Sources are telling us that RIM's upgraded 8800
, the 8820
, will finally be ready
for AT&T come the 15th of September. As a refresher, the 8820 adds WiFi to the 8800's buttoned down, all-business spec sheet, but it turns out there's a very sneaky catch: WiFi won't be usable unless the subscriber hooks up a data plan. We're guessing this'll be hacked in all of about 15 minutes, but yeah, buyer beware. AT&T will be touting the 8820 as rocking twice the battery life of Verizon's 8830
, so at least you'll be able to curse the data lockdown for twice as long before you run out of juice.
[Thanks, anonymous tipster]