RIM BlackBerry 8830 Video
RIM BlackBerry 8830 Video Transcript
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>> Hi I'm Bonnie Cha, senior associate editor at CNET.com. And today we're taking a first look at the Rim Blackberry 8830 world edition. This is a smart phone for Verizon wireless. And the cool thing about this is it offers dual mode functionality, which means you can use the phone here in the US on CDMA networks, and it's also EVDO capable, so you'll get really fast web browsing on this. But it also ships with a SIM card, so you can take it overseas and use it in Europe and other countries. Offers all the same basics of the Blackberry, really great email functionality. And this is also the first multimedia Blackberry for Verizon. So you get a music player and a video player. But there is no camera since it's more of a business device. At launch it will cost about three hundred dollars with a two year contract, but really solid performer, especially if you travel overseas a lot. [ background music ] I'm Bonnie Cha, and this has been the Rim Blackberry 8830. ^M00:00:50 [ music ]
The RIM BlackBerry 8800 is a full QWERTY smart phone and taking a page from its slimmer sibling, the BlackBerry Pearl, it sports a new, sleek black casing, a trackball navigator, and a built-in media player for music and videos.
The RIM BlackBerry 8820 one-ups the BlackBerry 8830 and offers T-Mobile business customers a well-connected smartphone with the addition of Wi-Fi
For Sprint customers looking for a world-roaming smartphone, the Samsung Ace is a nice and compact alternative to the RIM BlackBerry 8830.
RankMyHack.com lets hackers brag about their latest endeavors, the iPhone 5 is rumored to be a dual-mode device, and Research In Motion has released a new BlackBerry Curve.
The Samsung SGH-T719 is a slim flip phone that offers BlackBerry functionability without owning a BlackBerry.
Though nothing revolutionary, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 brings some welcome additions and offers Sprint customers a solid messaging world phone.
The Sony Ericsson P910a offers road warriors a superb smart phone and multimedia alternative to devices such as the Treo 650 and the BlackBerry.
Despite some spotty call quality, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for Sprint is a great messaging device with the bonus of EV-DO and integrated GPS. Plus, it offers more services than the Verizon BlackBerry Curve.
Verizon customers looking for a messaging smartphone with world-roaming capabilities have a solid choice in the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650.
BlackBerry 8830 - silver (Verizon Wireless) Review
The good: 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.
The bad: 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.
The bottom line: For the globe-trotting executive, the RIM BlackBerry 8830 is a powerful voice and messaging tool that offers world roaming and solid performance.
BlackBerry 8830 - silver (Verizon Wireless) Specs
Part number: 8830 (Silver) (Verizon Wireless)
- Product Basic Spec