Conclusion: The 8350i isn't the best Curve overall, but it's a solid option for Nextel users looking for a genuine push-to-talk capability in a BlackBerry.
Pros: Excellent voice quality. Comfortable QWERTY keyboard. Wi-Fi and 3G data radios. Great music and video playback.
Cons: Slow cellular data speeds (as is true of all Nextel phones). Nonstandard headphone jack. MicroSD card slot is buried underneath the battery. Unit is slightly larger and heavier than other Curve models.
Summary: Nextel customers looking for a full-featured smartphone with the carrier's famed Direct Connect push-to-talk capabilities will be well-served by the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8350i.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8350i offers Direct Connect push-to-talk capabilities as well as integrated Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The Curve 8350i also brings an updated OS, a full HTML Web browser, and more advanced multimedia capabilities.
Cons: The BlackBerry Curve 8350i can be sluggish at times and we had problems sending e-mails.
Summary: For the most part, the device is a pleasure to use, and is a respectable addition to the BlackBerry lineup. Furthermore, it is a tremendous upgrade for iDEN BlackBerry users, who have been forced to use the BlackBerry 7100i for the past few years. The device is up to date in both hardware and software, and breaths life into an otherwise antiquated lineup of Nextel devices. The core decision as to whether to purchase centers around what the device will be used for.
Summary: The BlackBerry Curve 8350i is a smart choice for business users who require push-to-talk capabilities. The BlackBerry Curve 8330, which is $50 less, supports Sprint's faster EV-DO data network, TV playback, and a full music download store. However, BlackBerry addicts who would benefit from Direct Connect will be happy with this device.
Pros: Good call quality, Excellent keyboard, Latest OS 4.6 installed, Full HTML browser
Cons: Slower iDEN data network, No 3.5mm jack, More expensive than original Curve
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Curve is one of the most popular and advanced devices from RIM to date, and the 8350i iteration affords the bonus of push to talk (PTT) functionality. PTT allows users to connect with up to 20 people, via a direct, virtually instant connection similar to a walkie-talkie.
BlackBerry Curve 8350i é o smartphone rádio da RIM
28 November 2010
Conclusion: A grande maioria das pessoas que utilizam o rádio para se comunicar, são usuários que falam com muita frequência e que procuram meios mais práticos para manter contato. Com a possibilidade de unir essa praticidade, com a facilidade de ler e responder e-mails ou realizar outra tarefa pela internet, o BlackBerry 8350i, oferecido pela Nextel, pode ser uma boa pedida.
Pros: Diversos aplicativos instalados., Viva voz alto e eficiente., Bateria com bom tempo de uso., Design resistente.
Cons: Câmera de baixa resolução., Memória interna pequena., Processador lento.