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It's a good week internationally for BlackBerry lovers. First we hear that South Korea finally has unbridled access and its own Bold to toy with, and now we're hearing a similar story for the people of Vietnam. Viettel (a mobile operator in the country), Alcatel-Lucent and RIM have all joined hands...

December 19th 2008 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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Despite the perceived risk of entering a market that is one of the hottest in the world for both mobile phone use and IP infringement, RIM's finally taking the big leap of faith into mainland China, according to Interfax. The report cites TCL Communications, the firm manufacturing RIM's devices in C...

December 7th 2007 at 11:31am 0 Comments
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Our parcel carrier has been a busy bunch the past few days and today will be no different -- the LG VX8700 for Verizon Wireless arrived at our doorsteps today. We decided to take a few pictures of the unboxing process and share our initial impressions of The Network's latest toy. Put simply, the ph...

April 27th 2007 at 11:18am 0 Comments
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It looks like the long-rumored GSM / CDMA hybrid variant of the BlackBerry 8700 series might find itself a home on Sprint later this year. We didn't see it in the alleged 1H '07 product pipeline earlier today, but a tipster noticed a document describing Sprint's marketing partnership with the Super...

January 18th 2007 at 8:10pm 0 Comments
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It looks like the long-rumored GSM / CDMA hybrid variant of the BlackBerry 8700 series might find itself a home on Sprint later this year. We didn't see it in the alleged 1H '07 product pipeline earlier today, but a tipster noticed a document describing Sprint's marketing partnership with the Super...

January 18th 2007 at 8:10pm 0 Comments
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Sure, tethering 8700s to Macs is a neat trick -- but how about cutting the cable entirely? "Pulse" by Brain Murmurs aims to do exactly that, trading that pesky USB cable for the more convenient Bluetooth connection (and yeah, it's Mac compatible, to boot). Pearl users might have no concept of what...

December 4th 2006 at 11:01pm 0 Comments
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Last time we checked, RIM's 8700 series BlackBerrys were sleek little devices without an external antenna anywhere to be found. We're at a loss, then, to explain this little gem unearthed by a reader on a page detailing Sprint's BlackBerry 8703e and 7130e which clearly shows the former bearing a bi...

November 7th 2006 at 10:29am 0 Comments
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It seems almost criminal that Mac users have been thus far denied the basic human right to tether the immensely popular BlackBerry 8700 series devices to their Macbooks, but thanks to a little elbow grease, determination, and nearly $700 in cold, hard cash, the world's wrongs have been righted. An i...

October 21st 2006 at 4:28pm 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of Verizon's launch (ring any bells?), Sprint will be the next to add a CDMA variant of the BlackBerry 8700 series device to its portfolio. The handset drops on October 1 for $350 with a two-year agreement, matching Verizon's offering to the letter. With EV-DO, Bluetooth 2.0, integ...

September 21st 2006 at 4:39pm 0 Comments
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Making good on its commitment to bring some of that thumb-killing, Canadian love to Japanese shores, NTT DoCoMo has announced the BlackBerry 8707h this week. Those familiar with other 8707 variants won't find any surprises here -- you basically get a classic 8700 with a little 3G thrown in to sweet...

September 20th 2006 at 11:10pm 0 Comments
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Far be it from us to suggest a screen shot of unknown origin conclusively proves that GSM won't be found on Verizon's 8703e, but the four little letters there on the display -- "CDMA," as opposed to, say, "CDMA/GSM" -- certainly have us thinking that the handset may yet be less world-friendly than...

August 22nd 2006 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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If you'd closed your eyes and thought really hard about what a Verizon-branded BlackBerry 8700 might look like, we're guessing you would've come up with something like this. Granted, it looks like we didn't get a launch today, but the wait should be measured in weeks at worst, days at best -- so we...

August 22nd 2006 at 1:12am 0 Comments