BlackBerry 8703e announced by Verizon Wireless

Sep 12 2006 - 01:08 PM ET | CTIA, Research In Motion, Verizon Wireless

blackberry-8703e.jpgCTIA IT 2006 -- Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion jointly announced the BlackBerry 8703e this morning. The 8703e is essentially a CDMA version of the 8700c which has been shipping on Cingular since last year.

Features of the BlackBerry 8703e include:

  • EV-DO high-speed data
  • Bluetooth
  • LCD screen automatically adjusts brightness according to ambient light
  • 35-key QWERTY keyboard

Verizon Wireless will begin shipping the BlackBerry 8703e on September 17th for $349.99 with a 2-year contract.