Summary: For the globe-trotting executive, the RIM BlackBerry 8830 is a powerful voice and messaging tool that offers world roaming and solid performance.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry 8830 offers dual-mode functionality so you can use the phone globally. It's also EV-DO capable, has a built-in music and video player, and offers solid performance.
Cons: The BlackBerry 8830 doesn't support Verizon's V Cast services at the moment, and the handset is on the larger side. There is no camera option and the phone doesn't support stereo Bluetooth headsets.
Excerpt: BlackBerry is synonymous with Push Email. It’s only been just a little while since we’ve had the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 and we know what that can do. So the company has decided to bring us yet another communication marvel and lo! behold, the much awaited BlackBerry 8800 is here in our fair city at last and lucky us, we got to be the first to test drive this black and silver beauty.
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.
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. While the push email, messaging and PIM functions remain strong, the BlackBerry 8800 adds a new navigation package and longer battery life.
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 battery life than all previous BlackBerry devices while supporting a 312MHz processor and GPS.
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.
Conclusion: Il BlackBerry 8800 è un ottimo prodotto per l’utente business che desidera essere sempre operativo, anche fuori dall’ufficio, senza rinunciare a nulla. Presenta tutte le funzioni necessarie e non, come il lettore multimediale e il GPS, mentre manca la fotocamera. Non manca, invece, la connettività wireless, oggi imprescindibile. Sarebbe ora, però, di aumentare i colori visualizzati da questi schermi.
Pros: Sistema di cancellazione dei rumori di fondo; Ottima durata della batteria; Spessore
Cons: Listino operatore; Dimensioni non ridotte in complesso; Solo 65 mila colori visualizzati