1. bobby1874's Avatar
    Heard a rumor on a Droid site that there was going to be a new BB that used Sprints CDMA for data and Iden for voice and direct connect. Similar to the 8350i but a hybrid that used to 3g cdma and roaming capabilities for the data side. Make sense it would have on radio for data and one for voice. Would be real nice if the voice could roam back and forth between the two technologies. the phone its elf would do a lot for Sprints coverage issues. Probably wishful thinking.
    10-31-09 10:30 PM
  2. ramman1500's Avatar
    i was just at my local sprint store yesterday ordering my tour and they said that there is a "hybrid" bb comming out middle of this month!!!
    11-03-09 02:16 PM
  3. Tiassa's Avatar
    If it is anything like their hybrid dumbphones, it'll use Spring CDMA for data and Vioce and iDen for Direct Connect, which is IMHO the worst of both worlds, because you cna end up in a place with DC but no voice or vice-versa.
    11-04-09 02:46 PM
  4. BusOnARushK's Avatar
    I really hope that there is a new iDen Hybrid BB device coming out! With so many new BB devices coming out, us Nextel users need new BB phones too. I LOVE my 8350i, but I wouldnt mind having a newer BB device.
    11-12-09 11:19 PM
  5. bobdelt's Avatar
    Sprint's coverage issues?

    Care to elaborate? Sprint has excellent coverage - and even if they don't - they have roaming agreements with Verizon. So Sprint's coverage is at least equal to verizon. Most people don't even know when they're roaming, it literally has no effect on usuage.
    11-13-09 11:59 AM
  6. fyrfyter's Avatar
    Talking with a friend that owns some Sprint stores, he said that QChat didn't end up being the savior of DC. Nobody likes trying to use it. He said that Sprint is going to make lots of hybrids for those that still need DC.
    11-13-09 10:10 PM
  7. j2hyphon's Avatar
    The 8350i will be the last iden blackberry from RIM.
    11-15-09 09:56 AM
  8. Zturboblackout's Avatar
    The 8350i will be the last iden blackberry from RIM.
    They said the exact same thing about the 7100i... If there's a demand, they'll make one.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-20-09 07:44 PM
  9. Moe2005's Avatar
    The 8350i will be the last iden blackberry from RIM.
    Sources? Proof?
    11-21-09 01:45 AM
  10. robbyrobmusik's Avatar
    well doesnt metropcs run of CDMA they selling them down here for $450.00 no contract.. DAM to much for me give me the 2 yrs.
    11-22-09 04:39 PM
  11. excav8ter's Avatar
    Does anyone know what type of "hybrid" phones are coming out? Are they BB's? I would really like a BB that is similar the Bold with the 2 way. Being able to watch youtube videos would be cool too.
    11-23-09 09:11 PM
  12. elvin1983's Avatar
    Yeah, as long as there's Nextel Direct Connect running the IDEN network, there will be some sort of BB that will have to run on the IDEN network in one way or another. The production plant I work at runs on all Nextel communication, my Regional Sales Manager has to have the Direct Connect capability, and the BES corporate e-mail, so he has the 8350i, and my Plant Manager is getting his within the next week or two. There will always be a need for this kind of BB, however they deliver it, they'll have to produce it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-29-09 12:34 AM