Excerpt: The BlackBerry Curve 8300 series, which debuted in 2007, has consistently held its ground among reviewers and users as a serious business tool, with editors at MobileTechReview.com saying that BlackBerry devices "have the undisputed advantage in push email and corporate backend email integration.
Pros: Superb full QWERTY keypad, Excellent push email and data syncing, Expandable memory, Newer models have Wi-Fi connectivity, Good call quality
Cons: Doesn't render HTML email, Sluggish web browser, Some versions don't have Wi-Fi or GPS, Uses poky EDGE network (not high-speed 3G)
Excerpt: Yesterday marked the release of the much anticipated Blackberry Curve (8300). RIM’s long awaited release of a true multi-media Blackberry device that could continue to handle everyone’s daily bombardment of corporate exchange e-mail in addition to multimedia functions everyone non-berrier had.
Conclusion: We like recent BlackBerry smartphones, and the Curve is no exception. It does all the things you'd expect from a BlackBerry but it's smaller, cooler looking and boasts decent, though not earth-shattering multimedia capabilities.
Pros: Stable, fast and easy to use. Great curvy ergonomics. Good call quality, very good music playback quality and A2DP support (something the more multimedia-oriented iPhone lacks). Battery life, as is generally true of RIM devices, is quite good.
Cons: Not a con, per se, but an important consideration if you're thinking of the Curve vs. the 8800 line: the Curve lacks a GPS. Still no 3G on a BlackBerry. You have to turn off the phone to insert or remove a memory card.
Excerpt: I was promising myself I would get around to writing this review and frankly, I should have had it done BEFORE I did the iPhone review, since I still have this phone and the iPhone was returned to the store.
Summary: Business with pleasure The BlackBerry (BB) Curve 8300 is the littler sibling of the BB 8800, which we tested in August 2007. Most phones from RIM are business-centric, but the Curve incorporates multimedia features. Silver tones make for a cool, refined look.
Summary: For all you Blackberry enthusiasts, the Blackberry 8300, also known as the Blackberry Curve, is ready to capture your heart. People will love it for its slimmer profile, lightweight and a slightly more refreshing design comprising of smooth edges and soft curves.
Excerpt: The absolute bottom line for me is reliability and utility in calling and receiving communications. I work outside the office most of the time. I have to keep in touch with Corporate at all times. I need to sync my e-mail with the company's e-mail.
Conclusion: We were very pleased with the Curve as RIM managed to put together a great package together into one phone. While the camera isn’t perfect, RIM did its research to make sure it would not come out useless and the great flash is better than most phones out there.
Pros: Comfortable, full QWERTY keyboard, 2MP camera with a great flash, 3.5mm audio jack, Great screen, Battery life
Cons: Emails were doubled, Cheap looking UI from AT&T, Sound quality through the speaker when listening to music, No video recording, Location of the microSD slot
Excerpt: The propaganda The Curve is the third BlackBerry to use the new rollerball navigation, as seen on the Pearl and 8800 and the second to get its own name in addition to a number. Despite its moniker, though, it's not…