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RIM Goes Global with CDMA + GSM BlackBerry

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Apr 25, 2007, 8:47 AM   by (staff)

RIM today announced the BlackBerry 8830, RIM's first device to combine CDMA technology with GSM for global roaming. The 8830 is also RIM's first CDMA device with the company's new generation of hardware, featuring a thin design (0.55 inches), four-way trackball navigation, and a microSD memory card slot. Both Verizon Wireless and Sprint will offer the phone. The 8830 provides EVDO high-speed data on CDMA networks and GPRS data on GSM 900 / 1800 networks overseas. Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, media player, and a large QVGA display round out the feature set. Verizon Wireless announced it will offer the 8830 starting May 14 for business customers. Sprint will launch the 8830 in July, offering it with unlocked GSM so customers can use cheaper SIM cards when traveling, or the included Sprint SIM card to keep their own phone number.

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VZW and RIM 8830 ari dubov May 22, 2007, 7:28 PM
Will the Pearl come to Verizon next month also... rsinkhorn Apr 26, 2007, 10:13 AM
Canadian Users: Telus to launch 8830 inline with Sprint. powerplayhutch May 2, 2007, 5:07 PM
Itunes BurleyPort Apr 30, 2007, 12:10 PM
  • Re: Itunes by BurleyPort   May 2, 2007, 4:27 PM
Verizon and May 14?? ridavid81 Apr 25, 2007, 5:59 PM
VZW Version will have locked GSM? sangyup81 Apr 25, 2007, 10:16 AM
Just proof that GSM is superior... mi_canuck Apr 26, 2007, 4:01 PM
GPS cripled for Verizon edition???? BurleyPort Apr 26, 2007, 1:53 PM
Verizon and Software? ridavid81 Apr 25, 2007, 6:03 PM
How much will Sprint Charge? habib_15 Apr 25, 2007, 10:39 AM
SIM CARD Dre Apr 25, 2007, 9:38 AM
I wonder how long you have to wait for this to show up unlocked CAD 5000 Apr 25, 2007, 10:12 AM
Way to go Sprint! Argonnj Apr 25, 2007, 9:22 AM
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