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Old 08-20-2006, 06:17 PM   #101
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My business rep confirmed end of August begining of September.
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:47 PM   #102
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My business rep confirmed end of August begining of September.
where did miamirain go? i want to see more pics/hear more about it..
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:09 AM   #103
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Do you think the dimensions for the 8703 will be the same as the other 8700 variants?

I e-mailed Proclip today to see if they knew and they do not. I was hoping to order a replacement to my 7250 holder. All of their other 8700 variants use the same clip, I don't see why the 8703 would be different, but.......

I'm an optimist and am thinking 8/28 and want to be ready to go!
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:41 PM   #104
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Engadget Mobile is now saying the 8703e might have GSM 900/1800 inside as well as 850/1900 CDMA EVDO. The tip looks like it was from Roc a fella who knows his stuff!!!!

Verizon releasing 8700 with GSM support? - Engadget Mobile
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:50 PM   #105
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Engadget Mobile is now saying the 8703e might have GSM 900/1800 inside as well as 850/1900 CDMA EVDO. The tip looks like it was from Roc a fella who knows his stuff!!!!

Verizon releasing 8700 with GSM support? - Engadget Mobile

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:53 PM   #106
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I also received a prerelease 8703 last friday. Hadn't gotten to use it until today, but some far it is identical to my 8700c. Verizon is releasing to some enterprise customers early for testing. Comes with a new plastic holster that does NOT have the spring tabs in the side that break off, rather the tabs are fixed and rather hard to lock in currently. I'm in a 1x area currently, but hope to test EVDO speeds later this week. It is also running version 4.1 of code.

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Old 08-21-2006, 12:55 PM   #107
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I also received a prerelease 8703 last friday. Hadn't gotten to use it until today, but some far it is identical to my 8700c. Verizon is releasing to some enterprise customers early for testing. Comes with a new plastic holster that does NOT have the spring tabs in the side that break off, rather the tabs are fixed and rather hard to lock in currently. I'm in a 1x area currently, but hope to test EVDO speeds later this week. It is also running version 4.1 of code.

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WOW, It's so pretty...Is it true that's it's a CMDA/GSM hybrid?
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:56 PM   #108
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I am now officially sold!!!! Those pics look the most legit yet...
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:14 PM   #109
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According to the engadget website, this thing could be out today!!!!!
It's a thing of beauty, aint she?
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:15 PM   #110
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so much for phonescoop, Roc....you da man!
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:19 PM   #111
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You can't read it in the picture, but it says "CDMA by Qualcomm" on the back of the unit. Not sure how to determine if it does have any GSM capabilities, but doubt it since we are being told it will not work in Europe/Asia. Also our Reps are saying we can order on the 28th of this month, so it seems to be launching soon.
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Old 08-21-2006, 01:40 PM   #112
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hows the reception in your area with it uncjump? as good as the other blackberrry devices out there with verizon?
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:02 PM   #113
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One of the biggest offices of Verizon (corporate building for the south east) is in Boca Raton... Got a friend at the gym who works there... he tells me is an awesome device... feels plasticky and keys are very close... uncomfortable to type for med to lrg hands other than that...EVDO rocks
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:05 PM   #114
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WOW, It's so pretty...Is it true that's it's a CMDA/GSM hybrid?
I CDMA BlackBerry with GSM would be significant news!
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:08 PM   #115
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One of the biggest offices of Verizon (corporate building for the south east) is in Boca Raton... Got a friend at the gym who works there... he tells me is an awesome device... feels plasticky and keys are very close... uncomfortable to type for med to lrg hands other than that...EVDO rocks
Same comments from other 87xx users. Nothing new about that, except a full QWERTY keyboard which many of us want.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:09 PM   #116
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Reception has been great and the keys DO feel slightly different from cingular 8700. They have rounded off the top inside corners of the keys, which makes them feel further apart....less typing errors for my big hands. Also call and disconnect buttons are larger with the browser button being slightly smaller.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:34 PM   #117
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just got off the phone with my verizon rep, he is alway good about getting me new "toye" as soon as they are offered to the Business clients. He asked me if I want the international BB coming out at the end of the month. He has always gotten me or my staff phones (Q, Treo 700W) the first day they were avaliable...so it looks good for the endo of the month w/ GSM for international calling...
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:57 PM   #118
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its not out today, i called 2 stores in NY
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If it is CDMA/GSM how much is this thing going to cost???? I'm sure that will drive up the price a bit.
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If it is CDMA/GSM how much is this thing going to cost???? I'm sure that will drive up the price a bit.
im def going to place it in the 499 range

so for jersey/ny:

near 533.93 tax included (no new service)
near 426.93 tax included (2 year service agreement)
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