A member of the BlackBerry 8700 series of cellular-wireless handhelds is now available to Verizon Wireless’ customers.
This isn’t a particularly new series, and versions of this device are already available on carriers around the world . However, the 8703e is the first CDMA member of this series, and it offers support for Verizon’s EV-DO network.
Like all of RIM’s handhelds, this model has a full QWERTY keyboard, as is appropriate for a mobile email-centric device like this one.
It has a 320-by-240-pixel display which, like all this company’s devices, doesn’t function as a touchscreen.
Of course, the 8703e runs the BlackBerry operating system.
It includes 64 MB of built-in storage, but, as this handheld offers very little support for multimedia playback, it has no memory card slot.
The 8703e has Bluetooth 2.0 short-range wireless networking.
For an additional monthly fee, this device can be used as a modem for a laptop.
The BlackBerry 8703e is available from Verizon Wireless for $349.99 with a new two-year contract.