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Old 08-31-2006, 11:50 PM   #401 (permalink)
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as long as it is as fast as the 7250 im OK

And there's no way that the release is tomarrow(friday), unless it just shows up out of nowhere, i see there site has a little update with september savings, but they would at least email the people who are on the email list if it was going to come out. Uhhh more wait

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Old 09-01-2006, 06:03 AM   #402 (permalink)
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BG was wrong for the second time this week, so it seems... as of 7am today, nothing on Verizons site - no word anywhere...

BoyG, I think you need to punch your source in the mouth and tell him to never, ever do that again ;)
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BG never gave a solid date, in his defense...
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i am still sipping my bourbon in the lounge. the band is playing a smooth jazzy version of "that'll be the day". the bartender is wiping down the bar, and the waitress is being illuminated by the soft blue neon hue from stage lights and is checking her watch wondering is verizon is going to show up before closing time. yes, just another day in the "believe it when i see it from verizon" lounge.
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i am still sipping my bourbon in the lounge. the band is playing a smooth jazzy version of "that'll be the day". the bartender is wiping down the bar, and the waitress is being illuminated by the soft blue neon hue from stage lights and is checking her watch wondering is verizon is going to show up before closing time. yes, just another day in the "believe it when i see it from verizon" lounge.
lol!

Thats great!
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Why would VZW release a product on a Friday before a Major Holiday where everyone has taken the day off?

Most product launches are on a Tuesday or Wednesday in Technology.

We are in a holding pattern I guess. At least we know that it is coming soon.
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Other than the qwerty keyboard and (I guess) a slightly larger screen, what is the advantage of this phone over a 7130e? What does it give you that the 7130e doesn't?
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Other than the qwerty keyboard and (I guess) a slightly larger screen, what is the advantage of this phone over a 7130e? What does it give you that the 7130e doesn't?
I think you said it all. QWERTY Keyboard, larger screen...good enough for me!

Never really liked the look of the 7130e either but that's just me.
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That is about it on the 7130. It also handles memory differently. I also noticed that the battery life is much better on the 8200 line. You can do a product comparison on BlackBerry

You now have my interest sirred up. I just did not like suretype much when tested in the store. Is it that bad? I do allot of typing and the QWERTY keyboard is something that I'm used to. However, my right thumb kills me when typing. Will sure type cut down the amount of hits of the keyboard?
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Here's the latest my inside VZW contact:

Pre-release units received last week. Initial inventory of 1000 units hitting distribution centers today for select customers who ordered by 8/31/06. General availability will be in 2 to 3 weeks.
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I have a friend with a 7100 (NexTel) - he moved from a qwerty to it a while back, and he says that he is faster with suretype than he was with the qwerty, after a little practice. I'm sure it is less keystrokes, because if you type bla it gives blackberry as an option, then it's just a click on the thumbwheel to finish typing the word (as an example).

I played with it for a very short time last weekend, and I see it taking a lot of getting used to.

My plan is to go to a Cingular store and play with the qwerty version, then go to the Verizon store to play with the suretype version (tomorrow) - I'll try to make my decision then, so I might not have to wait for the 8703 (except for a possible price drop on the 7100 when the new one hits?) CRAP! Guess I'll still need to wait to do the deal....
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Umm had i known that you could order them at all i would have ordered before 8/31/2006...? Also, the 8703e isnt nearly as Ugly as the 71xx series IMO. dammit why can't cell phone providers like verizon just simply create a Coming Soon page on their site, would really save people like us from playing these games like guess the release date. Another 3 weeks...Blahhh
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Has anybody on here pre-ordered one?

If good things really come to those who wait, this is going to be an AWESOME phone...
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Other than the qwerty keyboard and (I guess) a slightly larger screen, what is the advantage of this phone over a 7130e? What does it give you that the 7130e doesn't?
I believe the 8103 will have a speakerphone function as well.
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I believe the 8103 will have a speakerphone function as well.

So does the 7130
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Here's the latest my inside VZW contact:

Pre-release units received last week. Initial inventory of 1000 units hitting distribution centers today for select customers who ordered by 8/31/06. General availability will be in 2 to 3 weeks.
The 8703e will be available from Verizon on 9/18/06. No word yet on pricing.
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Another 2 weeks and two days. Disappointed,,,,,sure,,,,,,frustrating,,,,,,yep,,, but it keeps me having something to look forward to.
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The 8703e will be available from Verizon on 9/18/06. No word yet on pricing.
Do you think available in Verizon stores or available to order via web on 9/18?
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Do you think available in Verizon stores or available to order via web on 9/18?
Not totally confirmed, but 9/18/06 is to be the general availability date.
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For those that recall from another thread, I had spoken with a regional Executive for VZW. Well, I placed a call, and he noted that he couldnt tell me the date of the release, but most of the stores had their preshipment inbound as of Wednesday the 30th of August.

No news, but it obviously wasnt released on Friday as it's not in their backend sales system yet, or if it is, it's listed as not available till further notice.

On another note, the store that I use locally doesnt have the ability to order any new 7250's as of now. They noted that you can still order them online as they are in the system, but they have stopped sending salable/replacement units to the stores till further notice. They do have the 7130's readily available and in the case your phone dies and you have to have a BB from VZW. ;)

Summary, no new news overall, just more speculation/information from a POC in the DC Metro region.
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