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T-Mobile Offers BlackBerry With Voice Over Wi-Fi
T-Mobile USA has added to its lineup the BlackBerry 8820 smartphone with a voice over Wi-Fi capability that enables voice connections over any public or private Wi-Fi network.
T-Mobile HotSpot @Home service provides unlimited, nationwide calling over any Wi-Fi network at home, across accessible corporate Wi-Fi networks, or at any of more than 7,000 T-Mobile HotSpot locations nationwide. Faster Web browsing is also enabled through 802.11 a/b/g connectivity, the carrier said.
The BlackBerry 8820 smartphone features built-in GPS and support for T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home service for Wi-Fi calling.
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In addition, the 8820 offers quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network support for international roaming as well as built-in GPS. The handset also contains location-based applications, such as BlackBerry Maps, or TeleNav GPS Navigator for audio directions to a specified destination.
The BlackBerry 8820 is expected to retail for $350, once rebates have been applied. The Wi-Fi calling feature is an additional monthly charge.
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