1. Wicho's Avatar
    Well that's depressing. Just read it on the VZW website, so there goes my idea of tethering. Guess it will have to be a Rev. A capable wireless card for me now.

    For some reason I thought it was, but...oh well.
    05-06-08 04:20 PM
  2. greystealth's Avatar
    I don't really see why its a big deal. I've tested many Rev A and non Rev A devices and honestly there is not a significant difference.
    05-06-08 04:36 PM
  3. John Yester's Avatar
    Ya I really don't see what the big deal is........
    05-06-08 04:58 PM
  4. Wicho's Avatar
    Well, it's just that I was hoping for only one device and one line of service. BIS service with tethering along with a voice plan instead of voice w/BIS and then a separate device to get the laptop going on the road. Cheaper in the end, plus, the extra speed of Rev. A would be nice.
    05-06-08 06:03 PM
  5. John Yester's Avatar
    Ya true, the more you add it all up it would be nice huh?
    05-06-08 06:08 PM
  6. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Have you actually tested Rev0 vs RevA speeds in the real world? (i.e. where you travel)
    05-06-08 07:45 PM
  7. greystealth's Avatar
    actually rev a has higher upload speeds. When it comes to download speeds which is what we mostly use, its not much of a difference at all.
    05-06-08 11:36 PM
  8. disguyla's Avatar
    is the 8830 rev. A compatible and 8330 is not.. damn, i just swapped out phones.. not realizing.. i thought the curve was better!! everything-wise...
    05-09-08 12:27 PM
  9. JDragon's Avatar
    Their are currently not any BB's that are Rev A capable.
    05-09-08 01:05 PM
  10. Wicho's Avatar
    Bummer there aren't any Rev A capable BB's yet. The reason for my wanting Rev A is indeed the higher upload speeds someone mentioned. Download, well...Rev 0 works just fine. Faster is always better, tough.
    05-09-08 03:36 PM
  11. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Just a bit of a tidbit in terms of chipset technology being used in CDMA phones.

    XV6800 = Qualcomm MSM7500 (is Rev A capable w/updated ROM)
    8830/8330 = Qualcomm MSM7500 (same chipset... technically speaking, only a matter of firmware/software revisions possibly?)
    05-09-08 04:25 PM