The Boy Genius is reporting that the upcoming BlackBerry 8820 will have Wi-Fi. Leave it to BG to scrutinize the device.xlm file that comes with OS 18.104.22.168 from Cingular. Notice the highlighted section in the device.xml file above. You will notice that the os radio =”GPRS-WLAN”.
What does this mean? Well, while the details may not be completely clear and one hundred percent correct, but it shows that it will have a GPRS/WLAN radio stack, a first for BlackBerry devices, as well as the customary support for voice-activated dialing and push-to-talk capabilities. Unfortunately, one feature it does not list is the camera, so let’s rule out this device for that 8800 series CameraBerry model.. for now, of course.
So, in English, the BlackBerry 8820 will have Wi-Fi, won’t be 3G, and won’t have a camera. If I were going to get another cameraless BlackBerry on Cingular (no way in the world I would ever do this) I would hold of on the BlackBerry 8800 for a BlackBerry 8820.
Robb, the thing I like about my 7520 is that there is no camera and I have qwerty. A large percentage of facilities where I work take contractors phones at the lobby if they have cameras in them. Any phone with a camera is automatically eliminated from my list when I go phone shopping.
The only thing that will get me to UG is a qwerty, cameraless unit that I can bluetooth tether.
That’s great news, but I already got Nokia E60 which is a camerless symbian phone, wi-fi, 3G, 4xx x 3xx 16million colors screen, bluetooth, joystick, etc. AND quite cheap. The only drawback is that they don’t sell them in U.S. and I had to go through hell to get mine.
Wow thats great news. I have always liked Blackberrys and i thikn i will look into getting one for sure! http://ispsurvey.com