1. ephriamt's Avatar
    My bold for big red is about to physically die. I love my blackberry but since I live in LA, it is time to go 4G. Are there any reasons for me to stay with RIM? I need a hint of a phone that can match up? Any help out there?

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    07-21-11 12:42 PM
  2. mjs416's Avatar
    Correct me if Im wrong but I didnt believe there are many actual 4G capable phones out there. Last I heard they werent even sure if the new iphone was going to have that capability. So what does that leave you with? A few android phones?
    07-21-11 12:47 PM
  3. dkingsf's Avatar
    Guess you should try to hang on for the iPhone 5
    07-21-11 01:21 PM
  4. m23haz's Avatar
    My bold for big red is about to physically die. I love my blackberry but since I live in LA, it is time to go 4G. Are there any reasons for me to stay with RIM? I need a hint of a phone that can match up? Any help out there?

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    Have you not seen the new Bold touch 9930 that is about to launch on Verizon in the next few weeks? Scroll down to the Bold 9900/9930 forums and do some reading. This phone is definitely worth staying with RIM for IMO.

    Here is a video on it....

    07-21-11 03:34 PM
  5. disturbed10890's Avatar
    Bold touch, curve touch, torch 2..... a bunch of new devices are coming out, just gotta scroll down a little more and youll find them
    07-21-11 05:52 PM
  6. sleepngbear's Avatar
    Have you not seen the new Bold touch 9930 that is about to launch on Verizon in the next few weeks? Scroll down to the Bold 9900/9930 forums and do some reading. This phone is definitely worth staying with RIM for IMO.

    Here is a video on it....

    Bold touch, curve touch, torch 2..... a bunch of new devices are coming out, just gotta scroll down a little more and youll find them
    Trouble is, as nice as the new BB's are (and I've got my eye set squarely on a 9900 ... or a 9810 ... one of those for sure), none of them are 4G, which the OP seems to be looking for.

    My bold for big red is about to physically die. I love my blackberry but since I live in LA, it is time to go 4G. Are there any reasons for me to stay with RIM? I need a hint of a phone that can match up? Any help out there?

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    All that's available for 4G right now on Verizon is the HTC Thunderbolt, and it looks like the Droid Bionic is coming soon (Verizon reveals Droid Bionic sign-up page). But be prepared -- everything I've read so far says that 4G is a real battery killer. If you have to have 4G and can deal with needing frequent recharges, that's the only way to go. But as the other posters have noted, the new BB's coming out are looking really slick. They might not be 4G, but the browsing is supposed to be very much improved over the current phones. Other than those, the first 4G phone to come from RIM will be likely their first QNX handheld, which probably won't be out until mid 2012.
    07-21-11 07:22 PM
  7. Soloman02's Avatar
    Trouble is, as nice as the new BB's are (and I've got my eye set squarely on a 9900 ... or a 9810 ... one of those for sure), none of them are 4G, which the OP seems to be looking for.



    All that's available for 4G right now on Verizon is the HTC Thunderbolt, and it looks like the Droid Bionic is coming soon (Verizon reveals Droid Bionic sign-up page). But be prepared -- everything I've read so far says that 4G is a real battery killer. If you have to have 4G and can deal with needing frequent recharges, that's the only way to go. But as the other posters have noted, the new BB's coming out are looking really slick. They might not be 4G, but the browsing is supposed to be very much improved over the current phones. Other than those, the first 4G phone to come from RIM will be likely their first QNX handheld, which probably won't be out until mid 2012.
    I work with someone who has a thunder bolt. The phone will suck on battery life regardless of whether you live in an area with LTE or not. This is because the phone has TWO cellular antennas. One antenna is for a permanent 1x CDMA voice, SMS, and slow data connection. The other antenna is for the CDMA 3G chip and the LTE 4G chip. As a result all data comes through the 3G or 4G connection unless you are somehow in an area with no Verizon 3G coverage. So to put simply, the phone has two antennas running ALL the time, one for voice and one for 3G/4G data.

    Anandtech has an excellent breakdown of the two cellular systems on the phone.

    Personally I hope they move away from this setup in future phones (once VZW's LTE network is widespread) because with this setup we seem to be going backward in terms of battery life.

    AnandTech - HTC Thunderbolt Review: The First Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone
    07-21-11 07:40 PM
  8. san4berry's Avatar
    9790 looks niiiiiiiiice
    07-21-11 10:01 PM
  9. jlb21's Avatar
    Yup, there will be plenty of rumors coming up........later this summer!
    07-22-11 08:00 AM
  10. ephriamt's Avatar
    All, thanks a bunch. I appreciate the input. I've decided to **** with the others and am sticking with RIM (and even decided against selling my stock).

    Let's go BB!!
    07-22-11 10:36 AM
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