This technical BlackBerry 8800 review is based on a computer algorithm, it doesn't constitute a hands-on review. It pinpoints its best and weakest sides so that you make a good decision.
- Technology: The BlackBerry 8800 is compatible with global frequencies of the GSM standard , a convenient feature if you travel overseas frequently. (Note that additional roaming charges from your home carrier generally apply) (score: 7/7)
- Talk Time: 300 minutes of talk time. It is excellent! (score: 20/20)
- Stand-by Time: A stand-by time of 528 hours. It is way above average! (score: 20/20)
- Phone Book: It can store a variable number of phone book entries. This is usually the case of phones with a dynamic memory and, it usually allows for a lot of phone numbers to be stored. (score: 20/20)
- Memory Expansion Slot: It has a memory expansion slot MicroSD, a convenient way to store more pictures and music or transfer them from and to your laptop computer. (score: 10/10)
- Speakerphone: It has a speakerphone, which can prove useful in a car or in other situations. (score: 10/10)
- Full Keyboard: It features a full keyboard. It helps not just when typing emails but also when browsing the wireless web and adding new phone book entries. (score: 7/7)
- Wireless Data System: Bluetooth-enabled, which is an interesting plus. Bluetooth is not really necessary but may be handy if you want to use a wireless headset or transfer data to or from your (Bluetooth-enabled) laptop, for instance. (score: 7/7)
- Weight: 4.73 ounces of weight is a little bit above average. You could find that phone slightly too big. (score: 4/20)
Overall Score: 109
* Look at these 3 phones. They ranked higher than the BlackBerry 8800:
Sony Ericsson K610im (Score= 137)
Sony Ericsson k610i (Score= 130)
Sony Ericsson V630 (Score= 125)
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