BoyGenius has once again provided us with some valuable information about the new WiFi-Berry’s. He performs a speedtest comparing the download speeds on WiFi compared to EDGE. His results show that the WiFi does not provide significant web browsing experience to warrant buying a new device for WiFi. This means that he does not find justification yet for the 8820 WiFi-Berry on AT&T.
Conclusion? If you have T-Mobile and your BlackBerry needs replacing, this is a logical upgrade. While even though Wi-Fi does not offer much of an improvement in speed over web browsing, file downloading and UMA access make it worthwhile. We just still donâ€™t see the attractiveness of the BlackBerry 8820 on AT&Tâ€¦
Hopefully new applications such as SIP capabilities will come out to change the equation. He does not make any judgment on the new UMA T-Mobile BlackBerry that adds VOIP/UMA capabilities to the 8320 since the added coverage makes the new WiFi capabilities attractive on T-Mobile@Home. Check out the BoyGenius comparison at this link.