BlackBerry 8830 World Edition

AKA: BlackBerry Cyclone

Available at: Bell, SaskTel, Telus

8/10 AVG.
RATING
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 32 reviews

If you do not leave the Canada or the United States regularly, then the BlackBerry 8830 Curve will be of little interest.

The big claim to fame for the thin, but larger, BlackBerry 8830 is that it can be used throughout Europe. For you stuffy Globetrotters who need the best in phone technology, you’ll appreciate the 2.5 inch, 320 x 240 pixel display and the now iconic full and fully contoured QWERTY keypad.

Quite frankly, the big selling point of this particular BlackBerry is its dual-mode functionality, the ability to switch between CDMA and GSM, an issue relevant only when one travels internationally.

For the rest of you, you’ll find that other BlackBerry phones offer far more in features and functionality, such as the absent camera on this device, and a smaller overall phone footprint. That said, the 8830 comes with BlackBerry maps, media player, organizer, document viewer, voice dial, speakerphone and other mid-range features.

Clearly, this BlackBerry is trying to fill a niche for perhaps military and international travelers, but offering little incentive for the general consumer.

Specs summary

Screen
No

The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition's screen resolution is 240 x 320 pixels.

Processor
312MHz

There is a Intel XScale 312 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry operating system (OS).

Camera
No
This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1400mAh

The phone is powered by a 1400 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are: 6.5 days standby time, 180 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

[NEW] BLACKBERRY 8830 WORLD EDITION [3G]

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

MINT BLACK OR SILVER BLACKBERRY 8830 WORLD EDITION FOR BELL MOBILITY

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

BlackBerry 8830 World Edition - Silver (Verizon) Smartphone**READ**

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  • Condition: For parts
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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140

BlackBerry 8830 World Edition - Silver (Verizon) Smartphone

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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140

Blackberry 8830 Verizon QWERTY GPS Bluetooth Silver Clean ESN

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 32 reviews

If you do not leave the Canada or the United States regularly, then the BlackBerry 8830 Curve will be of little interest.

The big claim to fame for the thin, but larger, BlackBerry 8830 is that it can be used throughout Europe. For you stuffy Globetrotters who need the best in phone technology, you’ll appreciate the 2.5 inch, 320 x 240 pixel display and the now iconic full and fully contoured QWERTY keypad.

Quite frankly, the big selling point of this particular BlackBerry is its dual-mode functionality, the ability to switch between CDMA and GSM, an issue relevant only when one travels internationally.

For the rest of you, you’ll find that other BlackBerry phones offer far more in features and functionality, such as the absent camera on this device, and a smaller overall phone footprint. That said, the 8830 comes with BlackBerry maps, media player, organizer, document viewer, voice dial, speakerphone and other mid-range features.

Clearly, this BlackBerry is trying to fill a niche for perhaps military and international travelers, but offering little incentive for the general consumer.

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

The user interface might seem a bit vast and archaic

from MobileBurn (over 7 years ago)

There is no denying that the RIM BlackBerry 8830 is a nice device, especially for CDMA users that need to leave North America. It is modern looking, yet still offers the same smartphone functionality and the push email system of the older BlackBerry phones. Its user interface might seem a bit vast and... More

Good basic BlackBerry

(about 1 year ago)

I got this BlackBerry from Ebay. It didn't came with a SIM card which wasn't a loss. It's a good phone for both email and social networking and the fact is that it's CDMA. I don't care for the camera or any of the bells and whistles that come with newer phones nowadays. The... More

  10/10

We LOVE the Blackberry 8830...

from Amazon (over 5 years ago)

We LOVE the Blackberry 8830, especially for its multitudinous settings. It does have a few issues, but compared to the previous 10 different mobile phones we've had over the years, we are very happy with this model. This USA model is unique and we also appreciate its World Wide International... More

  10/10

This is for the Treo and Q users...Are you kidding me?!

from Amazon (over 5 years ago)

Let me get this straight. You rather use a phone that takes forever to charge, with tiny keys, with an os that crashes, a bulky battery over the 8830 Blackberry? SERIOUSLY The 8830 Blackberry is the slimmest to date with the most stable os in the business. The email capablities are legendary. The... More

  10/10

GORGEOUS!

from Amazon (over 6 years ago)

I love this phone! I've had it since it launched. It's beautiful, my calls are clear, I get few if any dropped calls. I am running several third party apps such as standalone messengers, GPS etc. and hands free voice app (I know that it came with one, I decided to go with a 3rd party app that... More

  8/10

Overall, this is a great blackberry that I would d...

from Pricegrabber (over 6 years ago)

Strengths: world edition, sim card expandable to use when traveling, awesome mouse scroll navigation, full qwerty keyboard Weaknesses: cannot use speakerphone for ringtone so sometimes ringtone is not heard Using experience: 2 days Overall, this is a great blackberry that I would definitely recommend... More

  10/10

Horrible Bluetooth Signal; Otherwise Tolerable

from Amazon (over 6 years ago)

I switched from the Verizon Q to the BBerry 8830 because I wanted the push email (which is probably protected by some absurd patent) and because the OS is supposed to be more stable. Now, I want my good old Q back. Overall, I had some minor complaints and one very major complaint: the bluetooth has... More

  2/10

Keyboard buttons takes little getting used to / Former 8700 and earlier should read for detailed differences.

from Amazon (over 6 years ago)

We're loyal BB users and have been for some time and from every carrier from the Nextel 7290 ( a dimwit's Mensa application is brighter than that old screen) to a GSM 8700 model. Lighter than an 8700, brighter, louder, clearer and much faster bandwidth. BUT..... The thumbwheel used for scrolling... More

  10/10

Keyboard buttons different / Former 8700 and earlier should read for detailed differences GREAT GPS

from Amazon (over 6 years ago)

We're loyal BB users and have been for some time and from every carrier from the Nextel 7290 ( a dimwit's Mensa application is brighter than that old screen) to a GSM 8700 model. Lighter than an 8700, brighter, louder, clearer and much faster bandwidth. BUT..... The thumbwheel used for scrolling... More

  10/10

Great phone

from Amazon (over 6 years ago)

This phone is great; it handles all of my e-mail addresses seamlessly, my address book is large, custom phone tunes, easy to use media player with large access via card, etc.. etc.. Best of all, world edition UNLOCKED. Travel around, buy a SIM, throw it in--I can go anywhere. Unlike other carriers 8830's... More

  10/10

Great email functionality ... Sprint customer service is hit & miss

from Amazon (over 6 years ago)

Albeit, it was a learning curve for me as this was my first "smart phone". I won't go into all the details of what it took to get this phone to fully function correctly (some me, some Sprint). I've had to deal with Sprint on a few occasions for issues ranging from: 1) I'm no... More

  6/10

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