Monday, February 4, 2008

Red BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Comes to Verizon

Verizon Wireless today launched the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition Smartphone in red, offering customers a global wireless experience in a stylish red finish.
Ideal for fashionable world-traveling professionals, the red BlackBerry 8830 World Edition and Verizon Wireless' Global BlackBerry service allow users to access email and place and receive domestic and international calls in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and parts of Africa.

The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition features a large high-resolution color display and intuitive trackball navigation to help Verizon Wireless customers easily view emails, attachments, videos, and Web sites, and a back-lit QWERTY keyboard that makes it easy to send email responses or instant messages with Mobile IM. The thin, stylish smartphone also offers the following capabilities and features:

- EV-DO/GPRS network connection for high-speed data transfer in more than 90 countries
- GSM/GPRS (900/1800 MHz) for continued voice and email while traveling internationally
- Auto-selection of CDMA/GSM Mode
- Built-in navigation to support VZ NavigatorSM for audible turn-by-turn directions in the U.S.
- Bluetooth wireless technology support for certain profiles, including stereo (A2DP)
- Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD)
- Media player
- Speakerphone
- Expandable memory storage option with microSD/SDHC card slot (card sold separately)

Global BlackBerry service from Verizon Wireless lets customers to use their BlackBerry 8830 smartphones to make and receive calls from more than 185 countries and to send and receive emails in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and more than 100 countries worldwide. With Global BlackBerry service, Verizon Wireless customers get the Global Support Pack, which includes a SIM card, a user reference guide, and details on accessing the Global Help Desk for 24-hour customer support, seven days a week. Customers also receive a calling card to make free support calls from any landline phone while traveling outside of the U.S. to technical support if the BlackBerry 8830 is lost, broken or stolen.

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