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: 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,