We all love new toys, and now thereâ€™s one more out there that most of us canâ€™t afford. It’s official: the BlackBerry 8830â€™s release date has been set at May 14th for enterprise users and May 28th for the hoi polloi.
The device itself isnâ€™t sporting anything especially groundbreaking in comparision to its sister the 8800, but it’s the network service that is really going to bring the wallets out. Roaming, ladies and germs â€“ 3G CDMA and 900/1800 MHz GSM networks will both be accessible to the 8830. While this is a must-have feature for any well-to-do, globe-trotting corporate type, the rest of us donâ€™t have much use for the BlackBerry 8830, but $299.99 after a $100 rebate sounds like a pretty good deal. Local and international data rates after the jump.
Global BlackBerry Service (unlimited email in US, Canada, and 60 countries worldwide) — $64.99/month with voice plan, $69.99/month without a voice plan
US-only Service — $49.99/month for unlimited email
** Users may also add a â€œPay As You Goâ€ data feature to any qualifying voice plan for an additional $20 per Megabyte.