Blackberry 8820 available thru T-Mobile


The Blackberry 8820 launched over the weekend on T-Mobiles GSM network. The compact Blackberry has an improved raised keyboard but still uses the touch sensitive navigation and it is far more cumbersome to use than the trackwheel that seemingly has been retired. This is a UMA device and setting up the router is a snap for even the tech novice. Specs below:

• Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network support for international roaming
• Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) connectivity for expanded coverage and faster Web browsing
• Supports T-Mobile HotSpot @Home, offering unlimited nationwide calling over any accessible Wi-Fi network
• Built-in GPS, BlackBerry Maps and support for TeleNav GPS Navigator
• T-Mobile myFaves® capability, making it easy for customers to stay in touch with those who matter most, with quick, one-click access for instant messaging, e-mailing, calling or texting their Fave 5SM from the Home Screen
• BlackBerry® Internet Service support allowing access to up to 10 supported e-mail accounts, including most popular ISP e-mail accounts such as Yahoo!® Mail and Gmail®
• BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support, which tightly integrates with IBM Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft Exchange®, and Novell® GroupWise® to provide secure push-based wireless access to e-mail and other data, and features IT policy controls for managing usage and deployments
• Easy access to popular instant messaging clients: AOL® Instant Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger, Windows® Live Messenger, Google® Talk and ICQ®
• Highly tactile full QWERTY keyboard for easy typing
• Intuitive user-interface with an easy-to-use trackball
• High-performance HTML browser for visiting Web sites while on the go
• A large, ultra-bright 320×240 color display provides vibrant imagery and innovative light-sensing technology automatically optimizes brightness for indoor, outdoor and dark environments
• Advanced media player with search capabilities, stereo Bluetooth® support (A2DP/AVRCP), dedicated volume controls and support for numerous audio and video formats including MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+, as well as support for polyphonic, MP3 and MIDI ring tones
• Roxio® Media Manager for BlackBerry® (included with BlackBerry® Desktop Manager software), which allows customers to manage media files, transfer them from their computer to the handset, create MP3 music files from CDs, add audio tags and album art, create playlists and easily convert files for optimal playback
• Numerous premium phone features with Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), noise-cancellation technology to offset background noise, a low-distortion speakerphone for hands-free conversations, Bluetooth® support for use with headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals, and intuitive call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing and call forwarding
• Expandable memory storage via microSD/SDHC expansion slot
• Dimensions: 4.49” x 2.60” x 0.55”
• Weight: 4.7 oz