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Old 02-16-2006, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will verizon be comming out with the 8700 any time soon, and would it be worth swiching from the 7130e. I don't mind the keyboard but I don' love it either.
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's being asked every day.

No one knows.

8700 on verizon
8700 on other services
Has anyone heard if model 8700 will be offered by Verizon?
8700 on Verizon
Cdma 8700?
8700 on VZW?
Is the 8700 BB coming to Verizon or Sprint soon?

It's only been asked a few times. ;)
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I've used both and the 8700 keyboard isn't all thet great either.

Obviously, the problem with the 7130 keyboard is Suretype. The 8700, the keys are stiff and spaced too close together.

If you don't mind the suretype, I would stick with the 7130.
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Funny, I love the 8700. No keyboard issues whatsoever.
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I've used both and the 8700 keyboard isn't all thet great either.

Obviously, the problem with the 7130 keyboard is Suretype. The 8700, the keys are stiff and spaced too close together.

If you don't mind the suretype, I would stick with the 7130.
I agree. I made just as many mistakes using the 8700 as SureType. I since switched to the 7130e from the 8700 and couldnt be happier. EVDO tethered modem rocks.

I do wish Verizon would release firmware upgrades.
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Funny, I love the 8700. No keyboard issues whatsoever.
Ditto.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Funny, I love the 8700. No keyboard issues whatsoever.
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Ditto.

Same here.
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Does anyone have an update on when Verizon will launch a 8700? I imagine if TMobile is launching that the exclusive period is over. I don't want to switch to Cingular and even though I like the 7130e I still want the 8700! Thanks!
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Does anyone have an update on when Verizon will launch a 8700? I imagine if TMobile is launching that the exclusive period is over. I don't want to switch to Cingular and even though I like the 7130e I still want the 8700! Thanks!
Check post #2! Or a quick search.
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Thanks DWD! I thought since it had been over a month that maybe there was an update. I figured Verizon didn't want to make any new product moves until all was clear in the patent infringement law suit...
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BTW, what does this mean "Check post #2! Or a quick search". I am sorry, but I am new to this.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The posts in each thread are numberd so check post #2 is saying go up to the top of the page and count two posts and read that one. A quick search means to use the search button before you post because most of the time the answer to the question you are after has been posted already by someone else. You are encouraged to read a lot of these threads, as you will learn a lot, get answers to a lot of the questions you have and to some you have not even thought off as of yet.
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Old 03-21-2006, 12:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks KT! Cool! I am really looking forward to the EVDO 8700-like... This can get addictive. No wonder they call it crackberry...
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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With the impending announcement of T-Mobile's 8700 does that mean, that Verizon's version will be much further down the road???? This is starting to bug me. What's up with Verizon?????
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Verizon is notoriously late to the game - look how long it took them to release the 7103, RAZR, etc. If you want to use an 8700 in the short term, I would consider trying it out on Cingular or T-Mobile (soon). If VZW does come out with an 8700 it prob won't be for a long while. Plus, they are heavily focused on the 700w right now.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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There's lots of rumors about Verizon releasing an 8700 device. The latest I've heard is maybe..... and if so not until late sumer.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Verizon is making a big push with the Q
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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the 8700 looks better than the Q. I have a 7130 and would be interested in seeing a 8700 on verizon.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Heh, see, to each his own. I quite enjoy the Q and if I could get a GSM version, I would seriously think about it. Although, who knows how good push works on the new Exchange?
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Old 04-19-2006, 11:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i recently upgraded to a 7130e with Verizon and it didn't sound like they are going to come out with a new version (didn't ask what type) until late summer according to the rep. sounded like it was going replace the 7230 that they carry.
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