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Old 10-22-2005, 04:06 AM   #61
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The great thing about the 7130e is that it's an alternative to the full-sized models. Just as you love having a single letter per key, others love having a "regular cell phone sized" BlackBerry, and they're willing to trade-off the qwerty keyboard vs carrying (what seems like to them to be) a brick.

FWIW, although far from 100% perfect, the SureType software that BlackBerry uses makes "two letters on one key" almost a non-issue. Press the key that you want (once), and it guesses what letter you meant based on the next few keys you press. Definately a huge step up from T9, where if you want to type the 3rd letter on a key, you have to press that key 3x.
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Old 10-24-2005, 09:30 PM   #62
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duplicate message oops

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Old 10-24-2005, 09:31 PM   #63
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Tomorrow is the 25th. Think it will happen??


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Originally Posted by Bunker
Breaking news - Oct 25th is the target date for market release of EVDO for the 7250 for Verizon. Adding EVDO will probably use the same prices plans that are used when buying an EVDO data card.

I was told that the code has been approved by Verizon and it is ready to go.

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Old 10-25-2005, 02:10 PM   #64
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Slipped to Mid-November.
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:40 PM   #65
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Lame.... lets get this show on the road already
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:32 PM   #66
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Confirmed 7250 has EVDO from a Corp. Account Rep. My thought is they are waiting to see what Cingular does with their Edge/8700. VZ won't give up revenue stream until they have to. Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks.
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Old 10-30-2005, 12:16 PM   #67
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They will offer a different price plan for tethering. They are hoping to release the software upgrade by the end of this month. Currently the price plan for EVDO data on my Samsung SCH-i730 ($49.95) which is about $10 cheaper then an aircard. Which used to be $30 cheaper then an aircard before the price reduction. I got same rates from an aircard and the i730 so I expect it should be the same with 7250. The 7130 is hoped to be released by the end of Novemeber and it will release with EVDO. It is slightly larger then my 7100t and a little heavier making if feel more solid and less toy like. I did not check to see if what was running the 4.1 OS though. Since getting the i730 I have not been as interested in the Blackberry side of things. I hope to have a user release (last stage of beta testing) of the 7130 soon and if I do I will give more details. This information was gleaned during a meeting with a Manager of Data/PDA group large accounts division from Verizon. Also the reason for the delay on the 7250 software release was because of RIM (at leat in their words) and the stringent testing that Verizon does ith their devices (Think 4 software releases of the 7100t [TMO] versus 1 on the 7250 [Verizon])

Possibly because the aircard price is being subsidized in the contract price which is data only. But the phone price is subsidized in the voice plan and not data.
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:55 AM   #68
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Bell announced their EV-DO network would be turned on today, looks like it will be in TO and Montreal first.. and the rest of Canada by end of Q1.. has anyone tried the Telus software and got hooked up to the "1X EV"???
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:07 AM   #69
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I have! I live in Montreal!

And I'm sad to say that I didn't get the magical "1X EV"!!!!
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:32 AM   #70
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I have used the Telus software in Chicago. My blackberry connects to the evdo network, and then i get an instant data connection refused error. The only fix for me was to downgrade.

But it is most certainly there!

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Is this firmware update out yet.. If how does one go about getting it..
does anyone know if the 8700 with EVDO will be available anytime soon. Also, when will the EVDO software upgrade be available for the 7250 on verizon. Please say the month and year. The board is a bit confusing.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:47 PM   #72
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whats the confusion? mid-november for 7250 roll-out
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:12 PM   #73
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Is this expected to work for both Verizon and Sprint 7250s? Does anyone know if Sprint's BB data plan will allow use of EVDO at no additional cost?
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:13 PM   #74
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I can only answer vzw specific questions. Perhaps someone lurking works for Sprint?
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massimo,

Do you have a hard date for 7130 availability from vzw?
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Old 11-02-2005, 04:22 PM   #76
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Best info at this time is 11/14 for the 7130e release.
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does anyone know if the 8700 with EVDO will be available anytime soon. Also, when will the EVDO software upgrade be available for the 7250 on verizon. Please say the month and year. The board is a bit confusing.
As its been stated here many times, the 8700 is a RIM-Cingular 90-day exclusive release (11/21). That means a CDMA version is not expected for quite awhile, if ever (although VZW and Sprint will see a 7250 replacement in 2nd-half 2006).
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Old 11-02-2005, 04:35 PM   #78
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Would RIM really make a CDMA 7250 replacement for VZW/Sprint that's a completely different model than the 8700? Sounds like reinventing the wheel.
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Old 11-02-2005, 04:40 PM   #79
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I think there will be an OS 4.1 for the 7250 available by the end of this year... with EVDO support... but this is just what I think...

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Old 11-02-2005, 05:46 PM   #80
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That would make the most sense, IMO. If I were Verizon, I wouldn't necessarily want to go thru the hassle of releasing an EVDO update (and dealing with the inevitable problems that people will have updating their units) only to have to go thru the whole routine 2-3 months later with a 4.1 update...
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