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    This world phone will be available for Verizon and Sprint. May 14th for verizon and sometime in July for Sprint. That's a new one!

    Here are some specs:
    • CDMA EV-DO
    • GSM / GPRS
    • 14mm form factor
    • 2gb microSD
    • Bluetooth
    • Instant Messaging
    • Media Player
    Verizon's press release: Verizon Wireless Announces the Next Evolution In Global Connectivity: The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone and Global BlackBerry Service

    Sprint pre-registration: Introducing the BlackBerry 8830


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    Re: BlackBerry 8830 dual CDMA/GSM

    Here's a bit more info in addition to tavenger's post.

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    Research In Motion has partnered with the two big US CDMA carriers to launch the new BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, the first dual-mode GSM/CDMA handset from the manufacturer. The BlackBerry 8830 (codenamed "Cyclone") combines EV-DO capable CDMA coverage with a SIM card slot for GSM use when traveling to make the device truly useful when abroad.

    The new BlackBerry 8830 is similar to the already available 8800, with the manufacturer's updated design and trackball feature. There really is no going past the dual-mode functionality when looking for a killer feature for the device though, as it will be one of the first generally available devices to have such a feature when it launches with both Sprint and Verizon Wireless. The BlackBerry 8830 will work on 800/1900MHz CDMA/EV-DO networks, and when coupled with a SIM card through your selected carrier's Global BlackBerry service or a third party carrier, will also roam on 900/1800MHz GSM/GPRS services. Unfortunately, it seems that you will not be able to use a SIM card from third party providers with the Verizon Wireless version of the handset, only the one provided with the Global BlackBerry service. The Sprint version does not appear to have this limitation.

    Measuring up at 114mm x 66mm x 13.9mm (4.49" x 2.6" x 0.55") and weighing in at 130.4g (4.6oz), the BlackBerry 8830 is both smart and stylish. MicroSD memory cards can be used to complement the 64MB of on board memory, and the device features a 320x240 pixel resolution 65k color TFT LCD display. Standard BlackBerry features like Bluetooth and speakerphone functionality are present, as is a build in GPS module.

    The Verizon Wireless BlackBerry 8830 will be available on May 14, 2007 while Sprint customers will have to wait until sometime in July of this year.
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    Re: BlackBerry 8830 dual CDMA/GSM

    Cant wait to get this one



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    Re: BlackBerry 8830 dual CDMA/GSM

    Looks like it will be out for Sprint next month!

    BlackBerry 8830 hitting Sprint next month? - Engadget Mobile
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