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While North America eagerly awaits the arrival of the 8820 it looks like Spain is going to be the first country to get the Wi-Fi enabled and GPS-equipped smartphone. The BlackBerry 8820 will be introduced by provider Orange next week according to a RIM press release .
According to the release to meet various security requirements for users accessing a Wi-Fi connection, the BlackBerry 8820 is compliant with Wi-Fi security protocols including WEP (Wireless Equivalency Protocol), WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2, as well as Cisco Compatible Extensions for simple, secure connectivity with Cisco wireless solutions. For enterprises that require Wi-Fi users to access the corporate network through a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
The BlackBerry 8820 also includes built-in GPS that provides support for a wide range of location based applications and services. This smartphone from Orange Spain also comes with BlackBerry Maps pre-installed, providing users step-by-step with driving directions, which is useful when you are zipping in and out of lanes down Las Ramblas in Barcelona looking for that awesome paella place.
For further information go to: www.blackberry.com