Mike, my Blackberry Fairy Godfather, delivered the goods. My new 8700r arrived this morning. After a quick charge, and activation with the server back home, it’s good to go.
First impressions? Sweet! It has a beautiful new very bright screen, polyphonic ring tones, speaker phone, better keypad, and some really nice new features. For instance, you can now get rid of all the sent messages in your inbox.
It’s got an EDGE modem in it as well. Too bad it’s not UMTS, but you can’t have everything I guess.
Many thanks to the team at RIM for handling this so promptly and professionally.