Originally Posted by Perfect Storm
Unless something has changed with the 8707 that isn't reflected in those stats, you're just going to get gprs (not even edge) while in the US.
8707v with 3 G card will work in Japan for phone and email. you can load japanese font sets to read mails by installing various multilanguage firmware versions on your blackberry. You can also use namimail to allow sending of jap mails but then firmware needs to be 4.1 (do not use 4.2 as namimail not working with 4.2 yet) and also Namimail must have english os for it to work.
Recommend you use Hong Kong operating system as it has english language. May need to set TLS to handheld rather than proxy and make sure have internet access and can access namikiteru website. Also reset firewall.
NB Added November7th 2007:
We have Namimail 2.2.1 working on 4.2. operating system on 8707v and 8800 now. Found best OS for a European User for Vodafone is from UK with East Asian package.