BlackBerry goes 3G


This is another new handset challenger in 3G market…

Research In Motion (RIM) recently announced its first UMTS-capable handhelds, the BlackBerry 8707g and 8707v, in Singapore. Both models, which essentially offer the same features but with slight differentiation in exterior casing, will be carried by all three local mobile operators. The 8707g will be available from SingTel and StarHub, while the 8707v will be offered by M1.

One of the key features of the new BlackBerry handhelds is their ability to multitask. According to RIM, the 8707g and 8707v allow simultaneous voice and data usage while being used as a modem for a PC. Each handheld will come with a 16-bit QVGA screen, 64MB flash memory, onboard BlackBerry apps, Bluetooth 2.0, speakerphone function and QWERTY keyboard.

From CNET Asia


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