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  1. lostdetective's Avatar
    This might not be where you think the thread will be going but I'll give it a try!

    I'm looking forward to purchase my first Blackberry when the 9900 arrives as I see that I'm in need of a reliable phone.
    I'm working on my Masters in Art history at the moment.

    My question (after reading endlessly about the two models), what the big difference is and will both be avaliable for everyone or is it:

    9900 = Avrage Joe
    9930 = Business Joe

    Sorry if this question already has been posted somewhere!

    Sincerely Julien
    07-09-11 03:11 AM
  2. SEVEN1FO's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the only difference between the two is which type of networks they can run on. The 9900 will have GSM radio will run on AT&T's network for example, while the 9930 has a CDMA radio, that can only run on Verizon/Sprint.
    07-09-11 03:18 AM
  3. rdyoung's Avatar
    This might not be where you think the thread will be going but I'll give it a try!

    I'm looking forward to purchase my first Blackberry when the 9900 arrives as I see that I'm in need of a reliable phone.
    I'm working on my Masters in Art history at the moment.

    My question (after reading endlessly about the two models), what the big difference is and will both be avaliable for everyone or is it:

    9900 = Avrage Joe
    9930 = Business Joe

    Sorry if this question already has been posted somewhere!

    Sincerely Julien
    The only difference between models is this...

    9900=GSM, IE ATT/TMO in the states
    9930=CDMA, IE Verizon/Sprint

    Rim tends to always designate the "00" as gsm and "30" as cdma.
    07-09-11 03:18 AM
  4. rdyoung's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the only difference between the two is which type of networks they can run on. The 9900 will have GSM radio will run on AT&T's network for example, while the 9930 has a CDMA radio, that can only run on Verizon/Sprint.
    Partially correct, however RIM builds the cdma phones with GSM, so you can take a 9930 from sprint or verizon and plug in a tmo or att sim and it will work.
    07-09-11 03:20 AM
  5. SEVEN1FO's Avatar
    Partially correct, however RIM builds the cdma phones with GSM, so you can take a 9930 from sprint or verizon and plug in a tmo or att sim and it will work.
    You're right. I forgot about the ability to insert a SIM card into CDMA blackberries.
    07-09-11 03:21 AM
  6. lostdetective's Avatar
    Thanks for fast answers guys!

    How will it be for me in the UK? I sure want the better one wether I need it or not.
    07-09-11 04:06 AM
  7. SEVEN1FO's Avatar
    They're both the same device, the only difference is which carrier they can run on. For example if you had Vodaphone, you would get the 9900 because it is a GSM carrier and the 9900 is a GSM phone.
    07-09-11 04:47 AM
  8. Masahiro's Avatar
    The differences between the two:

    9930 can run on a CDMA network, as well as HSPA.
    9900 can run on an HSPA+ network, but not on CDMA.
    07-09-11 06:21 AM
  9. badger906's Avatar
    in the uk we will get the 9900 only
    lostdetective likes this.
    07-09-11 06:41 AM
  10. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Thanks for fast answers guys!

    How will it be for me in the UK? I sure want the better one wether I need it or not.
    WHAT? LOL!

    You are not reading the replies!
    Please read them.

    One is NOT better than the other, one will work with your carrier the otrher will NOT!
    07-09-11 06:52 AM
  11. abass's Avatar
    No comment... This kid is making me sick haha
    07-09-11 11:37 AM
  12. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    WHAT? LOL!

    You are not reading the replies!
    Please read them.

    One is NOT better than the other, one will work with your carrier the otrher will NOT!

    We need to draw old pictures..

    Masters is in Art, not literature
    07-09-11 08:06 PM
  13. pblakk's Avatar
    This thread was a train wreck from the get go!



    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-09-11 09:36 PM
  14. aarpage's Avatar
    So what do you want the phone to do for you. If you want it so that you can type in class choose a computer. If you want it to where you can transfer documents back and forth then I would say any BB would work as long as you have the Professional Documents to Go.

    This might not be where you think the thread will be going but I'll give it a try!

    I'm looking forward to purchase my first Blackberry when the 9900 arrives as I see that I'm in need of a reliable phone.
    I'm working on my Masters in Art history at the moment.

    My question (after reading endlessly about the two models), what the big difference is and will both be avaliable for everyone or is it:

    9900 = Avrage Joe
    9930 = Business Joe

    Sorry if this question already has been posted somewhere!

    Sincerely Julien
    07-09-11 09:52 PM
  15. palomartian's Avatar
    He'll be teaching your kids one day.
    07-09-11 10:02 PM
  16. el13adnin0's Avatar
    damn ... so i've been waiting 8 months + and the 9900 isnt even coming to VZW ?!!?
    07-10-11 12:27 PM
  17. SEVEN1FO's Avatar
    damn ... so i've been waiting 8 months + and the 9900 isnt even coming to VZW ?!!?
    Correct. The 9930 is coming to Verizon. I never knew GSM/CDMA were this confusing...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-10-11 12:31 PM
  18. Deathcommand's Avatar
    I'm gonna end this now.
    9900 has Quadband GSM
    9930 has Triband GSM but has Dual Band CDMA.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-10-11 12:55 PM
  19. palomartian's Avatar
    What about the wifi and the GBs?
    07-10-11 01:04 PM
  20. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Everything is the same.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-10-11 01:11 PM
  21. DeeDudnath's Avatar
    This will be my first blackberry too man!
    07-10-11 02:17 PM
  22. BekNazar's Avatar
    damn ... so i've been waiting 8 months + and the 9900 isnt even coming to VZW ?!!?
    I have a Verizon 9930. It's coming. Don't worry!
    07-10-11 07:27 PM
  23. BekNazar's Avatar
    Correct. The 9930 is coming to Verizon. I never knew GSM/CDMA were this confusing...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Remember this board a few years back with the gps vs agps discussion???
    CDMA vs GSM will die when we get LTE finally!
    07-10-11 07:31 PM
  24. mypearl1's Avatar
    9930:
    Pros: 5% more battery life, run both CDMA and GSM (only EDGE in US but 3G+ in EU...)
    Con: You can not surf or BBM and talk at the same time while on CDMA. Also, only 3G

    9900. Vice Versa
    09-01-11 01:22 AM
  25. lewisc1979's Avatar
    I'm gonna end this now.
    9900 has Quadband GSM
    9930 has Triband GSM but has Dual Band CDMA.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    It didn't work.
    09-01-11 01:44 AM
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