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BlackBerry 8700g review

8.4/10 AVG.
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8.4/10
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The BlackBerry 8700g currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
BlackBerry
Processor
312 MHz
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No


What the Critics Are Saying...


PCWorld

Overall, the 8700g is an impressive e-mail device, but it seems caught between its roles as a powerful enterprise tool and a handy consumer gadget. As a business tool, the 8700g could benefit from more office apps, and if RIM really wants to target consumers, it should consider adding a camera: Stil...

- Liane Cassavoy, PCWorld


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Common Questions


BlackBerry released the 8700g on April 19, 2006.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the BlackBerry 8700g user manual here.


BlackBerry backs up the 8700g with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 8700g has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact BlackBerry support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find BlackBerry's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
Unknown

The BlackBerry 8700g's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
312 MHz

There is a Intel PXA901 312 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 16 days standby time.

BlackBerry 8700g Specs

Overview
Release date April 19, 2006
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Intel PXA901 312 MHz
Internal Storage 64 MB
RAM 16 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Gray with black accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.0 x 6.9 x 1.9 cm (4.3 x 2.7 x 0.7 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics No
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Scroll wheel
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games No
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry 8700r, 8700c

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Critic Reviews


PCWorld

More consumer-friendly than other BlackBerry devices, but it still lacks a camera

from PCWorld

Overall, the 8700g is an impressive e-mail device, but it seems caught between its roles as a powerful enterprise tool and a handy consumer gadget. As a business tool, the 8700g could benefit from more office apps, and if RIM really wants to target consumers, it should consider adding a camera: S...More

Overall, the 8700g is an impressive e-mail device, but it seems caught between its roles as a powerful enterprise tool and a handy consumer gadget. As a business tool, the 8700g could benefit from more office apps, and if RIM really wants to target consumers, it should consider adding a camera: Still, if you're looking for an outstanding e-mail and messaging device that also works well as a phone, the 8700g is worth a look.

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User Reviews


STILL DOING IT RIGHT

I currently own the 8700g unlocked of course and this puppy still cuts it for me. Sure there are more advanced models out there, big deal.... It handles tasks with ease, has all I need in a Blackberry device, nice large screen , sharp image, and it works ! I still prefer the track wheel, it glides nic...More
I currently own the 8700g unlocked of course and this puppy still cuts it for me. Sure there are more advanced models out there, big deal.... It handles tasks with ease, has all I need in a Blackberry device, nice large screen , sharp image, and it works ! I still prefer the track wheel, it glides nicely when I have the unit in my hand. So it doesn't have a camera, that's why I own one . Less fluff to worry about. Bottom line is that I am not willing to part with it anytime soon ! Less
Yahoo

Blackberry 8700

from Yahoo
Pro: out of date Con: big screen T-mobile is still selling these phones on their website even though it is outdated. Cost in August 2008 was $225. What they do not tell you is that along with the t-mobile cell phone charges, you must also have the blackberry plan which is $39.00 per month! Otherwise...More
Pro: out of date Con: big screen T-mobile is still selling these phones on their website even though it is outdated. Cost in August 2008 was $225. What they do not tell you is that along with the t-mobile cell phone charges, you must also have the blackberry plan which is $39.00 per month! Otherwise your phone will not work properly. Also, if you have tech issues, they have a standard list of troubleshooting. Remove battery, download a fix, etc. Just do it yourself because they will keep you on the phone for an hour. Overall I don't think it's a great deal at all. Way too expensive unless you absolutely have to have email with you at all times. Less
Yahoo

rimblackberry 8700

from Yahoo
Pro: perfection Con: worthy my opion is that anyone can use this
Yahoo

Best phone I've ever had...seriously!

from Yahoo
Pro: Intuitive to use, fast processor, lightning fast IMing Con: No camera and memory card slot, texting should be part of BB plan I've had almost every PDA type phone out there from the Treo 650, sidekick II, MDA, HP Ipaq 6315...this has gotta be hands down the best there is. The BB Pearl is coming...More
Pro: Intuitive to use, fast processor, lightning fast IMing Con: No camera and memory card slot, texting should be part of BB plan I've had almost every PDA type phone out there from the Treo 650, sidekick II, MDA, HP Ipaq 6315...this has gotta be hands down the best there is. The BB Pearl is coming out in a couple of weeks with a camera and MP3 player and more...tempted to get it but I'm gonna have QWERTY keyboard withdrawals. Less
Yahoo

Forget about the SK3, get this instead

from Yahoo
Pro: Screen, speakerphone, bluetooth, apps Con: Trackwheel I started out with the Sidekick3. Even the TMO rep said I would be back for the BB8700. 18 hours later, I was back and sooo grateful. The only thing I miss about the SK3 is the cool joystick/rollerball which makes the BB trackwheel feel in...More
Pro: Screen, speakerphone, bluetooth, apps Con: Trackwheel I started out with the Sidekick3. Even the TMO rep said I would be back for the BB8700. 18 hours later, I was back and sooo grateful. The only thing I miss about the SK3 is the cool joystick/rollerball which makes the BB trackwheel feel inadequate. The BB allows you to install 3rd party apps and customize in ways other phones can’;t (ie. you can change the ring tones based on if the phone is in the holster or not) I have always been reluctant to get a bigger phone as I was accustomed to the size of the RAZR V3, but to be honest, this doesn’t seem all that big and is very easy to carry. I can’t throw it in my shirt pocket and forget I’m carrying it, but that’s okay because it is usually in my hand browsing websites, sending text messages, IM’ing with friends and occasionally making a phone call... Less
Yahoo

MUST HAVE!

from Yahoo
Pro: Great phone for business use, Cool Software apps *Get the free google maps Con: HMMM maybe the instant message could use some help but no really huge Cons Great Phone I bought the second sidekick when it came out and loved it, but it wasn't the phone I needed running an internet business. As for...More
Pro: Great phone for business use, Cool Software apps *Get the free google maps Con: HMMM maybe the instant message could use some help but no really huge Cons Great Phone I bought the second sidekick when it came out and loved it, but it wasn't the phone I needed running an internet business. As for the Blackberry it is more what I can think is a " Grown UP " Sidekick. Great Phone, Great Apps, Awesome look. I would say buy it and you will agree. Less

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