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Old 06-12-2007, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a source to buy a unlocked BLACK RIM branded 8800...anyone know where I can get one?
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt you'll find one for sale. RIM branded devices are almost always property of RIM and therefore not for sale.
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Ive seen them before just dont remember the online store

They are black (as opposed to the dark blue cingular) and dont have atnt or tmobile branding
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Best bet is to just get a black housing. There's a vendor that sells them but you'll have to search as I don't recall the vendor or their URL.

It is possible to get unbranded BB's but it's a very expensive option for very little benefit.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Buy the tmobile version and remove the logo? (maybe the one I am selling in the buy/sell forum? )

Buy a new black housing from cnn.cn for $80 + shipping?
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Ive seen them before just dont remember the online store

They are black (as opposed to the dark blue cingular) and dont have atnt or tmobile branding
Actually, there are many online sellers that sell them and show pictures of generic blackberry. However, those are generic pictures, and not actual pictures, so don't buy one thinking you will get an unbranded one. They are unlocked generally, but are definitely carrier branded.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Buy the tmobile version and remove the logo? (maybe the one I am selling in the buy/sell forum? )

Buy a new black housing from cnn.cn for $80 + shipping?
ooo nice :D All black, no branding...only 80 bucks....only question is, how the heck do I install the thing?
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ooo nice :D All black, no branding...only 80 bucks....only question is, how the heck do I install the thing?
I'll let you know once I get it in the mail. Unfortunately, I can't find anywhere who sells a black qwerty keypad. Black phone with blue keypad...sweet
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'll let you know once I get it in the mail. Unfortunately, I can't find anywhere who sells a black qwerty keypad. Black phone with blue keypad...sweet
Want to post a guide with pictures?
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I'll let you know once I get it in the mail. Unfortunately, I can't find anywhere who sells a black qwerty keypad. Black phone with blue keypad...sweet
yea I was just thinking about that....damn!

Seems the only way to get all black is to buy a tmo version and then buy the black casing which will replace the tmo logo

You guys think thats the only way?

I'm disappointed rim doesnt sell non-carrier branded devices
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the only place where I could find what I wanted was this guy on ebay selling limited edition world phones, black, unbranded for a hefty price...$700!

eBay: Blackberry 8800 "LIMITED EDITION BLACK UNBRANDED" LOOK! (item 170120167082 end time Jun-17-07 22:59:53 PDT)
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You can get the black housing here.

Is there a step by step guide with pictures on how do disassemble the 8800 anywhere?
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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the only place where I could find what I wanted was this guy on ebay selling limited edition world phones, black, unbranded for a hefty price...$700!

eBay: Blackberry 8800 "LIMITED EDITION BLACK UNBRANDED" LOOK! (item 170120167082 end time Jun-17-07 22:59:53 PDT)
Any idiot that can't spell Vodafone shouldn't be trusted.
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Any idiot that can't spell Vodafone shouldn't be trusted.
Or someone who uses pictures straight from the BlackBerry website but watermarks them as his own.
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Or someone who uses pictures straight from the BlackBerry website but watermarks them as his own.
I didn't even catch that... LOL
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
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ooo nice :D All black, no branding...only 80 bucks....only question is, how the heck do I install the thing?
I'm sure instructions will come with the purchase.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:03 AM   #17 (permalink)
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They do not. I ordered some 8703e housings and they came in a padded envelope with no instructions.
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Are there no disassembly instructions on any of the forums? I know I've seen photos of the 8800 disassembled...

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Seems the only way to get all black is to buy a tmo version and then buy the black casing which will replace the tmo logo

You guys think thats the only way?
Yup.

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Old 06-14-2007, 04:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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well with no instructions im certainly not going to waste my money...if anyone comes across any please post a link
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I think a lot of the 8800 test units were black so I personally would not buy a black unbranded 8800 unless I KNEW FOR SURE it was not a test unit and since there is no way to really know for sure.....
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