Excerpt: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has traditionally followed the strategy of offering customers a wide range of devices—ranging from top-end ones with touchscreens and bells and whistles, to cheap, low-end ones that are still great basic messaging smartphones. And in price-conscious markets like India, the strategy has paid RIM rich dividends, with Indian customers lapping up the Curve 8520 and its slightly better equipped sibling, the Curve 9300 .
Conclusion: All in all, we’re impressed with the BlackBerry Curve 9230. The fact that this lower mid-range BlackBerry comes loaded with all the connections you’d expect from an Android phone is reassuring. The OS browser is a pain to use, the app selection isn’t great and the Huawei Ascend G300 does offer more for less, however with its keyboard and messaging prowess, it’s definitely on the money for a certain type of user.
Pros: Low-cost, Well connected, Good keyboard
Cons: Terrible web browsing, Fixed focus camera, Poor app selection
Excerpt: A mid-range entry in BlackBerry's Curve series, the 9320 delivers all your messaging essentials - a QWERTY keyboard, BBM, email, social networking and texting. It even packs GPS, a media player, FM radio and a camera, but don't expect too much from these.
Review: Blackberry Curve 9320 - Scores over Curve 9220
12 April 2013
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is a elegant phone with simple design and safety measures. The BBM service offers great performance as always. Instant Messaging, BlackBerry App world and many such applications do justice to this new Curve series phone. However, lack of front camera and low processor and RAM can give users poor experience. We give this phone 3.5 star rating.
Summary: RIM seems to be targeting the price-conscious Indian market with a vengeance. Less than a month after the release of the Curve 9220, comes the Curve 9320, with a better camera and connectivity features. And it does not cost the earth either.
Conclusion: The Blackberry Curve 9320 certainly doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, but it delivers well for its target audience of young texters and social networkers, with a quality keyboard, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and integrated BBM.