Excerpt: Despite a rather conservative past, RIM has been advancing by leaps and bounds in the last six months or so. The Storm made a splash as the first touch-screen BlackBerry, the Pearl Flip folded its way into history as the first clamshell BlackBerry, and the Bold stood out as the very first 3G BlackBerry. With siblings that carry the BlackBerry name forward in so many ways, it’s easy to dismiss the Curve 8900 as more of the same from the Canadian company.
Pros: Ultra-sharp screen; lightweight, compact; quick, intuitive interface; 3.2-megapixel camera; decent accessories; respectable media player
Cons: Slow EDGE Internet; browser sometimes produces graphic glitches
Conclusion: It's hard not to pick this 'Berry; it's one of RIM's best smartphones yet in a compact package. Gone is the burden of choice-- WiFi or GPS, and the camera is excellent, UMA calling works well and the phone feels great in the hand. It's fairly stable for a new model and in general, BlackBerry OS is one of the most stable on the market.
Pros: Fast, attractive, very good ergonomics. Improved speed and web browsing compared to older BlackBerry OS versions (i.e.; the first gen Curve and Pearl ), high resolution display that's sharp and vivid, very good camera, strong video and music playback, good GPS performance. Has 3.5mm headphone jack and A2DP. UMA is a big plus and works well.
Cons: Display resolution is very high for the size and text is hard to read-- the display is the same resolution as the Storm's, which measures 1.1" larger! No 3G. Reception is middling.
Summary: At $199, the Curve 8900 is a gorgeous and powerful device that’s packed to the brim with excellent features and hardware. It has a beautiful display, a solid camera, a beefy 512-MHz processor, and it’s excellent for e-mail, messaging, and playing multimedia. If this smart phone didn’t ride on T-Mobile’s last-generation EDGE network as opposed to its new 3G one, it would easily be an Editors’ Choice pick.
Pros: Sleek industrial design, Good call quality, Fast processor, Solid 3.2-MP camera, Very good attachment support,
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a powerhouse smartphone that can handle almost any task. Along with its legendary RIM Push email, which delivers mail to your phone as it is sent, the 8900 also boasts Wi-Fi support, built-in GPS, a 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth, speakerphone and much more. With an updated OS, email is now more user-friendly than ever, eliminating the need to purchase a separate email reader, as mail is represented in all its HTML glory.
Excerpt: Along with the regular push email features seen on every other BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 includes a 2.4in display (480 by 360 pixels), built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, an expandable memory slot (up to 16GB supported via microSD/SDHC), an advanced multimedia player with streaming video support, and a 3.2Mp digital camera (plus video recording features).