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BryanHarig 09-22-2007 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by penguin3107 (Post 676540)
Switch to Verizon or Sprint. They've had 3G BlackBerry devices for years.
Just about all of our users dumped their PC Cards in favor of BlackBerry tethering.

I like having my EVDO data card seperate from my BB. I can let my girlfriend take it for the day and not be phoneless. Not to mention I have always gotten better speed and stability from a card when compared to a tethered phone.

dak8844 11-29-2007 04:00 PM

Works in Japan / S. Korea
 
3G BlackBerrys from AT&T would alleviate the problem of having to loan NTT DoCoMo (Japan) 3G BlackBerrys to our employees who travel to Japan / S. Korea.

rob0289 12-05-2007 07:29 PM

OK.....now what in the worlds from outter space is this?
 
Forgive me but... I know the modle is like 7130 and the most rumored 99xx or 9xxx. but on the end there is this Q4 or 1Q04 ....what is the Q? Q what? I or we dont know what that is?

thanks

penguin3107 12-05-2007 07:30 PM

Q = Quarter

Q4 = 4th Quarter
1Q04 = 1st Quarter of the year 2004.

cnlevo 12-10-2007 11:00 PM

I work for ATT and i keep hearing a DEAD SET release in 1Q08, but i haven't seen any hard evidence.

BB has waited WAYYY to long to bring itself into the 3G era. They really should have released the 8xxx series as 3G. When HTC's big phone was the 8125 and edge was the "fast" speed then blackberry was a no brainer, but i've been having trouble staying with my blackberry curve or 8820. I love them both because battery life is AMAZING...but with the blackjack II and the MotoQ, even though it's smartphone....why not. They have decent battery life and blackberry connect feature.

It'll happen though...i'm still staying loyal. I'm kind of wondering what's up with ATT releasing the 8700 again as a new kit and ATT branded. I thought that phone was done and over with for ATT.

All i know if that i'm watching RIM stock like a hawk for it to go down and then i'm going to buy as close to 1,000 shares as possible and when they release 3G SELL IT! lol

mush10 12-11-2007 02:29 PM

I am at the point now where I am waiting for either a HSDPA BB or CDMA Curve with EVDO (hopefully REV A). Which ever comes first will get my business.

hcheun 12-11-2007 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mush10 (Post 770985)
I am at the point now where I am waiting for either a HSDPA BB or CDMA Curve with EVDO (hopefully REV A). Which ever comes first will get my business.

haha mush10, i have the same sentiments exactly! ... I've been on my 8830 since the release and even though i love this phone, i'm ready for a 3G curve!

Murfunit 12-11-2007 03:39 PM

EVDO Curve...

/drool...

davidlw 12-12-2007 08:49 PM

I will tell you where 3G helps me, reception. Where my office is located I have poor reception and have to walk outside sometimes when talking to customers. With my 3G phone the reception is fantastic. Deal breaker for me, had to buy 3G Mototola Q9H which works great.

greggebhardt 12-13-2007 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by beninark (Post 657320)
mmm...I thought rim was trying to jump into the consumer market...but the stuff they are releasing now really isnt a huge improvement over what they had. I really like the 8100 but I dont know...it just seems like they are content with the status quo instead of actually surging forward. I dont know...i could be out of the ball park but it seems like they are on a sinking ship...i just hope they jump on another boat soon.

This is funny! Have you checked their stock lately?

RIM is making GREAT progress in it's quest to get into the consumer market. In the last few years they now give us a choice of serveral models to choose from with most carriers, we used to only have one!

RIM know all too well what it is doing and their boat is not sinking! <LOL>

Schaffer 12-14-2007 10:46 AM

As a former employee of AT&T i know the 3G BB is in testing as we speak. I have been told it looks very similar to the Pearl with the sd card being reachable from the side of the phone. meaing you will not need to take off the back cover to add/remove yur SD card.

Schaffer 12-14-2007 10:50 AM

1 thing a alot of people will not like and i hope BB can resolve this issue. With 3G comes poor battery life. Every phone ATT currently sells with #G this is the main issue.

Battery life was one the main reasons ATT did not come out with the Motorola Q at start. The current Q comes with 2 batteries one being a hump back battery which takes away from the design of the phone. lol

JSanders 12-14-2007 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Schaffer (Post 774750)
As a former employee of AT&T i know the 3G BB is in testing as we speak. I have been told it looks very similar to the Pearl with the sd card being reachable from the side of the phone. meaing you will not need to take off the back cover to add/remove yur SD card.

That device, in the form of the 8130, is already available on Sprint. The GSM version is likely coming soon, and probably won't have 3G.

Mark Rejhon 12-14-2007 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by beninark (Post 657320)
mmm...I thought rim was trying to jump into the consumer market...but the stuff they are releasing now really isnt a huge improvement over what they had. I really like the 8100 but I dont know...it just seems like they are content with the status quo instead of actually surging forward. I dont know...i could be out of the ball park but it seems like they are on a sinking ship...i just hope they jump on another boat soon.

Man -- I remember 3 years ago that the latest and greatest was something like the 7280. They have leaped forward quite a huge amount in consumer friendliness. Clearly, they are 'less behind' now than they used to be in 2004.

Though I suspect the Pearl is due for a makeover. I'd bet they have a redesigned candybar keypad device in 2008, as well as a touchscreen device in 2008.

The Curve 8310 has quite a lot going for it, so maybe take a look at it if you are tired of the Pearl. (The AT&T red colored Curve 8310 is really nice.)

Mark Rejhon 12-14-2007 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Schaffer (Post 774761)
1 thing a alot of people will not like and i hope BB can resolve this issue. With 3G comes poor battery life. Every phone ATT currently sells with #G this is the main issue.

Solution: Hybrid EDGE/3G device, and the ability to turn off 3G by choice.

BMRJus 12-14-2007 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark Rejhon (Post 774858)
Solution: Hybrid EDGE/3G device, and the ability to turn off 3G by choice.

That is a solution indeed (no brainer maybe?) I too have been waiting anxiously for a 3G Blackberry as I do access the internet quite a bit from my 8800. Hyped or not, 3G has to be an improvement from "EDGE" (which quite frequently is just "edge" but that's a whole different topic) I played around with a Tilt at the ATT store. The browsing speed wasn't what I expected but better than what I have to deal with currently. Oh well, at least I get my email (when "EDGE" decides to grace my device with it's presents that is...)

BryanHarig 12-15-2007 12:47 PM

Every 3g smartphone I have used has had the option to disable 3g and fall back to EDGE. I would be supprised if the 3g blackberries dont offer that option.

mnylen 12-19-2007 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelBB (Post 658638)
Wifi and 3G in the BB on AT&T's network is coming December or January, RIM is the one holding it up .

This comes from a inside manager in AT&T in western NY. If you dont believe this well thats your prerogative.

WOuld the device be similar to the curve?

mush10 12-19-2007 10:01 AM

I hope it is similar to the curve, but I have a feeling the first 3G BB will more closely resemble the 8800 series so they can fit a larger battery. I agree with Mark that the EDGE HSDPA toggle would be the best solution.

ezrunner 12-19-2007 10:23 AM

RIM seems to be catching flak for not having a 3G BB for GSM yet. I'm guessing RIM will release as soon as they have one that meets the requirements. I would find it hard to believe that they dont have one developed and in some sort of testing and trial.


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