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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Review: In Depth
5 December 2013
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.
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.
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Curve 3G is a handsome phone with nice proportions, which feels good in the hand. There is the usual complicated BlackBerry menu system to negotiate, although this should be alleviated by the imminent release of the BalckBerry 6 OS, but the QWERTY keyboard is a pleasure to use.
Conclusion: There has been a lot of rumour and hype surrounding RIM’s recently leaked details of a new handset that they are working on, a beefed up ‘3G’ Blackberry Curve. Initial reports were that this mobile phone was code named ‘Gemini’ and related to a device called the Blackberry 9300 .
Summary: The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is an uninspiring, but perfectly adequate, update to the Curve smart-phone range. Its 3G connectivity is a welcome addition, but a disappointingly unresponsive trackpad is a real letdown.
Pros: Great connectivity, Dedicated music keys, Will get updated to BlackBerry 6 OS, Excellent email support, Long battery life
Cons: Unresponsive optical trackpad, Pretty boring overall, Requires a BlackBerry contract, Apps tend to be fewer and pricier than those of competing platforms