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BlackBerry 8820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 reviews of BlackBerry 8820. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and durability are on the whole positive. The design and GPS navigation also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the usability. There are some negative opinions about the reliability and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 8820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry 8820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of BlackBerry 8820 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance. The design also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the usability and size.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BLACKBERRY 8820 Smartphone Quadband GSM World Phone (Unlocked)BLACKBERRY 8820 Smartphone Quadband GSM World Phone (Unlocked)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

RIM BlackBerry 8820 (T-Mobile) PDA/Cell Phone

 

This solid business phone gets a boost from the addition of voice over Wi-Fi.

Excellent e-mail handling ; Support voice over Wi-fi

No camera ; Voice over Wi-fi and GPS rcost extra

The 8820 is available from T-Mobile for $350 with a two-year contract. If you're in the market for an excellent messaging phone that has strong business features, this one is worth considering

May, 2008

Expert review by: Liane Cassavoy (pcworld.com)

BlackBerry 8820 (T-Mobile version)

 

I liked the BlackBerry 8820 for the AT&T network when it debuted last fall. I also liked T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service when I tested it on the BlackBerry Curve 8320, because it allows you to make voice calls over Wi-Fi. So it stands to reason that I...

Excellent e-mail handling ; Support voice over Wi-fi

No camera ; Voice over Wi-fi and GPS rcost extra

A solid business phone that lets you make calls over Wi-fi.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (laptopmag.com)

T-Mobile BlackBerry 8820

 

This business-savvy smart phone delivers landline-quality calls over Wi-Fi, but its cellular performance could be better.

Wi-Fi–calling capability ; Large keyboard ; Accurate GPS

Some calls didn't connect ; 2.5mm headphone jack ; No camera

In general, we like the T-Mobile BlackBerry 8820 because of its HotSpot @Home support and comfortable keyboard, and we appreciated the accuracy of BlackBerry maps using the phone’s built-in GPS. However, the AT&T version comes with more included...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry 8820 (T-Mobile)

 

The BlackBerry 8820 offers T-Mobile's compelling—and cost-saving—Wi-Fi calling on an enterprise-focused handset.

Wi-Fi calling. Stellar battery life. Top-notch messaging options. Built-in GPS.

Enterprise-focused design. Lacks camera and standard music headphone jack.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry 8820

 

The new BlackBerry 8820 for AT&T adds three varieties of Wi-Fi to an already great e-mail handheld. In fact, this communicator's other attributes are so good that after my testing period, I was left wondering what benefits Wi-Fi abilities really offer....

Great combination of e-mail efficiency, GPS, media, and no camera (that's a plus for business folks). Wi-Fi.

No 3G. No stereo Bluetooth. Not quite sure what to use the Wi-Fi for.

The BlackBerry 8820 pumps up the businesslike BlackBerry 8800 with largely useless Wi-Fi. We'd rather have had 3G, but, hey, we're not going to turn down free Wi-Fi, and neither should you.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: RIM BlackBerry 8820 WIFI

 

The BlackBerry 8820 is RIM's first foray into integrated Wi-Fi, and sometimes it even works. The 8820 is nearly identical in every way to the...

Still has the top-notch e-mail system we know and love. Excellent, roomy keyboard. Integrated GPS is a category killer. MicroSD slot for media files

Still no camera. Still no 3-G. Web page rendering is ugly. Wi-Fi is buggy; scanning for access points takes an eternity. Beware the fine print: “Not all BlackBerry plans support Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry services

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry 8820 Review

 

The first Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry offers moderately faster data speeds along with GPS navigation and improved multimedia features.

Built-in Wi-Fi, Very good GPS navigation, Long battery life, Supports AT&, T Music services, Stereo Bluetooth

Wi-Fi has limited applications, No built-in camera

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry 8820 (AT&T) review:

 

A lot of people have been waiting for this, and the day has finally arrived. Today, AT&T and Research In Motion officially released the RIM BlackBerry 8820, the first BlackBerry to offer integrated Wi-Fi. The 8820 supports 802.11a/b/g standards and is...

The RIM BlackBerry 8820 is the first BlackBerry to offer integrated Wi-Fi. The smart phone continues to offer Bluetooth, GPS, and push e-mail capabilities as well as push-to-talk and multimedia functions. We were also impressed by the long talk-time...

There's no 3G support and no option for a camera version. The QWERTY keyboard can be slippery, and the device uses a proprietary instant messaging client.

The addition of Wi-Fi makes the RIM BlackBerry 8820 an even more powerful communication device for business users, taking it beyond just e-mail and phone calls.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Liane Cassavoy (pcworld.com)

BlackBerry 8820

 

The exterior of the new BlackBerry 8820 may look familiar. After all, the device has the same sleek black design as the BlackBerry 8800, which was launched earlier this year. The new phone has one important upgrade under the hood, however: Wi-Fi.

Supports Wi-Fi ; Built-in GPS

Lacks a camera

Wi-fi support is data-only, but it adds to the appeal of this excellent phone.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

BlackBerry 8820 WIFI

 

The BlackBerry 8820 is RIM's first foray into integrated Wi-Fi, and sometimes it even works. The 8820 is nearly identical in every way to the well-received 8800: same form factor, same 4.8-ounce weight, same OS, same trackball navigation system. The...

Still has the top-notch e-mail system we know and love. Excellent, roomy keyboard. Integrated GPS is a category killer. MicroSD slot for media files

Still no camera. Still no 3-G. Web page rendering is ugly. Wi-Fi is buggy ; scanning for access points takes an eternity. Beware the fine print: "Not all BlackBerry plans support Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry services

Product Specifications

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS