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BlackBerry With Wi-Fi Approved By the FCC

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Jul 6, 2007, 3:16 PM   by (staff)

Today the FCC approved the first BlackBerry with Wi-Fi and cellular components together in one device. This BlackBerry, approved for GSM/EDGE 850/1900 in the U.S., looks similar in form to the 8800 and 8830 series from Research in Motion. The Wi-Fi broadcasts in the 5.4 Ghz and 5.8 Ghz spectrum range as well as the 2.4 Ghz range, which marks it as 802.11a/b/g. It also has Bluetooth and a microSD slot. RIM's CEO Jim Balsillie had recently mentioned that RIM would release a Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry by the end of 2007.



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Jul 6, 2007, 3:25 PM


Hot spot @home?
I couldn't imagine this coming to at&t. Besides a 3G BB for at&t is expected round the end of the year.
Do you think they'll roll it out around the time of the Sammy T639?

Jul 7, 2007, 7:30 AM

Will probably be crippled by Verizon

When it eventually get released for Verizon, I hope their customers aren't getting too excited because Verizon will either disable it completely or just disable it for phone calls. Verizon BB 8830 users are learning that Verizon has disable the GPS feature in that unit that the 8800 for ATT and 8830 for Sprint both have.
They cripple almost everything.
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