1. cheese79's Avatar
    im a curve lover and just wondering when there not giving the new one 3g? any ideas
    05-02-09 01:00 PM
  2. Zach7's Avatar
    They probably want to sell a newer device with 3g. Or they are keeping it topsecret!
    05-02-09 01:35 PM
  3. Ace_437's Avatar
    I thought the Curve ran over 3G with Verizon. Am I wrong?
    05-02-09 01:42 PM
  4. cheese79's Avatar
    i hope tehere keeping it top secret
    05-02-09 02:53 PM
  5. Username00089's Avatar
    I thought the Curve ran over 3G with Verizon. Am I wrong?
    Eh I guess you can say that EV-DO is 3G but it depends. On 3G voice and data can be used at the same time where as I don't think EV-DO has that ability.
    05-02-09 02:55 PM
  6. vndlewis's Avatar
    I thought the Curve ran over 3G with Verizon. Am I wrong?
    You are not wrong. Verizon curves and pearls are 3G.

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    05-02-09 02:57 PM
  7. xliderider's Avatar
    im a curve lover and just wondering when there not giving the new one 3g? any ideas
    Are you referring to the 8900 which runs on Edge?

    I thought the Curve ran over 3G with Verizon. Am I wrong?
    Correct, the 8330 does have 3G, EvDO Rev. 0
    05-02-09 02:57 PM
  8. vndlewis's Avatar
    Eh I guess you can say that EV-DO is 3G but it depends. On 3G voice and data can be used at the same time where as I don't think EV-DO has that ability.
    cdma can't do that. ev-do is 3G.

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    05-02-09 02:58 PM
  9. m11stephen's Avatar
    Probably because RIM couldn't fit a 3G transceiver into a Curve type device since it also has WIFI and GPS. Its rumored that theres a 3G ATT Curve coming out, the 9220.
    05-02-09 03:18 PM
  10. cdaiscool's Avatar
    My 8330 is on 3G. Or super-fast 2G. But I'll go with 3G.

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    05-02-09 10:43 PM
  11. Mamaluka's Avatar
    See now? If RIM hadn't cow-tow'd to the masses, they would still be manufacturing larger devices and would be able to fit more "stuff" inside the device to allow for a lot more features. But no, everyone wants slim little phones that fit in pockets...OK, fine, make them, but don't stop making bulky ones just because. I really wish I could hire someone to take the shell of a 7290 and load it up with the guts of a Bold. I know, impossible you say, nothing is impossible.

    Another big phone rant by me....over

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    05-02-09 11:26 PM
  12. cellman09's Avatar
    that has nothing to do with it are you kidding me circuit boards are smaller than ever they can put whatever they want in the blackberry !! The reason they quit selling the bulky ones is because anyone in their right mind would rather have something lighter smaller and more stable!! The old blackberry's were good in their day but time has moved on and now the smaller ones are here !!
    05-03-09 09:36 AM
  13. Mamaluka's Avatar
    I guess I'm insane then. As well as the other millions of people using the largest known newest blackberry...the Bold
    FYI: no one is debating the size decrease of circuit boards here, read carefully, the comment here is the phone itself can't FIT the extra boards inside, hence my rant on making a larger phone which we both know won't happen...see the difference?
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    Last edited by Mamaluka; 05-03-09 at 11:20 AM.
    05-03-09 11:17 AM
  14. Gawain's Avatar
    im a curve lover and just wondering when there not giving the new one 3g? any ideas
    The 8330 Curve and upcoming 8930 Curve are 3G (for Verizon/CDMA anyway)...

    I do believe that there is a 9220 series Curve (the Magnum) in the works which will be 3G/HSDPA for the GSM crowd. According to the rumor mill on Phonearena.com: RIM BlackBerry Curve 9220 (Phone Arena)
    05-03-09 11:44 AM
  15. Khalnath's Avatar
    My understanding is that none of the current 3G chipsets support UMA, so that may be one reason. That's the most plausible rumor I've heard so far to explain why the 8900 supports UMA and the 9000 doesn't.

    (Although really, it'd be nice if RIM would actually say why, wouldn't it?)
    05-03-09 12:06 PM
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