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Blackberry Pearl 8110 or 8120

Hello, does anyone have any information on when either one of the phones will be available?  My contract will expire in mid feb and I am tryign to decide if I should wait or go with another carrier.    Thanks. 
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Re: Blackberry Pearl 8110 or 8120

Probably not. The 8130 is CDMA, so definately not.
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Blackberry Pearl 8110 or 8120

Hello, does anyone have any idea when one of these phones will be released for ATT?  My contract is about to expire and I am seriously thinking about switching to Verizon so I can buy the 8130.   I keep reading on the internet that ATT is going to be getting a new Pearl but when I ask them, they seem to know nothing about it.  Why is that?   Is it because they want to sell the old 2006 models first?   Every time I ask a rep they try to offer me the old pearl.   I just want a straight answer so I can make an infomed decision.    I don't want that old thing, if I am going to sign a two year contract, I want a new phone.    Thanks.
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I am waiting for the same thing.  With all my surfing, it seems some folks are "guesstimating" a release of 18 Feb 08.  Even if not that date, I'll wait until the end of Feb and see what comes.  I already got messed over with the BJ1 - BJ2 fiasco, and I get so tired of having yesterday's technology pawned off on me my unscrupulous salespeople -- every one of which I am sure knows the EXACT release date of the ATT version of the Pearl 2.
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Expert

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The first question is when do you qualify for an upgrade?  The second, if you are happy with your current service, I would say wait it out a bit and get the version from AT&T.  I just do not like what VZW does with their units by disabeling certain hardware features and would for sure wait for the AT&T version.  Based on what I have read, the AT&T version will even be better in specs and it could very well be with the 4.5 OS.  So hold off a bit.
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Tutor

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Hello,  I qualify for an upgrade right now.   My contract expires on Feb 14th.   I don't mind waiting a little bit but how long is a little bit?   Days, Months?    I agree with the Shirt,   I feel like they know exactly when the phone is going to come out but they don't want to tell us and that makes me mad enough to go with another carrier.   I like ATT but I don't like their games.   If the phone is supposed ot come out in Feb I would think someone that works there would know.
 
Shirt, will you stay in touch and let me know if you hear anything and I will do the same please?
 
Sheik,  how long do you think I should wait?    Thanks everyone. 
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Teacher

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If I come across anything that isn't rumor or speculation, I'll post it here. 
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Tutor

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are you going to stay with ATT and wait or get a different phone or are you thinking of going to another carrier? 
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Professor

Re: Blackberry Pearl 8110 or 8120

Neither one is a realistic option if you're looking to upgrade that quickly.  There is no word and, more importantly, no official announcement from at&t (usually a few weeks before release).



newfan wrote:
I like ATT but I don't like their games.


Product testing takes time.  Issues and bugs don't adhere to schedules.  The carriers don't make announcments until they have a pretty good diea of when they intend to release a product and even those dates can slip.  If there's not an official release announcement now then don't count on it for a February upgrade.


Message Edited by takeshi on 02-07-2008 11:32:58 AM
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Engadget is pretty confident the 8120 will premiere Feb. 18 at TMO.  I had to get out of a contract quickly from Verizon since I had purchased a Blackberry 8130 from them and hated it (within the 30 day return policy).  Why did I hate it?  Well, Verizon blocks out the GPS feature on the handset, and makes you pay $10 a month for their ridiculous VZ Navigator (which by the way doesn't even fully utilize the device's GPS feature).  That was just the straw that broke the camel's back.  They do that to all of their phones - they cripple the phone's capability by adding their horrible "red" firmware.  I decided I wasn't going to support their shenanigans, and switched to TMO.  Unfortunately, they do no have the BB 8120 yet - but if all goes well, I can return my 8100 for the 8120 before T-Mobile's return policy is up.  I'm surprised at how much better their service is too!  If ATT had the 8110 available, I would've decided on them - as long as the GPS feature wasn't disabled.
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Teacher

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I'll stay will ATT because my company gets me Premiere discounts on both phones and monthly service.  If for some reason ATT doesn't get the Pearl 2, I can just as easily lean towards the Curve, although I am after the smaller form factor of the Pearl.  I currently run a Blackjack version 1 and want to try Blackberry for a while to compare them to Windows Mobile devices.  Then again, I could also go with the older Pearl, although I don't want to buy it and the next week have the next version come out (Like what they did with Blackjack).
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Tutor

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I just looked on Letstalk.com and they are selling their old pearls for $49.99, that makes me think something is up because they are going for so cheap.    It didn't indicate if they were refurbished or not but that is a pretty low price.    HMMMM.....  Makes you wonder.....
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takeshi wrote:
Neither one is a realistic option if you're looking to upgrade that quickly.  There is no word and, more importantly, no official announcement from at&t (usually a few weeks before release).



newfan wrote:
I like ATT but I don't like their games.


Product testing takes time.  Issues and bugs don't adhere to schedules.  The carriers don't make announcments until they have a pretty good diea of when they intend to release a product and even those dates can slip.  If there's not an official release announcement now then don't count on it for a February upgrade.


Message Edited by takeshi on 02-07-2008 11:32:58 AM


Well said.  I would rather wait and get a good unit and not something that is going to bug out on me (which is something very rare for RIM to do with their BBs).  I for one would wait till it happens and put up with what  have till then.  I am using the Pearl, the 8800 and now looking to buy the 8310 and possibly the 8110 to replace the 2.  The only reason I would replace the Pearl is for the bult in GPS and by the way I do subscribe to telenav.  To others, I also use a WM device which is the Tilt and I have to say, it will not replace any of the BB units that I have. 
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According to  CellPhoneSignal.com,  T-mobile may push back to April from the February 18 release date for 8120 model.   I do not know any updated inofrmation regarding ATT's release date.
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I have been considering switching my business over to ATT from Spr since they have terrible customer service and wanting GSM.  However, according to the sales rep, ATT will be releasing the 8120 and it WILL NOT have GPS!  I was very surprised by that.  May end up going with VW even though it sounds like the Nav isn't great.  Any other ideas?
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