Cool Stuff – Blackberry 8800 Is the Sweetest Berry Yet

Finally, there's a Blackberry model with a trackball, so you can easily scroll vertically or horizontally. This innovation alone would make the Blackberry 8800 a keeper. It also provides GPS capability, with the Blackberry Maps application pre-loaded. With BlackBerry Maps, finding your way couldn't be easier. Check maps and get turn- by-turn directions quickly and conveniently, wherever you are. You can launch maps by typing or pasting in an address, or simply by clicking on an address in your address book.

The keyboard on this model features clever cut-off corners that make it easier to type. At this time, the Blackberry 8800 is only available on the Cingular network.

Naturally, you can drag videos and MP3s from a Mac or PC and play them on the Blackberry 8800, and there's a free video conversion program.

Overall, the 8800 is a good mix between the Pearl and the traditional Blackberry. It sells for $299.99 with Cingular activation, and you can view it here.

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.

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