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BlackBerry 8820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of BlackBerry 8820. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the durability and battery are generally positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, but the reliability and connectivity get critical views.

GPS navigation, portability, design, battery, durability

camera, usability, size, connectivity, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 8820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry 8820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of BlackBerry 8820 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design, but many are less positive about the usability and size.

price, design, performance

size, usability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 8820 Unlocked Phone with Quad-Band GSM, Wi-Fi--International Version with No WarrantyBlackberry 8820 Unlocked Phone with Quad-Band GSM, Wi-Fi--International Version with No Warranty

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone

 

A smartphone without Wi-Fi, surely that's like a fish out of water these days, but it has been the case for Research In Motion with the company's BlackBerry handhelds until the launch of its Wi-Fi enabled 8820. So should we bother? We get emailing to...

Styling, Built-in GPS, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi

No 3G, no camera, GPS software not great, large

The best way to think of the 8820 is like a software update or patch that refreshes the application and fixes a few bugs along the way.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.co.uk)

BlackBerry 8820 (AT&T) review

 

A lot of people have been waiting for this, and the day has finally arrived. Today, AT&T and Research In Motion officially released the RIM BlackBerry 8820, the first BlackBerry to offer integrated Wi-Fi. The 8820 supports 802.11a/b/g standards and is...

The RIM BlackBerry 8820 is the first BlackBerry to offer integrated Wi-Fi. The smart phone continues to offer Bluetooth, GPS, and push e-mail capabilities as well as push-to-talk and multimedia functions. We were also impressed by the long talk-time...

There's no 3G support and no option for a camera version. The QWERTY keyboard can be slippery, and the device uses a proprietary instant messaging client.

The addition of Wi-Fi makes the RIM BlackBerry 8820 an even more powerful communication device for business users, taking it beyond just e-mail and phone calls.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry 8820 quad-band smartphone

 

Last year, RIM came out with a distinctly different-looking BlackBerry in the form of the ultra-desirable BlackBerry Pearl. Although it has since launched several handsets that go back to the older, wider design for which it's better known - a design...

For those that don't need 3G or the Pocket Office applications you get with a Windows Mobile 6.0 device and, of course, businesses that have already invested in the BlackBerry Enterprise infrastucture, the BlackBerry 8820 is a clear and highly...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: admin (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

Blackberry 8820 Review

 

The Blackberry 8820 is marketed purely for the corporate business user, primarily because it lacks consumer friendly options such as a camera, but this should not distract from what is ...

Another fine example of how RIM keep on producing quality business Smartphones. The inclusion of Wi-Fi is a bonus but its the GPS performance that was the most impressive, its just a pity that there is not as many 3rd party application available to...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

RIM - BlackBerry 8820

 

The BlackBerry seems to be going from strength to strength at the moment, at least if device launches are a reliable indication. The 8820 is the fourth to hit this year. Actually the 8820 isn't an ...

The 8820 is not a huge leap forward from the 8800 and may appeal more to businesses than consumers because of its black colouring and relatively large size. But it is a very competent device and the addition of Wi-Fi will matter to some.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

BlackBerry 8820 quad-band smartphone

 

For those that don't need 3G or the Pocket Office applications you get with a Windows Mobile 6.0 device and, of course, businesses that have already invested in the BlackBerry Enterprise infrastucture, the BlackBerry 8820 is a clear and highly...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Jason Berman (reghardware.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry 8820 smartphone

 

It seems that Research In Motion (RIM) just can't help adding new features to its BlackBerry line.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (yourmobilephonereviews)

BlackBerry 8820 SmartPhone

 

The BlackBerry 8820 is a slim Smartphone which comes with extremely powerful capabilities. The Smartphone comes with a built in GPS navigation system & Wi-Fi technology. The handset is slim for a Smartphone which only measures 14mm in depth, 114mm in...

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

For those that don't need 3G or the Pocket Office applications you get with a Windows Mobile 6.0 device then the BlackBerry 8820 is a clear and highly desirable choice.

Stylish, voice dialling

No 3G, no camera, Pocket Office applications, GPRS and Wi-Fi can't always keep up

May, 2008

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

RIM BlackBerry 8820

 

Stylish, voice dialling

No 3G, no camera, Pocket Office applications, GPRS and Wi-Fi can't always keep up

For those that don't need 3G or the Pocket Office applications you get with a Windows Mobile 6.0 device then the BlackBerry 8820 is a clear and highly desirable choice.

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1400
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):528
Talk time (2G):5

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Built-in Camera: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:6.35
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Touchscreen: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Performance

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS

Processor

Processor frequency:0.312

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS

Storage

Internal Memory:64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4
Height :11.4
Weight:134
Width:6.6
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