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    Curve to 8820?? (tmobile)

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    i own the curve now, and although it's probably the most popular model of bb out, i am thinking of making the switch to the 8820. it's supposed to come out for us tmo customers really really soon. haha.

    i obviously know the basics, gps instead of camera, is there anything else that i should know, that i probably don't yet??

    i really don't use the camera, and although, i do use it, i think i would get more use out of the gps feature, even for something as simple as golf a couple times a week. that alone would make it worth it and get more use than the camera.

    did anyone switch from a curve to a 88xx??

    should i bother making the switch??

    pros and cons??

    haha, thanks for the insight!!

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    Well.. The 8820 is Wi-Fi ONLY.. No GPS on that model. If your looking for GPS, you want the 8800.
    The main advantage of Wi-Fi on the 8820 is to push the HotSpot @ Home Service
    I have the 8800 now and have had the 8310 in the past and I love the GPS feature.. VERY useful!! I made the switch from the 8310 to the 8800 but now I'm thinking of going back to the Curve. I love the design but the 8800 feels like a more solid phone.
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    It's ultimately up to you on what you want to do. They are both great phones, but I miss the camera. It's always nice to have something to capture those impromptu moments. They are both BB's so you won't be disappointed either way!!

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    wow, for sure for sure the new 8020 from tmobile is not gonna have gps?? it's weird they'd leave it off when it's on the 8800.

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    BGR posted screen captures from the T-Mobile system on the 21st that showed the 8820. GPS is in according to that.

    Since it is in T-Mobile's system as such, I think GPS is part of the phone.

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    The 8820 has GPS. Nuff Said. Here is a linkie: http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/...-and-schedule/ Scroll down to the 8820 specs, wifi and GPS are present.
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    FWIW, I switched from a 8320 to a 8800, and I plan on selling my 8800 and scooping up an 8820 when They are readily available. The 8800 IMHO is much nicer in the hands, looks classier, and I can type better on it than I could on the 8320... many people will disagree, but I think the 8800 series keyboards are nicer and easier to type on. I wish RIM could combine all the goodies, ie: GPS, WIFI and a camera in to one package... I would be one happy thumbing camper! Albeit; I hardly used the camera on my pearl and curve, but the option is nice for the " rare " moments.
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    My 8820 has gps and wifi on ATT~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    I've got GPS and wifi on my 8820 (OrangeUK) - blackberry maps and google maps work a treat too. Indispensible
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    yeah, i figured it had gps. there would be no reason for it not to have it.

    we'll see if i get one. every time i get a new bb, my wife has to get one too...haha.

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    One thing that you can do is keep the curve and purchase a bluetooth GPS such as the Garmin 10X or the Telenav. I was thinking about the 8820 myself but if thought that if you decided to keep the 8320 not only do you already have a kickass BB with a camera for "those rare moments," but with the bluetooth GPS you can get around the golfcourse.

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    I have both the curve and the 8800 and I switch depending on what I'll need.

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    Lol how big is the Golf Course that you need GPS to get round it.

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    not that big, however, there are a lot of apps that you can map your distance from your ball to the green, which can help in club selection.

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    The biggest thing I noticed between the 88xx and 83xx is the keypad. Some people love it others hate it
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