Summary: The thin sleek design on the BlackBerry Curve 8900 along with its 3.2 megapixel camera, 2.4 inch screen, and one of the thinnest designs from Research In Motion to date makes this unit a must have for BlackBerry enthusiasts and power business users alike. Keep reading to find out more.
Conclusion: “Do I really need 3G?” That’s the question that potential buyers will have to ask themselves with the Curve 8900, which recommends itself in nearly every way, short of that all-critical speed test.
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.
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 jac...
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.
Excerpt: Barack Obama would love to get his executive mitts on the new BlackBerry Curve. Just like our new prez, RIM’s latest smartphone is full of change. But unlike Mr. Obama, not all the change is promising.
Pros: Slick, sexy design mashes the best of the Bold and Curve 8830. Brilliant, high-resolution screen is one of the best we’ve seen on a RIM device. Full HTML-rendering on websites. 3.2-megapixel camera is even better when paired with video-recording capabilities; 3.5mm headphone jack means no clumsy ...
Cons: 3G is MIA. Despite the powerful 512-Mhz processor, the software still lags. New website and software don’t perform as well as they should. Phone quality was mixed and loud speakers fail to compensate for somewhat distorted music playback.
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.