The first Blackberry dual mode handset has been finally announced. The BlackBerry 8820 combines EDGE/GPRS/GSM cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity for data access and voice support via UMA (unlicensed mobile access) for fixed mobile convergence. It will be available in the United States through AT&T this summer.
Here's a quote from the article at TechShout!:
According to Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM, "The BlackBerry 8820 complements our carrier partners' cellular networks with the added ability to stay connected via Wi-Fi at home, through hotspots and corporate campuses."
Features in the Blackberry 8820 include:
- 320×240 display
- QWERTY keyboard
- Trackball navigation system
- Expandable memory slot compatible with microSD memory cards up to 32GB
- Built-in GPS
- Voice-activated dialing
- Bluetooth 2.0 support
More news sources:
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