BlackBerry 8320 bridges the gap between home phone and mobile
By Loz Blain
September 28, 2007
September 28, 2007 Mobile phones are increasingly taking over as the primary contact number for many people, with home landlines hanging on largely by virtue of cheap local call rates. Aiming to offer the "best of both worlds" in one package, the new BlackBerry Curve 8320 is WiFi enabled, meaning that it can seamlessly switch between mobile calls and unlimited local and long-distance calls in the presence of your home wireless network.
Available in two distinct finishes – titanium and pale gold – the BlackBerry Curve 8320 from T-Mobile features Research In Motion (RIM)’s smallest and lightest full-QWERTY handset design.
The device is packaged with in-built support for T-Mobile HotSpot @Home service giving users full mobile phone coverage and, with the HotSpot @Home Add-On Plan, can access unlimited calling over a Wi-Fi network as well as unlimited Wi-Fi calling at nearly 8,500 T-Mobile HotSpot locations nationwide. When you leave home or a T-Mobile HotSpot, calls are seamlessly transferred onto T-Mobile’s wireless network, and the same is true for transferring calls from T-Mobile’s network onto Wi-Fi networks. T-Mobile introduced its HotSpot @Home service in June.
The BlackBerry Curve 8320 provides standard multimedia capabilities including a two-megapixel camera, a music and video player, a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and a microSD card slot for expandable memory storage. Access to personal and corporate e-mail accounts and Web browsing is via the BlackBerry platform, Wi-Fi connectivity and T-Mobile’s nationwide EDGE network.
Related reading: the new Nokia 6301 enables voice and data mobility across GSM cellular and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) networks.