Verizon Officially Announces Blackberry 8830

Been drooling over the Blackberry 8800 lately? Have no fear, kind Verizon user, as you’ll soon be getting your paws on the 8830 very, very soon. Verizon has officially announced that RIM’s Blackberry 8830 will become available to business users and on it’s website May 14th. Two weeks later on the 28th, it drops nationwide into the retail market.

So what makes the 8830 so special? Well, if you consider the CDMA and EV-DO capabilities it’ll feature, with GSM built-in for world travel, I’d say that’s a pretty nice package. Plus most of the features from the 8800 are there: QVGA screen, microSD slot, and an updated Blackberry OS. Those of you looking to score will have to plunk down $299.99 with a 2-year contract. And that’s after a $100 rebate. Yikes.

RIM BlackBerry 8830 to Debut on Verizon Wireless May 14 [Gizmodo via BGR]