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Old 10-11-2006, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8700v vs 8700g

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Is there any difference between the 8700v and 8700g, other than exterior colors and branding? I'm moving to NZ from the states and may either be gettin g an 8100 or an 8700*.

So for my purposes, is the 8700v and the 8700g practically the same?
Old 10-11-2006, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Other than the looks of the cases, they are identical.
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Default 8700v could be different

I have an 8700v. Besides the case color differences mentioned above, my 8700v originated in Germany. Hence the keyboard is not a QWERTY but a QWERTZ (Z & Y positions interchanged). Please be aware of where your 8700v originates.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

If you purchase a 8700g from tmo, make sure you unlock it before you use a gsm sim from any of the nz's wireless carriers. Other than the provider specific os and the housing, and one is locked to tmo (and not sure the v is locked to the originated provider (vodafone)). They are the same in terms of the hardware spec.
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You also should see what system is in use in NZ and whether the carriers there will allow a US phone to operate ontheir network.

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