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The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone is the stylish way to get things done - no matter where in the world you happen to be. It's the first CDMA BlackBerry smartphone capable of roaming globally on GSM/GPRS networks. So you can travel the world with full mobile voice and data coverage, without having to change smartphones, phone numbers or email addresses.The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition gives you phone, email, organizer, web browsing and instant messaging. And then it goes a step further, providing GPS for enhanced access to location based applications and services, including the pre-loaded BlackBerry Maps application. A media player for your video clips and music. Expandable memory to ensure you've got the room you need for your media files. And a high-capacity battery to allow you to make the most of it all.
BlackBerry 8830 - Silver (Unlocked) Smartphone
pros: At least 8 hours of battery for continuous use.Easy to use. Easy setup.
cons: Freezes for the first week or two. NO CAMERA.
The "Simple" Phone
Blackberry's 8830 is the phone for older adults. The initial setup takes under 15 minutes and covers... See Full Review
pros: Large screen, trackball, smooth interface, family phone.
cons: Shuts down, restarts, hard to charge, buttons hard to press, mushy, trackball may fall out.
Smart phone, or Dumb phone?
This cellphone is great, if you need a brick. The design is awful, there is more cons than pros, and... See Full Review
pros: Sleek design, solid email client, usable trackball, good battery life
cons: Doesn't feel as good as it looks; mushy and closely spaced keys
Doing What A BlackBerry Does Best
After being assigned a BlackBerry 8703e for about a year, my IT department replaced it with a newer... See Full Review
pros: Screen is big and bright
cons: Phone turns off "radio" when low on power, typing is aggravating
Not the Greatest
I was issued this unit by my employer. My current plan is data only, however I also have used... See Full Review
pros: Bright screen, mute/volume/speakerphone buttons at finger tips. GSM and CDMA support
cons: Big, Chewy flush keyboard, no camera, Blackberry OS crashes once a week.
Business Travelers review of Blackberry 8830 "World Phone"
I have been a Blackberry user since the the 7230 and moved my way to a 8130 Curve and most recently... See Full Review
pros: Full keyboard-Good price with a plan
cons: no camera-hit and miss web browser-side voice activation button always gets bumped
We bought a Pair!
We are small business owners- a husband and wife team. For a couple of years we had c... See Full Review
pros: Easy navigation, great music player.
cons: Many glitches such as frozen screens, buttons don't work. No camera.
Not much my type of Blackberry
So, this was my first blackberry I've ever gotten. I was intimidated by all the buttons and options... See Full Review
pros: incredibly versatile, gentle learning curve, easy to use
cons: no camera, keyboard backlighting fairly useless
I'm Carryin' An Entire Office on My Belt These Days...
I'm carrying a BlackBerry® now: I guess that means I've finally joined the real techie generati... See Full Review
pros: Voice command, broadband Internet capability, trackball, and much faster...
cons: Ringtone volume is too low and the side button is not designed properly.
Another Blackberry to brag about...
About three months ago I upgraded my Blackberry 8703e and got this excellent Blackberry 8830 World E... See Full Review
|Power & Battery|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.5 in.|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1400 mAh|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Network Technology||GSM / CDMA2000 1X|
|Storage Capacity||64 MB|
|Cellular Band||CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 / GSM 900/1800|