Blackberry 8700g Review

Blackberry 8700g is perhaps most advanced Blackberry by T-Mobile. Whether it’s checking e-mail, making phone calls, or viewing stock prices, there is no other mobile device which can do job better than a blackberry. blackberry8700g

The new 8700g has combination of sophisticated styling, excellent navigation, and high-powered applications make it the favorite tool for mobile communication across the globe.

Unlike the 8700c, the new 8700g does not have the flat gray paint job that looks like it missed the creative design department. Instead you get a stunning blue or black case with a metal trim and black keypad. Priced at about $299 it’s also a ideal ‘low-priced’ mobile communication device in the market today.

CNET subjected the 8700g to some tough and rough testing for a few days and awarded 8 out of 10, pronouncing it ‘excellent':

Like its cousin, the BlackBerry 8700c for Cingular, the BlackBerry 8700g offers users a next-gen device with a full QWERTY keyboard, and it comes with an Intel processor and EDGE speeds for faster performance. In addition to support for Bluetooth 2.0 and up to 10 corporate or personal e-mail accounts, the 8700g offers some extras that make it more consumer-friendly and easier to use right out of the box than the 8700c. Overall, the device delivers on all fronts: as a phone, an e-mail machine, and a handheld.

The full Qwerty keyboard is easy to get used to, although bigger thumbs may find hitting relatively small keys hard to hit every time. The raised buttons are easy to find, and we adapted quickly to pressing out messages with our thumbs. Thumb dial on the right of the device makes scrolling up and down documents pretty easy.

The new Blackberry 8700g features an Intel processor, 64MB flash memory and 16MB SRAM. It now allowsto view common attachments such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint, Excel and Word. The 8700g also features a high res, landscape QVGA LCD display, along with intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting for optimised viewing.

8700g-blackberryWeb browsing on new blackberry 8700g is surprisingly straight forward – images loaded smartly, and the built-in web browser appears quite capable. Pages load extra fast on the EDGE enabled mobile network and the quality/resolution of images is fabulous too. You can quickly check your e-mail or the news if you’re in a pinch for time. The big USP of Blackberry is that it automatically collects email and allows you to reply to it while on the move.

Google offers two excellent applications for ready use on the new blackberry 8700g that turn this device into a lifesaver at times: Google Talk and Google Local. Google Local for the Blackberry is just as good as the one found at It is a fast, easy-to-use application that allows you to get directions, find restaurants, and a lot more using your Blackberry.

You can view in both “Map” and “Satellite” modes and can zoom in to street level. You’ll find Google Local can help you out when you need a bite to eat in a place you’re not familiar with. Google Local is a must-have application for those with the 8700 series of Blackberries.

Basic Features

  • Thinnest, most stylish RIM BlackBerry yet!
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • Most Powerful On-the-go Email Solution On The Market
  • High-Speed EDGE Data
  • Quad Band GSM For Operation in Over 100 Countries
  • HTML Browsing For Full Internet Experience
  • Large, Beautiful Color Display Saves Battery Life By Adjusting to Ambient Light Conditions
  • View Attached Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents

Advanced Features

  • Attachment Viewing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) – Yes, Open Word, Excel and PowerPoint files attached to emails
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Yes
  • Two-handed Gaming Experience – Yes
  • QWERTY Keyboard – Yes, Full Backlit QWERTY Keyboard, With Side Track Wheel
  • Data Capable / Use This Phone As A Modem – Yes, With Software Sold Separately
  • PC Synchronization – Yes, Seamlessly Synchronize Your Calendar and Email With Your PC
  • Mobile Web Browsing – Industry-best Full HTML Web browsing, One-touch Access, Bookmarks
  • Multimedia Messaging
  • Text Messaging (SMS)
  • Email Client – Amazing “Push” Real-time Email, Integrate w/ Up To 10 Accounts, Business-secure, POP3, IMAP, SMTP
  • Battery Type – Li Ion. Talk Time – Up to 240 Minutes. Standby Time – Up to 384 Hours

Technical Features

  • Application Platform – Java
  • Platform / Operating System – RIM OS, PXA901 “Hermon” 312MHz Processor
  • High-Speed Data – GPRS, Class 10
  • Network Compatibility – GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Ringtone Types Supported – MIDI, MP3
  • Built-In Memory – 64MB plus 16MB SRAM
  • Dimensions – 4.3 in x 2.7 in x 0.8 in
  • Weight – 4.7 oz

Find out more about 8700g at blackberry website.

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