Official 8700 Pictures and Specs

8700 got their hands on the first official Blackberry 8700 pictures and specs:


- 2.0 Radio Platform

320 x 240 (1/4 VGA) Colour LCD
- Excellent indoor and outdoor readability
- Exceptional resolution
- Light sensor for automated LCD brightness

Speaker Phone

- Handsfree operation


- Support for v2.0 Protocol Stack
- Serial Port Profile for PC Connectivity (i.e. sync)
- Extended Support for more Advanced Car Kits

312 MHz Processor

- Improved performance for:
- Overall UI Navigation and Reaction time to inputs
- Web Browsing
- 3rd Party Applications
- Global and Message List Searches
- Attachment Viewing

Memory: 16MB RAM / 64MB Flash

- Improves overall speed of applications
- Allows ISV partners greater flexibility when developing applications

Polyphonic Ringtones

- Including support for downloadable MP3 ringtones

Updated Form Factor

- Thinner and Narrower than 7200 series
- High-end ornamental accents
- Improved look and feel

Full QWERTY keypad

- Dedicated Send & End Keys
- Mute Key
- On/Off Key
- 2 User-Definable Keys


BlackBerry 4.1 Application additions for Electron

- Expanded Bluetooth Support
- Expanded Media Support
- Idle-Mode AMR Playback for MMS Messages (Voice Notes Playback)
- Contact-specific Ring Tones
- Ability to Assign a Specific Ring tone to a Contact

User Interface Enhancements

- Expanded Theme and Coloring of Applications
- Evolved Home Screen
- Enhanced Messaging Interface

Attachment Viewing Enhancements (with BES 4.1)

- Support for “Enlarge All” for Images
- Allows detailed viewing of the entire image for larger images (i.e. Fax’s)
- Support for Enhanced PowerPoint (PPT) Slide viewing
- Render slides as images versus text-only as an option

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