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    A few questions on Sprint 8830

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    Guys,

    I've had my sprint 8830 for just over a month now, and I'm using it with aplomb, due in part to the application recommendations from the users here on this site. I do have a few questions though, and was wondering if anyone could help in clearing them up.

    SDHC card compatibility
    I heard during CES that the next OS revision of the 8830 would allow for SDHC cards of higher capacity, and somehow the figure of 12GB is stuck in my head. I was wondering if anyone could confirm this, or has any information or links to provide.

    Streaming media from ORB
    The topic of discussion that I am really interested in is in this area. I have an Orb server, and have for a long time. I can get into my Orb account, view documents, and view photos. As many others will tell you, I cannot stream audio or video. I have tried the default BB browser, and Opera Mini, as well as the default media player, and xPlayer. None of them support streaming media. I did find in the notes for the upcoming OS 4.3.x that it will support streaming media, and then I saw that this feature was notated as being on WiFi phones only, which (correct me if I am wrong) the 8830 is not. Can anyone confirm/clarify?

    EVDO data speeds
    I've tried the Sprint Connection manager software (the regular PAM software, as Sprint does not yet appear to offer the higher speed EVDO connection manager for the 8830 yet) and run the sprint speed test, and my own speed tests on various sites that I have collected over the years. I can't seem to break 200kbps download, and 125kbps upload. Is this normal? Sprint seemed to think it was under half of the speed that I should be seeing on the data transfers. I have tried the tests from multiple locations, and all produce the same results. For this test, you may want to know that I am in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As an aside, does anyone have any information regarding the availability of the EVDO version of Sprints Connection Manager software supporting EVDO on the 8830? If it's already out, a link would be great.

    Blue Tooth tethering as a modem
    Is it normal that when I use Blue Tooth to tether the modem to my laptop that the modem only pulls in ~56k in both directions? I'd love to lose the USB cable and just have my laptop use the Blue Tooth for the data packet transmissions, however, 56k is not acceptable to me.

    I know it's a lot of questions, but I can't seem to get the answers that I'm looking for anywhere else. Thanks guys.

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    Re: A few questions on Sprint 8830

    Blue tooth modem http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...d.php?p=582692

    a way to stream audio to your BB http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...pearl_asx.html

    Regarding data transfers check this map Sprint Business - Sprint Mobile Broadband Coverage: Enter Zip Code to see how well your coverage should be.

    You may want to call Sprint and have them remove your Data Plan and put it back on, that may help with your data transfer.

    Regarding the SDHC memory, I have no info on that
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    Re: A few questions on Sprint 8830

    Quote Originally Posted by j llama View Post

    Regarding data transfers check this map to see how well your coverage should be.
    thanks for that. looks like where i used to live is blanketed in evdo coverage already, with 5 more towers set to go up. where i live now is only regular sprint speed currently, and only one tower scheduled to be added at a future date. Lovely. I miss Seattle.

    The Bluetooth modem thing seems to have gotten a little better in throughput after enabling BB Device Manager support for Bluetooth, so thanks for that.

    I have yet to try the streamin audio, but I will be sure to let you know how it goes.

    Anyone have information on OS 4.3 supporting higher capacity SDHC cards, and/or streaming media in a browser, and not only on WiFi devices? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: A few questions on Sprint 8830

    Regarding microsdhc capacity,

    Current OS (4.2.2) can handle up to 4gig microsdhc card.

    The 4.3 can handle up to 8gig.

    Go to Blackberry com and search for Doc ID KB05461

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