say a lot...
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