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BlackBerry 8830

Apr 25, 2007
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Alltel


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Too little RAM memory (16 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera




The World-Edition BlackBerry 8830 is a CDMA/EV-DO smartphone with dual-band European GSM/GPRS. The 8830 is high-end phone with QWERTY, GPS, trackball and stylish look. It lacks camera but has memory slot

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (4.5.x)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.49 x 2.60 x 0.55 inches (114 x 66 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.60 oz (130 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys
  • Keys:
    • Left: Other; Right: Volume control


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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.

    • 16 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 3.66 hours
      the average is 15 h (890 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.0 days (216 hours)
      the average is 18 days (434 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1400 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, WMV

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS, EV-DO
  • 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

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
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  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Serial Port (SPP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, 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

      • 30 Apr 2007
      • FCC ID value:

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

        L6ARBK40CG link


  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Apr 2007
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