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BlackBerry 8830

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This device brings the thin profile, trackball navigation and memory card slot of the 8800 series to CDMA networks. The addition of GSM allows overseas roaming. Other key features include EVDO high-speed data, QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, GPS positioning, and speaker-independent voice dialing.

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CDMA 850 / 1900
GSM 900 / 1800
CDMA (2G / 3G)
850 MHz / band 5 / BC0   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
1900 MHz / band 2 / BC1   PCS (Americas)

GSM (2G)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
domestic GSM modes are not supported
Weight 4.6 oz   (130 g)
Dimensions 4.49" x 2.6" x 0.55"   (114 x 66 x 14 mm)
Battery Talk: 3.7 hours max.   (220 minutes)
Standby: 216 hours max.   (9 days)
GSM mode: Talk: 5 hours / Standby: 384 hours
1400 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
Colors: 65,536 (16-bit)
OS / Platform BlackBerry OS
Processor ?
Memory 64 MB internal storage
SIM card size Traditional / Mini (2FF)
FCC ID L6ARBK40CG » (approved Apr 30, 2007)

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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: Standalone GPS
supports LBS (carrier-dependent) / GPS can work assisted, autonomous, or simultaneous
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Adjustable Text Size Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M4, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes
External Display -
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HFP 1.5, HSP, DUN, PBA, (OPP)
version 2.0 / OPP for media files only
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot -
PC Sync Yes
Wi-Fi -
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA
Data & Network
Data Tethering via USB only
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
High-Speed Data Technology: EVDO r0
plus GPRS in GSM mode
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: BlackBerry Browser
supports full HTML
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry -
Side Keys shortcut key on left / voice, volume keys on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware Layout: QWERTY
Touch Screen -
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
supports up 4GB (possibly larger when cards available)
Email Client Protocols Supported: BlackBerry, POP3, IMAP4, MS OWA, Exchange, Domino, Groupwise
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: BlackBerry, Google, Yahoo!
MMS Some versions only
Text Messaging (SMS) Yes
Text Messaging Templates -
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) -
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera -
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
TV Output -
Video Capture -
Fast Charging -
Wireless Charging -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) Version: MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) Yes
Push-To-Talk Some versions only
Speaker Phone Yes


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