It was announced last week that T-Mobile is bringing the BlackBerry 8700g to the UK. The rumor mill has it that the there will be an announcement about a BlackBerry 8700 series device in the U.S. Feb. 2nd. The question, however, is will the U.S. based device be called a BlackBerry 8700g like in the UK, or, will a new BlackBerry 8700t model be introduced?
Many assumed, myself included, when T-Mobile releases a BlackBerry 8700 series device it would be named the BlackBerry 8700t. I think it was a logical assumption because both 710x series BlackBerry devices from T-Mobile are named with a “t”. The mold has been broken with T-Mobile UK announcing last week that it will introduce the
O2 variant Blackberry 8700g (The “g” stands for global)
Honestly, I don’t think that it will matter much. BlackBerry 8700t or Blackberry 8700g, T-Mobile will have plenty of new subscribers waiting to get the new device and nearly as many old subscribers wanting to upgrade.
Sorry, but you are wrong with your statement that g stands for global. g stands for generic. And the 8700g is not an O2 variant. It is a variant that will/can be used by any carrier who do not have their own exclusive variant like 8700c, 8700f or 8700r.