The Blackberry 8820 Unlocked GSM Smartphone should be on everybody’s wish list.
This nifty gadget is equipped with a built-in GPS navigation tool, a QWERTY Keyboard, Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth capability for hands-free dialogue via headsets and car kits. It also doubles as a media player, and has a voice dialing feature.
Functionality of a Mini PC that Fits in your Hand
Touted as the smartphone that gets things done in style, the BlackBerry 8820 smartphone supports GSM, GPRS and EDGE mobile technology, including GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900 modes. It has a TFT touch-screen display that supports 256,000 colors and 240×320-pixel resolution.
The high resolution display is also a light-sensing screen that can adjust the lighting levels according to indoor or outdoor conditions. It also has a trackball and backlights for easy navigation.
Not to be outdone in mobile technology innovation, the smartphone is armed with handwriting and speech recognition in Chinese and English languages. It runs on an Intel XScale 312MHz processor, which can more than handle multiple tasks, including the organizer, Internet browser, BlackBerry Maps, GPS function, and corporate data access. Having a Wi-Fi function allows the Blackberry 8820 to connect to any Wi-Fi network so you can enjoy accessing the latest news and other information via the Internet.
Primarily used as a phone, it can record 30 dialed, 30 received and 30 missed calls. Not to mention the fact it also has advanced and photocall memory. The smartphone boasts tethered modem capability for use as a wireless modem for notebook and desktop PCs.
Managing contacts, business files, photo albums and playlists won’t feel like a hassle because this phone has 3.5MB phonebook memory, 8MB user memory and an expandable microSD card slot. To browse Internet sites, it uses WAP 2.0 and HTML, and runs on a Linux operating system. Users can send messages using several tools including SMS, EMS, MMS, and instant messaging.
The Blackberry 8820 also functions as a gaming and multimedia device. It is integrated with a 2-megapixel camera that supports 1600×1200-pixel resolution and takes videos in QCIF format. It plays audio files in MP3, MP4 and AAC+ formats and works as a stereo FM radio as well. To support business applications, it features a Personal Information Manager (PIM) tool. PIM is featured in Blackberry smartphones only. It includes a calendar, an address book, tasks and memopad–programs that will help the user organize his schedules with ease.
The smartphone has a Picsel document viewer, photo editor and built-in handsfree function. It runs on a standard 850mAh Li-Ion battery and has four hours of talk time and 200 hours of stand-by time. Security is also covered. The Blackberry 8820 has password protection and keyboard lock and support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry Enterprise tool.
What else can you ask for from a phone that already has everything figured out for you? Whether you need to surf the Web, organize your documents or listen to FM radio on-the-go, the Blackberry 8820 Unlocked GSM Smartphone has it all covered.
Contributed by Rose Raguindin, Product Reviewer