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  1. GLOCKshooter's Avatar
    I have the 8900. Will the driftwood be much of an upgrade?

    3G, Bold-esq keyboard, beveled sides, maybe a trackpad. An I missing anything?

    3G is very limited by area for T-Mobile, and WIFI is plentiful and fast.

    Help me out, I want to believe!
    Last edited by GLOCKshooter; 06-13-09 at 07:20 PM.
    06-13-09 12:44 PM
  2. boobah204's Avatar
    im curious too. I was a fan of Tmo service but I know nothing of the 3g network.

    (sigshooter)

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    06-13-09 12:52 PM
  3. Matt_25's Avatar
    I have the 9600. Will the driftwood be much of an upgrade?

    3G, Bold-esq keyboard, beveled sides, maybe a trackpad. An I missing anything?

    3G is very limited by area for T-Mobile, and WIFI is plentiful and fast.

    Help me out, I want to believe!
    Huh?
    06-13-09 05:54 PM
  4. GLOCKshooter's Avatar
    Wishful thinking! Edited to show 8900
    06-13-09 07:23 PM
  5. Matt_25's Avatar
    Wishful thinking! Edited to show 8900
    haha, thought so
    06-13-09 07:36 PM
  6. jakrip's Avatar
    We will have to wait and see this phone is the only reason I did not get the 8900. I like the idea of having both 3g and WiFi and tmobile service.

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    06-13-09 08:00 PM
  7. Matt_25's Avatar
    We will have to wait and see this phone is the only reason I did not get the 8900. I like the idea of having both 3g and WiFi and tmobile service.

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    Ya, but if the Onyx is due out for a suspected release in November for Rogers, T-Mobile could potentially not have the device until next year.

    You can always get the 8900 and then sell it when the Onyx comes out.
    06-13-09 08:16 PM
  8. philanthropy's Avatar
    i got my 8900 off contract

    because the day before i got it...i read about the onyx....good guess me
    06-20-09 08:48 PM
  9. m11stephen's Avatar
    I have a feeling that the Onyx will replace the 8800 World Edition not the 8900. I can live without a 3G phone especially since the nearest 3G area is 90 miles south from me. I'll try a 3G BB when it comes out to see if coverage is better but if I'm still getting the same lousy signal ill take it back and stick with my 8900. EDGE is fine for checking Facebook and Myspace.
    06-20-09 10:52 PM
  10. Touch Pro's Avatar
    EDGE is fine for checking Facebook and Myspace.
    I love it mix in 5.0 OS and we are good to go!
    06-22-09 11:34 AM
  11. ClintRo's Avatar
    The 3G coverage should improve over the next 6 months or so....
    06-22-09 12:55 PM
  12. ausch's Avatar
    Is the Driftwood even a T-Mobile version of the Onyx....?
    06-23-09 10:00 AM
  13. damankam786's Avatar
    Is the Driftwood even a T-Mobile version of the Onyx....?
    Hmmmm.....

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    06-23-09 11:43 AM
  14. gregerator's Avatar
    All I know is that someone said it is a MONSTER of a phone! Looking forward to hearing more: specs, etc. Pics?

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    06-23-09 12:12 PM
  15. damankam786's Avatar
    All I know is that someone said it is a MONSTER of a phone! Looking forward to hearing more: specs, etc. Pics?

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    Oh if it is has the specs that I heard it has it will def. be a MONSTER for tmo.
    But the real question is : is this a Tmo Onyx? Hmmmm......

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    06-23-09 12:47 PM
  16. ausch's Avatar
    Oh if it is has the specs that I heard it has it will def. be a MONSTER for tmo.
    But the real question is : is this a Tmo Onyx? Hmmmm......

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    If it's really is what I heard what device type it for from another carrier, it's gonna be a MONSTER!
    06-23-09 12:57 PM
  17. ausch's Avatar
    Driftwood should be just EDGE Version of...

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    Hmm, just EDGE. TMo still won't get their 3G BB yet.
    06-23-09 01:56 PM
  18. damankam786's Avatar
    Hmmm... The driftwood will be exactly like.........;(

    Driftwood should be just EDGE Version of...

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    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-23-09 10:25 PM
  19. brendonjarrett's Avatar
    O **** no! I will be wicked mad if the driftwood is only a EDGE device. But, leave it to tmobile to do that. Their only pride and joy is the G1 and that thing is just a gadget toy, trust me I also own one. As for the 5.0 OS. I put it on my 8900 and love it. Maybe because I am the only one at work and among my friends to have it. But I really didn't see a big difference in it or the 4.6 OS. It has a lot of small details that make it oh so great.

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    06-25-09 10:01 PM
  20. experiment 626's Avatar
    The Driftwood better be 3G.I've read that if it does have 3G it won't have UMA because AWS & UMA are not compatable.
    06-25-09 10:41 PM
  21. gregerator's Avatar
    That being the case, you would hopefully also have EDGE bands so you could turn off 3G and use just the WiFi and EDGE like an 8900 therefore allowing UMA. Hopefully?

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    06-26-09 11:30 AM
  22. addictedtoblackberry's Avatar
    i got the pearl right now for 2.5 years and im itchin for the driftwood NOW. haha. too bad its not a touch screen too on the upper half or it'd be a BEAST on tmo fasho
    06-26-09 05:11 PM
  23. Trishka's Avatar
    It's going to have 3G.

    I talked to my dad's company rep and she was trying to convince me to hold off onto buying the 8900 because they're releasing a 3G blackberry in the fall.

    I don't know of any other 3G blackberry that's being rumored to go to T-Mo so it has to be this one
    06-27-09 09:29 AM
  24. idk...'s Avatar
    The Driftwood better be 3G.I've read that if it does have 3G it won't have UMA because AWS & UMA are not compatable.
    that is actually somewhat true.

    the incompatibility or the challenges they were facing with the UMA chip and the 3G chip was the reason why t-mobile could not get the Blackberry Bold. the branded t-mobile usa blackberry bold was having too many issues.

    if this new blackberry does not have UMA then i will be greatly disappointed, but a 3G blackberry is def in need in the t-mobile line-up.

    later
    06-29-09 10:00 AM
  25. kurrupt_1's Avatar
    This thing has got to get all the bells and whistles! 3G, UMA, Wi-Fi, GPS....come on get here already. Ill buy 2 no contract right now.
    06-29-09 12:08 PM
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