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BlackBerry 8820

Announced
Jul 17, 2007
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Single-core processor
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The 8820 uses the 8800-series platform and adds WiFi for UMA functionality, making the phone dual-mode. It can transmit the call either through GSM or through WiFi. Otherwise identical to the 8800, it is quad-band GSM/EDGE BlackBerry with GPS, landscape QVGA display and full QWERTY keyboard.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.48 x 2.59 x 0.55 inches (114 x 66 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.72 oz (134 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

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
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (740 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.0 days (528 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1400 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, a
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • UMA, Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 17 Jul 2007

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