Updating my verizon blackberry 8830 firmware
Add to that a much sexier design and the pearl scroller and you get the new 8830e from Verizon.So, does the 8830 live up to the Blackberry name or does it fail? Blackberry 8830e World Edition Review (Verizon) Verizon released the BB8830 at the end of May 2007.So, does the 8830e live up to the Blackberry name and worth the upgrade from the 8700 series? Packaging/Contents: The Verizon box comes w/the following items: -Blackberry 8830e phone -Leather holster w/magnetic strap -AC Adapter w/several ‘world’ power adapters -USB Cable -CDs w/BB Desktop Manager and VZAccess Manager -User Manuals -Sim Card (optional, only get this if you subscribe to the Global plan (data and voice via Vodafone/SIM card) The packaging is your usual Verizon flair.
It will take a few minutes to get used to the Menu button being a seperate button however pushing the Pearl scroller will bring up the Menu options usually too.
Like most Blackberries, this was very painless and easy.
Within about 20 minutes of the phone being charged, I was off and using my new BB8830.
This Blackberry is aimed towards the business sector and in turn lacks a camera (since most organizations/courts do not allow camera phones due to espionage/priveledged information that can easily be stolen w/a camera phone).
The 8830 does away w/the scroll wheel on the side and takes a cue from the Pearl and has its own ‘pearl’ trackball for navigating.