Usually Cingular doesn't lock handsets, you're right.
I don't know what their policy on BigDevices such as Treo's and bberry's is.
I do know that I think I'll really prefer a 7290 to a 7230 or 7100t.
I'm using a 7230 now and will get a 7100t this week.
Knowing me, I'll end up getting a 7290 as soon as I can. Meanwhile, T-Mobile is selling "Blackberry Jr's" at record pace. It's getting hard to get GPRS up here in Providence, RI with all the kids on their SideKicks!
Cingular has service in my area. Does this mean that I can count on the 7290 being available in my area, or is the release limited in geographic area? Does anyone know of a Cingular rep I can call to sign up? I've been waiting and salivating way too long.
I don't deal directly with cingular, I have them at my disposal to sell. However not with data solutions. If Cingular does their data products as they do their phones, it should be a company wide roll-out.
Sprint has not released its BB yet (think November) and I would be VERY surprised if it was covered under the $15 buck unlimited vision plan. T-Mobile charges $29.95 for BB with a voice plan, $39.95 without.