On March 21, Research in Motion (RIM) introduced the much awaited BlackBerry 8800 smartphone in the Indian market. The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone is just 14mm thick, making it the thinnest BlackBerry handset till date.
The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone from RIM is definitely a first-of-its-kind for BlackBerry smartphones in India with its host of multimedia features and a microSD expandable memory slot. The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone is equipped with a highly tactile, full QWERTY keyboard and RIM’s user-friendly trackball navigation system. Besides, this BlackBerry also comes with a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS).
What’s more, the rather elegant and sleek looking Blackberry 8800 delivers top notch performance with smoothly integrated support for voice and data applications, including phone, email, text messaging, web browser, organizer and multimedia.
To power its robust performance is an ultra-think, high-capacity battery that further extends the uncompromising battery life that BlackBerry smartphones are known for.
The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone has support for quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE-enabled applications. Easy-to-use phone features include noise cancellation, Speaker Independent Voice Recognition for Voice Activated Dialling (VAD), intuitive call management functions such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing and call forwarding. This phone also features dedicated “send”, “end” and “mute” keys.
The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone features a high quality, low-distortion speakerphone and Bluetooth 2.0 that can be used with hands-free headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals. The BlackBerry 8800 also supports polyphonic, MP3 and MINI ring tones.
The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone has a large, ultra-bright, high resolution (320 x 240) landscape display, which makes for crisp and easy viewing of emails, attachments, pictures, videos, web pages, business applications and games.
In addition, the built-in light sensing technology automatically adjusts the screen, keyboard and trackball brightness of the BlackBerry 8800 smartphone, for optimized visibility in a variety of lighting environments.
The BlackBerry 8800 smartphone comes with a media player and a number of accessories including a stereo headset jack, and a microSD expandable memory slot.
The newly launched Blackberry 8800 smartphone can operate well with the Blackberry Internet Service. This gives users the ability to manage up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts. This smartphone also works well with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which includes IT policy controls for managing the smartphone’s features and usage.
Moreover, the BlackBerry wireless platform gives corporate customers the ability to use a broad range of third party software solutions to support various business needs such as CRM, sales force automation, field services, business intelligence, and supply chain management.
You can expect to get your hands on the BlackBerry 8800 in India this month itself from Airtel and Hutch. No word on the price as yet.