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BlackBerry Curve 8900 Coming to T-Mobile USA

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andy2373

Jan 7, 2009, 2:14 AM
RIM seems to be the biggest culprit of this.

Same crap with no 3G! Mad

I know, I know. It's smaller, lighter, newer, faster...processor. But what's the point if it's not going to take advantage of a carrier's 3G or at the very least give the user the option.

ATT and TMO both still sell all the non-3G BB's.

I think it would be easy, cheap, and make RIM a ton of money if they just took their current models and slapped each carriers 3G chip in them and re-advertised them as 3G capable.

A ton...more people would be buying BB's.
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PDXMatt

Jan 7, 2009, 6:04 AM
andy2373 said:
Same crap with no 3G! Mad

I know, I know. It's smaller, lighter, newer, faster...processor. But what's the point if it's not going to take advantage of a carrier's 3G or at the very least give the user the option.

ATT and TMO both still sell all the non-3G BB's.

I think it would be easy, cheap, and make RIM a ton of money if they just took their current models and slapped each carriers 3G chip in them and re-advertised them as 3G capable.

A ton...more people would be buying BB's.


Well, for starters, not everyone cares about 3G, and secondly, at&t has the Bold which is 3G.
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Slammer

Jan 7, 2009, 7:45 AM
PDXMatt said:


Well, for starters, not everyone cares about 3G, and secondly, at&t has the Bold which is 3G.


RIM seems to have a knack for releasing devices on a regular basis. Could they be waiting for the next version? From what I understand, ATT and TMO don't have much 3G coverage at this point anyway.
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lancekalzas

Jan 7, 2009, 7:58 AM
3G radio antennas consume significantly more battery power than RIM has been comfortable with. The Bold is their first 3G BB. RIM has had trouble adapting 3G radios to their BB's because of that battery issue. Carriers may have a problem with a BB that would only last a couple of hours as well. I'm not saying that as a fact, just an opinion based on my experience and what I've seen. Smile
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Slammer

Jan 7, 2009, 8:03 AM
Thanks! I didn't know they were having problems with that. But I guess that makes a lot of sense.
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PhonemanJ

Jan 7, 2009, 12:05 PM
Both ATT and T-Mobile sell quite a few of the 2G Blackberries. In fact it is one of ATT's most popular phones. This phone, being lighter, slimmer and having the updated software look that the 3G Bold has is a natural progression in the Blackberry line. It gives the customer the look of the Bold, but the consistancy and good battery life of the Curve. It makes perfect sense to come out with this phone.
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mathiastck

Jan 7, 2009, 1:47 PM
Agreed it should be a great phone. The curve is awesome, and affordable. The Hotspot at home feature is awesome, it's great to be able to cancel your home phone service.

There are smarter smart phones, but none as solid all around as the curve.
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carmodboy99

Jan 7, 2009, 2:49 PM
lancekalzas said:
3G radio antennas consume significantly more battery power than RIM has been comfortable with. The Bold is their first 3G BB. RIM has had trouble adapting 3G radios to their BB's because of that battery issue. Carriers may have a problem with a BB that would only last a couple of hours as well. I'm not saying that as a fact, just an opinion based on my experience and what I've seen. Smile



F.Y.I. Ever since the BB 8703, every Blackberry that has come to Sprint has been 3G. They do eat battery life significantly faster, but thats just the tradeoff I guess... the 8830 has a pretty good battery life with 3G though.
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JL9000

Jan 7, 2009, 6:35 PM
correct they are both on the bottom of the list for carriers as far as 3g gose
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