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Real Estate Agents with Verizon: It’s Time to Upgrade

Up until now, all of the cool, new Blackberry smartphones that we have covered (Real Estate Agents Catch the Curve and The New Blackberry 8800: Not Just For Work) have only been available from AT&T Wireless (formerly Cingular). As with the recent iPhone release, it seems that AT&T prides itself on offering the latest new phones first. Fortunately for real estate agents on the Verizon Wireless network, the next generation of Blackberry device is now available.

For you technology savvy real estate agents, the Blackberry 8830 World Edition is Verizon’s first Blackberry device to offer the new trackball navigation, brilliant screen and multimedia functionality. Based on the now 3 month old Blackberry 8800 model, the 8830 will appear virtually identical except for the device’s silver enclosure. The only real difference between the 2 models is that of the 8830’s more advanced network capability. As the “World Edition” moniker would imply, Blackberry 8830 can be used overseas. The 8830 can also access the Verizon EV-DO network, giving the Blackberry 8830 faster web browsing than that of the Blackberry 8800 which is limited to Cingular’s EDGE network.

While the new Blackberry 8830 World Edition doesn’t have the ultra compact size or 2.0 megapixel camera of the Blackberry Curve, it is still an outstanding smartphone device. It is also surprising to see Verizon offer the new Blackberry device so quickly after AT&T introduced is sister device, the Blackberry 8800. It took then over a year and a half to follow-up AT&T’s (Cingular’s) Blackberry 8700 with their own Blackberry 8703e. By the time Verizon customers had that device, it seemed out of date.

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