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BlackBerry Curve 8900 $200 at AT&T Starting May 22

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Pricey!

BLubak1

May 20, 2009, 1:38 PM
Granted this is a nice looking device, but isn't $200 on contract a bit expensive for a fairly standard GSM/GPRS/EDGE BlackBerry? You'd think they could at least match T-Mobile at $149.
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colione112

May 20, 2009, 2:29 PM
My thought is they want to deplete the 8310's before they drop the price on the new Curve.

I can also see them getting the flip pearl before the end of the summer since the existing pearls are sitting on shelves.
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Jayshmay

May 20, 2009, 3:50 PM
It seems as though you make mention of both the 8310's & Pearls sitting on shelves. Aren't BB's popular?

So did RIM discontinue making the block style pearl in favor of only making the flip pearl?
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Ace2525

May 20, 2009, 8:18 PM
typical...ATT overprices especially on this phone without 3G...whats the point of a blackberry with Edge...
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voiceofid

May 24, 2009, 1:34 PM
because the 8900 does everything the bold does, and out does the bold with it's edge speed. the edge on the 8900 isn't the typical edge, it has 3 channel of edge, giving a near 3g speed for edge like battery life

there is a video floating around online of a bold and a 8900 trying to access the same bes and it took the bold an additional 40 seconds to do what the 8900 already did
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colione112

May 21, 2009, 6:59 AM
Yes BB's are very popular, but everyone gets the Bold because it's the "newest thing". When you have the bold & curve displayed next to each other it helps make the choice obvious just by looking at the screen.
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Android3k

May 21, 2009, 4:15 PM
Except that you have yet to look into it because if you had you would soon realize the 8900 has a better quality screen.

Either way by purchasing it through AT&T you are losing the UMA feature which is only with T-Mo. Both have pros and cons depends on the user.
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colione112

May 21, 2009, 6:09 PM
I was talking about the Bold and 8310, not any of T-Mobiles devices. UMA will be available for AT&T soon enough.
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Menno

May 22, 2009, 11:39 AM
Where do you get ATT service? Where do you get Tmobile service?

Just because one company has some pricing doesnt mean everyone has to match for it to be considered a good value.
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