BlackBerry 8800 Now Available from T-Mobile

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As promised, T-Mobile USA has become the second carrier to offer RIM’s latest model. Previously, the BlackBerry 8800 was available only from AT&T.

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The base price for this device is $540, but T-Mobile is offering a $200 instant rebate to those who agree to a qualifying two-year contract.

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Another Model Coming Soon?

This has not been confirmed, but according to rumor T-Mobile is going to release a device similar to the 8800 early next month.

The BlackBerry 8300 will reportedly use the same form factor as the 8800, but have a built-in 2 megapixel camera and Wi-Fi.

An Overview of the BlackBerry 8800

This cellular-wireless device has a full QWERTY keyboard, and is large enough to qualify as a handheld, though many might call it a smartphone.

It is one of RIM’s first models to include significant support for multimedia, including playing video and MP3 files.

In addition to multimedia support, the 8800 has other things in common with the BlackBerry Pearl, such as its trackball in place of the traditional jog dial.

However, it dispenses with the Pearl’s built-in camera in favor of a GPS receiver. It also includes a full QWERTY keyboard, while the Pearl does not.

This is a quad-band GSM/GPRS phone with support for EDGE.

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