BlackBerry 8700 Series Comes to Verizon
Sep 12, 2006, 12:28 PM by (staff)
Research In Motion and Verizon Wireless today announced the BlackBerry 8703e, a CDMA EVDO-enabled version of the BlackBerry 8700 already available for GSM carriers. The 8700 series features a full QWERTY keyboard and large QVGA display. The BlackBerry 8703e will be available from Verizon for $349.99 with a new two-year customer agreement beginning on Sunday, September 17. EVDO data service for BlackBerry is available for $15 monthly in conjunction with a qualifying voice plan and unlimited data plan; or $30 monthly in conjunction with an unlimited data plan.
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Look for the 8703e to be a soft Launched by sprint on september 28 2006
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Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HFP, HSP
From the spec sheet...
8703e compared to 8700c
Given that the poor battery performance is one of the biggest complaints I've heard about the 8700c, this makes me worry. I had been holding out for the Verizon 8700, but now I'm thinking I may need to hold out for the Verizon 8100 (Pearl). 3.3 hours of talk time just doesn't sound like enough.
Cheaper data plan?