Thursday, July 16, 2009

BlackBerry 8820


The BlackBerry® 8820 smartphone is the stylish way to get things done. With powerful capabilities, yet incredibly compact and slim, it combines a stylish design with a premium finish. Elegant and performance-driven, this is a smartphone you'll always want to show off.

The BlackBerry 8820 is packed with powerful features*, including phone, email, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi support, maps, browser, instant messaging, organizer, media player and more – all in one stylish smartphone..

Features Available

The BlackBerry 8820 features complete functionality, including*:

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Text Messaging (SMS and MMS)
  • Internet Browser
  • Media Player
  • Corporate Data Access
  • Organizer
  • GPS-enabled and pre-loaded with BlackBerry Maps application
  • 64 MB of memory and expandable memory via microSD card**
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • The tethered modem capability lets you use the smartphone as a wireless modem for your laptop or PC*
  • Dedicated Send, End and Mute keys, a trackball navigation system, plus user definable convenience keys
  • Speakerphone and Voice Activated Dialing
  • High capacity battery
  • Bluetooth® capability for hands-free dialogue via headsets and car kits
  • Stereo headset capable
  • Integrated attachment viewing
  • Compatibility with popular Personal Information Management (PIM) software
  • High resolution, light sensing screen that adjusts lighting levels automatically for ideal indoor and outdoor viewing
  • Easy email set-up directly from your BlackBerry 8800 smartphone via the set-up wizard

Enterprise Friendly

The BlackBerry 8820 smartphone works with your organization's BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution to provide enterprise class functionality, including:

  • Advanced security features
  • Push delivery of data from corporate applications
  • Remote address look-up
  • Wireless synchronization with corporate PIM tools
  • Single mailbox integration

Unlike traditional mobile phones, the BlackBerry® 8800 Series can be centrally managed and supported by IT departments. Learn more about managing the capabilities of the BlackBerry 8800 Series in the enterprise.

*Check with service provider for availability, roaming arrangements and service plans. Certain features outlined herein require a minimum version of BlackBerry software.
**The BlackBerry 8800 accepts microSD cards; the amount of storage is determined by card capacity.

Getting Started

Setting up your smartphone

Whether you’re using BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or BlackBerry® Internet Service, setting up your BlackBerry smartphone is simple and can be done completely over-the-air.

Not sure whether to set up your smartphone for BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry Internet Service? Follow these guidelines:

BlackBerry Internet Service

Use this option if one or more of the following apply:

  • You purchased your smartphone in a store
  • You want to set up a new email account for use with your smartphone
  • You want to send and receive email messages on your smartphone from one or more existing email accounts

BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Use this option if one or more of the following apply:

  • You want to receive messages from your corporate Microsoft® Outlook®, IBM® Lotus® Notes® or Novell® GroupWise® email account
  • A system administrator is managing BlackBerry Enterprise Server within your company
  • A system administrator has confirmed that you are permitted to use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • You subscribe to a wireless service that supports account setup using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

For instructions on setting up your email with BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry Internet Service, please refer to the Getting Started Guide.

Before setting up your email with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you will need to contact your IT department to request:

  • That an account be set up for you on your organization’s BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • Your enterprise activation password


Features Available Email
Phone and SMS
Corporate Data Access*
Connected Organizer
Wireless Internet
BlackBerry® Maps
Size 4.49 x 2.60 x 0.55 inches /
114 x 66 x 14 mm (LxWxD)
Weight Approximately 4.73 oz / 134 g (with battery)
Keyboard 35-key, QWERTY keyboard
Dedicated send, end, power, mute and volume keys
Navigation Trackball, ESC key and Menu key
Voice Input/Output Integrated earpiece and microphone
Hands-free speakerphone
Hands-free headset
Bluetooth® v2.0; headset, hands-free and serial port profiles supported
Headset Stereo headset capable
Notification Polyphonic/MIDI and MP3 ringtones, vibrate mode, on-screen or LED indicator
User Interface Intuitive icons and menus
Display Large, bright, high resolution, landscape screen, supporting over 65,000 colors
320 x 240 pixel color display
GPS GPS-enabled and preloaded with BlackBerry Maps application**
Media Player

Supported audio formats: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA
Supported video formats: MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.263, WMV

Battery 1400 mAhr (removable/rechargeable Lithium cell)
Battery Life*** Up to 528 hours (22 days) standby time and 300 minutes (5 hours) talk time****
Memory 64 MB flash memory
Expandable Memory MicroSD†
Modem Embedded RIM® wireless modem
Email Account Compatibility†† Integrates with an existing enterprise email account or up to 10 personal/business email accounts
Includes BlackBerry® Desktop Software Supported by version 4.2 or higher
Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Supported by:
  • Version 2.1 or higher for Microsoft® Exchange
  • Version 2.0 with Service Pack 2 or higher for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • Version 4.0 or higher for Novell® GroupWise®
Smartphone Security Password protection and keyboard lock
Accessories Included††† USB cable for charging and PC synchronization
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Network Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM®/GPRS and EDGE networks‡
Works In: US (850/1900 MHz)
Canada (850/1900 MHz)
Europe/Asia Pacific (900/1800 MHz)

*Requires a minimum version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server software
**Check with your service provider for availability. Coverage is currently limited. Updates on broader coverage will be available in the future.
*** Battery life may vary based on usage
****Based on GSMA PRD TW.09 Battery Life Measurement Technique. Actual results may vary. Network availability and coverage affect battery life and are dependent upon a number of factors, including location and transmission environment.
†The BlackBerry 8820 accepts microSD cards; the amount of storage is determined by card capacity.
††Contact your service provider for service availability and pricing
†††May vary. Check with your service provider for details.
‡Check with service provider for availability, roaming arrangements and service plans. Certain features outlined herein require a minimum version of BlackBerry software.

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