Blackberry 8800 Spotted, Spec List, Too

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Seems like we were just talking about the Blackberry 8703e rolling out RIM's door, and now here's a picture and a partial spec list of the Blackberry 8800. Unlike its CDMA-only 8703e brandmate, this one will support GSM/GPRS, EDGE, and—wait for it—WiFi. It looks thinner than its predecessors, and it has a 320x240 screen, Bluetooth 2.0, a full QWERTY keypad and of course, that addicting, homewrecking Blackberry email.

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If this baby is as thin as the spec list says, (exactly how thick is "ultrathin," anyway?), it looks like Blackberry could be catching up to the rest of the techno-world. Our interest is piqued. There's a whole lot more info; take a look at the spec list and an all-angles pic, after the jump.

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Blackberry 8800

•Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS, EDGE + Wi-Fi

•Email

•Phone and SMS

•Corporate Data Access

•Organizer

•Wireless Internet

•BlackBerry Maps

•Trackball, ESC key and Menu key

•Integrated earpiece and microphone

•Integrated speakerphone

•Bluetooth v2.0; headset, hands-free and serial port profiles supported

•Polyphonic, MP3 & MIDI ringtones, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator

•Embedded RIM wireless modem

•Supported by version 4.2 or higher

•Ultra Thin

•Full QWERTY keypad

•Large 320 x 240 screen

•Full multimedia feature set

•Possible on some versions of the 8800 (Camera - 1.3 mp, 5x digital zoom, flash and maybe even video recording)

•Media Player - audio and video playback (Built-in streaming*) stereo headset compatible.

•64 MB Flash, expandable memory (Micro SD)

•Great phone experience w/ Advanced noise and echo cancellation

•Voice activated dialing, speakerphone, Bluetooth 2.0

RIM's BlackBerry 8800 Specs & Details [Pinstack]

DISCUSSION

flywhiteguye-old
FlyWhiteGuyE

Oh, thank God! The 8800 has just about everything I've been whining about missing on my current 8700g. I love my phone, but I look forward to dumping it on some cheap bastard on eBay once my yearly contract comes up and I can get a discounted 8800.

Expandable memory, video streaming and trackball, oh my! I do wish they'd make it a touch screen, with or without a stylus, but at least it's not that annoyingly basic scroll wheel. Anyone else about broke their thumb off trying to navigate a web site like Sports Illustrated?

It'd be nice if their web browser didn't feel like it was made out of chicken wire like the 8700g's. I only use it for [CNN.com] and SI.com. Otherwise I just use Opera Mini for all my internet usage.

Another thing I would like to be able to do is link pictures to my address book so their pictures come up when I get a call from them like some phones allow you to do.