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Old 02-25-2006, 10:23 AM   #21 (permalink)
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CDMA's biggest depresser is the dirty license fee each carrier and manufacturer has to pay Qualcomm, not mentioning its capacity constrain. 2 carriers in the States are CDMA-based, while the rest are or going to be GSM/UMTS platform. Nextel is one of the few TDMA left-over -- where is the economy of scale for the manufacturers?

UMTS is constrained by EXPENSIVE license fee; hence, the carriers are put choken; that's why there came the 1X, EVDO, EVDV, 2X, ... --- if UMTS performs as planned, you won't have these workarounds.

WiMAX is something we all need to pay attention. Looks like this is merely a wireless service; not really, what do you think the recent take off of Skype (Voice over IP). If you are always "on line", why can't someone create a handset to incorporate that VOIP function to let you talk to the whole world at merely $24.99/month? Want to see some trace of evidence? Check out here: http://www.wirelesswatch.jp/modules....ticle&sid=1749. According the industry, the mobile WiMAX equipment will be available in 2007.


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Old 04-05-2006, 09:18 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Talked to a Sprint rep at a trade show here in Vegas yesterday about a Nextel 8700, and he told me to look for for a Nextel 8700 in the last quarter of 2006. I asked him if it was going to be using IDEN or CDMA and he said it would be a hybrid that links the two.

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Old 04-05-2006, 10:44 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Talked to a Sprint rep at a trade show here in Vegas yesterday about a Nextel 8700, and he told me to look for for a Nextel 8700 in the last quarter of 2006. I asked him if it was going to be using IDEN or CDMA and he said it would be a hybrid that links the two.

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Old 04-08-2006, 06:43 AM   #24 (permalink)
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sometimes I just log on and laugh @ the amount of baseless BS that get's posted. lol.
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:31 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Talked to a Sprint rep at a trade show here in Vegas yesterday about a Nextel 8700, and he told me to look for for a Nextel 8700 in the last quarter of 2006. I asked him if it was going to be using IDEN or CDMA and he said it would be a hybrid that links the two.

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Old 04-08-2006, 06:19 PM   #26 (permalink)
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There are no iDEN/CDMA BB plans. An 8700 will be on CDMA.
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:22 PM   #27 (permalink)
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There are no iDEN/CDMA BB plans. An 8700 will be on CDMA.
Most people are in agreement with that.
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:32 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I shared the info I got from Sprint at the trade show dc/dc. It makes no difference to me if you belive it or not. The section is called Rumor Mill. I have better things to do with my time than post 811 items.
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:36 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Don't be snotty. People are allowed to post their opinions here, whether you like it or not.
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:30 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7520/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/103)

How about we close thread before it turns into a kiddie fight, if you want an 8700 go GSM, that's the only way right now.
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Can't comment on what jdvegas heard. I do know my RIM CSM told our dealership at training that no new iDEN BB were on the near horizon only a CDMA 7100 series - next month or so - and the 8700 - hopefully before year's end but probably Q1 next year.
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I like my 7520 and i would probably get the 8700. Either way, Nextel is the best carrier around.
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I like my 7520 and i would probably get the 8700. Either way, Nextel is the best carrier around.
i dont think its the best, but we definetly get what we pay for. especially with telenav
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I like my 7520 and i would probably get the 8700. Either way, Nextel is the best carrier around.
For you. Not necessarily for anyone else.

Also, please remember that Nextel no longer exists. The company is Sprint Nextel, with Sprint being used as the marketing name.
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Then why are there store that sell nextel only still? It doesn't matter, I'm not ever gonna call them sprint, or sprint nextel, I'm a nextel customer, its as simple as that. And by the way nextel still exists, at least as far as a customer service standpoint...nextel and sprint customer service have nothing to do with each other. You still can't go from sprint to nextel or vice versa without paying the early termination fees on either end
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:45 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Default Sprint Dual Mode Device

I know that sprint has announced a dual mode cdma/iden device slated for October, but the rumor is that it is not a BB device. This does still give us some sort of hope for a dual mode 8700 device, but i don't know that i am gonna hold my breath on it. I love my nextel 7520, and would love to go with an 8700 but i don't think i would want to give up my nextel service for one. Of course, an 8700 CDMA edge network phone with IDEN DC would be awesome
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:00 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Screw edge, a CDMA EVDO, now you are talking.
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:29 PM   #38 (permalink)
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CDMA doesn't have EDGE - EVDO. If you think iDEN Blackberry units are BIG now just think how big an iDEN/CDMA device would be.....
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i dont care how big the 7520 i love how sturdy it feels in my hand. the 7520 is a MACHINE and its takes a beating like you wouldnt believe!
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My ideal device would be a Sprint CDMA 8700 (in black, not in Cingular's ugly gray/silver), with EDGE and/or GPRS backup (for international, not domestic, roaming).

Is that too much to ask? I think that if Sprint came out with such a device, it would finally have an attractive option for professionals who need a Blackberry, but who also need the ability to use it internationally. Right now that potentially lucrative market is cornered by Cingular and T-Mobile, and I can't imagine that Sprint and VZW wouldn't want a piece of it.
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