Summary: Though we wish the smartphone supported Verizon's VCast multimedia services, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is still an excellent smartphone that delivers on call quality and of course, e-mail.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for Verizon Wireless offers integrated Bluetooth and GPS. The smartphone also delivers good call quality and strong messaging capabilities with a full QWERTY keyboard.
Cons: Unlike Sprint, Verizon doesn't offer support for its 3G streaming media services on the BlackBerry Curve 8330.
Summary: Despite some spotty call quality, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for Sprint is a great messaging device with the bonus of EV-DO and integrated GPS. Plus, it offers more services than the Verizon BlackBerry Curve.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 offers integrated GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, and EV-DO. The compact smartphone continues to offer solid messaging capabilities and includes support for a number of features that the Verizon model does not.
Cons: The BlackBerry Curve 8330 lacks Wi-Fi, and call quality wasn't the greatest.
Conclusion: The Curve 8330 is a good device, and for RIM diehards and business professionals it is the best BlackBerry to date. However, there are still significant shortcomings, mostly related to the UI, that . We feel RIM devices appeal to a limited audience, though to that audience they are invaluable. The Curve, however, sets out to defeat the consumer market and unfortunately falls short. The keyboard is excellent but the trackball frustrating.
Pros: Best email platform available, Keyboard is the best QWERTY we’ve used, Excellent battery life
Cons: UI just isn’t ready for prime-time, Trackball can be as frustrating as it is helpful, microSD slot very inconvenient