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Verizon Wireless Gets its Mitts on BlackBerry 8830 World Phone

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Being a Verizon customer, I'm always complaining about their lack of phones, but it looks like the boys in red just got first dibs on RIM's BlackBerry 8830 (aka the Cyclone), which is a CDMA/GSM hybrid. In other words, it'll work here in the States and overseas on GSM networks. It's Verizon's second phone with that super feature. Personally, I think Verizon needs more "hybrid" models like that.

The 8830 looks like the 8800 and will pack a QVGA screen, microSD slot, and 3G EV-DO support. The bad news is that there's no camera. Even though I don't take a lot of cell phone pics, that's a deal-killer for me. Otherwise, corporate types should fair well with this baby in their pocket.


Verizon Wireless Gets RIM BlackBerry 8830 Cyclone [Phone Arena with images via Howard Forums]