There seems to be a lot of confusion, so I read up on it and this is what I can gather:
-When one has a data plan, the applications are unlocked, and they are free to use the plan or WIFI.
-When one does not have a data plan, the apps are locked, though wifi will function, without the apps, it is unusable.
Many seem to comment that WIFI browsing works great, not realizing the question is for those without a dataplan, but they answer anyhow, saying how great wifi works on the BB, but not really stressing they have a data plan which enables the apps.
I might as well just find an older Nokia e70, which has unrestricted wifi, and is cheap on the used and NOS market. Not as hot as a BB, but smaller and works for browsing and email, which is basically the only need I have.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_w38...eature=related
I could also look for an e75...still I know they aren't the same thing, but I don't particularly like restrictions. I'll look into these models more and see the catches.