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BlackBerry 8700c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and value for money also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, while some have doubts about the camera and features.

battery, value for money, usability, portability, screen

features, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 8700c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Blackberry 8700c


Blackberrys are not toys. You will not find a Blackberry with a digital camera. You will not find a Blackberry that plays back music. Blackberrys are serious devices that are designed to keep people in touch via either voice or email. However,...

Large bright display: EDGE and world capable; removable battery ; lots of internal memory

Tightly-packed keypad; no external memory card slot; short talk time

The 8700c is the most advanced full QWERTY Blackberry available

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Blackberry 8700C


BlackBerry devices have their roots in e-mail--and it shows. The BlackBerry 8700c, a hybrid PDA/cell phone, is a stellar e-mail device that offers the push e-mail capability that BlackBerry devices are known for. And while it may be more parts PDA, the...

Stellar e-mail and messaging device Supports Cingular's fast EDGE network

Lacks a camera Doesn't support consumer IM clients

Overall, the BlackBerry 8700c is an impressive device for e-mail and works well as a cell phone. Too bad its strong business orientation didn't leave room for extras like IM or an integrated camera

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RIM BlackBerry 8700c


RIM puts the traditional BlackBerry design on a diet, but fattens it up under the hood.

Bright, vivid display Zippy Intel XScale processor • Zoom/enhance for viewing image attachments • EDGE for faster data • Bluetooth

Slightly cramped keyboard Extra apps required for attachment editing • Limited instant messaging support


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A More Treo-like BlackBerry


Research in Motion's latest cell phone/PDA hybrid supports Cingular's EDGE network and includes Intellisync synchronizing software.

Stellar e-mail and messaging device ; Supports Cingular's fast EDGE network

Lacks a camera ; Doesn't support consumer IM clients

Preproduction unit, not rated

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BlackBerry 8700c (AT&T)


Moving on to the screen, the news just keeps getting better. The RIM BlackBerry 8700c boasts a beautiful 2.5-inch-diagonal display that shows off 65,000 colors and a fine 320x240-pixel resolution. This in an improvement upon past BlackBerrys, and the...

The RIM BlackBerry 8700c benefits from an Intel processor and EDGE support, as well as a bright display, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a slim design

To our disappointment, the RIM BlackBerry 8700c uses a proprietary instant-messaging client, and Bluetooth is limited to use with headsets and car kits

Armed with an Intel processor and EDGE support, the RIM BlackBerry 8700c offers mobile professionals a winning package of performance, productivity, and design.

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Blackberry 8700c pre-pre-reviewed


BBHub has what amounts to a pre-pre-review of the Blackberry 8700c from a seemingly reliable source for such RIM goodies. Not a lot of surprises, the source finds that built-in EDGE, along with the new Intel processor, made use "much faster", and of...

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BlackBerry 8700c


This is not your father's BlackBerry. The BlackBerry 8700c combines the convenience of the traditional slab-style unit with the color and verve of the new 7100 models, creating a top-notch e-mail device for a new generation.

Bright color screen. Smaller than previous models. Fast and responsive

No voice dialing. Can't use it as a laptop modem

The 8700c is the best of both the traditional and new-style BlackBerrys in a single package.

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RIM's Sweet New BlackBerry


The latest device works quickly and easily, has excellent display, and is loaded with useful apps. All in all, it's the best yet from this outfit.

My BlackBerry is very often the first thing I read in the morning before the newspapers. I check it before I go to bed each night. I check it on the subway on my way to work. I carry it with me to lunch in case I get an important message while I'm...

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Review: BlackBerry 8700 - An EDGEier Model From RIM


The 8700 is a Bluetooth-enabled quad-band world phone that works on 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks. It also includes all the usual BlackBerry e-mail and personal information management (PIM) functions

RIM argues that the overall improved performance of faster processor, more memory and faster network makes the 8700 ideal for wirelessly-enabled enterprise applications such as sales force automation, field service automation, network and systems...

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BlackBerry 8700c Outshines Its Predecessor ... But Channel Program Still Dim


Surrounded by an aura of uncertainty, Research In Motion remains a player in the wireless communications market, especially with its latest BlackBerry, the highly anticipated 8700c.

Product Specifications

The BlackBerry 8700c Wireless Handheld makes it easy to stay connected while on the go. You get uncompromising email, browsing and voice performance in one thin, stylish, lightweight handheld with a full QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry 8700c operates on the latest high-speed wireless networks and provides leading BlackBerry functionality, including email, phone, web browsing, MMS, SMS and organizer applications.


Standby Time (PB):384hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes

CE Input Device



Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Combined with:With digital player
Integrated Components:Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Type:BlackBerry / BlackBerry smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Communicator Features

Operating System:BlackBerry Handheld Software

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display


Product Type:Battery charger
Subcategory (AG):Chargers


Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Research In Motion
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BlackBerry/RIM BlackBerry

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External
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