No 3G on BlackBerry 9100?

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small9100Excited about the recently-revealed Kickstart? We got some info suggesting the upcoming flip BlackBerry will likely be the 9100 when it hits the streets, supporting EDGE, OS 4.6, 802.11b, and 802.11g flavours of Wi-Fi. No 3G yet, but who knows what will happen before it comes out. The screen size will be 240 x 320, just as wide, but longer than the Pearl’s 240 x 260 screen. Other info alluding to an external display pretty much seals the model number issue. It wouldn’t be surprising if 3G and Wi-Fi couldn’t fit under the 9100′s hood, considering the Pearl had similar issues, but later versions could easily mix and match Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G.

  • David B

    You can get GPS and CDMA 3G on a Pearl 8330, but that’s the only one. You can’t get GSM 3G on any Blackberry yet, but your statement at the end could easily mislead the casual reader to think they can. And you can get GPS or WiFi on a GSM berry, but not both. These same restrictions apply to the Curve too.

    The only BB that can have BOTH GPS and WiFi is the 8820, and it has no 3G. The CDMA 8830 does have GPS (as do all 8×30 models) but no WiFi.

  • David B

    You can get GPS and CDMA 3G on a Pearl 8330, but that’s the only one. You can’t get GSM 3G on any Blackberry yet, but your statement at the end could easily mislead the casual reader to think they can. And you can get GPS or WiFi on a GSM berry, but not both. These same restrictions apply to the Curve too.

    The only BB that can have BOTH GPS and WiFi is the 8820, and it has no 3G. The CDMA 8830 does have GPS (as do all 8×30 models) but no WiFi.

  • DavidB

    Sorry, I meant Pearl 8130.

  • DavidB

    Sorry, I meant Pearl 8130.

  • JonV

    Still looks ugly. There’s more pictures at Boy Genius that I saw this morning. Closed doesn’t look too bad, but not for me. My 8330 Curve is enough for me.

  • JonV

    Still looks ugly. There’s more pictures at Boy Genius that I saw this morning. Closed doesn’t look too bad, but not for me. My 8330 Curve is enough for me.

  • StinkyB

    haha, that looks like someone ate a Pearl and barfed.

    it sure would be nice to have a few more 3G choices though. think i’ll stick with my 8800 for now :)

  • StinkyB

    haha, that looks like someone ate a Pearl and barfed.

    it sure would be nice to have a few more 3G choices though. think i’ll stick with my 8800 for now :)

  • http://mobishark.com/blog Mediabb

    Nice phone! However, Simon don’t you think that the keyboard is kind of 80ish – it’s gotta go!

  • http://mobishark.com/blog Mediabb

    Nice phone! However, Simon don’t you think that the keyboard is kind of 80ish – it’s gotta go!

  • bettaswamy bp

    Hai please tell me anyone of when will come to indi blackberry 9100 perl 3g and wi fi device in bangalore meens in india reelising date also

  • bettaswamy bp

    Hai please tell me anyone of when will come to indi blackberry 9100 perl 3g and wi fi device in bangalore meens in india reelising date also