The Federal Communications Commission approved the first WiFi/cellular-enabled BlackBerry device. Approved for GSM/EDGE 850/1900 in the U.S., this new device sports a similar look to the 8800 and the 883 series. Research in Motion's new BlackBerry also includes Bluetooth and a microSD slot. RIM's CEO has said the company would release a WiFi-enabled device by the end of the year. Certainly the device falls in nicely with T-Mobile's recent nationwide launch of the T-Mobile HotSpot AtHome service, which allows T-Mobile USA subscribers with UMA-enabled cellular phones and a router to seamlessly hand-off mobile calls from the cellular network to the WiFi network when at home. But AT&T isn't too WiFi friendly, cutting off WiFi capability on these types of handsets, except for the iPhone, of course.
To read more about the WiFi-enabled BlackBerry:
- take a look at this article from Phone Scoop