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Old 12-12-2009, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 8520 = Curve / 8500 ?

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Just a newbie question I can't seem to find the answer to;

How come there's a 'Curve' forum and a separate '8500 (Gemini?)' forum when my phone is called a 'Curve 8520'?


(Which is it?! My BB is developing a personality complex!) lol


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Old 12-12-2009, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is an 8520 (GSM) and an 8530 (CDMA). Hence the 8500 forum.

When the 8300s came out, they were called the Curve. For whatever reason, RIM started putting a 2 after some names. Curve 2 (8520) is not a Curve (8300) and Bold "2" (9700) is not a Bold (9000). The department of name obfuscation has grown.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not going to pretend I'm not even more confused now than I was before, but thanks for trying!!
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I think what NJBlackBerry was saying is RIM is recycling phone names. Trust the model number instead.

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Cool, will do, thanks.
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I just post out of the 8500 subforum, even my BB is a curve 8530.
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