CTIA started off with a bang this year, announcing the BlackBerry 8330 across three carriers, the latest CDMA BlackBerry since the 8130 over Christmas. The majority of BlackBerrys (and handsets in general) run on GSM networks, but with these devices toting EV-DO capabilities for blazing data transfer, and with enhancements to voice service on the way, CDMA is a solid choice for carriers. Of course, a big part of the impetus is on manufacturers like RIM to make devices which support the underdog technology, without which service providers have nothing to show customers. What do you think? Is RIM showing CDMA enough love? The Curve’s been out since early last summer, and only now, on the brink of a new generation of 3GSM BlackBerrys, are the likes of Verizon, Telus and Sprint getting their hands on it. Maybe we’re lucky that CDMA is getting a bone thrown their way at all, but would it be that hard to squeeze out a Wi-Fi BlackBerry for CDMA users, or would it not even be worth RIM’s trouble? Give us your take on the CDMA/GSM debate and win three BlackBerry skins of your choice from DecalGirl, and the recently-launched Guitar Hero 3 Mobile!
Last week we talked about waiting for the BlackBerry 9000 (which it looks like we’ll be doing for the 8330 as well), and whether or not RIM was making a good enough clip to keep up with competitors. A lot of folks chimed in that more on-board memory was needed, and as a guy who checks out BlackBerry software all day long, I can’t help but agree. The win is going to Rajiv for making the reasonable stand that the wait is worth it for a finely-polished product. We’ll be setting him up with Bplay’s latest two games, Sushi Mania and Big Kahuna Words as well as the excessively slick Crossbar theme. Thanks for the entries, everyone, and hope to see you again this week!