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Old 08-16-2004, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know when we can expect a new blackberry and what features it may have. I want to upgrade my 7280. Thanks.

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Old 08-16-2004, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, should be withing a month or so, I heard that it was in network testing stages.
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what's the new model? The "charm?"
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I heard about the new device with built-in BT and WLAN, which seems to be for T-Mo in Germany. T-Mo in Germany is working on a new technology which offers you roaming between GSM/GPRS/WLAN networks for making phone calls and sending/receiving data. The phone decides which network you use, depending on the strength of the signal. Wondering if this works ... :roll:
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I heard about the new device with built-in BT and WLAN, which seems to be for T-Mo in Germany. T-Mo in Germany is working on a new technology which offers you roaming between GSM/GPRS/WLAN networks for making phone calls and sending/receiving data. The phone decides which network you use, depending on the strength of the signal. Wondering if this works ... :roll:
This is still a VERY emerging technology. Hopefully it will eventually work but there are a lot of moving parts. Its main dependence is on the ability of the networks to seamlessly transfer the data stream from one protocol to another without any interruption to the end user. The WLAN part would effectively be running on a wi-fi network which means it's a TCP/IP data stream. So you have to convert from that to whatever GSM is etc. Now think about trying to do that while you're driving down the highway at 80 miles an hour. It's a cool concept but still has a long way to go.

In my opinion, that will be huge for the viability of the one-device concept. High speed voice and data in one device with widely accessable access points. . . cool
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What does the 7290 offer over the 7280? I've heard the same size screen as before though backlit like the 7780. Anything else?... bluetooth maybe?
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I here the 7290 will be offered by Cingular Wireless soon!

It has quad band, bluetooth, and a better phone receiver.

It is black again. The phone quality is much improved and will work well.

I have seen the beta model and it Rocks!

Enjoy your new 7290!
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hi, one question

is 7290 the same like "charm" or are they two different devices?

thx
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hi, one question

is 7290 the same like "charm" or are they two different devices?

thx
Two totally different devices.
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Hey bb_tech..maybe I should turn flood control back on, as you just double posted.
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Hey bb_tech..maybe I should turn flood control back on, as you just double posted.
The same message posted twice?
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Hey bb_tech..maybe I should turn flood control back on, as you just double posted.
The same message posted twice?
Yea, I deleted one.
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Hey bb_tech..maybe I should turn flood control back on, as you just double posted.
The same message posted twice?
Yea, I deleted one.
hmm weird....sorry about that :lol:
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Does it have a newer OS?
Any other features? Like using it for PPT shows by linking it to a projector?
Or a Speaker phone perhaps?
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Does it have a newer OS?
Any other features? Like using it for PPT shows by linking it to a projector?
Or a Speaker phone perhaps?
4.0 won't do PPT shows nor will it link to a projector. If that's a need, look to Pocket PC or Palm OS and a more robust handheld unit.

As for speakerphone, that has to be built into the unit. It's a hardware thing that can't be added via firmware. The Nextel unit has a speakerphone.
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Default Finally the official 7290 specs!

RIM 7290


BES/Blackberry email service
Blackberry Web Client
RIM Operating system
Email Reconciliation
PIM Sync
Wireless Calendar
Attachment Viewing
Folder Management
Xpress Messaging
850/1900/900/1800
Removable battery
Color Screen
Text Messaging
Qwerty Keyboard
Backlit Screen
Backlit Keys
Track Wheel
Speaker Phone
Web Access
WAP Browser
HTML Browser
Color Browser

No bluetooth or wifi. Only speakerphone
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Damn! That sucks :(
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why?
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I cna verify that the 7290 WILL have bluetooth.
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Default You are probably wrong.I hope you are not!

These specs are from Cingular. I have it in writing from them
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