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Blackberry 8800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and GPS navigation are overall positive. The usability and battery also get good feedback. The reliability and features get less positive views. There are some mixed reviews about the apps.

design, battery, usability, GPS navigation, value for money

features, reliability

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Blackberry 8800

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Blackberry 8800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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features

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Blackberry 8800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Blackberry 8800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

battery, value for money, usability, camera, design

portability, features

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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BlackBerry 8800

 

BlackBerry is synonymous with Push Email. It's only been just a little while since we've had the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 and we know what that can do. So the company has decided to bring us yet another communication marvel and lo! behold, the much...

The BlackBerry 8800 is being offered by Hutch and Airtel and is available for Rs. 31,990, which is surely a bit steep, but you have to consider the fact that it's targeted at the people who rely on being connected via email to stay at the top of their...

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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...

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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.

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BlackBerry 8800 (AT&T)

 

Boasting a sleek and sexy design, the RIM BlackBerry 8800 offers integrated GPS, push-to-talk capabilities, and multimedia features. The quadband smart phone also has Bluetooth, push e-mail, a full QWERTY keyboard, and long talk-time battery life.

Unfortunately, the BlackBerry 8800 doesn't work on Cingular's 3G network nor does it have integrated Wi-Fi. Call quality was a little muffled, and the phone is quite wide and awkward to hold. The media player could also use some refinements, and...

Despite some minor issues, the RIM BlackBerry 8800 offers mobile professionals a well-rounded smart phone with added multimedia functions, GPS, and push-to-talk capabilities. That said, messaging remains its forte.

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RIM BlackBerry 8800 (AT&T)

 

Boasting a sleek and sexy design, the RIM BlackBerry 8800 offers integrated GPS, push-to-talk capabilities, and multimedia features. The quadband smart phone also has Bluetooth, push e-mail, a full QWERTY keyboard, and long talk-time battery life.

Unfortunately, the BlackBerry 8800 doesn't work on Cingular's 3G network nor does it have integrated Wi-Fi. Call quality was a little muffled, and the phone is quite wide and awkward to hold. The media player could also use some refinements, and...

Despite some minor issues, the RIM BlackBerry 8800 offers mobile professionals a well-rounded smart phone with added multimedia functions, GPS, and push-to-talk capabilities. That said, messaging remains its forte.

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BlackBerry 8800

 

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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

Product Specifications

As stylish as it is powerful, the BlackBerry 8800 smartphone is designed to let you do your best work from wherever you choose. It gives you phone, e-mail, organizer, web browsing and instant messaging. And then it goes a step further, providing GPS for enhanced access to location based applications and services, including the pre-loaded BlackBerry Maps application, a media player for your video clips and music, expandable memory to ensure you've got the room you need for your media files, and a high-capacity battery to allow you to make the most of it all. Sleek and performance-driven, it's the stylish way to get things done.

Battery

Capacity:1400mAh
Standby Time (PB):528hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Cellular

Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Combined with:With digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:AT&T/Not specified
Technology:GSM
Type:BlackBerry / BlackBerry smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0

Communicator Features

Operating System:BlackBerry Handheld Software

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.5in
Weight:4.7oz
Width:2.6in

Display

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

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD / microSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Research In Motion
Model:8800
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BlackBerry

Messaging & Data Services

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes