Former Business 2.0 writer and Web 2.0 technology blog GigaOm founder Om Malik is not that big on the BlackBerry 8800.

The battery life is not all that great, and I really don’t care much for the new keyboard which feels cramped and lacks the tactile feedback of the older models such as the 8700.

Although Malik admits that the voice quality on the BlackBerry 8800 is much enhanced, his initial impressions of RIM’s new handheld aren’t all that good.

I know how Om Malik feels. I wasn’t all that impressed with the BlackBerry 8800 either when I took a look at it last weekend.


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