Post Thumbnail

It's a good week internationally for BlackBerry lovers. First we hear that South Korea finally has unbridled access and its own Bold to toy with, and now we're hearing a similar story for the people of Vietnam. Viettel (a mobile operator in the country), Alcatel-Lucent and RIM have all joined hands

5 years ago 0 Comments
December 19, 2008 at 11:29AM
Post Thumbnail

Despite the perceived risk of entering a market that is one of the hottest in the world for both mobile phone use and IP infringement, RIM's finally taking the big leap of faith into mainland China, according to Interfax. The report cites TCL Communications, the firm manufacturing RIM's devices in C

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Our parcel carrier has been a busy bunch the past few days and today will be no different -- the LG VX8700 for Verizon Wireless arrived at our doorsteps today. We decided to take a few pictures of the unboxing process and share our initial impressions of The Network's latest toy. Put simply, the ph

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It looks like the long-rumored GSM / CDMA hybrid variant of the BlackBerry 8700 series might find itself a home on Sprint later this year. We didn't see it in the alleged 1H '07 product pipeline earlier today, but a tipster noticed a document describing Sprint's marketing partnership with the Super

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It looks like the long-rumored GSM / CDMA hybrid variant of the BlackBerry 8700 series might find itself a home on Sprint later this year. We didn't see it in the alleged 1H '07 product pipeline earlier today, but a tipster noticed a document describing Sprint's marketing partnership with the Super

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Sure, tethering 8700s to Macs is a neat trick -- but how about cutting the cable entirely? \"Pulse\" by Brain Murmurs aims to do exactly that, trading that pesky USB cable for the more convenient Bluetooth connection (and yeah, it's Mac compatible, to boot). Pearl users might have no concept of what

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Last time we checked, RIM's 8700 series BlackBerrys were sleek little devices without an external antenna anywhere to be found. We're at a loss, then, to explain this little gem unearthed by a reader on a page detailing Sprint's BlackBerry 8703e and 7130e which clearly shows the former bearing a bi

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It seems almost criminal that Mac users have been thus far denied the basic human right to tether the immensely popular BlackBerry 8700 series devices to their Macbooks, but thanks to a little elbow grease, determination, and nearly $700 in cold, hard cash, the world's wrongs have been righted. An i

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Hot on the heels of Verizon's launch (ring any bells?), Sprint will be the next to add a CDMA variant of the BlackBerry 8700 series device to its portfolio. The handset drops on October 1 for $350 with a two-year agreement, matching Verizon's offering to the letter. With EV-DO, Bluetooth 2.0, integ

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Making good on its commitment to bring some of that thumb-killing, Canadian love to Japanese shores, NTT DoCoMo has announced the BlackBerry 8707h this week. Those familiar with other 8707 variants won't find any surprises here -- you basically get a classic 8700 with a little 3G thrown in to sweet

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Far be it from us to suggest a screen shot of unknown origin conclusively proves that GSM won't be found on Verizon's 8703e, but the four little letters there on the display -- \"CDMA,\" as opposed to, say, \"CDMA/GSM\" -- certainly have us thinking that the handset may yet be less world-friendly than

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If you'd closed your eyes and thought really hard about what a Verizon-branded BlackBerry 8700 might look like, we're guessing you would've come up with something like this. Granted, it looks like we didn't get a launch today, but the wait should be measured in weeks at worst, days at best -- so we

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Verizon's done it before, so we've no reason to doubt Roc a fella's scoop that their upcoming 8700 variant will be rocking GSM plus EDGE on the 900 and 1800 bands to help out customers traveling abroad. Without 850 or 1900, the GSM support is useless in the States, but of course you've got that CDM

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Yes, it's a repackaged 8707v -- which is in turn a repackaged 8700 series with UMTS thrown in -- but let's face it, UMTS BlackBerrys still aren't the easiest devices to come by. We don't know where all this 8707g variant will be launching, but an early customer will be Austraila's Optus, which inte

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Late to the party, perhaps; but late is almost always better than never in the phone game, and word on the street has the 8703e variant of RIM's 8700 series finally finding its way to Verizon on the 28th of this very month. Normally, we'd pass on this kind of hearsay, but roc a fella's track record

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Look, do what you want with your hard-earned dollars, we say -- just don't come running to us when you leave your six-figure phone on the bus. That there is hip-hop's Pharrell Williams, doing his best not to show any signs of discomfort while struggling to hold up his 18-karat gold BlackBerry 8700.

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and now the Blackberry 8700 smartphone is finally available to push email-loving members of the T-Mob, as the 8700g. As far as the features go, well, you should all know them quite well by now, as Cingular has had this model since late last year: quad-band GSM

8 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and now the Blackberry 8700 smartphone is finally available to push email-loving members of the T-Mob, as the 8700g. As far as the features go, well, you should all know them quite well by now, as Cingular has had this model since late last year: quad-band GSM

8 years ago 0 Comments