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Old 05-28-2007, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will Verizon get it?? Would be real nice if they did!!

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Old 05-29-2007, 01:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Or maybe T-Mobile. Didn't Verizon just start selling the 8830?
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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CDMA varients don'come out 6 moths to a year of ther GSM counterparts release date
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Old 05-29-2007, 05:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Clear and concise as always.
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is one sexy device. I can't wait to see this on a CDMA carrier for EVDO support. My guess is that it will be a lot sooner than what we've usually come to expect. Fall/Winter this year.

Just a guess though.
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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With the wifi enabled phones, has anyone heard of the technology that would allow you to use the wifi signal that is in your house/office to connect phone calls (like a wireless VOIP) and then seamlessly transfer to a cell tower when you leave or visa versa? I heard something about it for t-mobile and I was wondering if anyone had any new info on it...

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Old 05-29-2007, 05:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I believe it is called UMA
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The T-Mobile @Home advertises ($20/mo) that you can do that.

T-Mobile - Hot Spot @ Home
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This Is awesome! I just wish t-mobile had more to choose from and this service was already rolled out.
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we're testing the 8820 with at&t right now. having some issues with wifi intermittently dropping and reconnecting.
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Old 06-02-2007, 04:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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wifi is going to suck this guy's battery dry in no time!

Nah, I'd rather have the 8100, 8300 - size is better also.
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I just got the news that Verizon is working on voip via cell and wifi. So I guess that all the companies are working on this stuff.
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we're testing the 8820 with at&t right now. having some issues with wifi intermittently dropping and reconnecting.
spell checker and support for stereo bluetooth headsets too!
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wifi is going to suck this guy's battery dry in no time!
Nah, I'd rather have the 8100, 8300 - size is better also.
There is a reason why the 8xxx series has a large battery. RIM's co-CEO admitted himself that the larger battery was "to prepare for GPS and 'other features' that are going to be inside the product."
Full interview here:
Exclusive Q&A: BlackBerry at a Crossroads - Cell Phone News by LAPTOP Magazine

That said, there is a high probability that some of the early released 8xxx series devices have WiFi radios intact, just disabled via chipset firmware. I base this statement on a recent conversation with a couple of birds who flew in from from Waterloo and who will remain nameless.

Wireless network carriers don't really want WiFi; I mean, why would they? It would allow their customers to take them out of the equation and use their own wireless network to send/receive data and take advantage of VOIP whenever they are in range of a WiFi network. So as a result, some carriers have intentionally shunned WiFi and/or disabled it. Similar to certain carriers disabling GPS, file transfers via Bluetooth, and network locking their devices. It's all about protecting revenue.
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