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Old 08-26-2009, 12:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Are you serious?
Pointless to you, maybe.... because you obviously don't understand the technology and how it pertains to mobile devices.
Ever hear of UMA?
Yes I have but my provider (Sprint) is not a GSM provider so it's of no use to me. That's also probably why the Tour doesn't have WiFi..it was meant for CDMA networks (here in the States anyway) primarily. CDMA networks can't use UMA.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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And therefore Wifi is pointless. Got it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:44 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yes I have but my provider (Sprint) is not a GSM provider so it's of no use to me. That's also probably why the Tour doesn't have WiFi..it was meant for CDMA networks (here in the States anyway) primarily. CDMA networks can't use UMA.
This whole post is utter nonsense.
You're suggesting that WiFi is only for useful for GSM devices, which is completely ridiculous.
UMA is only one example of why WiFi is useful on a mobile phone.
There's many other uses for WiFi, on CDMA networks alike, that make it far from pointless.

Maybe it's better if you simply stopped making such sweeping generalizations about technology which you obviously don't quite grasp yet.
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So WiFi on the Bold is wseless as well because UMA does not work with 3G?
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WiFi on a Bold is great for data as WiFi is faster than 3G.
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i agree.
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so we have established that there is no wifi because of the CDMA carrier on the phone.... correct me if i am wrong, but very few, if any CDMA phones even support wifi? no??
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so we have established that there is no wifi because of the CDMA carrier on the phone.... correct me if i am wrong, but very few, if any CDMA phones even support wifi? no??
I hope you're being sarcastic.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:59 PM   #29 (permalink)
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There are no CDMA Blackberries that support WiFi (on Sprint) and only a handful of Palm and HTC CDMA phones that do support WiFi, so you're correct.

Sprint's Tour doesn't have the WiFi either so Sprint is also partically to blame. But it really isn't needed because Sprint requires all blackberry users to pay for the BB Data Plan that includes 3G... 4G in some areas.
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I hope you're being sarcastic.
indeed i was.... i dont get it... no cdma phones have wifi... yet, he complains that RIM is following industry standards??
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:57 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Iv never had Wifi on a BB.... SO I sapose w/ my tour I wont miss what Iv never had.... Yet I agree it would of been pretty kick ass to have it.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #32 (permalink)
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So WiFi on the Bold is wseless as well because UMA does not work with 3G?
FYI this isn't true and t-mobile's 9700 will support UMA and be 3G
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