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    Dual-mode BlackBerry in the pipeline!

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    Via news.zdnet.co.uk:
    "Research In Motion is developing its first dual-mode BlackBerry, the company's co-chief executive revealed on Wednesday.


    According to reports, Jim Balsillie told delegates at the JPMorgan Technology Conference in Boston that Research In Motion (RIM) has come around to the idea of including both Wi-Fi and cellular functionality in its devices -- something that many of its competitors have now been doing for years. Such technology is central to what is known as fixed-mobile convergence (FMC), which describes the concept of being able to contact someone's desk phone or mobile phone through a single number, and those two phones sharing PBX functionality.


    Balsillie is quoted as saying that, although he had not been a fan of Wi-Fi functionality while it was being "hyped as something that would… get rid of your cell phone", he had now decided it was a satisfactory complementary technology to cellular."

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    Re: Dual-mode BlackBerry in the pipeline!

    Better late than never huh?

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    Re: Dual-mode BlackBerry in the pipeline!

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    The ultimate cellular device
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    Re: Dual-mode BlackBerry in the pipeline!

    Engadget Mobile had hands on pictures of the 8820 yesterday.

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    Re: Dual-mode BlackBerry in the pipeline!

    sweet

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    Re: Dual-mode BlackBerry in the pipeline!

    Very cool. Depends on the form factor and size though. Something in the 87xx design would be nice.

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