Introducing BlackBerry 8830 World Edition from Telus

June 28, 2007 | By | 7 Comments

Telus BlackBerry 8830Telus Mobility users are you excited yet? The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition launches tomorrow. Telus has just emailed everyone who signed up on their coming soon page saying its launching tomorrow. Telus is offering the BlackBerry 8830 for $299 with three year contract or $649.99 outright (month to month). The biggest bonus is when your activate before September 30th you get 50% off international roaming for the length on your contract. 

Included in box:

  • BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone
  • Device Holster
  • International travel charger
  • Standard lithium-ion battery
  • Strereo headset
  • USB data cable
  • Literature package with BlackBerry Desktop Software
  • TELUS guide to getting started
  • TELUS International Roaming guide

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TELUS enhances international roaming with BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone

High speed wireless CDMA/GSM BlackBerry smartphone keeps jet-setting clients connected with global email and voice services

Vancouver, B.C. ? TELUS today announced the availability CDMA/GSM BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone. TELUS also announced the expansion of its global roaming services to enable clients with the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition to use voice and data services internationally on GSM/GPRS networks*.

"Globetrotting TELUS clients now have access to the superior TELUS experience and ultimate productivity benefits of BlackBerry services while traveling internationally, thanks to the BlackBerry 8830 and TELUS global roaming services,? said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president of Products and Services. ?The BlackBerry 8830, with its mix of wireless high-speed access, global roaming capabilities, enterprise services, QWERTY keyboard and stylish form factor, is sure to meet the needs of business and consumer clients alike. The addition of the BlackBerry World Edition smartphone to our wireless line-up is part of our commitment to providing clients with the latest in innovative wireless technology to meet their needs.?

Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion, said: ?The BlackBerry 8830 World Edition is the first BlackBerry smartphone to combine CDMA and GSM connectivity and it brings those two network technologies together in RIM's thinnest handset design. When coupled with the powerful TELUS network services, the BlackBerry 8830 provides an exceptional choice for customers who want a full featured and stylish smartphone with all the power of the BlackBerry solution.?

TELUS' enhanced global roaming service provides users of the BlackBerry 8830 with voice calling and an "always-on, always connected" wireless e-mail solution for access to e-mail, contacts, calendar, organizer and the Web while travelling internationally.

In North America, users get access to CDMA's superior coverage, including access to high-speed, broadband-like wireless data downloads with EVDO – Canada's fastest coast-to-coast 3G wireless network. With typical download speeds of approximately 400 to 700 kilobits per second and maximum possible speeds of more than 2 megabits per second, EVDO offers download speeds that are more than five times faster than GSM EDGE technology thereby providing clients with a superior experience throughout North America. Wireless high-speed is currently available to more than two-thirds of Canadians and throughout 242 U.S. cities. Where the wireless high-speed (EVDO) network is not available, the BlackBerry 8830 will function throughout TELUS' 1X network, which offers digital coverage to more than 94 per cent of Canadians. When outside of North America and CDMA coverage, clients using the BlackBerry 8830 smartphone can access GSM's broad worldwide coverage*.

The BlackBerry 8830 smartphone also features:

  • Access to EVDO, for the fastest and largest 3G mobile roaming network in Canada and the United States for BlackBerry devices
  • GSM/GPRS (900/1800 MHz) for continued voice and e-mail while traveling internationally*
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Speakerphone
  • Bluetooth capabilities for certain profiles inclusive of hands-free, dial-up networking and serial port
  • Media player for use with MPEG4 and H.263 video, and MP3 and AAC music files
  • Expandable memory with optional microSD memory card
  • Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD)
  • New trackball navigation system for ease of use

The BlackBerry 8830 smartphone is available at TELUS retail locations nationally for $649.99 without a contract or $299.99 on a three year contract, subject to promotional requirements. As an introductory offer, clients who activate a BlackBerry 8830 World Edition before October 1 will receive 50 per cent off international data roaming charges for the length of the contract. For more information on promotions, please visit www.telusmobility.com.\

[Press Release

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