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  1. ronyoung08's Avatar
    That is in fact a US version. There is a subtle difference between the T-Mobile USA logo, and the T-Mobile EU logo.

    T-Mobile USA has 1 little square in front of the "T"
    T-Mobile EU has 3 little squares in front of the "T"

    You can notice the difference in the pictures below of the T-Mobile USA branded 9700, and the T-mobile Germany branded Bold.





    I'm sooo stoked for this phone! I will deffinitely be picking it up as soon as it is released!
    Good eye!
    I would have never noticed that.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-13-09 06:43 AM
  2. accuberryedwin's Avatar
    From the looks of it, I think this could be the 8800 series replacement for t-mobile. If so I would like the upgrade from my 8100 to the 9700 anyone know when its coming out.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-13-09 07:28 AM
  3. ClintRo's Avatar
    No one know an exact release date.... some time before middle of next year for sure. Some will tell you next month but I find that highly unlikely.
    08-13-09 07:54 AM
  4. Sirhill's Avatar
    I am getting one for sure. Can't wait to unwrap that baby.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-13-09 09:20 AM
  5. parroman's Avatar
    I am hoping the onyx comes out this year..holding from buying the bold for this one
    08-13-09 09:23 AM
  6. veroj86's Avatar
    i'm so with you!!! finally tmo will have the best BB available, at least for a little bit
    08-17-09 10:04 AM
  7. dankers's Avatar
    im really really waiting for this phone. im with you bro
    08-17-09 08:02 PM
  8. fogrocker's Avatar
    Still clinging to Sept... please!
    08-17-09 11:17 PM
  9. CurveCravr's Avatar
    I want one too! anyone know the other carriers the Onyx will come on?
    08-17-09 11:44 PM
  10. godzilla07's Avatar
    I want one too! anyone know the other carriers the Onyx will come on?
    AT&T for the US is the only other carrier.
    08-18-09 12:36 AM
  11. hybrid1976's Avatar
    as much as i love my 8900, i would retire her for the 9700
    08-18-09 12:37 AM
  12. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Lots of us care about UMA because of poor signal quality at home. I am desparate for BOTH 3G and UMA - 3G when I'm out and about, and UMA for when I'm home.

    RIM - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure that UMA works! Apparently Motorola has solved the 3G/UMA problem given their "Morrison" phone has made it through FCC approval. So RIM...please go for it!
    Who said the Morrison supported UMA?
    08-18-09 04:36 AM
  13. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    So I pay full price for the 8900, then again full price for 8520, now this TMo? Are you serious? This is addicting...
    Join the club. I have a dealer plan, and everytime I want a new phone I have to pay retail also. Then again, I'm not in a contract...
    08-18-09 04:37 AM
  14. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    UMA is a technology that only T-Mobile has at the moment. It allows you to connect to a Wi-Fi connection and make calls, get data, and get SMS/MMS. It's great when you're traveling or are in an area with little/no coverage.

    3G is the hardware in a phone for faster data...MUCH faster than EDGE.

    I'm excited for the new 3G berry but I won't be upgrading for another year or so. I def won't get it if it doesn't have UMA. My college has bad coverage and so it wouldn't make much sense for me to get an AWESOME 3G berry and then only get signal 10% of the time. Kind of defeats the purpose.

    I hope they get 3G and UMA working on the same phone!
    You know, if T-Mo gets 3G in your area where your college is, you might not need UMA.
    08-18-09 04:40 AM
  15. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    UMA is also available on Cincinnati Bell in the US but they're a regional carrier. Rogers in Canada has UMA and Orange also has UMA. So it's not exclusive to T-Mobile.

    I'm getting this on day 1. The lack of 3G is a big hamper on my 8900. The Driftwood is finally the BlackBerry I'll keep for more than 6 months. I could care less about UMA because I have perfect 3G reception. But everybody has a different situation. Good riddance 8900, hello Driftwood!

    E: UMA also allows you to call for free or use your minutes bucket without getting robbed of your money internationally. Call home to your friends and family without getting robbed for call rates!
    Yeah, but in retrospect, Cincinnati Bell sucks. (not to mention they've been having a problem with their UMA)
    08-18-09 04:41 AM
  16. LSCUP7187's Avatar
    What a stupid thread...thank you for stating the obvious...real intel please

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-18-09 05:35 AM
  17. Kaminsky's Avatar
    So the rumored date is Sept 15...I hoping that is true. That means that I will be able to go out of town with a huge smile on my face...
    08-18-09 08:24 AM
  18. Rican240sx's Avatar
    08-18-09 07:39 PM
  19. papachango1313's Avatar
    In my mind I'll be content with this phone for a long time - but in reality - after about 6 months I'll want to get a bigger and better BlackBerry (I cant lie to myself)
    08-18-09 08:43 PM
  20. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    In my mind I'll be content with this phone for a long time - but in reality - after about 6 months I'll want to get a bigger and better BlackBerry (I cant lie to myself)
    You and everyone else on Crackberry.com....
    08-18-09 08:44 PM
  21. Kaminsky's Avatar
    You and everyone else on Crackberry.com....
    I am going to have to agree with you on this one...
    08-19-09 11:50 AM
  22. Kaminsky's Avatar
    i couldn't do anything but smile on this one....
    08-19-09 11:51 AM
  23. tramane's Avatar
    Aww man, Im saving my pennies!!
    08-19-09 12:13 PM
  24. CurveCravr's Avatar
    i wish this would come out on Verizon....
    08-19-09 12:55 PM
  25. fsshariq's Avatar
    i wish this would come out on Verizon....
    Hey don't be greedy sir lol, you Verizon guys got the Tour already and if you're craving Wifi, then there is supposedly a 9650 in the oven for ya!!
    08-21-09 01:00 AM
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