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RIM BlackBerry 8830

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of RIM BlackBerry 8830. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the durability and portability are generally positive. The performance and reliability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the RIM BlackBerry 8830 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for RIM BlackBerry 8830

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of RIM BlackBerry 8830 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and battery. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the camera.

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

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 8830 World Edition Mobile Phone - SilverBlackberry 8830 World Edition Mobile Phone - Silver

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: RIM BlackBerry 8830

 

All work and no play makes a phone a BlackBerry. At least the 8830 adds video and music (but no camera) to RIM's robust communications...

Powers up in a flash. Solid speakerphone. Backlight levels adjust automatically to ambient light. Still-unrivaled mobile email. It’s a world phone: Budapest, here we come

Wide 2.6-inch body. No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth stereo. Music player doesn’t do DRM. New trackball, which might come as a shock to BlackBerry diehards, can be imprecise

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry 8830 - black (Sprint) review:

 

Editor's note: Portions of this review were taken from our evaluation of the RIM BlackBerry 8830 for Verizon Wireless, as the two devices share a similar design and feature set. This review has been updated with the correct SAR rating. We apologize for...

The RIM BlackBerry 8830 offers dual-mode functionality so you can use the phone globally. It's EV-DO capable; has a built-in GPS radio; an integrated music and video player; and offers solid performance. The Sprint version also features unlocked SIM...

The BlackBerry 8830 is on the larger side. There is no camera option, and the phone doesn't support stereo Bluetooth headsets. Callers reported distorted speakerphone quality.

For the globe-trotting executive, the RIM BlackBerry 8830 is a powerful voice and messaging tool that offers world roaming and solid performance.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry 8800 review: BlackBerry 8800

 

The RIM BlackBerry 8830 offers dual-mode functionality so you can use the phone globally. It's also EV-DO capable, has a built-in music and video player, and offers solid performance.

The BlackBerry 8830 doesn't support Verizon's V Cast services at the moment, and the handset is on the larger side. There is no camera option and the phone doesn't support stereo Bluetooth headsets.

For the globe-trotting executive, the RIM BlackBerry 8830 is a powerful voice and messaging tool that offers world roaming and solid performance.

May, 2007

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Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry 8830 (Verizon)

 

The new Blackberry 8830 is Verizon's best business phone yet.

Seamless global roaming. Excellent media player. Easy to use and very stable. Long battery life.

No support for DRM music or Bluetooth stereo. Poor options for editing Microsoft Office documents.

May, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry 8830 (Sprint)

 

To recap from my earlier review, in case you missed it, I found the 8830 to be a wide, flat (4.5 by 2.6 by 0.6 inches, weighing 4.6 ounces) device, with sculpted keys that aren't quite as comfortable as the widely separated keys on older BlackBerrys,...

Seamless global roaming with unlocked SIM card slot. Free and for-pay GPS options. Excellent media player. Long battery life

No support for DRM music or Bluetooth stereo. Poor options for editing Microsoft Office documents

Sprint's version of this easy-to-use, global smartphone is better than Verizon's, with more software, GPS capabilities, and the freedom of an unlocked SIM card slot. It's also hands-down the best business-friendly smartphone on Sprint's network for...

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

BlackBerry 8830

 

Can't decide between the BlackBerry Curve and the 8830? Well, your final call depends on your carrier and what you really need from this smartphone. Both store pictures, videos, and music; have Bluetooth; can be used around the globe; support...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

RIM BlackBerry 8830 Review

 

The BlackBerry 8830 proved to be an outstanding device. We were very impressed with how well it works and the capabilities. It may lack some features like a camera, this is of course geared more towards businesses and some businesses prohibit camera...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (bayreviews.com)

Blackberry 8830 Smart Phone

 

Voice command, broadband Internet capability, trackball, and much faster

Ringtone volume is too low and the side button is not designed properly

This is my third Blackberry and I am very pleased with its performance, quality, and the way it is built.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (smartdevicecentral.com)

RIM BlackBerry 8830 (Sprint)

 

Sprint outdoes Verizon with its global BlackBerry 8830.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (editor) (mobileburn.com)

Review: RIM BlackBerry 8830

 

The RIM BlackBerry 8830, now available from Verizon Wireless, is one of the network's few devices that has true world roaming capabilities thanks to dual-mode CDMA/GSM support. We took the 8830 around the block and across the Atlantic for a test.

i have the gsm global, have been using in central america. great phone! great reception where others fail. need a cdma for here in the usa if anyone would like to trade.

Aug, 2007