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Old 08-22-2006, 06:24 AM   #141
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good idea.. i will post over there.. im tempted to switch from my new tmo 8700g to the EVDO one.. but if its crippled like everything else... no way...

any currents7130 customers on this thread?
I currently have the 7130e on Verizon. The only crippling that I know if is the disabled Bluetooth tethering. In fact, this is the first device that Verizon allowed USB tethering... For a price.

There may be more, but not that I'm aware of.

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Old 08-22-2006, 10:21 AM   #142
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What I have always noticed with Verizon is that they hardly advertise any of their new phones until it has been released.

I spoke with my bb rep at work and he hasn't hinted the release date, but he did hint that the retail price will be about $300 to $350. Of course, a hint isn't a definite answer :-\
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:17 AM   #143
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:19 AM   #144
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what does crippling mean?
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:36 AM   #145
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what does crippling mean?
Verizon usually disables certain Bluetooth features on their phones. For the most part the Blackberry bluetooth profiles have stayed intact.
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:41 PM   #146
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Hi jibi,

From the pics on pinstack of the 8703e the OS is 4.1.344 and it only has the Verizon, Dimension, and Icon themes. Can you check into creating an .alx for this OS which includes the other themes?
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:54 PM   #147
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It does not state CDMA anywhere regarding the 8705, but who knows, I am certain the 8703e will not be GSM, just CDMA.
The FCC doc refers to both a GSM and a PCS antenna - could this be a sign of both?

Specifically: https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/f...ive_or_pdf=pdf

Refers to PCS Radiated Emmissions..... (pg 16-18)

that said most other parts of the doc refer to GSM-850

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Old 08-22-2006, 04:46 PM   #148
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would someone in the us who doesnt travel abroad have anything to gain from a dual cdma/gsm phone?
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:06 PM   #149
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would someone in the us who doesnt travel abroad have anything to gain from a dual cdma/gsm phone?
Probably not.
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:13 PM   #150
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The FCC doc refers to both a GSM and a PCS antenna - could this be a sign of both?

Specifically: https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/f...ive_or_pdf=pdf

Refers to PCS Radiated Emmissions..... (pg 16-18)

that said most other parts of the doc refer to GSM-850
Sounds good(hopeful) but I don't think so. You would want to see CDMA freq. testing and not GSM. CDMA for voice on Verizon.
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:15 PM   #151
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Sounds good(hopeful) but I don't think so. You would want to see CDMA freq. testing and not GSM. CDMA for voice on Verizon.

I don't see it being possible....Boygenius said no as well as many others...
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:16 PM   #152
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Sounds good(hopeful) but I don't think so. You would want to see CDMA freq. testing and not GSM. CDMA for voice on Verizon.
a PCS antenna is need for the 1900 MHz band no matter if its CDMA or GSM. Its stil needs that antenna.
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a PCS antenna is need for the 1900 MHz band no matter if its CDMA or GSM. Its stil needs that antenna.
I agree. But the specs on the FCC site only mention GSM freqs. You would want to see CDMA testing for voice. Additionally, I believe those docs are for the 8705(g).
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i've tried all over manhatten and so far no dice. frequently stores will get the phone on a friday the weekend before the launch and my inside info tells me that they might sell you one early if they have them in inventory?!.
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contact says anyday, whatever that means. i pushed him on it and was told some stores will be given shipments earlier than others.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:28 AM   #156
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would someone in the us who doesnt travel abroad have anything to gain from a dual cdma/gsm phone?
As someone who frequently travels (over 40K Air Canada Aeroplan miles YTD) and is forced by Corporate policy to use Bell CDMA, I'd really like the flexibility. There are MANY people in the same situation as I am.

In fact, if you look at the REAL movers and shakers (people that make WAAAAY more money than me) frequently have the same issue.
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This was just posted on the FCC site. Maybe August 28th is the release date!

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/c...6ARBF20CWxxx39;
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This was just posted on the FCC site. Maybe August 28th is the release date!

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/c...6ARBF20CWxxx39;


Confirmed, this is the 8703E...What makes you think the release date is August 28th by something in the this info?
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Confirmed, this is the 8703E...What makes you think the release date is August 28th by something in the this info?
No. But now that its posted on the FCC site, it can be released by Verizon.
Only going by what the 8/28/06 rumors are.
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No. But now that its posted on the FCC site, it can be released by Verizon.
Only going by what the 8/28/06 rumors are.


I would still assume the rumors are accurate. But this is by far the closet to the actual release date I have ever seen an FCC approval. And according to the Docs, it's NOT GSM
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