Gear: Blackberry 8830


Blackberry 8830

Category: Technology & Software
Subcategory: Cell Phones
Price: depends on area and services..
Average Rating:
(47 Votes)

The BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone is the stylish way to get things done. It’s the first CDMA BlackBerry smartphone capable of roaming globally on GSM®/GPRS networks*. So you can travel the world with full mobile voice and data coverage, without having to change smartphones, phone numbers or email addresses. The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition gives you phone, email, organizer, web browsing and instant messaging. And then it goes a step further, providing GPS*, BlackBerry® Maps, a media player for your video clips and music, and expandable memory to ensure you’ve got the room you need for your media files.

Member Reviews

  • Robertmitchum_max30
    bad_LT, Mon, 07 Jan 2008 00:26:31 UTC.
    1st review

    This phone works EVERYWHERE. I can send and reply to E-mails, serf the web, ect.... It is a word phone and a PDA all in one

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    dp0577, Sun, 20 Jan 2008 02:42:41 UTC.

    This model is a step above it previous one. The GPS device is easy to use and finger-tip e-mail is a big plus. I find the phone book a little annoying, or maybe I just need to get used to it. Definately a good purchase.

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  • _8cd874e0256901c83ce8a1853500_max30
    crystala, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 07:46:08 UTC.

    the blackberry 8830,would be wonderful for my future son in-law to have.He was just shipped out from san diego.He is traveling over seas.Guam,japan,and australia.easier connection with my daughter.sempre fi

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    HapkidoKa, Wed, 27 Feb 2008 06:16:36 UTC.

    I love Blackberry period and a must have for them is the OperaMini browser. Internet, Email, GPS, etc it has everything and is faster than my PC.The voice recording feature is also a handy tool.

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  • Six6forsure-20x30f_1__max30
    goodcop8, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 22:17:56 UTC.

    Awsome product, and keep in mind that I hate electronics, computers, and especially cell phones. But I'll be darned if i don't find myself using the heck out of my Balckberry every day, it goes with me everywhere & everyday, just like my cuffs and duty-weapon.

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    Cpl_Hightower, Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:49:55 UTC.

    This Blackberry has saved my sanity ! I was really struggling with my Blackjack with dropped calls and was forced to upgrade to another PDA. The Blackberry works perfectly as a PDA as well as a phone. I could not be happier and don't know what I would do without it. You will have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. I highly recommended this phone for all departments !

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    Tango76, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:50:13 UTC.

    Great cell phone, but it is incredibly difficult to learn how to use. I'm having a ton of trouble learning this phone and how to navigate around in it.

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    Murdawg, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 13:23:55 UTC.

    I have a Blackberry Curve and have to say this is one of the best if not Best Smart phones I have ever owned. Has great features and excellent picture quality being a 2MB pixel camera on the phone in taking quality pictures. I will say it lacks in video streaming and other features, overall I would say this phone is the best in the industry for what you can get.

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  • Bobby_at_the_office_max30
    swatman141, Mon, 19 May 2008 20:10:59 UTC.

    great phone...good tool to have when out in the field for research.

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  • Zee-2_max30
    Wolvarine, Tue, 20 May 2008 06:46:15 UTC.

    I Love My Blackberry....

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    oracle, Fri, 23 May 2008 16:53:56 UTC.

    It is very smarth, and enhances your link with the world.

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    RevTam, Fri, 23 May 2008 17:02:03 UTC.

    great phone love mine...

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  • Att20635_max30
    retiredcopinga, Mon, 02 Jun 2008 22:45:40 UTC.

    Love my blackberry wouldn't leave home without it, if i do I feel naked.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:24:38 UTC.

    Excellent, would be so lost w/o it!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:47:26 UTC.

    Great device. Third model of BB I've had and it is by far the best one. Keeps me in touch with work (maybe a little too accessible at times). Very reliable, screen is good, keys are a good size and I like the full keyboard.

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  • L_4bb2d34f4b2cc1ad5d113af47e75ad4a_max30
    bishoparc, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:39:05 UTC.

    Excellent product especially since it has a built in GPS. Unfortunately it is a little big to carry with you on a duty belt but for quick location look ups and getting your e-mail, it is great! Cell phone part though is a little hard to hear as I have found with many BB's.

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  • Gladiator2_max30
    Maximus1980, Thu, 03 Jul 2008 01:45:02 UTC.

    I love my Blackberry it's great.

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    chris2022, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:15:01 UTC.

    Hated my old blackberry. It had terrible reception. I do have to give it credit for its application and ease of use

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    skinnya, Sat, 30 Aug 2008 19:55:26 UTC.

    Oustanding product as it serves a mulitude of purposees for investigation assisance.

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    jpeters, Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:23:58 UTC.

    love the phone almost everythig about execpt the battery life but that what car chargers are for

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    JTortorice, Sat, 06 Sep 2008 19:35:08 UTC.

    This phone works everywhere I need to and then some.Its thin light weight, what else can I say its a great phone

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  • Jamie_055_max30
    Got_1_Runnin, Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:30:55 UTC.

    Takes up to much space but otherwise good equipment!

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    mlawdog, Sat, 25 Oct 2008 18:06:56 UTC.

    its like a credit card i dont leave home with out it

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  • Lcso_patch_max30
    LCSO, Sat, 01 Nov 2008 03:28:33 UTC.

    This is an excellent product. I've been using it for a year and a half. I have good coverage just about everywhere. I like the size of the Curve and the new Storm a little better, but there isn't a huge difference.

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    Eilene, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 00:18:12 UTC.

    I have had my Blackberry since January 2008. I love this phone, I have no problem hearing during a phone call. I have download Google GPS which is free compared to the price that AT&T charges, I probably spend more time texting, and on the Internet than anything else. The only problem I have with this phone is that I had to replace the trackball. AT&T does not carry any parts in their store, I did go online and found several companies that sell replacement trackballs, very easy to install. If you remove your trackball to clean under it, just be careful not to break the little plastic clips on the sliver ring.

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  • My_pics_005_max30
    sarahtakes, Sat, 29 Nov 2008 06:06:01 UTC.

    I do not own one, but haved messed around with my friends resently. All I have to say is wow I could play with that thing all day. Awsome phone.

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  • Jacksond_max30
    jacksond, Sun, 30 Nov 2008 18:21:03 UTC.

    I just got one and love it its da bomb

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    Anonymous, Tue, 02 Dec 2008 20:30:44 UTC.

    This thing has service where no other cell phone does....the mobile browser is great for lookin stuff up on the go and the text messaging is super fast

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    Anonymous, Tue, 02 Dec 2008 20:35:52 UTC.

    I was skeptical about leaving my MOTO Q for a Blackberry but man I'm glad I did. like others have said, this phone works anywhere. Even when my Nextel has 0 bars, this has signal. It's features make it great for business and pleasure.

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    alorenzen16, Fri, 26 Dec 2008 22:29:26 UTC.

    I had one of these phone for about a year and was ready to get rid of it when the Blackberry Storm came out, but man was I wrong. Although the 8830 takes some getting used to, it is a great phone overall. If I could add one feature to the 8830 it would be a camera. If you receive a lot of photo's via text the 8830 is not your phone.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 21 Jan 2009 23:24:15 UTC.

    Only downside is no Camera Phone, but other than that an excellent tool, both on and off duty!

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  • Alyssa_sept_oct_nov_2005_007_max30
    Rockobob, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 21:19:37 UTC.

    I am issued this at work and it is a great phone overall. The ability to connect to a govt server is a hudge benifit. Web browsing leaves a bit to be desired and the batter life really isn't that long if you are consistantly staying active using the different applications. I would recommend this particular phone for those that need communication via email within the government system.

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    marinefit, Wed, 04 Mar 2009 01:03:31 UTC.

    This phone is always with me. I love that it is unlocked, so you can use it in any GSM market worldwide. The only beef I have with it is the calculator is a pain to use, as the buttons for it are scattered all over the keyboard (I find myself pulling out my iPod touch just for the calculator). I've also noticed this phone makes your voice sound GREAT!

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    RustyKeeble, Thu, 12 Mar 2009 00:21:50 UTC.

    This phone is always with me. I love it.

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    103M, Mon, 20 Apr 2009 03:59:15 UTC.

    I love this thing. It is hands down the best phone i have ever owned. I never leave home with out it.

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  • One_ass_to_risk_max30
    erikshirley, Fri, 01 May 2009 12:51:17 UTC.

    Best phone to have for callls and internet you can carry in your pocket

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    Anonymous, Wed, 27 May 2009 09:17:17 UTC.

    Best phone ever....Never leave home without it. I had no idea what cell phones were capable of until I picked this thing up

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    Anonymous, Tue, 02 Jun 2009 02:23:33 UTC.

    Had three cells the past ten years.Thisis the best by far.

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    lonestar264, Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:44:26 UTC.

    Since I'm working as Lieutenant for a few months, County has issued me this Blackberry. We all know that when i go back to being a Sergeant, I will have to upgrade and get my own Blackberry phone. Was unsure about it in the beginning but getting use to all the it has to offer.

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    Kotalu13, Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:42:27 UTC.

    Before I purchased my "crackberry", I couldn't understand what was so great about them. Now, I could imagine being without it. Welcome to the world of "always connected"!

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  • Hockey_polar_bears_max30
    woofy, Mon, 21 Sep 2009 21:15:48 UTC.

    dont leave home without it. I would much rather have then a Iphone.

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    native_lady_cop, Fri, 02 Oct 2009 17:29:24 UTC.

    love my blackberry......checking name it, and you can get it on this phone...

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    cfonseca, Thu, 15 Oct 2009 21:14:03 UTC.

    good in the field tool

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  • The_big_head_max30
    CSI2B, Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:08:49 UTC.

    I can ravel anywhare in the US and aboard as well and I have never missed a call. I also am able to make sure all my flights are on schedule and that my home office is up to date.

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    tsokel, Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:20:31 UTC.

    Blackberry is cutting edge in commincation. I have used it all over the world and love it.

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    MsJahni, Sun, 27 Dec 2009 01:30:36 UTC.

    works well simple to use

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    IDLT, Sat, 10 Apr 2010 14:19:45 UTC.

    Smart phone with all the capabilities when the job has to be done!!

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