Originally Posted by wayneholbrook
I was going to buy the 8800 from cing and get it unlocked, but I was told that the software would not be the same for t-mobile when they come out with thier 8800. I also heard that t-mobile's 8800 will have wi-fi. Anyone heard the same?
Vendor-specific OS is irrelevant on Blackberries. For one, the carrier-specific configurations are handled by the service books and not the OS load. You can also load any carrier's OS on any Blackberry as long as the model is the same.
The 8800 will never have WiFi. The 8820 will. All models will have the same features. If a model has an additional (or fewer) features it will have a different model number than the one you're comparing it to.
Originally Posted by wblovett
You are so wrong about "no one suffer[ing]." I have been suffering for weeks waiting for T-Mo to release its 8800. Not even buying an unlocked 8800 for $600 didn't abate my suffering. I WANT A T-MO 8800. When the hell is it going to be released?!
Are you serious?? With all the real suffering going on in the world can you honestly say you're suffering because you can't buy something that's not released yet?
I guess YMMV but if unlocking a device and bringing it over isn't good enough for you you'll just have to wait to get the same device with different logos.