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Old 10-18-2006, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to the forum. I've had my BlackBerry for a little over a year. (7520) Was about to go to Treo, but just cant let the BlackBerry go. So now I'm looking to upgrade. I was thinking of leaving NEXTEL but I love my TeleNav and would be lost with out GPS Navigation/Maps. Anyway, let me stop rambling on and on.

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First off, welcome to the forums! Secondly, you should look at the Sprint 8703e if you are looking for a new device with TeleNav.
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Hey Thanks for the Welcome Message! As fars as the Sprint 8703e, I'll have to do some comparison. I would hate to start a new contract if they are basically the same. I'm month to month with NEXTEL. I guess whats most important right now to me is the TeleNav and Email. I would love to have SMS (2 way-text messaging) but can live without it. Whats your opinion on the 8703e vs 7520?
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With the 8703e, you will lose the direct connect, but you will gain: faster processor, EVDO speeds, better battery life, more memory, additional ringtone option, and tethered modem capabilities just to name a few. I think the 8703e is a much better device if you don't mind losing the direct connect.
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Thanks for the reply! No, I dont mind loosing the Direct Connect. If I were to find an unlocked 8703e would it would work on most networks?
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No it would not. The 8703e is a CDMA device and will only work on Sprint's network, or Verizon's network if you purchase it from them. You can only use a GSM device if you want to get an unlocked device and use it on another GSM carrier. However, I don't believe any GSM carriers have TeleNav. I do know that you can get a Bluetooth GPS receiver for the BlackBerry Pearl and use it with the BlackBerry maps program and get similar results.
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Hey Everyone!

I'm new to the forum. I've had my BlackBerry for a little over a year. (7520) Was about to go to Treo, but just cant let the BlackBerry go. So now I'm looking to upgrade. I was thinking of leaving NEXTEL but I love my TeleNav and would be lost with out GPS Navigation/Maps. Anyway, let me stop rambling on and on.

Ra2006
wait for the new bbs. well, you can also get the 8700 from sprint or verizon then download google maps, if you want wait
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8800 will have the GPS built in too, so if you can wait until Dec or so they you would be in the same boat. Will be a great device. See the 8800 forum
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