You may remember the disappointment that President Obama expressed at having to give up his beloved BlackBerry 8830 once he became president. During his first 100 days, he's been using a special government cell phone designed to be ultra-secure. Now there's word that our President may be getting his BlackBerry back soon, albeit with specialized software to ensure secure communications. But you can have the exciting RIM BlackBerry 8830 World Edition right now, sans special government functions. Yours will be a stock model, but it should do everything you want for business or personal use.
The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition solves the dilemma of whether to get the cell phone and carrier you want for use in the U.S. and then buy something else for overseas trips. This device has dual network capability. In the USA, it works on the Sprint CDMA 850 and 1900 MHz network bands. Overseas, it works on the international standard GSM 900 and 1800 MHz bands. That allows it to work in over 150 countries.
Even if you never leave the U.S., you'll find that this BlackBerry has what mobile professionals want in mobile communications. It has that amazing BlackBerry "push" email that is business-secure with up to 10 accounts. You can open and view Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point files that come attached to emails. BlackBerry Messenger comes preloaded so you also have instant messaging capability.
How about Internet access? The Sprint PCS network is a leader in cellular broadband. This BlackBerry will run on the Sprint EV-DO network with an average of 700 Kbps downloads. Even away from metro areas, it still offers lower speed data service. In GSM mode, overseas, it supports GPRS service at up to 80 Kbps. That should be plenty so support your email and texting needs over there.
The Mobile Web Browser offers full HTML capabilities plus bookmarks. You can use BlackBerry Maps with the Power Vision add-on service plan. There's a built-in true GPS locator and Telenav support if you want to have on-board navigation services.
The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition has a 320 x 240 pixel color main display that adjusts to ambient light to save battery power. Just below the large screen is a full backlit QWERTY keyboard. Bluetooth communications are provided if you want to use a wireless headset.
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