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i live in canada, i am very interesting in this phone and looking to purchase it... but i am stuck between this and the 8820. I am worried with the "shabby battery life, and calling malfunctions that were posted earlier.

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  • 2008-02-23 01:21
  • jb8j
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The comment below mine about 2 8830's is incorrect. There is only one 8830 and it is the World Edition. It is called the World Edition because due to it having CDMA and GSM it works anywhere in the world. There is no such thing as an 8830 that works with only AT&T and T-mobile...

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  • 2008-01-20 20:00
  • 0gsX
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North American customers,
Be careful with this phone. Because they make two different model 8830. One is 8830 World edition(works with Sprint & Verizon) And another one is 8830-they don't call world Edition(This works with AT&T & T mobile)

The one works with AT&T + T-mobile supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900(Quadbands).If u can get it unlocked , this will work in Mexico. Because Mexico use GSM 1900.

The one that Sprint & Verizon sells , they don't support GSM 1900,850(i.e, this won't work with AT&T and T-mobile, no matter u unlock the device)This won't support in Mexico either.

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  • 2008-01-15 20:36
  • ji1u
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the 883rt0 world edition is a cdma phone.it does not supporrrrt gsm networks of other networks.the cdma net work you are with gives you additional sim which has the same no as your cdma and the gsm sim you can use on international roaming where there is no cdma network with your no remaining the same.log on to blackberry.com for more details

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  • 2008-01-12 11:48
  • U26j
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...does anyone know if this phone works in the GSM network of Mexico?

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  • 2008-01-08 02:53
  • jbQe
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is it the Blackbery 8830 w.e is same like Blackbery 8830 normal edition?
what the different???

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  • 2008-01-06 10:25
  • PA8x
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its a world phone because you can put in a sim card for another country and use it their and also use the cdma network in the US

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  • 2007-12-28 00:48
  • 0aZp
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to get ringtones from bb8830 goto www.tuneusin.com directly from device. they are free. they have ringtones, real and poly and screensavers..

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  • 2007-12-23 00:01
  • Gyij
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@wonder

the reason that this is world edition is because it is a north america bound phone, and the CDMA bands are the equivalent of GSM 850/1900. It is called world edition because CDMA does not work all over the world, but because this phone has both technologies, it is a world edition CDMA phone (only CDMA carries will sell this phone)

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  • 2007-12-17 19:11
  • kxxS
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Why this phone called "World Phone"? Is this particular phone is at least a TRI-BAND, or QUAD-BAND capability?

If this is only Daul band, no matter how loaded it is, it will not workout in other country but only where you buy your service.

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  • 2007-12-13 11:42
  • 4M$B
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My dear friends,

This blackberry some times it creates an great excitment and some time its creates a great exhaust of using it.my mobile always gets hooked up if i get to many messages.at that time even to answer a call its becomes very difficult.i dont understand the problem.any have its good to have such cute piece in hands always.

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  • 2007-12-01 12:57
  • Pxn7
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The 8830 is the World Edition because of its ability to use both the CDMA network as well as GSM. The CDMA providers realized they were losing out on a big overseas market so they begger RIM to produce this. I find it VERY funny that even some, US CELLULAR, that sell this item don't even know its capabilities.

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  • 2007-11-26 17:29
  • b6Ei
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I find that the unit tends to hang and loses service a lot. The issues are:

- if you have too many messages the phone tends to hang

- lose signal on the CDMA network and then end up with a landslide of messages

- try to make a call and fails on the first attempt, on the second attempt works perfectly

- battery life is a little shabby on the unit

it is by far one of the best looking blackberries though, definately business oriented.

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  • 2007-11-21 23:32
  • q{mk
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Why is it considered an World Edition among other 8000 series. What sets an edge over the others?

Wld appreciate an answer.

thanks & regards

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  • 2007-11-16 06:21
  • S1bx
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I have some basic questions. My needs are: 1) making/receiving calls when traveling globally on business (usually EU) 2) making/receiving Outlook emails globally (usually EU) which are derived from a secure company Intranet. Is this the best BB model for the $ to do this? Is there something as good but cheaper? Thanks

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  • 2007-11-09 16:58
  • Y6pg
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Well I dunno duude, like this phone is cool but like it might be too expensive and I'll be down a few hundred dollars and then I won't be able to buy drinks and go to the movies, so like, I dunno duude.

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  • 2007-11-04 01:01
  • j5ct
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Yes, it has both CDMA and GSM, but for GSM it only has the 900/1800 bands, so doesn't work in the US, only in Europe/Asia (excluding Japan/South Korea).

I tested one and on the Network Selection there's a "Global" option which "should" automatically switch when it detects a signal, etc. but I found it's more reliable to just set it to GSM when I was abroad.

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  • 2007-10-14 15:37
  • RGF5
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Is it both GSM and CDMA on at the same time? Any information?

Thanks

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  • 2007-09-24 09:35
  • PAqS
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hi.yet2own one-

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  • 2007-09-21 12:35
  • PEF{
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hi, i would like to know if this phone works on MAC? thanks...

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  • 2007-09-09 22:10
  • kxZJ
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