It's about time the BlackBerry 8800 made its way to T-Mobile. Until today only available on Cingular, T-Mobile will hook you up for $249.99 if you buy a service plan. We've been using this phone for about a month, and can vouch for its sweetness. Heck, about the only thing it doesn't have as a camera, and who wants one of those crappy shooters that you'll never use anyway? Some corporate types can't even bring a camera phone into the workplace, so the lack of a camera is just as well for some. Hey, carry a point-and-shoot if you want to take decent pictures.
The Blackberry 8800 fits in your hand and pocket nicely, and it's nicely rounded, not too big and not too small. Our favorite feature is its pearl-like mini trackball, a little nipple that feels like it's slightly vibrating or even humming when you manipulate it. It's unlike any control device we've ever encountered. We also dig its built-in GPS. This phone sounds good, too, its keyboard is nicely backlit, and its overall user experience gets a big thumbs-up. Check out its gorgeous beauty in the gallery below, or jump for its full spec list.
BlackBerry 8800 from T-Mobile USA features:
- A large screen with 320 x 240 px color display
- Dimensions: 4.49 x 2.60 x 0.55 inches and 4.73 oz
- Expandable memory via microSD expansion slot
- Instant messaging clients: AOL, Yahoo! MSN and ICQ
- Multimedia player with music and audio capabilities
- HTML browser for visiting favorite web sites
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Intuitive user interface with an easy-to-use trackball
- Call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, and call forwarding
- Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), dedicated "send," "end," and "mute" keys, speakerphone, and Bluetooth support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits and Bluetooth peripherals
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS (800/900/1800/1900) and EDGE network support for international roaming
- Support for polyphonic, MP3 and MIDI ringtones
- BlackBerry Internet Service—allows access to up to 10 personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts
- BlackBerry Enterprise Server support—integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise environments and features a new set of IT policy controls for managing the handset's features and usage.
BlackBerry 8800 Launched on T-Mobile [Mobiledia]