Curve 8320 in the UK??
first post, so be nice!
I'm very keen to get my first Blackberry and I've got my eyes on the Curve 8320
However... it only appears to be available on TMobile USA at the moment
Has anyone got any idea when it might be out in Europe? I've seen Orange are potentially going to release it, but..
a) there's very little info.... I called them and they were clueless
b) I'm concerned that Orange will butcher the phone with their own branding / software... does this happen to Blackberrys as it does to Nokias, SEs etc..?
Any help appreciated
- 11-13-07, 08:53 PM #2
I don't know when it will be released in Europe. But you may be able to buy a unlocked 8320 from US and use it on Orange. As long as Orange is on the same GSM network. Just make sure the phone doesn't have it's IMEI tied to TM. Only feature you can use is the UMA feature, unless Orange supports it. I've used two European unlocked cell phones here without a problem and don't see why not US unlocked cell phone won't work in Europe as long as the network is the same.
Most of all BB here is branded and each BB has a some carrier applications. I'm on ATT here in US and my BB has ATT applications (or ATT store applications) I really don't care for. I'm pretty sure that each carrier in US has their own branding stuff on their phones.
Last edited by onepoonis; 11-13-07 at 08:55 PM.
- 11-15-07, 10:14 AM #7
UMA is a feature on T-Mobile (in US) allowing you to make calls using the wi-fi connection. Thus conserving your minutes. But, your service provider must support this feature for you to use it on 8320. And you have to in an area with wi-fi hotspot.
In US, you can use this with 8320 but only on TM. it won't work on ATT even if you have unlocked 8320 on ATT network since ATT doesn't support it.
Hope this explains somewhat what UMA is. Cheers and I'll be supporting England for this weekend's Euro 08 qualifier. They been my national team since early 80's. Russia will lose all their game and England will make it to the next round. I hope.
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- 11-16-07, 05:24 AM #9
It will be here soon enough i am sure but if Orange do get it the it will be a shame as they butcher everything in site. UMA wont be supported officially until its release but the Wifi will be useable still.
I guess its a case of who you know not what you know.