The following technical Blackberry 8820 review is based on a computer algorithm, it is not based on an actual hands-on review. It outlines its pros and cons to help you make a good decision.
- Technology: The Blackberry 8820 is compatible with worldwide frequencies of the GSM standard which is convenient for overseas travelers. (Roaming charges from your home carrier generally apply) (score: 7/7)
- Talk Time: 300 minutes of talking time. It is way above average! (score: 20/20)
- Stand-by Time: 528 hours of stand-by time. It is excellent! (score: 20/20)
- Phone Book: It can store a variable number of phone book entries. This is generally the case of phones with a dynamic memory and, it normally allows for a lot of phone numbers to be stored. (score: 20/20)
- Memory Expansion Slot: It features 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 will prove useful in a car or in other situations. (score: 10/10)
- Full Keyboard: It features a built-in small keyboard. Useful not only when typing text but also when browsing the Internet and adding new phone book contacts. (score: 7/7)
- Streaming TV: Streaming Video or TV. Streaming TV, provided your carrier offers it, allows you to watch real live TV on your cell phone. It involves additional fees but it might help killing time when you are stuck at the airport, the doctor's waiting room or in many other situations. (score: 5/5)
- 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: 4.7 ounces of weight is somewhat above average. You could find that phone a bit bulky. (score: 4/20)
Overall Score: 114
* Look at these 3 phones. They ranked higher than the Blackberry 8820:
Sony Ericsson K610im (Score= 137)
Sony Ericsson k610i (Score= 130)
Sony Ericsson V630 (Score= 125)
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