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RIM Makes Wi-Fi BlackBerry Smartphone Official

Okay, so we already told you WiFi was coming to the new RIM BlackBerry, but it's finally official.

The device, which RIM called the "first dual-mode cellular and Wi-Fi BlackBerry Smartphone" in a press release, will be thinner than the BlackBerry Pearl and feature a full QWERTY keyboard, large and bright display (320 x 240) and user-friendly trackball navigation system.

The BlackBerry 8820 also includes built-in GPS (Global Positioning System), RIM's latest media player enhancements, and a expandable memory slot that can support current and future generations of microSD memory cards. Most importantly, the device will combine EDGE/GPRS/GSM cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity for data access and voice support through UMA (unlicensed mobile access) for fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service offerings from various wireless carriers around the world.

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bitchybianca bitchybianca 10 years
curve still looks better (plus curve has a cam)
lisett lisett 10 years
Love it, can't wait.
lostemilie lostemilie 10 years
I wasn´t sure if I wanted to get a Blackberry next or the Nokia N95. but now that it has wi-fi I think I´ll get this one :D
bitchybianca bitchybianca 10 years
but there's no camera...curve has (plus, do u surf the net wen you're with you're friends or wen you're shopping?)
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
it looks real ergonomic. :D
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
Love the design!
shafiii shafiii 10 years
wow this phone looks nice! hopefully cingular will provide it, cause im getting a new phone in a couple of months, and i think this and the iPhone will be cheap by then =P
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
damn and I just bought a curve..oh well no wonder the curve has dropped in price so much!
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