Excerpt: The corporate BlackBerry 8800 series, which debuted between the Pearl and the Curve, consists of the BlackBerry 8800, 8820 and 8830. The original BlackBerry 8800 was released with AT&T in 2007 (Cingular at the time) and subsequently released on T-Mobile.
Pros: Full QWERTY keyboard, Expandable memory, 8820 models have Wi-Fi
Cons: No camera, Wide body is hard to hold, MicroSD slot located underneath back cover
Conclusion: A tremendously effective messaging phone, the 8800 adds a trackball and music player to the traditional Blackberry form factor. But the lack of 3G high-speed wireless will be an issue for Web surfers and laptop modem users.
Pros: First Blackberry with full keyboard, music player and trackball. Built-in GPS. Blackberry e-mail is still unmatched in ease of use and flexibility of merging many accounts.
BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone: The Best Kind of Co-Worker
Personal Electronics buzz
10 June 2008
Excerpt: BlackBerry 8800 is a quad-band world phone. It features a QWERTY keyboard, e-mail synchronization, BlackBerry proprietary OS and software, HTML browser, Bluetooth 2.0, music and video player. The BlackBerry 8800 series utilizes instant messaging services available via Yahoo, ICQ and other providers.
Excerpt: Overall I liked the Blackberry 8800 a lot. The fact that RIM has included many features like GPS is also a big advantage. If you?re planning to buy a GPS device, paying only $9.99 a month is a bargain.
Summary: Conclusion There's a reason terms like ?BlackBerry Addict? and ?BlackBerry Thumb? have entered our vernacular. BlackBerries make Email faster and easier than any other portable devices out there.
Excerpt: When I first heard about the release of the new 8800 corporate blackberry in January, I told my wife 'I know what you can get me for my birthday this May.' Well, I could not delay gratification until May (that is another story) and I ordered one from Cingular.
Excerpt: The development and progression of the BlackBerry has been one of the most interesting of any mobile device. It went from being a pure business product to a status symbol to a great consumer phone in a short amount of time, yet it is still in the middle of another period of rapid advancement.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry 8800 is a very capable Smartphone. Email is tops – better than any other device made. Web browsing was very pleasant and quick and there is enough multi media content to satisfy most users.
Pros: Great BlackBerry email, good phone features, good call quality, easy to use and powerful PIM features, fully QWERTY keyboard, built in GPS
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Pearl may have been the first to have a sexy, modern look; but for the very large full-QWERTY BlackBerry user base, the BlackBerry 8800 is the first hard core BlackBerry with the new look.
Pros: Sleek, modern design that will turn heads. The device is light by BlackBerry and smartphone standards. You get the great push email experience with attachments, filter and searching functions. You also get a good set of software including messaging (IM included), PIM and desktop syncing. Longer b...
Cons: We wish it had 3G support. With Bluetooth v2.0 implementation it begs for more profiles such as A2DP for playing music via stereo headsets, DUN and file transfer to and from desktop machines.