The first live photos of the Blackberry 8703e
for Verizon have emerged. Compared to its GSM counterpart, this one here has had a slight facelift but overall it looks the same.
There are rumors that the CDMA/EV-DO device will have dual-band (900/1800 MHz) GSM/EDGE support, so that users of the device could use it on GSM networks when traveling abroad
. We'll soon find out about this, as well as further specifications of the handset, as it's expected to be launched by the end of the month. Source: EngadgetMobile Update (Aug 23, 2006)
: After all, it looks like the Blackberry 8703e will have no GSM support judging on a screenshot of the CDMA device.
Update (Aug 24, 2006): The FCC just approved the Blackberry 8703e and the documents confirm that it will be a dual-band CDMA device only.
||FCC page confirming that the 8703e is CDMA-only device|