The New BlackBerry Smartphones:
Combining High Performance with IT Control
It’s been a busy year for new BlackBerry® smartphone releases, each one with features that make your mobile workers productive and efficient when they’re out of the office.
The new BlackBerry® Curve™ 8300 smartphone, BlackBerry® 8800 smartphone and BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone bring you the same core functionality and support you’ve come to rely on as part of any BlackBerry solution, along with the administrative tools to keep your deployment safe and secure.
Each new smartphone delivers a superior end user experience for email, phone functionality, web browsing and mobile access to network data – plus a unique range of model-specific advanced features like GPS, global roaming on GSM/GPRS networks*, and even built-in camera functionality.
The newly released BlackBerry Curve 8300 smartphone is the smallest and lightest BlackBerry smartphone ever to feature a full QWERTY keyboard. It’s finished in a striking liquid silver and is packed with incredible features*, including a 2.0 megapixel digital camera, BlackBerry® Maps, a media player, expandable memory, Voice-Activated Dialing, tethered modem and trackball navigation. And of course, all the core functionality you’ve come to expect in a BlackBerry smartphone — email and text messaging, instant messaging, web browser and advanced phone functionality.
BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone
The sleek BlackBerry 8800 Series is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet. Featuring an innovative trackball that’s perfect for fast, easy navigation on the go. The BlackBerry 8800 comes with email, phone, text messaging, web browsing and instant messaging capabilities built right in, as well as a media player that allows you to play video and music files. And it goes one step further, providing GPS for enhanced access to location based applications and services, including the pre-loaded BlackBerry Maps application.
BlackBerry 8830 World Edition
For international travelers, the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone is the first CDMA BlackBerry smartphone capable of roaming globally on GSM/GPRS networks*. It gives you the same sleek design and functionality as the BlackBerry 8800 smartphone, but lets you travel the world with full mobile voice and data coverage, without having to change smartphones, phone numbers or email addresses.
Management Made Easy for IT
IT Administrators will be glad to know that new IT policies have been developed to make managing the features and functionality of the BlackBerry 8300 Series and BlackBerry 8800 Series easy and intuitive. As with any BlackBerry smartphone deployment, IT remains in ultimate control.
For example, did you know that administrators can set IT policies to disable the smartphone's expandable memory capability and/or its ability to function as a USB mass storage device?
And that there’s an IT policy that enables control over data encryption on the expandable memory card? Administrators can disable encryption entirely or encrypt the content to the user password, the device key or both the user password and the device key.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Updates
The IT policies required to control the expandable memory are included in BlackBerry® Enterprise Server v4.0.6 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1.2. These new policies can also be imported into previous versions of the software. To find out how, see the following article from the BlackBerry Technical Knowledge Centre: How To - Import IT policy rules for BlackBerry Device Software v4.2
More on Managing the BlackBerry 8300 smartphone and BlackBerry 8800 Series
You can also find more information on setting and managing IT Policies for smartphones with expanded memory features in this article, What Is - Expanded Memory Capability.
*Check with your service provider for availability, roaming arrangements and service plans. Certain features outlined herein require a minimum version of BlackBerry software.