recently presented the new BlackBerry 8830 World Edition CDMA/GSM
smartphone and its new Global BlackBerry service.
Global BlackBerry provides wireless access to email and Web from the U.S., Canada and more than 60 countries worldwide. International voice calls are supported in more than 150 countries.
The service also allows Verizon customers to access Global Help Desk for 24/7 customer support. Customers also get a calling card for free support calls from outside the U.S. from any landline phone if the BlackBerry 8830 is lost, broken or stolen. BlackBerry 8830 specs and features
- EV-DO/GPRS network connection for high-speed data transfer in more than 60 countries
- GSM/GPRS (900/1800 MHz) for continued voice and email while traveling internationally
- Auto-selection of CDMA/GSM Mode
- Thin form factor of just 14mm for both style and easy handling
- New Trackball navigation system
- Expandable memory option with microSD card (sold separately)
- Bluetooth for hands-free, dial-up networking and serial port
- Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD)
- Instant Messaging capabilities for quick and easy communication
The BlackBerry 8830
should be available on May 14 through Verizon's business sales channels and in stores on May 28 for $299.99 after a $100 rebate with a new 2-year contract.