BlackBerry 9700 pictured with T-Mobile branding
posted by Alan F. / Aug 11, 2009, 11:25 AM
Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009
meh, Id rather a trackball
posted on Aug 11, 2009, 12:23 PM 0
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It's time that T-Mobile comes out with a 3G Blackberry. The 8900 and 8520 are both nice models, but the purpose of rolling out 3G networks is to increase data speed...which Blackberry users will surely welcome. I've never understood how Verizon and Sprint have no trouble installing EV-DO on their Blackberry phones, but with AT&T and T-Mobile, you'll find a thousand excuses on why "it's so difficult to install an extra radio on the Blackberry" or "there isn't really a need for it." If you can come out with a dozen different "play toy" phones that have 3G, then you can surely come out with more Blackberry phones (and phones like the Dash3G) that have 3G on board. It's just plain silly not to.
posted on Aug 11, 2009, 3:51 PM 0
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.. I really think if it were that simple, there would have been more 3G GSM BBerries. Think about it, if business ppl rely on data, and speedy data is a must, and of course BBerry is the typical business phone, why would these two GSM carriers choose not to get these BBerries 3G capable? That would be seriously bad for business.
posted on Aug 11, 2009, 5:28 PM 0
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I'm assuming this is probably a RIM issue and not a TMobile issue. There is probbaly more to it then them deciding not to do it, maybe the technology wasn't compatible, too much heat, or just too large to combine the two radios. I don't know, but I'm glad to see the technology contnuing to advance. As for the business perspective, 2g is good for most business users. Typically a business user is relying on the phone for emails and since you are unlikely to view a lot of large attachments on your phone on a regular basis 2g has been sufficient.
posted on Aug 12, 2009, 12:18 PM 0
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it kinda reminds me of how a computer mouse went.........the outdated trackball mouse (bb pearl n TOUR hahaha) then optical mouse (9700 and 8520 curve hahahhah) and finally a bb for t-mobile that won't be so slow!?!?!?!??! (forget EDGE....crap) and that is a sick lookin bb....WAY better than other curve on t-mo better camera than 8520??? and i've used the 8520 in the store and was very impressed...much smoother than that damn trackball and very smooth and responsive
posted on Aug 11, 2009, 10:43 PM 0
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