|Bell Mobility and RIM today announced the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone. It is the first CDMA BlackBerry smartphone to deliver the high-speed mobile connectivity of CDMA in Canada and North America, combined with international voice and data roaming on GSM/GPRS networks outside of North America. |
With availability from Bell Mobility expected in summer 2007, this full QWERTY handset features a new design and delivers the full BlackBerry smartphone experience that people have come to love - including wireless e-mail capabilities, fast web browsing and support for other mobile data applications - even when roaming on international networks.
“The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition will offer Bell Mobility clients the best of both worlds – the superior coverage and data capabilities of North America’s CDMA network standard and the global reach of GSM technology,” said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility. "Those world-ranging capabilities are wrapped up in a sleek package that’s just 14 mm thick, but offers the most powerful combination of productivity tools, multimedia capabilities and enhanced user features available in a smartphone.”
“The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone is another breakthrough achievement that integrates cutting-edge communications technology in a thin and stylish form,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “It delivers the unmatched user experience and productivity benefits that people have come to expect from a BlackBerry solution and introduces new and innovative features as well. We are pleased to launch the BlackBerry 8830 with Bell Mobility to meet the evolving needs of customers.”
The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition features:
• Dual-band (800/1900 Mhz) CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO for high speed data access, web browsing and tethered modem support; and dual-band (900/1800 MHz) GSM/GPRS for continuous voice and data service while traveling internationally