BlackBerry 8703e from Verizon or Sprint?

Just recently Sprint started offering the Blackberry 8703e, which was available through Verizon earlier. You may wonder what the differences between these two 8703e’s are since the one offered at Verizon is $100 cheaper than what you will get at Sprint.

They both measure exactly the same size (4.3H x 2.7W x 0.77D inches) and weigh exactly the same weight (4.7 oz). Both have mobile BroadBand access, same keyboard, same screen, etc. But here is the difference, for that extra $100 you are paying at Sprint, you are getting a GPS enabled phone! Now this doesn’t mean it comes with an integrated GPS receiver but the technology is there to get you from A to B.

Whether you need turn-by-turn driving directions or a smarter way to manage your mobile travel needs, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) solutions can help get it done. GPS location-based safety services like Telenav delivers audible turn-by-turn driving directions to any address, anywhere on the Sprint Nationwide Network.

Another difference that caught our eye is Sprint claims their 8703e will give you 270 mins of talk time where as the Verizon 8703e will give you only 198 minutes. But RIM agrees with Verizon on the battery life.

2 Responses to “BlackBerry 8703e from Verizon or Sprint?”

  1. andrew zimmer Says:

    Hey Y’all,
    If you’ve got the Sprint/Nextel network for your 8703e, ee’ve just released a 8703e version of Naggie, our location-based reminder application. If you’re on the Sprint/Nextel network, check it out at It’s a todo list which associates your location with each todo so that your Blackberry can send you alerts as you arrive or depart the relevant location.

  2. dale Says:

    i believe that Telenav is offering GPS service for the Verizon Blackberry 8703e. it’s on their web site.

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