10-23-09 04:48 PM
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  1. Ryno98's Avatar
    Can someone smarter than me please explain the differences in these upcoming CDMA devices. From what I have read they both have a trackpad and wifi. What about memory, screen resolution, data speed, size?

    I have had enough of my storm and long for a physical keyboard. I like the Tour, but I am going to hold out for wifi.

    Thank you for any help
    09-30-09 11:33 AM
  2. codito's Avatar
    Essex is the tour with wifi. 8530 is the 8520 for CDMA. Compare the two.
    09-30-09 11:34 AM
  3. Ryno98's Avatar
    got it, thanks. The only thing it doesn't clarify for me is network speed. When the 8520 moves from GSM to CDMA does it translate to 1VEX? Forgive me if I am using the network terminology incorrectly. Thanks
    09-30-09 11:46 AM
  4. codemaker's Avatar
    Most likely it will be at least evdo rev 0.
    09-30-09 01:22 PM
  5. lilchoi26's Avatar
    When is the essex coming out?
    10-01-09 03:24 AM
  6. MobileCal's Avatar
    got it, thanks. The only thing it doesn't clarify for me is network speed. When the 8520 moves from GSM to CDMA does it translate to 1VEX? Forgive me if I am using the network terminology incorrectly. Thanks
    Yeah the 8530 will be a 3G BlackBerry, EVDO rev. 0 - not the faster, EVDO rev. A, like the Tour/Storm. But yes, it's still considered a 3G device.

    But I believe Verizon is phasing out the "1XEV" label on their new phones and non-smartphones so you'll most likely see "3G" on it.
    Last edited by Button; 10-01-09 at 04:18 AM.
    10-01-09 04:15 AM
  7. codemaker's Avatar
    When is the essex coming out?
    No one who knows for sure is saying anything. Right now it is expected to come out either Q1 or Q2 of next year (2010). Once again, this is mostly speculation based on information leaks here and there. If you would like more info on where these dates come from I can provide that.
    10-01-09 11:00 AM
  8. natashab's Avatar
    Essex is the tour with wifi. 8530 is the 8520 for CDMA. Compare the two.
    +110010001000
    10-01-09 04:08 PM
  9. yelowsnomann911's Avatar
    Can someone smarter than me please explain the differences in these upcoming CDMA devices. From what I have read they both have a trackpad and wifi. What about memory, screen resolution, data speed, size?

    I have had enough of my storm and long for a physical keyboard. I like the Tour, but I am going to hold out for wifi.

    Thank you for any help
    The tour is gonna have pretty much everything better under the hood, with wifi and a bigger camera. The 8530 will have the same specs under the hood as the 8520. The 8530 will be coming out sometime this year, but the tour probably won't b out until 2010. But, don't base your decision on wifi because it really won't help that much.
    10-01-09 08:25 PM
  10. deathberry's Avatar
    How close will the essex be to the 9700? Will it be the cdma's 9700?
    10-01-09 08:50 PM
  11. codemaker's Avatar
    How close will the essex be to the 9700? Will it be the cdma's 9700?
    Yes basically. It will be fairly close as far as functionality goes. Some of the specs such as screen size and app mem will be the same. The essex may have a better camera. Processor speed will be comparable. The essex may not look like the 9700 though.

    They will be quite similar, but they are different devices with different internals.
    10-02-09 11:14 AM
  12. Matic386's Avatar
    thnx for anwser I was looking for that too
    10-02-09 12:35 PM
  13. deathberry's Avatar
    Yes basically. It will be fairly close as far as functionality goes. Some of the specs such as screen size and app mem will be the same. The essex may have a better camera. Processor speed will be comparable. The essex may not look like the 9700 though.

    They will be quite similar, but they are different devices with different internals.
    Thanks, I was thinking it would be.
    10-03-09 06:51 PM
  14. MikEy dEe729's Avatar
    r u guys sure the essex is coming out for verizon? i thought only sprint was getting it.
    10-03-09 09:42 PM
  15. codemaker's Avatar
    r u guys sure the essex is coming out for verizon? i thought only sprint was getting it.
    CX scoffed at the idea of a sprint exclusive on the essex. They have not confirmed it, but the essex will most likely land on VZW and sprint.
    10-03-09 10:08 PM
  16. Yoni415's Avatar
    SO if i just bought my tour for sprint..should i wait for the essex??
    10-05-09 08:24 PM
  17. stephlb's Avatar
    SO if i just bought my tour for sprint..should i wait for the essex??
    I know I am. My annual upgrade is in February/March, so I am hoping the Essex will have debuted by then at Verizon.
    10-05-09 08:40 PM
  18. eve6er69's Avatar
    the 8530 will be just like 8520 which means it will not have a camera flash. a 2mp camera and no gps capability.

    essex will blow it away if the 8530 will be the 8520 in cdma mode.
    10-06-09 11:52 AM
  19. hassanqadir's Avatar
    They will both have Track pads and they are both world phones. Personally I choose Essex because of looks over Curve.... It would be so awesome to have Essex around the holidays....
    Last edited by hassanqadir; 10-22-09 at 07:24 AM.
    10-22-09 07:18 AM
  20. mkurz12's Avatar
    the 8530 will be just like 8520 which means it will not have a camera flash. a 2mp camera and no gps capability.

    essex will blow it away if the 8530 will be the 8520 in cdma mode.
    I was wondering about that.
    I know the 8520 doesn't have GPS but seeing as how the 83** GSM Curves and CDMA Curves differ, I could see Verizon's 8530 having GPS.
    I also understand that if it where to have GPS as well as wifi that it should be an 8550.
    I don't recall seeing it posted anywhere that we will definitely see an 8530 apposed to an 8550 (which I could have missed, please correct me if I am wrong there).
    10-22-09 07:49 AM
  21. Mistik's Avatar
    The Essex apparently will also have a new technique for the camera. Liquid lens(??) so it will sort of work like your eye does. Suppose to be a huge improvement..
    10-22-09 08:48 AM
  22. Jimieo's Avatar
    Where did you read that? I read on Salomondrin said the dakota I believe will have the liquid lense not the essex. However if it does that would be fantastic.

    The Essex apparently will also have a new technique for the camera. Liquid lens(??) so it will sort of work like your eye does. Suppose to be a huge improvement..
    10-22-09 09:28 AM
  23. Mistik's Avatar
    ur right! I had those 2 mixed up, but it will have a better camera

    Salomondrin Blog Archive What’s The “Secret” Behind The BB Essex?
    10-22-09 10:32 AM
  24. Blechtman's Avatar
    or however you spell it seems to have an essex already. is that for real?
    10-22-09 08:03 PM
  25. Mistik's Avatar
    I dont think he has an Essex, but one of his contacts or as he calls them Ninja's has one and send the photo's. Its real though

    Sal is very reliable source of info
    10-23-09 07:57 AM
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