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3G Devices

gaklein

Mar 9, 2009, 5:33 PM
Does anyone know if TMobile is coming out with any new 3G devices, specifically a 3G version of the Blackberry 8900?
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Fleance2k5

Mar 9, 2009, 6:29 PM
Yup. Tons of new 3g devices. BB "8900" doubtful.
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Tmo Slave

Mar 10, 2009, 12:28 PM
We are suppose to get a 3G Bberry second quarter from what I've heard. Most likely it will be a brand new device that no one has seen yet and will probably have UMA and 3G.
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JLBIII

Mar 11, 2009, 9:24 AM
Don't see the 3G and the UMA happening on the same device.

Unless BB provides a super duty Li-Ion battery, it shouldn't happen. Too much power consumption.

I'm sure we(users) would like to see 3G BB before another UMA BB.

With T-Mo offering a reasonably priced unlimited plan, I don't see the need for UMA phone unless your residence or office has poor reception.

Bring on the 3G phones.
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wifiuser

Mar 11, 2009, 10:18 AM
Totally agree that 3G would be a better choice. With the new plan it makes UMA not so attractive. I do not get an echo in my UMA as I do a lot on the cell tower. I get just as good of a connection at home and at the office off the tower as I do on UMA. I am in Dallas. One place it did work was when I traveled to Georgia I did not have coverage. Knowing that before I left I brought my router and had great coverage at their home.

Still trying to decide between the G1 and the new BB.
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Tmo Slave

Mar 12, 2009, 3:28 PM
Well one of the reasons why there hasn't been one yet is because of the power consumption. From what I was told they have been working on the phone for sometime. They supposedly got the power consumption to a good level.

Plus UMA isn't just unl calls it also helps with reception so it could be good for people even with unlimited plans.
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JLBIII

Mar 12, 2009, 7:43 PM
Agreed that UMA is helpful with reception. I incorporate it at my residence until we switch our plan to unlimited.

Power consumption on a Bold has been hit or miss. Too many "insiders" gave conflicting reports of battery life that I personally ask anyone I see with a Bold about their experience. Some say expect the same as a Iphone, some can't make it through a day.

With the Curve I carry, I would like to have the same consistency offered in a 3G Berry. If I have to do without UMA, so be it. If BB can pull off both, more reason to accept the offering.
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sammy4455

Mar 16, 2009, 4:39 PM
Why does my behold run so much slower in a non 3G area compared to a G1 in a non 3G area?
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smylax

Mar 16, 2009, 6:37 PM
Processing power and the way that data is compressed from phone to phone. The G1 is faster on EDGE than a Behold and faster on 3G as well.
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Tmo Slave

Mar 19, 2009, 12:15 PM
Because the browser on the behold is craptastic.
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