Originally Posted by ezrunner
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)
Sounds like bull!
If thay were true it wouldn't be faster on EDGE.
Or on EV-DO with Verizon or Sprint!
Keep in mind that there already ARE 3G BlackBerries on the market, and there have been for a couple YEARS! But they're only made for CDMA right now. I have no idea why RIM still hasn't released a GSM 3G BlackBerry in the US yet. I mean, sure, T-Mobile's 3G network still hasn't launched, but Cingular
/The New at&t
has had their HSDPA/UMTS network up & running for a couple years now, and still no 3G BBs for them yet.
At any rate, I tried the Verizon BlackBerry 8703e in a store when it first came out. The phone was getting an EV-DO signal, so I tried out the web browser. Man, talk about FAST! It's even faster than my 8700g on EDGE! It was completely loading websites with an average amount of text and graphics in about 2 seconds! And that was almost a year and a half ago!
Originally Posted by fractured
Exactly. Just having 3G doesn't necessarily make the device faster. If the device does't have the processing power, you won't see much of an improvement over 2G.
True, you wouldn't notice much of an improvement on the BlackBerry itself. Where you'd really notice the improvement in speed the most is when you're using your BB as a TETHERED MODEM! And there ARE those of us that do that!
Originally Posted by BryanHarig
That sounds like absolute BS. With older blackberries the processor limited browsing speed more then the speed of the data connection. The rumored 'next BB' has a faster processor to support its faster data speed.
That would be sweet, because there are times when the BB is the only internet connection I have available! If I can get the same 2-3 second web page load time as the EV-DO BlackBerries, instead of what may be more like 10-15 seconds now on EDGE, I'll be happy!