Originally Posted by markhutchison
Let's be fair here ... RIM produced a CDMA 87xx model in mid September and Bell had it on the shelves for the last week of September. It's not the CDMA carriers who dictate the GSM to CDMA development lag; it's just the reality of the global market.
Your completly right, they do have to wait until RIM makes the device.
But its them being on CDMA thats the issue, Rogers had the cojones to switch their network to be competitive why cant the others?
And as a consumer who is going to want the most out of their devices, its up to the general public to use their buying power to put an end to CDMA. If bell or telus or whomever recieved a strong message from their customers, that they will not buy something that is going to be outdated even before it reaches market they would try to do more in either outsourcing other CDMA devices or try to muster the strength and make the much needed switch to the global standard.
I dont want to bash any company, but i think its silly when we live in an ever evolving world of technology and we are settingling for an already old model. 8700 is out, 8800 is in (err at least at xmas time). I would feel better buying something a year later than the rest of the country got their GSM units if were going to heavily discount the unit then it would be better but, no its going to be priced on par with the other BB units.
I know americans feel the same way about this, we might not agree about the war in Iraq, but we can all solidly agree that the sooner we get our little gimped up hands (blackberry induced) on new product the happier we all will be.
On a side note, I think if everyone had a blackberry there would be no need for wars.
Good day Sir!