6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: RIM BlackBerry 8700g

About Video Transcript

First Look: RIM BlackBerry 8700g

1:11 /

The RIM BlackBerry 8700g offers T-Mobile consumer and business users a robust, user-friendly messaging device and cell phone with great performance.

>> Hi, this is Bonnie Cha, Senior Associate Editor at CNET.com and today we're taking a first look at the RIM Blackberry 8700g for T-Mobile. This is their new BlackBerry replacing the 7290 and it's slimmer and it's nice and compact. I like the color. It's got this great vibrant screen. Everything is really crisp and the colors are super bright, which is nice. And you also got the new Talk and End key, so it's more of like a cell phone. Got the full QWERTY keyboard here, but the keys feel a little plasticky and cheap and it's a little slippery, so that should be a complaint of mine. Also, you've got your short cut key over here, as well as an Escape key in the familiar track wheel that's on most BlackBerrys. RIM has also added a couple of extra things on this device that make it more consumer-friendly. First, there's a easy-to-use email set up utility right here, so you can just add your e-mail, super easy. And also, it also supports all the popular IM clients, such as AOL and Yahoo, so that's a good addition. Finally, there's a speakerphone on the back for hands-free calling that's great if you're using them in the car. I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been the RIM BlackBerry 8700g.

New releases

I, 3D camera robot
2:24 February 26, 2015
Qualcomm's robot is just one tool to test and develop exciting new camera features for smartphones and tablets. CNET's Jessica Dolcourt...
Play video
Apple's official Spring Forward event happens March 9
5:48 February 26, 2015
Look for the Apple Watch and more to be featured at Apple's latest event. Emoji's finally bring racial diversity and will the Apple...
Play video
Zyro, a drone you can play tennis with, Ep. 193
4:49 February 26, 2015
This week on Crave we explore the short history of Nintendo Toasters or Nintoasters, discover a mumified munk inside an ancient statue,...
Play video
Net neutrality battle gears up for Round 2
4:26 February 26, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of enforcing Net neutrality rules to regulate Internet providers. But the...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 136: Bionic reconstruction, a real armored Batsuit and more
26:40 February 26, 2015
On today's show, we talk about three Austrian men who volunteered to have their hands amputated for science, a Philadelphia student's...
Play video
Apple's event could be time for more than a Watch
3:00 February 26, 2015
The "Spring Forward" March 9 Apple event could hold some surprises in store, the FCC votes in favor of Net neutrality rules, and ToeJam...
Play video
What's new on Netflix and Amazon for March 2015
1:51 February 26, 2015
March was made for marathoning. Find out what's going online and offline right here.
Play video
Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed
1:57 February 26, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to keep your iMac or MacBook secure from thieves.
Play video