Conclusion: Corporate users now have an updated 8800-series BlackBerry with built-in GPS and T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling ability, but individual consumers may still prefer the BlackBerry 8320 Curve on T-Mobile for its camera and sleeker design.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry 8820 pumps up the businesslike BlackBerry 8800 with largely useless Wi-Fi. We'd rather have had 3G, but, hey, we're not going to turn down free Wi-Fi, and neither should you.
Pros: Great combination of e-mail efficiency, GPS, media, and no camera (that's a plus for business folks). Wi-Fi.
Cons: No 3G. No stereo Bluetooth. Not quite sure what to use the Wi-Fi for.
Summary: The 8820 delivers plenty of value, but people who often travel overseas should also consider the BlackBerry 8830 (which operates on the CDMA network in the United States but allows for roaming on GSM networks). That device, however, lacks Wi-Fi. And those who just can’t live without a low-quality camera jammed into their phones will be attracted to the latest Curve, which includes Wi-Fi but lacks GPS.
Excerpt: One of the trademark Blackberry functions is the Blackberry Messenger, a sophisticated IM client that works like AIM but better. Why carriers lock that feature down and force customers to use their inferior version is beyond me. Blackberry owners take great pride in communicating with their own messaging system, and if you purchase this model from AT&T you will NOT have such luxury.
Excerpt: Last year, RIM came out with a distinctly different-looking BlackBerry in the form of the ultra-desirable BlackBerry Pearl . Although it has since launched several handsets that go back to the older, wider design for which it's better known - a design that's able to accommodate a Qwerty keyboard, the innovative rollerball of the Pearl has been retained in the BlackBerry 8820. This larger screen allows you to comfortably view plenty of information.
Summary: Dank seiner vorzüglichen Kombination aus WLAN, GPS und mobilen E-Mail-Funktionen ist der Blackberry 8820 ein hervorragendes Kommunikationstool für professionelle Benutzer. Es fehlt nur noch UMTS-Unterstützung, um ihn perfekt zu machen.
Pros: einfach zu benutzender Trackball, gutes Display, WLAN und GPS
Cons: keine UMTS-Unterstützung, keine HTML-Unterstützung für E-Mails, keine Kamera