Conclusion: The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 on Verizon is a solid entry level BlackBerry with better than average looks for a Curve and a wonderfully low price. While the specs won't send you to the upgrade hotline if you're a current Curve user, the phone is better looking and faster than the last gen Curve on Verizon. More importantly, it's upgradable to BlackBerry OS 6, and for you 'Berry addicts, that is worth the price of the upgrade.
RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G for Verizon Wireless Review
20 September 2010
Conclusion: Overall, we are quite pleased with the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 , and its low $29.99 price with a 2-year contract is budget friendly for those looking to get into the world of BlackBerry without having to spend a lot. It does have a few improvements from the previous model, most notably the faster processor, but we wish that it came with a higher resolution screen and BlackBerry OS 6 out of the box.
Excerpt: The new Blackberry Curve 9330 is the offspring of consumer suggestions and technological innovations deriving from the 8530, a popular Blackberry model. The new 9330 has an updated QWERTY keyboard and new shell, and is the perfect model for a consumer looking for a basic, low-expense smartphone.
Summary: The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a very affordable entry-level smartphone with a solid feature set and great call quality.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 has a very responsive optical trackpad, convenient external media keys, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, EV-DO, a 2-megapixel camera, and a media player. It's upgradable to OS 6, and is very affordable.
Cons: The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 only has EV-DO Rev. 0, the microSD card slot is located behind the battery cover, and photo quality is mediocre.