Originally Posted by apple85
I don't understand why they would produce a 3G 8700 model with the 8800's coming out unless they're going to drop it sooner than the 8800? I don't know if I'm missing something but to drop a 3G of an 8700 after the 8800 just doesn't seem right...
Am I the only one that still remembers the reasons why RIM & Cingular would make a decision like this?
Apparently I am. It's most likely being done for the same reason they waited so long to introduce a camera-equipped BlackBerry in the first place: A very large percentage of
users are NOT allowed to carry camera phones at all! There are many government agencies and private sector businesses that forbid the carrying of camera phones in the workspace. Most likely the 8710 is being released to satisfy the needs of those customers.
T-Mobile, of course, is employing a different strategy: Their first 8800 unit (due 1st quarter of '07) will be sold sans camera. Then, somewhere around the summertime, they'll be releasing another 8800 WITH the camera.