Conclusion: The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is an inexpensive but pretty average BlackBerry handset - it’s great for surfing the web and typing on but it feels a bit on the brickish side. The camera is very average and dated, so if this is an issue for you, we’d advise you to check out the BlackBerry Bold 9780 instead, which has a more powerful camera.
Summary: If you're only interested in a phone for calls, emails and texting, the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is ideal. The keyboard means you'll be able to text easily at speed, and quality is also good. It's not so good when it comes to web browsing, however, even with 3G, as the screen is simply too small in some cases.
Excerpt: RIM has recently released its new addition to the line of BlackBerry Curves. The BlackBerry Curve 9300 is also called the BlackBerry Curve 3G and is and is said to be a 3G upgraded version of the previous Curve 8520. Find out more about this 3G compatible...
Summary: The Curve 3G is definitely the best of RIM's Curve line. However, they failed to improve greatly with it. Jumping from device model 8500 to 9300, you would expect a great deal of changes, but the only real change was internal with the capability to upgrade to BlackBerry 6 and a color change. For $79.99 with a two-year contract, the Curve 3G isn't a bad choice, but I don't think it constitutes a $30-50 price jump from the 8500 series.
Pros: Cheap price tag ($79.99 with a two-year contract) makes the entry-level smartphone more affordable; two nice color choices; little to no lag; media buttons on top provide for a good MP3 solution; easily pocketable.
Cons: All plastic casing; Running BlackBerry OS 5.0; the keyboard is a little wobbly; 2.0 MP camera leaves room for improvement.
Summary: The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is the first 3G capable BlackBerry Curve model for GSM/UMTS carriers like T-Mobile USA and AT&T. While new, the device is nearly identical in looks to the Curve 8520 that launched on T-Mobile in August 2009. The Curve 3G 9300 adds a few new features that include additional on-board memory, support for 802.11b/g/n networks (wireless-N is added), and GPS.
Pros: Good battery life, excellent form factor, first-rate keyboard
BlackBerry Curve 3G
not flashy or revolutionary, and doesn't include top-of-the-line features, but it is a great refresher of a classic. The Curve has always been the smartphone equivalent of the Toyota Camry -- reliable, durable, cheap, but decidedly boring.
The styling updates are welcome, as is the addition of Wi-Fi and 3G. The lack of BlackBerry OS 6.0 and camera flash are significant detractors.