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RIM Launches BlackBerry 8800

Snapshot by Brad Kellett on Monday February 12, 2007.

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Research In Motion has announced a new entry to its popular messaging device line with the BlackBerry 8800. Taking many styling cues from the consumer orientated Pearl, the 8800 is notable for also including a microSD memory card slot and media player, which do not normally make an appearance in RIM's enterprise lineup.

The BlackBerry 8800 is quad-band GSM compatible, perfect for travelers, and carries a built-in GPS module for use with BlackBerry Maps. The trackball, a feature carried over from the Pearl, makes navigating the user interface through the QVGA resolution light sensing display easy. Bluetooth functionality is available, as is USB connectivity. The 8800 can use MP3 format ringtones, and speakerphone functionality complements the full push email support seen on all BlackBerry devices.

The RIM BlackBerry 8800 will be available through Cingular/AT&T later this month. No retail pricing has been confirmed so far.

Specifications for the RIM Blackberry 8800
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Size 114mm x 66mm x 14mm
(4.49" x 2.60" x 0.55")
Weight 134g (4.73oz)
Battery Life 22 days standby time
5 hours talk time
Main Display TFT LCD, QVGA (320x240 pixel) resolution
Sub-Display N/A
Camera No
Video Video playback
Messaging MMS/SMS
Email Yes (BlackBerry)
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared No
Java Yes
Polyphonics Yes
Memory 64MB on board memory, microSD memory expansion
Availability February 2007
Other Full QWERTY Keyboard

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Brad Kellett
Brad Kellett writes for MobileBurn from his home outside of Sydney, Australia.

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