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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Ordering the phone was an adventure. Since I moved to Cingular service and a Blackberry 8700c in June 2006, I was very early in my 2-year service contract and not eligible for an equipment upgrade. This prohibited me from purchasing the phone from the website.
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.
Summary: If you're a BlackBerry veteran, the 8800 will pleasantly surprise you with its slim and stylish design, fast navigation trackball and GPS receiver, and as always the email functionality works well. We wish RIM had included 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity, though
Excerpt: If the Pearl is the sleek sports car of BlackBerrys, then the new 8800 from Cingular ($299 with two-year contract) is the Escalade in the line, a beefier model complete with a full-sized keyboard and bigger display.