Originally Posted by southwestcomm
Wow. No, I don't have any links or Web sites to point you too. I am merely a legacy Nextel Platinum Dealer and I have a very good relationship with my Nextel/Sprint rep as well as our RIM rep.
All I can relay is the information I was provided by our RIM rep at a presentation in November. The lack of a new iDEN BB was based upon RIM's device volume requirement from Sprint/Nextel and they were not willing to commit to the volume requirement. Could this possibly change - perhaps - but given all the other changes Sprint has made I highly doubt they will commit to a volume of iDEN units.
As someone that sold cell phones for a little over a year myself, I know that you depend on your reps for a lot of info about what's coming up, and that's completely understandable. However... it was my experience that the reps are not always given the most reliable info. Oftentimes, I'd ask them a question about a phone that was known to be coming out in, say, a month, and they'd have no clue what the phone was. So, I guess it all depends on how well your rep's been informed as to what's really going on.
All I know as far as Sprint Nextel goes is that when I sold Nextel, our Nextel rep wasn't told ANYTHING until a phone was due to hit Nextel corporate stores within a week or less. For example, my Nextel rep didn't tell us about the
7520's launch until 3 days before it was hitting stores! She showed up on Friday and told us "by the way, this new BlackBerry goes on sale Monday at the corporate stores". If she was typical of Nextel reps, then the company may just be keeping their reps in the dark.
There have been plenty of releases on QChat and Sprint is rolling out Rev A quite rapidly. I don't know if ther initial 8800 will have QChat but the goal was to move BB users to CDMA and QChat. |
Take my info for what it is I guess.
I've known about Sprint's plans to switch over to QChat since before the merger was even completed, but I've never personally seen any concrete info on what precisely they're planning. Then again, I got out of the cell phone business about 14 months ago to take a better job elsewhere. So I've missed out on all that fun "behind-the-scenes" info that I used to occasionally be told.
Anyway, thank you for clarifying where your info came from. That's all I was looking for... a little clarification to back up your statements. Now people know where you're getting your info, so we don't think you're just pulling it out of your arse!
Originally Posted by Dawg
geez I have never seen so much negativity in one thread. I for one love my nextel. I havent had one issue with Sprint since they have taken over. I actually have more features available now than I ever have. I have switched my wife over to CDMA with the Katana and she loves it.
Well, I'm glad she loves her Katana. And I loved Nextel, too... back when they were actually NEXTEL, before they joined forces with the Evil Empire, AKA Sprint!
As far as negativity goes, I've seen much more negative stuff on BBF, especially when people start bashing newbies. And this place is tame, compared to some of the flame wars that have occurred over at HowardForums!
But then again, that's why I stopped regularly going to their Nextel forum a long time ago.