1. Chas2's Avatar
    At work I have a choice of either. There is no cost advantage of one over the other, as both are corporate carriers of choice.

    As far as I can see, the major difference is CDMA vs GSM voice, EVDO vs EDGE data, and then the 8820 has WiFi where the 8830 does not.

    Out of the US will be of only secondary concern, most all of travel will be in major cities where TMobile has good service.

    Any suggestions?

    EVDO is way faster than EDGE for data, but then there is no WiFi. Is WiFi really a big deal?

    I am going to ask the same question on the 8830 forum.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    03-14-09 01:14 PM
  2. iPhone0001's Avatar
    Chas2, it looks like you have done your homework. I personally like having the benefit of Wi-Fi with the 8820. I travel abroad as well and I have had no issues with my 8820.
    03-14-09 02:55 PM
  3. Chas2's Avatar
    There is talk on the 8830 side that the device suffers from a memory leak that eats up available memory over a few days. Is there a similar issue with the 8820?

    03-16-09 06:49 AM
  4. iPhone0001's Avatar
    I have not found that to be the case with my 8820. In two years of owning the device, I have never had an issue with a memory leak.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-16-09 07:17 AM
  5. tkh329's Avatar
    I'm not familiar with Sprint's approach to GPS on the 8830, but one of the things I like about the T-Mobile 8820 is the ability to use Google Maps and other GPS apps with the GPS on the 8820 without having to pay extra every month or something (unlike a verizon 8830). You may want to look into it.

    On a side note and from personal bias, I love T-Mobile and my 8820 and can't imagine why anyone would want CDMA , but that's just me.
    03-17-09 09:37 AM