AAPL Stock: 117.34 ( -0.96 )

Printed from

BlackBerry 8800 uncovered

updated 05:50 pm EDT, Sat September 23, 2006

BlackBerry 8800 Uncovered

Research In Motion has been seeing a resurgence of attention courtesy of the BlackBerry Pearl after years of relative anonymity. Today, photos have surfaced proving that RIM intends to make the Pearl's distinctive trackball and more elaborate design a staple of more business-oriented phones. The smartphone maker will soon introduce the BlackBerry 8800, a replacement for the current 8700. Its features will draw heavily from the Pearl, including the exchange of the jog dial for the multi-directional trackball. The key differences are a full QWERTY keyboard in place of the smaller SureType model and the removal of the Pearl's camera, which could be considered a security risk for the organizations that use the handheld. No exact launch timeframe was mentioned in the report; however, the phone should ship to North American carriers before the end of the year given its largely complete state. Click through for photos of the front and rear of the 8800 courtesy of Engadget Mobile.

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented