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Old 11-01-2006, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been asked to try the 8703e. I have used (and liked) the 8700c since it came out. Other than the obvious (color of case) is there any discernable difference between the two? I would presume Edge vs EV-DO but here again...a significant difference?
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Network, network, network.

The 8703 is a CDMA device - meaning it will work on Verizon or Sprint. The 8700 is a GSM device; it will work on your home carrier and many places outside of North America.

Choose the carrier first - and that is based on your location and needs: what works best where you live, where you work, and where you travel to. After you choose the carrier, then choose the BB.

The 8703 is EV-DO, which is faster than EDGE. But that won't help you if you go somewhere that has no CDMA networks....
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the one other thing that is nice about the 8700c is that the battery life is a little bit better on GSM than EVDO.. however the EVDO speeds are equally as nice..
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Try using this:
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Built-in GPS in the 8703e (if you're not with Verizon) is one difference...
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The GPS on Sprint/Nextel is the biggest win besides the faster EVDO network. Try out Spot or Naggie (location-based reminders) to see what GPS can do for you.
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I have found 8703e users to be more intelligent and better-looking than their somewhat unpolished 8700 cousins . . . .
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I have found 8703e users to be more intelligent and better-looking than their somewhat unpolished 8700 cousins . . . .
Oh......uh..... duh...... it'z thet why I drroool.......
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Network, network, network.

The 8703 is EV-DO, which is faster than EDGE. But that won't help you if you go somewhere that has no CDMA networks....
Like my house :(
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I have found 8703e users to be more intelligent and better-looking than their somewhat unpolished 8700 cousins . . . .
They also tend to not be able to travel outside of North America...
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I use VZW for cell (a nice shiny KRZR) and cingular for initially bb but now cell and bb and I find the EDGE network is much more built up then ev-do. It because of this that I went to cingy in the first place. And now that I'm using them I've seen their network really get built up around NYC and I get a better signal on my bb then I do on my VZW KRZR. Add to that the horribly dumbed down UI on their phones and VZW better be careful!
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