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Thread: Phone Launch: Blackberry 8520

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    Phone Launch: Blackberry 8520

    Coming shorty, Fido will be launching the 8520 in Black. It will be part of the Q1 launch. No word on what date exactly, however the SKU has been loaded into the system.

    We *may see some pricing changes as well for Q1 so stay tuned!

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    But the real question is... 2 or 3 year...
    "If I said it, I said it for myself, not for any carrier or company for which I may work. Therefore, don't use it against me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMPBass
    But the real question is... 2 or 3 year...
    I can't imagine Rogers having one less year on it, it will take money away from their core brand. Won't know until it launches though.

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    Kinda surprised it isn't the 8300.

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    8500 series is pretty decent. I, too, am surprised they didn't launch an 8300 series.. seeing as they went with the 8100 Pearl.

    Overall, a good move for Fido. Curves are still one of the more popular Blackberries.
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    so this model is similar to the Bold's minus the 3g? I think that's what I read at one time. It's a great upgrade but I'm just wondering if it's missing anything else compared to a regular bold (9000/9700). Thanks.

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    This is what i don't like about Fido. The handful of people that will want to upgrade won't be able to, due to their ridiculous HUP policy, the handful that signed and sat idle with garbage phones until the launch of the iPhone benefitted.

    Whatever, i will keep buying unlocked devices and hear on the phone each time "We cannot guarantee the support or function of this device on Fido... Bleh"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmagda
    This is what i don't like about Fido. The handful of people that will want to upgrade won't be able to, due to their ridiculous HUP policy, the handful that signed and sat idle with garbage phones until the launch of the iPhone benefitted.

    Whatever, i will keep buying unlocked devices and hear on the phone each time "We cannot guarantee the support or function of this device on Fido... Bleh"
    It really bugs you that they say that doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3geez
    It really bugs you that they say that doesn't it?
    Sort of, if only they saw my entire list of 'phones used by IMEI' on my account

    I used to have a print screen when i worked for Fido/Rogers, and it has grown exponentially since!

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    wonder if UMA will work on fido verison....

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    Cool Bb 8520

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondElite
    Coming shorty, Fido will be launching the 8520 in Black. It will be part of the Q1 launch. No word on what date exactly, however the SKU has been loaded into the system.

    We *may see some pricing changes as well for Q1 so stay tuned!
    Nice to see another device in terms of blackberry; however , the phone lacks 3g from my understanding. Also would be nice for them to allow the 6gb data plan to work with this rather than forcing a downgrade to a lower internet plan.

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    ^perhaps the arrival of the APNsoc for fido...??

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    At least they're getting a current BB device and getting rid of the 8100 from 4 years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a in yul
    ^perhaps the arrival of the APNsoc for fido...??
    Never going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ab0rt
    At least they're getting a current BB device and getting rid of the 8100 from 4 years ago!
    Pearl isn't going anywhere, the red one possibily but the black one is the entry level data device. Rogers wants to push more data sales, so having the 8100, 8520, and iPhone is what they intend on offering. It covers more markets in terms of price.

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