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Old 02-12-2007, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How functional will the WiFi be? Will it be able to surf on any WiFi connection and not use the cell phone to search?
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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THE IS NO WIFI IN THE 8800!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GPS, yes but NO WIFI!
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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THE IS NO WIFI IN THE 8800!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GPS, yes but NO WIFI!

Somebody needs to sticky this....seriously.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Agreed, I am waiting on the Camera question! <vbg>
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I think the purpose of the question is to determine if the upcoming wi-fi (the one BG has pics of) is worth waiting for and skipping the debut release of the 8800c.

If knowing wi-fi would be limited to those on a BES or TMO hotspot accounts and not your own home wireless LAN or a free hotspot zone, it would aid in the decision to buy now or wait until later.

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This picture of the 8800 shows Wifi........
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THE IS NO WIFI IN THE 8800C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GPS, yes but NO WIFI!

Fixed!
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Fixed!
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You will not see the WiFi Icon on the CIngular 8800.
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I think the purpose of the question is to determine if the upcoming wi-fi (the one BG has pics of) is worth waiting for and skipping the debut release of the 8800c.

If knowing wi-fi would be limited to those on a BES or TMO hotspot accounts and not your own home wireless LAN or a free hotspot zone, it would aid in the decision to buy now or wait until later.

Steve
Exactly, I should have been more specific. I apologize for the poorly written post, especially for my first on the board.

I understand that this release will not have WiFi, but when (and if) the WiFi version is released (on Cingular/AT&T, TMO or whatever) will it be limited as stated above or not? Being able to use the unit like a PPC over a wireless network will be a decision on which carrier I go with.

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In Boy Genius's post on the BB 8800 browser he mentions that browsing over wifi was fast. So it sounds like at least some models will be able to browse over wifi.
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can u send pix that u take with the camera via email?
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Yes...
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There's a rumor floating around that the 8800 has crippled WIFI by RIM for specific carriers due to money paid for using RIM services. Can anyone confirm this? If so then would it be possible to hack the OS to enable WIFI? I know this would void the warranty but just curious.
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This picture of the 8800 shows Wifi...
where did you find that pic? The Blackberry website doesn't show those pics.
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He found it on Engadget.
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where did you find that pic? The Blackberry website doesn't show those pics.
See link here: Engadget
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See link here:
Yummy, thanks.. I am praying for wi-fi and camera in T-Mobiles near future.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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This picture of the 8800 shows Wifi...
But it doesn't show the Cingular logo either... There are plenty of 8800 photos but I have yet to see a confirmed photo of a release model. That's what really matters.
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I doubt very seriously that Blackberry's website (at one time) would post a photo of a variation of the '88 with a Wi-Fi icon present, with no intention of rolling one out eventually.

I'm with BG's theory right now - he had BB8820's perusing his site last month, I believe - those may be Wi-fi'ers.

As to which carrier gets the goods - no one will no for sure until a press release drops. But me being greedy hopes TMO gets it first.
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