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BlackBerry 8800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of BlackBerry 8800. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the GPS navigation and size. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the price and camera.

usability, design, battery, size, GPS navigation

camera, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 8800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry 8800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of BlackBerry 8800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and sound are on the whole positive. The connectivity and camera also get good feedback.

usability, camera, connectivity, sound, durability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8800 SmartphoneBlackBerry 8800 Smartphone

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry 8800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of BlackBerry 8800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and sound. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

durability, portability, usability, sound, size

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8800 Unlocked Phone with Quad Band, Bluetooth, Music Player, Card Slot, Full Qwerty KeyBoard--US Version with No Warranty (Black)BlackBerry 8800 Unlocked Phone with Quad Band, Bluetooth, Music Player, Card Slot, Full Qwerty KeyBoard--US Version with No Warranty (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jake Swearingen (wired.com)

Review: RIM 8800 SmartPhone

 

Hear that rustling noise? That's the sound of a million insecure junior execs opening their wallets simultaneously. Why? A new BlackBerry has just hit shelves....

Beautiful display. Integrated GPS ideal for business travelers in new cities. Easy email setup wizard and full QWERTY keyboard means you’re always connected to the office. Long battery life for such a large device

No Wi-Fi or 3G web connection. Phone’s shape makes gripping it awkward. Call quality is sometimes muddled. Media player seems like an afterthought. Non-intuitive menus make transferring music and video a pain. Those with sausage fingers will have...

May, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

BlackBerry 8800

 

A very slick high-end handset with GPS support and BlackBerry's trademark push technology that's let-down by a lack of features now standard in most smartphones.

Great keyboard, Excellent display, Long lasting battery

Lacks 3G, No Wi-Fi, User interface could be improved

May, 2007

Expert review by: Liane Cassavoy (pcworld.com)

BlackBerry 8800

 

For a long time, BlackBerry devices were seen primarily as business tools, but the consumer-friendly BlackBerry Pearl shed that image. Now the BlackBerry 8800 combines a sleek look and a bevy of multimedia features reminiscent of the Pearl's with a...

Great e-mail device ; Includes integrated GPS

Lacks a camera ; Lacks consumer IM clients

This phone's impressive features include excellent e-mail options and built-in GPS, as well as a sleek design.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry 8800 Review

 

The Pearl's bigger brother sports a full-size keyboard and an exceptional built-in GPS system.

Bigger display than Pearl, Excellent GPS system, Long battery life, Good data performance, Built-in media player

Keyboard a bit cramped, No camera, No stereo Bluetooth support

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry 8800

 

Keys on the device are relatively small and close together, but parts of the buttons are carved out so you can feel spaces between the keys. After two weeks of use, I found the keyboard to be as good as possible given the device's size: it's more...

First Blackberry with full keyboard, music player and trackball. Built-in GPS. Blackberry e-mail is still unmatched in ease of use and flexibility of merging many accounts

No 3G. No stereo Bluetooth

A tremendously effective messaging phone, the 8800 adds a trackball and music player to the traditional Blackberry form factor. But the lack of 3G high-speed wireless will be an issue for Web surfers and laptop modem users.

Expert review by: John Frederick Moore (letstalk.com)

BlackBerry 8800

 

Still the gold standard for busy executives on the go, newer versions of the BlackBerry have made it easier for the rest of us to stay connected, as well. With the BlackBerry 8800, that means easy access to multiple e-mail accounts, a full QWERTY...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

BlackBerry 8800 Cell Phone Review

 

The BlackBerry 8800 is standard BlackBerry excellence. It has all the features that have made BlackBerries so popular, such as outstanding e-mail support, and a slew of new features, like an improved keyboard and the new trackball control, all things...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (washingtonpost.com)

Blackberry 8800 / 8830 / 8820

 

The BlackBerry 8800 is standard BlackBerry excellence. It has all the features that have made BlackBerries so popular, such as outstanding e-mail support, and a slew of new features, like an improved keyboard and the new trackball control, all things...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: John Pastor (connectreviews.com)

Blackberry Pearl + 8800 = Curve.

 

Previously, most Blackberries have been oriented towards the businessperson, with the exception of the Pearl. But if you wanted a full QWERTY keyboard, you had to go with the 8800 which had no camera. Now there is a new choice for those people, it's...

Exceptional battery life ; Thin and light form factor ; Decent call quality

Somewhat washed out camera images ; MicroSD slot behind the battery

Final Verdict 4 out of 5 stars.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Noah Kravitz (phonedog.com)

BlackBerry 8800

 

Legions of BlackBerry addicts have long traded style for functionality. BlackBerry devices were never at the top of anyone's "Best Dressed Phones" list, and the BlackBerry OS looked positively archaic next to state-of-the-art phone platforms like...

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM