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Old 04-15-2007, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking about buying a blackberry 7230. I would like to know the pros and cons to having a blackberry 7230.
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Does the blackberry 7230 have Wi-FI?
What is the blackberry 7230's wireless modem?
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums! The search button is your friend here as these have been asked and answered many times over...

-- RIM = Research In Motion
-- No wifi
-- There is no wireless modem

Again welcome and search for more detailed responses
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 7230 is an old BlackBerry. Only 16MB memory. GPRS speeds only. Not recommended as a "new" BlackBerry. It is several years old.
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Arrow Good as a phone?

Is it any good as a phone?
I would be using t mobile pay as u go, would this be any good?
What is the internet like?
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nope.... As NJ stated, you might want to consider one of the newer BB devices
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Internet is slow. Dial up speed. GPRS gives you 30-40kbps.

Phone is OK - not great.

The 7230 was a good e-mail device.

You may not be able to get any Internet with Pay as U go. Check with T-Mobile.
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Thanks for your help!
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No BB functionality on ANY carrier with pay as you go. I would also recommend something newer, I have the 7250 which is newer I believe and sometimes I wish I had one of those new fangled bb's with the trackball.
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The 7230's screen and backlight are really poor as well.

I'd recommend a 7290 at minimum and an 8700 or better if possible.
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You can pick up an unlocked 7290 for about $99 on Tigerdirect.com

The backlight on the 7230 is a dim green glow. The backlight on the 7290 is more like what you'd see in a computer or laptop LCD screen.
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