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.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 8830
Inventory Number 30353
Processor
Processor type Qualcomm 6500
Processor speed 0.225 MHz
Display
Backlight Yes
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
Bluetooth Yes
USB 2.0 Yes
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 800 1.0
GSM 900 1.0
GSM 1800 1.0
CDMA 1900 1.0
Cell Carrier Verizon
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
wmv Yes
Streaming Video No
Video Calling No
Supported Audio Formats
AAC
  • AAC
  • AAC Plus
  • eAAC Plus
MP3 Yes
Other Audio Support
  • MIDI
  • AMR-NB
Included Software
Operating System BlackBerry OS
Sync
Sync Options Supported USB
Camera
camera_shutter 0.0
Form Factor
Volume Controls Yes
Number of Displays One
Form Factor Candy bar
Messaging
SMS Yes
Other Messaging Support SMS
Location
GPS 0.0