Would be even more attractive, for me, if, instead of offering only
"800/850/1900/2100MHz for AT&T and 900/1700/2100MHz for T-Mobile",
there were a true world-band 800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 version.
Cheers, -- tlvp
I have a Tour 9700 and really don't see the advantage of this new
phone. Supposedly the 9700 will run OS6.
I have to agree that compatibility on 3G with AT&T would be nice.
Note that T-Mobile is upgrading their 3G to eventually 21mbps, but you
need the compatible chips in your phone. For instance, the BB 9700
Tour can only do 3Mbps. My understanding (but I haven't verified this)
is some of the Android phones have chips capable of 7Mbps.
The iphone 4 has the slow chips (3 MBPS). It's really hard to believe
Apple screwed up this project as badly as they did. Granted none of
the iphone work well as a phone (poor microphone, speaker, and of
course radio), but the iphone 4 is such a step backwards.
I noticed the BB slider has that same slanted keyboard as the 9700.
The older keyboard (8320 for instance) was better. Not quite as
slanted, making thumb typing easier.
In any event, this new BB isn't do or die for RIM. Rather OS6 is do or