BlackBerry 8830 Lands on Verizon Wireless Today


Amazing. The BlackBerry 8830, which works on both CDMA and GSM networks, is now available on Verizon Wireless, as per the rumors. It is, after all, a BlackBerry, so you can expect and look forward to push e-mail and Internet access (in the EVDO/GPRS flavors) ’round the world. And is truly is “’round the world” because the 8830 works in more than 160 different countries, including such international hot spots as Yemen and Micronesia*.

The BlackBerry 8830 will set you back $300 with a shiny new two-year, voice-only contract, or $200 with a contract that includes both voice and data. Data plans are expensive: $65 per month with a voice plan, $70 without one. Or, if you’re so inclined, you can sign up for a Pay-As-You-Go plan, which works out to $20 per megabyte of bandwidth consumed. Maybe on Earth 2 that’s acceptable, but not in my world it’s not.

*Or not

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