Pros

  • Works on both GSM and CDMA networks
  • Great e-mail device

Cons

  • Lacks a camera
  • Lacks consumer IM clients

At A Glance

Adds support for GSM international roaming to the RIM BlackBerry 8800's already impressive feature set.

Manufacturer’s Description

The BlackBerry 8830 smart phone is the stylish way to get things done. It's the first CDMA BlackBerry smart phone capable of roaming globally on GSM/GPRS networks. So you can travel the world with full mobile voice and data coverage, without having to change smart phones, phone numbers or email addresses.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.rim.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Qualcomm 6500
Processor speed 0.225 MHz
Display
Display size 2.4 inches
Display type Color
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Storage
Other storage Micro SD
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 3.6 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 9.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack
  • 2.5 mm
  • 2.5 mm
Dimensions
Width 4.5 inches
Depth 2.6 inches
Height 2.6 inches
Weight 0.2875 pounds
Storage Media
SD card Micro SD
Carrier
CDMA 1900 1.0
GSM 900 1.0
Cell Carrier Verizon
GSM 1800 1.0
CDMA 800 1.0
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
wmv Yes
Supported Audio Formats
AAC
  • AAC
  • AAC Plus
  • eAAC Plus
MP3 Yes
Included Software
Operating System BlackBerry OS