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BlackBerry 8700 / 8700c / 8700g

Announced
Nov 1, 2005
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile, CellularOne / Dobson

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Slow processor (312 MHz)
  • Too little RAM memory (8 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.77 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

The 8700c is the first RIM device to feature EDGE high speed data. Other feature include quad-band operation, 320x240 TFT display and full QWERTY keyboard

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.30 x 2.70 x 0.77 inches (110 x 69 x 19 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.70 oz (134 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 312 MHz, Intel PXA901
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 8 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.0 days (384 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • HTML Browser
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Blackberry Connect
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yahoo!, ICQ, AOL
  • Games:
      • JAVA downloadable
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 02 Nov 2005
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.68 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.34 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 01 Nov 2005
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