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Old 10-30-2006, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I got my paws on an 8705 today, and as most everyone knows, there is nothing really special about this device other than being HAC, but these pictures certainly answer the question as to whether the device would have 4.2.

I did a search, and as far as I can tell I've got the only pictures out so far, so here they are, shown first on BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community, shown first by dc/dc.





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it does not have OS 4.2 :(
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it does not have OS 4.2 :(
Not at this time, no. :(
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damnnn just means a longerrr wait.
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what's so special about this device compared to other 8700 series?
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hearing aid compatible.
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I believe the phone would be My Faves compatible also.
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It looks like an EDGE version of the 8703e....same faceplate, keyboard and hearing aid compatible.
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I believe the phone would be My Faves compatible also.
hmm... i wonder if it is the OS to enable the My Faves program.
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what's so special about this device compared to other 8700 series?
As I mentioned in the post, nothing is new about this other than being HAC.
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hmm... i wonder if it is the OS to enable the My Faves program.
I did not see a MyFaves app, but that doesn't mean much as that is a SIM dependent app, and I don't have MyFaves service.
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As I mentioned in the post, nothing is new about this other than being HAC.
Wait.. so you're telling me this doesn't have wifi with windows mobile??
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Wait.. so you're telling me this doesn't have wifi with windows mobile??
No, as you can clearly see from the pictures it is running Palm OS and has a dual-mode iDEN and HSDPA radio.
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doh. I was really hoping for some WM5. I want to put even more money into Bill Gates pockets!
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doh. I was really hoping for some WM5. I want to put even more money into Bill Gates pockets!
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I did not see a MyFaves app, but that doesn't mean much as that is a SIM dependent app, and I don't have MyFaves service.
Just a bit of info on the MyFaves service here in the US. It is not reliant on the phone. But T-Mobile is requiring that you have a MyFaves phone set up on the account.

So, what you can do is get the cheapest MyFaves phone and then stick the sim card in whatever phone you want. You can manage the 5 numbers from the My Tmobile website.
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Just a bit of info on the MyFaves service here in the US. It is not reliant on the phone. But T-Mobile is requiring that you have a MyFaves phone set up on the account.

So, what you can do is get the cheapest MyFaves phone and then stick the sim card in whatever phone you want. You can manage the 5 numbers from the My Tmobile website.
That is true, but there is a myFaves application that is installed OTA on the 8100 if your SIM is provisioned for the service. Since I don't have mFaves, I was unable to test whether the 4.1 OS on the 8705 was capable of receiving the myFaves app.
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That is true, but there is a myFaves application that is installed OTA on the 8100 if your SIM is provisioned for the service. Since I don't have mFaves, I was unable to test whether the 4.1 OS on the 8705 was capable of receiving the myFaves app.
The myFaves application is installed by default with OS 4.2 - on ALL handhelds (even non-TMO devices). The provisioning by TMO for the service simply enables the application, which is otherwise dormant.
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The myFaves application is installed by default with OS 4.2 - on ALL handhelds (even non-TMO devices). The provisioning by TMO for the service simply enables the application, which is otherwise dormant.
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