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Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 06-21-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,337
Posted By thought
Of course the $199 price for the iPhone sets a...

Of course the $199 price for the iPhone sets a marker in the industry. And it will be hard for any vendor to sell any phone for more than that to consumers, because it will inevitably provoke the...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-21-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 16,067
Posted By thought
It's not an either/or choice: I am willing to bet...

It's not an either/or choice: I am willing to bet that many, many BlackBerry users also end up with an iPhone as well.

As others have pointed out, it depends on what one's focus is in using the...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-20-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 16,067
Posted By thought
The iPhone will sell huge; it won't kill the...

The iPhone will sell huge; it won't kill the BlackBerry, but don't underestimate the power of the iPhone. As that WSJ piece mentions, many corporate suits are lining up to buy the iPhone for...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 06-20-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,962
Posted By thought
Sean: The latest word on the iPhone is that the...

Sean: The latest word on the iPhone is that the SIM will indeed be inserted into an externally accessible tray on the side of the phone; I believe any versions with the SIM hardwired into the phone...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 06-17-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,656
Posted By thought
While it would be great if VZW released the 8330...

While it would be great if VZW released the 8330 sooner rather than later, unfortunately I wouldn't bet on that.

Though they did compress the release schedule for the 8830, they still have yet to...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 06-13-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By thought
Unfortunately, it appears that RIM never followed...

Unfortunately, it appears that RIM never followed through on this. It's a pity...this was a huge missed opportunity for RIM. Now Apple will be the one to get credit for pioneering visual voicemail....
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 06-12-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By thought
Which brand and model are you referring to? ...

Which brand and model are you referring to? Thanks in advance...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 06-10-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By thought
Forums like this one by their nature will always...

Forums like this one by their nature will always seem to have a focus on problem issues. Most people who aren't having any problems just do not bother to make a comment; some do, but they are the...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 06-10-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By thought
Sean76: thanks for the comments...as someone else...

Sean76: thanks for the comments...as someone else mentioned, you are in a unique position to evaluate the different units.

Here's a quick question for you: if you had to choose just one device,...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 05-18-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,106
Posted By thought
If ATT is smart, they release this phone before...

If ATT is smart, they release this phone before the iPhone.

Once the iPhone comes out, it will suck the oxygen out of the room. Would most people notice any new phone on ATT that comes out around...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 05-02-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,842
Posted By thought
Correct...Actually, this is a step forward. All...

Correct...Actually, this is a step forward. All carriers place caps on their "unlimited" data plans...just read the fine print. The big difference is now Verizon let's people know exactly what that...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-30-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,627
Posted By thought
The economics favor Cingular getting the 83xx...

The economics favor Cingular getting the 83xx first over T-Mo, or for that matter, any new BlackBerry device.

If you are releasing something new, would you rather go with Cingular or T-Mo, knowing...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-29-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,859
Posted By thought
HSDPA is actually a variant of CDMA technology,...

HSDPA is actually a variant of CDMA technology, built on top of GSM networks...the bottom line is that HSDPA uses CDMA technology.

In fact, HSDPA is an extension of and improvement upon UMTS, which...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-21-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,976
Posted By thought
If Sprint gets the 83xx before any of the GSM...

If Sprint gets the 83xx before any of the GSM carriers, then they will have pulled off one of the best kept secrets in years. If that were the case, the folks at Sprint should be running the CIA or...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-21-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 68,768
Posted By thought
Thanks, phinger23, for the info...

Thanks, phinger23, for the info...
Forum: Rumor Mill 04-21-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,859
Posted By thought
Now that is a good piece of sarcasm....

Now that is a good piece of sarcasm....
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-11-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,474
Posted By thought
Good observation on the strong desire for the new...

Good observation on the strong desire for the new BB that was indicated by this person's persistance.

I still believe that the regional mgr acted poorly in this instance; regardless of his position,...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 04-11-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,474
Posted By thought
That is absolutely appalling customer service;...

That is absolutely appalling customer service; that is the sort of stuff that makes it into business seminars and books about how not to do things, and about why companies have problems.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 04-03-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,000
Posted By thought
It's simple: the carriers by and large do not...

It's simple: the carriers by and large do not want WiFi in their devices because it serves as competition to their own services. Because carriers in the US are a de facto oligopoly, they pretty much...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 04-02-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By thought
I think inevitably the smaller size of the newer,...

I think inevitably the smaller size of the newer, more stylish BB's will cause them to be at least a little less capable of holding up under accidents like dropping, etc.

No doubt that RIM does seem...
Forum: Rumor Mill 01-22-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,209
Posted By thought
As someone noted above, the argument re battery...

As someone noted above, the argument re battery life makes no sense given the fact that Moto has released their super thin RAZR in CDMA without a problem.

If Moto can do it, RIM can as well with the...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 12-18-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By thought
I'm just surprised that RIM didn't snap up this...

I'm just surprised that RIM didn't snap up this domain name before anyone else.

I mean, they certainly knew of the model number before anyone else, and it would seem to me that by now all companies...
Forum: Rumor Mill 11-11-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 36,721
Posted By thought
Cingular is the largest in the US, but Verizon is...

Cingular is the largest in the US, but Verizon is closing fast, and will probably overtake Cingular by late 2007 or sometime in 2008...
Read <a...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 11-08-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,938
Posted By thought
Whether RIM actually uses the URL of...

Whether RIM actually uses the URL of blackberry8800.com as their main marketing site for that device is besides the point...the point is that they should want to buy it anyway to prevent someone else...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 11-04-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,938
Posted By thought
You are probably correct...but it's still kind of...

You are probably correct...but it's still kind of an oversight for RIM not to have registered this domain anyway. I would think that they would snap up all of the obvious URL's for upcoming...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 11-03-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,938
Posted By thought
When you direct your browser to...

When you direct your browser to "blackberry8800.com" it redirects to the discoverblackberry.com site...so I guess the URL is owned by RIM...
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-21-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 36,721
Posted By thought
The main reason to use Verizon is quite simply,...

The main reason to use Verizon is quite simply, to borrow their cliche from their commercials, their network. Verizon is the one carrier that it seems like you can go pretty much anywhere in the US...
Forum: Rumor Mill 10-21-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By thought
UMTS/HSDPA is indeed a CDMA technology, but one...

UMTS/HSDPA is indeed a CDMA technology, but one meant to be built onto GSM networks.
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 10-13-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,452
Posted By thought
I think we're missing the other side of the...

I think we're missing the other side of the equation in the question that JeffAUV poses: namely, that if he doesn't get the nano, he will then use the funds for the fabulous Shure headphones.

The...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-13-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,808
Posted By thought
This is really great...now no more hunting around...

This is really great...now no more hunting around the various sites for the latest BG scoops...I like the look of the website as well...the Flash banner with the subtle animation is a nice touch...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-10-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,761
Posted By thought
The Dash may be a good device, but it's got to be...

The Dash may be a good device, but it's got to be one of the ugliest around. Also, it runs Windows Mobile, which will mean multiple resets and various other quirks and bugs.

IMHO, the 8800 will...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-09-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,698
Posted By thought
I'd say Boy Genius is probably testing it :smile:

I'd say Boy Genius is probably testing it :smile:
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-08-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,698
Posted By thought
Correct...BG said that Cingular would be first...

Correct...BG said that Cingular would be first with the 8800...

However, let's remember a few other points:
1) the first 8800 model to be released will be the model without camera
2) the picture of...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-04-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,861
Posted By thought
If you look closely at the 3 leaked images of the...

If you look closely at the 3 leaked images of the 8800, you will notice that the sleek black one does not have the lower convenience key on the right side...on the Pearl, this key activates the...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-03-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,166
Posted By thought
Rumors have a non-camera 8800 released earlier,...

Rumors have a non-camera 8800 released earlier, around Christmas.

I agree...the BES option to turn off a camera is really a non-solution. No security guard is going to let you stroll in with a...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 10-01-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,201
Posted By thought
If you look at the T-Mo website, it clearly...

If you look at the T-Mo website, it clearly identifies the Pearl as being a myFaves compatible phone...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 10-01-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 40,261
Posted By thought
BG...do you know when Cingular may get the 8100...

BG...do you know when Cingular may get the 8100 and/or the 8800?

Do you have any pics of the Cingular 8100?

Thanks...
Forum: RIM Stock/Legal Discussion 10-01-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,757
Posted By thought
Some analysts are predicting the stock to go to...

Some analysts are predicting the stock to go to around $150 per share...so you may still have time to make some great profits...

Besides, if you believe that the overall business prospects for RIM...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-29-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,518
Posted By thought
The Q is a perfect example of how a trackwheel...

The Q is a perfect example of how a trackwheel does not work in a very thin device. The Q's trackwheel, to put it bluntly, sucks. There's no comparison with a BB trackwheel.
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-24-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 40,261
Posted By thought
What...you mean BG isn't a god...oh, well, I...

What...you mean BG isn't a god...oh, well, I guess I'll have to throw away my BG Buddha :smile:

Seriously, though...BG deserves great credit for giving us this info. He does us a great service in...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-24-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 40,261
Posted By thought
I don't understand your point. Boy Genius in his...

I don't understand your point. Boy Genius in his report on engadget clearly gave credit to Muellerlinger.

No one disputes the fact that Muellerlinger was the one to break these photos, and here on...
Forum: Rumor Mill 09-23-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By thought
I second that idea...once Monday comes around and...

I second that idea...once Monday comes around and many more people start to read about the 8800 on all the various websites, the chatter will become far more intense...
Forum: General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 09-23-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By thought
There is a thread that addresses the 8800 and has...

There is a thread that addresses the 8800 and has some reaction to it:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/rumor-mill/47938-what-do-you-think-about-8800-pictures-inside.html
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-23-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,548
Posted By thought
Check out this other thread on blackberryforums...

Check out this other thread on blackberryforums for the full scoop:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/rumor-mill/47938-what-do-you-think-about-8800-pictures-inside.html
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-22-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 40,261
Posted By thought
Thanks, muellerlinger, for these images. This...

Thanks, muellerlinger, for these images.

This is a big, big scoop...it seems that because these were posted on Friday evening, most have overlooked this so far.

However, I would expect to see...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-22-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By thought
That study showing Cingular having the fewest...

That study showing Cingular having the fewest dropped calls was done by some unknown company paid by Cingular. That makes it basically a bogus claim.

It's not like it was some independent test,...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-21-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 27,726
Posted By thought
EVDO is alot faster than EDGE, but is also known...

EVDO is alot faster than EDGE, but is also known for that latency effect that you noticed...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-19-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 27,726
Posted By thought
I agree that it's a bummer not having the Intel...

I agree that it's a bummer not having the Intel chipset.

However, that decision is not VZW, that is RIM's. From what I have read, that is dictated by engineering realities...apparently, there is...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-19-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 27,726
Posted By thought
Thanks Eagle for posting those benchmark...

Thanks Eagle for posting those benchmark results...does anyone know the test results for the 7130 or 7250 for comparison?
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 09-19-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 27,726
Posted By thought
junior: your tagline about Verizon being on...

junior: your tagline about Verizon being on notice is really a good one...thanks for interjecting a bit of humor...
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