World Edition comes to Sprint, packing Qualcomm processor

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Sprint 8830Now that the BlackBerry 8830 has hit Sprint’s shelves we can see the unlocked SIM card was no joke, meaning you can swap out local SIM cards willy-nilly. Price is confirmed at $199.99 with a two-year plan. Most noticeably is the nondescript Qualcomm 3G logo on the back of the device, which is pretty interesting to see since the ban on some 3G Qualcomm chips. Might we be seeing more Qualcomm chips on BlackBerrys while they try to reposition themselves around Broadcom, let alone Nokia? Probaby, if this ban holds up.

  • Dave

    My VZW 8830 says Qualcomm on the back just like that, why is it a big deal?

  • Dave

    My VZW 8830 says Qualcomm on the back just like that, why is it a big deal?

  • TheKettleBlack’Berry

    I’m not sure either, unless this is a different step for the “Yellow-Tagged-Carrier” ?

    Dave…did you have any probs concerning VZW’s 8830 ?

    Not really sure if it was a batch problem or what, but it took 3 Berrys to get it right.

    But like I told the Rep…they were problems only the thumbs and eyes of a longtime “Black/Crackberry Head” would notice !

  • TheKettleBlack’Berry

    I’m not sure either, unless this is a different step for the “Yellow-Tagged-Carrier” ?

    Dave…did you have any probs concerning VZW’s 8830 ?

    Not really sure if it was a batch problem or what, but it took 3 Berrys to get it right.

    But like I told the Rep…they were problems only the thumbs and eyes of a longtime “Black/Crackberry Head” would notice !

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ BlackBerry Cool

    The reason Qualcomm chips on the Verizon 8830 wasn’t such a huge deal is that the Verizon World Edition came out before the ban on Qualcomm chips was imposed – Sprint’s came after, and signaled the partnership they were going to form to get around Broadcom’s patent complaints. In order to get around the ban, the chip in Sprint’s handheld may have needed some extensive changes done to it versus Verizon’s.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com BlackBerry Cool

    The reason Qualcomm chips on the Verizon 8830 wasn’t such a huge deal is that the Verizon World Edition came out before the ban on Qualcomm chips was imposed – Sprint’s came after, and signaled the partnership they were going to form to get around Broadcom’s patent complaints. In order to get around the ban, the chip in Sprint’s handheld may have needed some extensive changes done to it versus Verizon’s.