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Bigsmooth66 03-28-2007 06:37 PM

8820 news
 
Sorry if I posted in the wrong thread. I am very new here (new as in: this is my first message). Anyways, I've seen some misleading information about the 8820 so I thought I'd clear some things up:

1) I work for T-Mobile

2) I just recently met the CEO, Robert Dotson

3)He is currently testing the 8820

4)It has a camera and wi-fi

5)It will be out this summer.

6)It will be released along with T-Mobile@Home service.

7)They are still deciding on the color (they are leaning towards black)

8)It is closer to the size of the 8700 then it is to the 8800

LunkHead 03-28-2007 06:39 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the info and welcome to the forums! :)

ezrunner 03-28-2007 07:17 PM

AWESOME!!!!

Welcome to BBF

phone_caller 03-28-2007 07:37 PM

Does it have GPS or is this the 8320?

This summer? Arrgh!

TreyS 03-28-2007 07:37 PM

VoIP? SIP? (y)

RLFore 03-28-2007 08:14 PM

Too bad, Cingular will probably have the 8300 out by the time Tmo has the 8820 out

Bigsmooth66 03-28-2007 08:38 PM

the VoIP will be through T-Mobile@Home service. Whether or not it will use other services like Skype remains to be seen. This could be in fact the 8300. Looking at a picture the 8300 is the one Mr. Dotson was carrying. But when I inquired about it I was told it was the 8820. All these numbers are confusing, lol. T-Mobile will have the 8800 before the 8820, but only available for B2B initially.

RLFore 03-28-2007 08:41 PM

If its closer to the 8700 size then doesn't it sound like the 8320

archer6 03-28-2007 08:43 PM

Greetings Bigsmooth66, and Welcome to the Forum

You are going to enjoy it here.

Cheers....:smile:

chris716 03-28-2007 08:44 PM

you are wrong tmobile is not getting that blackberry. I work for tmobile and we had bb training in our region yesterday and the RIM rep had said that tmobile is going to get the 8900 early summer possible sooner if tmobile gets on the ball. No new blackberry is coming for a few months, if there was we would have had training on it already

phone_caller 03-28-2007 08:54 PM

Okay, when is the 8820 coming out?

Bigsmooth66 03-28-2007 08:54 PM

I'm not going to get into a posting war with you, but I have info to back my claims up (along with a picture of myself with Mr. Dotson in Atlanta if you like to see it). All the hi execs were there and between Bonita Inza and Mr. Dotson they said Q2. Thank you. Besides, why would Robert test a phone thats not coming out til next year? And if I remember correctly Sousa was carrying the 8800.

Wishdemon 03-28-2007 09:04 PM

Hey, thanks for the info...

Three questions:

Do you have an idea (even if speculative) as to when the 8800 will be released to B2B? Is there any way that non-B2B people can get it? And,

Is TMobile@Home service being rolled out to more areas? I remember reading that it was being tested in certain areas and was wondering when it may be rolled out nationwide if not to more major markets....Thanks in advance and welcome aboard!

archer6 03-28-2007 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigsmooth66
Besides, why would Robert test a phone thats not coming out til next year?

Precisely!

I agree with you 100%, in addition I also have information from within the T-Mobile organization that back up your posts here exactly.

Thanks again for your contribution to the Forum

Cheers....8-)

chris716 03-28-2007 09:09 PM

o im not saying that you werent there or the info would be all wrong you had said i was just saying what i heard from the rep according to the rep the 8900 is already in the B2B and will be in retail early summer or earlier depending on tmobile. about the @home im not really all that sure i havent asked any questions or paid attention to it since im not in to it but when i go to work next ill ask my store manager some stuff he seems to know alot. You heard the 8320 is in the B2B?

chris716 03-28-2007 09:10 PM

for all i know the rep may have meant the 8320 and not the 8900 you never know. Cant hardly trust them anyway

mas90guru 03-28-2007 09:10 PM

My brother's uncle's cousin cleans the local T-Mobile store....ok, so it's not a corporate store but an authorized reseller. Anyhow, one day he looked into the trash and thinks he saw a memo on an 88 something or other...he's pretty sure it was a Blackberry. He say's it's probably going to be black in color.

chris716 03-28-2007 09:12 PM

lol

Bigsmooth66 03-28-2007 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wishdemon
Hey, thanks for the info...

Three questions:

Do you have an idea (even if speculative) as to when the 8800 will be released to B2B? Is there any way that non-B2B people can get it? And,

Is TMobile@Home service being rolled out to more areas? I remember reading that it was being tested in certain areas and was wondering when it may be rolled out nationwide if not to more major markets....Thanks in advance and welcome aboard!

I didn't get a release date for the 8800 (I was too busy drooling over the "other" berry). My guess is that they dont want to flood our customer base with one version just to release another soon after that. I'm sure it will only be a temporary restriction since everyone doesn't want a camera. T-Mobile@home is being launched in Atlanta June 15. I cant remember if thats the nationwide date or not, but I'm about 70% sure it is for most major markets.

I dont blame some of you for doubting the info that I'm presenting. But, unlike "other" employees I held the phone in my hand along with other employees to check it out. Mr. Dotson was in Atlanta to visit our market as well as ask our frontline retail employees what T-Mobile can do to improve its overall service to customers. I never known a CEO to ask entry-level employees on their input.

And for those "other" emplyees who doubt what I say...just email Mr. Dotson and ask him...you know his address, right?

If any of you are T-Mobile customers it will be an exciting 6-12 months coming up.

archer6 03-28-2007 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigsmooth66
If any of you are T-Mobile customers it will be an exciting 6-12 months coming up.

Even though I am with Cingular, I WILL be watching T-Mobile closely......:smile:


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