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BlackBerry 8820
4.9 out of 10

BlackBerry 8820

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Overall 8
8.0

RIM BlackBerry 8820 (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
26 April 2008
  • 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.
  • Pros: Wi-Fi calling. Stellar battery life. Top-notch messaging options. Built-in GPS.
  • Cons: Enterprise-focused design. Lacks camera and standard music headphone jack.
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Overall 8
8.0

RIM BlackBerry 8820

PC Magazine
22 January 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry 8820

CNET
7 December 2007
  • Summary: The addition of Wi-Fi makes the RIM BlackBerry 8820 an even more powerful communication device for business users, taking it beyond just e-mail and phone calls.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry 8820 is the first BlackBerry to offer integrated Wi-Fi. The smart phone continues to offer Bluetooth, GPS, and push e-mail capabilities as well as push-to-talk and multimedia functions. We were also impressed by the long talk-time battery life.
  • Cons: There's no 3G support and no option for a camera version. The QWERTY keyboard can be slippery, and the device uses a proprietary instant messaging client.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry 8820

maximum pc
31 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Ostensibly designed for business users who can’t have a cameraphone in the workplace, the BlackBerry 8820 is, in fact, a consumer-friendly device that includes one major upgrade over its predecessor, the 8800: Wi-Fi. And while this addition allows for speedier web browsing and better connections in spotty coverage areas, it comes with one major caveat—AT&T has chosen to allow Wi-Fi to carry only data, not voice, so VoIP, isn’t a possibility.
  • Pros: Wi-Fi; best mobile device for email.
  • Cons: Data only on Wi-Fi so no VoIP; no 3G.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
10 December 2007
  • Summary: For those that don't need 3G or the Pocket Office applications you get with a Windows Mobile 6.0 device then the BlackBerry 8820 is a clear and highly desirable choice.
  • Pros: Stylish, voice dialling
  • Cons: No 3G, no camera, Pocket Office applications, GPRS and Wi-Fi can't always keep up
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Overall 7
7.3

BlackBerry 8820

cellphones.ca
7 December 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone

Pocket Lint
4 September 2007
  • Pros: Styling, Built-in GPS, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi
  • Cons: No 3G, no camera, GPS software not great, large
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry 8820 quad-band smartphone

PC Advisor
9 March 2007
  • Summary: The innovative rollerball of the BlackBerry Pearl has been retained in the BlackBerry 8820. This larger screen allows you to comfortably view plenty of information.
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Overall 8
7.9

Blackberry mit GPS und WLAN im Test: 8820

CNET
27 September 2007
  • 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
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