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Old 08-29-2004, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Right off the Blackberry Site http://www.blackberry.com/products/b...D=ILC-hahr5790
it looks like the Blackberry 5790 is coming to market. Great for those who need the two way messaging, paging and a Java J2ME platform that runs on a Mobitex network.
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Old 08-29-2004, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would somebody buy this instead of the 6xxx and/or 7xxx series?
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Some workforces still require and live by 2way and numeric paging ie doctors, nurses, security, real estate, limo the BB 5790 adds a Java platform, push technology and its cost effective.
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I guess not having to deal with someone pushing voice at you over the blackberry is nice as well. Being data-only, I guess the price would be cheaper too?
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Also, the Mobitex network has REALY great coverage!
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I don't know why everyone dropped the pager so quick. I still own a pager and use it along with my blackberry. There are many people out there that I just can't give my DC#, Cell Phone Number, or BB E-mail too. And since I have a number block on my phone my return calls show up private.
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I think Chicago has great Mobitex coverage, last time I visited with my old 950 --

But GSM 850 Mhz blows away Mobitex in Southern Ontario! (Mobitex is an equally-penetrating 900 Mhz, and the other GSM band 1900 Mhz is less-penetrating). The new 850 Mhz network got deployed November 2003 and Mobitex holds no candle to it anymore. Southern Ontario is like one big WiFi hotspot now even 2-3 hours of driving outside of cities. Airplane coverage is another story, but airlines say it's a big no-no... :D
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