RIM BlackBerry 8800 announced

Feb 12 2007 - 12:19 AM ET | 3GSM, Research In Motion

blackberry 88003GSM World Congress -- Research In Motion has announced the BlackBerry 8800. The 8800 combines styling first seen on the popular BlackBerry Pearl with the more conventional designs of previous business-targeted QWERTY BlackBerry handsets.

  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE
  • Bluetooth
  • QVGA display
  • microSD memory card slot
  • Built-in GPS
  • BlackBerry push email support
  • Trackball navigation (like the Pearl)

RIM hopes to begin shipping the BlackBerry 8800 to various carriers later this month. In the US it will debut first with AT&T/Cingular. AT&T will begin selling the 8800 on February 21st for $299.99 with a 2-year contract.