1. bbcurve94's Avatar
    i know it doesnt have one and it starts in the 8320, but i found you can buy the antenna with wifi on it from the 8320. the description on the product says all 8300 phones. so i want to know if i can install this and get wifi on my curve, and maybe theres some software i can download.

    ASK ME FOR LINK BECAUSE IT WONT LET ME POST IT
    03-19-10 02:15 PM
  2. flop's Avatar
    Please send link, thanks.

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    03-19-10 02:47 PM
  3. plunkingtom's Avatar
    I would think it would involve more hardware than just the antenna...
    03-19-10 02:49 PM
  4. flop's Avatar
    I doubt very much that the antenna has wifi on it.

    I don't know the details but I'm sure an encoded/decoder chip of some kind must be used in conjunction with the antenna.

    However, do send me a link and I'll try to fathom it

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    03-19-10 02:50 PM
  5. flop's Avatar
    I would think it would involve more hardware than just the antenna...
    That's true. However, sometimes features are present and intentionally disabled.

    For example, the intel 486SX without FPU was infact a 486DX with a wire intentionally cut.

    Intel did that to increase their range of products they could sell without increasing the range of products manufactured!

    RIM (and others) probably do the same without telling the public..

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    03-19-10 02:54 PM
  6. Kylecore's Avatar
    I've been asking this question for ever and repeatedly get shut down. The way I see it is a curve is a curve and the differences are the antennas to get cdma or gsm. I have an 8330 and would love wifi.

    Once you get past the junk everyone runs you down on replacing the antennas its a new battle between the os for an 8330 not being able to handle the wifi because it doesn't have the option. ... Well people make hybrids from all sorts of different os and platforms together, would it really be that hard to include the wifi option in a hybrid from an 8320 os? Please if there is a way for this to work, LET ME KNOW

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    03-19-10 03:17 PM
  7. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    ... snip The way I see it is a curve is a curve and the differences are the antennas to get cdma or gsm. . snip
    But this is where you would be incorrect.
    03-19-10 03:23 PM
  8. bbcurve94's Avatar
    I have an 8330 and would love wifi.
    i thought all curves after the 8310 had wifi??
    03-19-10 03:51 PM
  9. bbcurve94's Avatar
    ok it still wont let me post the link until i do 10 posts so im just gunna post 7 more bs stuff so i can get it to u
    03-19-10 03:53 PM
  10. Bla1ze's Avatar
    ok it still wont let me post the link until i do 10 posts so im just gunna post 7 more bs stuff so i can get it to u
    Or you know...you could have just asked a MOD...

    WIFI Internal Antenna Signal For BlackBerry Curve 8300 8310 8320 8330 -*US $4.69*:*sw-box.com

    But this in no way is gonna get ya WiFi on anything but an 8320.
    03-19-10 04:55 PM
  11. Bla1ze's Avatar
    i thought all curves after the 8310 had wifi??

    The only 83xx series to have WiFi is the 8320.
    03-19-10 04:56 PM
  12. bbcurve94's Avatar
    The only 83xx series to have WiFi is the 8320.
    WOOOW thats sooo stupid, why would they take it off?
    03-19-10 06:34 PM
  13. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    They didn't "take it off". They never put it on.
    03-19-10 06:45 PM
  14. Branta's Avatar
    Once you get past the junk everyone runs you down on replacing the antennas its a new battle between the os for an 8330 not being able to handle the wifi because it doesn't have the option. ... Well people make hybrids from all sorts of different os and platforms together, would it really be that hard to include the wifi option in a hybrid from an 8320 os? Please if there is a way for this to work, LET ME KNOW
    The chipsets and CPU are completely different between the GSM and CDMA models - it's a different mainboard. It's not a question of "hard", the physical components are simply not there.
    03-19-10 07:06 PM
  15. dictoresno's Avatar
    as said above, it cannot be done. even if you add the hardware, the phones main board will still identify it as an 8310, therefore preventing you from installing any software (an 8320 OS) to enable and run it. it cannot be done. if you want wifi that bad, you can pick up a used 8320 for under $100 these days.
    03-19-10 09:18 PM
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