RIM announces BlackBerry 8820 with Wi-Fi

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As we predicted some time back, RIM has updated the BlackBerry 8800 and added Wi-Fi, renaming the new handset as the BlackBerry 8820.

In terms of functionality, this is essentially the same smartphone as its predecessor, with media player, bundled GPS, microSD/microSDHC and Bluetooth stereo. Except this time, RIM has added Wi-Fi alongside EDGE/GPRS/GSM connectivity.

No firm news of when it will be available or through which carriers for the UK. But in the US, it’s heading to AT&T in the coming weeks.

RIM website

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