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  1. mainetoby's Avatar
    Add to that the fact that 4G will be SIM based again. Finally, chaning phones on Verizon in less the 5 secs as apposed to in less then 5 minutes like it is now.
    Verizon's 4G will be SIM based? Does that mean they are switching to GSM from CDMA?
    03-21-08 02:06 AM
  2. Gadgetgeek's Avatar
    Sprint is launching the Curve April 20th. I wouldn't be suprised if VZW launches the same time if not earlier as they always beat my Sprint to the punch!
    I'm betting a few weeks earlier. Historically VZW has released all BB models prior to Sprint.
    03-21-08 06:45 AM
  3. fyrfyter's Avatar
    Verizon's 4G will be SIM based? Does that mean they are switching to GSM from CDMA?
    Yes. The LTE network (Long Term Evolution) is a GSM based network, meaning when Verizon does go to 4G, they will have to change to SIM cards and a GSM network. I have read several different dates but it seems they are going to start the network now, with major city trials in 2009, and probably have the new network ready in 2010 or 2011.
    03-21-08 09:53 AM
  4. King21's Avatar
    Yes. The LTE network (Long Term Evolution) is a GSM based network, meaning when Verizon does go to 4G, they will have to change to SIM cards and a GSM network. I have read several different dates but it seems they are going to start the network now, with major city trials in 2009, and probably have the new network ready in 2010 or 2011.
    They have the spectrum for it now after FCC auction.
    03-21-08 09:56 AM
  5. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    With any new device, usually one carrier gets to premier the device first before others. So, who released the 8830 first, I forget? If it was Verizon then Sprint will get the Curve out first. Verizon is just now struggling to release the HTC Touch which Sprint has had for a year almost, again because of carrier premiering.
    03-21-08 10:23 AM
  6. daddybear's Avatar
    verizon had the pearl first...

    -db

    by what a month?
    03-21-08 11:10 AM
  7. crof21ny's Avatar
    I know this thread is old, but is there any new info on verizon carring the BB Curve. I spoke with a Kiosk guy, he said mid to late March. Then at the store on the same day an associate said late march early April. I was on-line last week with an IM associate who said they had no info on the phone. I'm like a lot of others who don't want to switch to another carrier, but I dig the curve. My contract is up in May ,they have until then. If any new news is out there about this please put me up on what's good!
    03-21-08 01:38 PM
  8. fyrfyter's Avatar
    They have the spectrum for it now after FCC auction.
    They and the parent of Vodafone paid a boatload of dough for it. I saw it listed somewhere this morning that Verizon picked up the C Block of 700 MHz spectrum for $4.74 Billion.
    03-21-08 01:52 PM
  9. overmydeadberry's Avatar
    no new info?
    03-25-08 02:44 PM
  10. Goatweed's Avatar
    this thread has 28K views - wow!
    03-25-08 08:56 PM
  11. nosympathy2k's Avatar
    this thread has 28K views - wow!
    Proof verizon is missing out on $$$ because they have yet to release the curve.
    03-26-08 08:54 PM
  12. jlr273's Avatar
    I guess thats 28k people who are looking to buy the Curve the first day verizon has it out meaning they'll probably be sold out in an hour.
    03-27-08 02:25 PM
  13. overmydeadberry's Avatar
    ya man i have vzw on speed dial!
    03-27-08 02:44 PM
  14. hal737's Avatar
    yeah the delay on the Verizon Curve is def a huge PLD for Verizon....(PLD= Poor life decison)
    03-27-08 02:46 PM
  15. John Yester's Avatar
    other internet good sources are saying May.
    03-27-08 03:16 PM
  16. bbplz's Avatar
    i was at the mall yesterday and i asked a sales rep in the verizon store about rumors i've heard about the curve coming out and she said "summer. that's all i'm allowed to tell you" ... does anyone know the real deal?
    03-28-08 12:12 PM
  17. raylol16's Avatar
    yeah the delay on the Verizon Curve is def a huge PLD for Verizon....(PLD= Poor life decison)
    Definitely a PLD cause I know I can't be the only one who is willing to shell out full price just for the curve!
    03-28-08 12:17 PM
  18. MandaBerry's Avatar
    I know a few people at VZW and was told that it should have already been out, however they are expected to have it out within the next month or two. So the person who said sometime in May, is probably on the money.
    03-28-08 06:32 PM
  19. Kinetic's Avatar
    So the person who said sometime in May, is probably on the money.
    Yeah, May seems to be the general consensus...
    03-29-08 11:47 AM
  20. Furf's Avatar
    I have aquired this. look under the RIM catagory
    03-29-08 12:39 PM
  21. MPSmith1's Avatar
    nice find Furf... There's hope...
    03-29-08 07:09 PM
  22. Kinetic's Avatar
    It certainly is nice to see something in writing.
    03-29-08 07:14 PM
  23. nosympathy2k's Avatar
    Looks like the curve owners will only get a $50 mail in :/
    03-30-08 08:31 AM
  24. crof21ny's Avatar
    great to see something in writing! I spoke to a rep at the mall on Thursday, she said they will be out mid April. They just need to put out date a prepair for the bum rush!
    03-31-08 06:49 AM
  25. Delegator's Avatar
    The press release says available in May, and it says nothing about wi-fi.

    Verizon Wireless Introduces The BlackBerry Curve Smartphone
    03-31-08 08:44 AM
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