1. gbadude's Avatar
    I want to get my gf a blackberry but she's on a family plan and I don't think her parents would be too happy paying 30 for a data plan. I think a BB with wifi would be perfect. Which BB have wifi equipped? Thabks!

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    01-21-09 02:31 PM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    The simple answer, the models with '20 in the part number.

    Pearl 8120, Curve 8320, World Editon 8820

    Bold, a 9000 model also has Wifi.

    I presume you know how limited Wifi is, only the Browser will be able to use it. There are no provisions for IM other then SMS text.

    Makes a great PDA device, but don't plan on using third party software.
    01-21-09 02:40 PM
  3. gbadude's Avatar
    The simple answer, the models with '20 in the part number.

    Pearl 8120, Curve 8320, World Editon 8820

    Bold, a 9000 model also has Wifi.

    I presume you know how limited Wifi is, only the Browser will be able to use it. There are no provisions for IM other then SMS text.

    Makes a great PDA device, but don't plan on using third party software.
    Ohh interesting, never knew about the '20 model number, just got into BB myself actually. But yeah I know without a proper data plan it's quite limited, but we're at college with wifi almost everywhere. Thanks!
    01-21-09 02:49 PM
  4. bgwavrder's Avatar
    Actually with T-mobile, if you have the FREE BB Enabler feature, you can MMS. As for third party software, you can download using wifi
    01-22-09 07:39 AM
  5. Reed McLay's Avatar
    ... As for third party software, you can download using wifi
    That is true, I have done it many times. The problem is, during the install process, nearly every third party application will try to initialize using BIS. No BIS, no function.
    01-22-09 10:50 AM
  6. exelant's Avatar
    I believe the T-Mobile 8900 Curve coming in February will be WiFi equiped.
    01-22-09 11:36 AM
  7. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    8350i, 8900 and 9000 are the ones that break the xx20 mold.

    xx00 base model
    xx10 GPS
    xx20 WiFi
    xx30 CDMA + GPS
    xx50 iDEN + GPS

    81xx Suretype + Camera
    82xx Suretype + Camera + Flip
    83xx QWERTY + Camera
    87xx QWERTY
    88xx QWERTY + GPS
    89xx QWERTY + Camera + High Res Screen + Expanded Internal Memory
    90xx QWERTY + Camera + High Res Screen + 3G + Expanded Internal Memory
    95xx Touchscreen + Camera + 3G

    For instance:
    88xx base would be the 8800, and there is no 8810 since all 88xx include GPS. 8810 would be identical to the 8800.

    *8350i has WiFi as well, something that other iDEN devices do not have.
    ** xxxxi also denotes an iDEN phone
    *** this list is for devices 8100 and newer.
    Last edited by Sith_Apprentice; 01-22-09 at 11:45 AM.
    01-22-09 11:40 AM
  8. swb_mct's Avatar
    Nobody mentioned that with T-Mobile that you have unlimited VoIP over Wifi for 10.00 per month. I use my BB8220 as my only phone at home with Wifi with no minutes charged against the plan.

    I only got the BB for its excellent "free" VoIP on WiFi . . but then it ended up replacing my IPOD too because its audio app works fine for me.
    01-22-09 03:53 PM
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