|The BlackBerry 9300 smartphone with 3G technology gets you closer to your friends, letting you video chat. Chat any time of the day with the BlackBerry Smartphone mobile messenger network, that lets you know if your message has been delivered and read. Networking is made easy as this BlackBerry Curve lets you send SMS, MMS, and emails from your phone. This BlackBerry Smartphone lets you switch between applications without losing the page. Download games and music, as this BlackBerry Curve gives access to BlackBerry App World. Enjoy talking on the BlackBerry 9300 smartphone for up to 5.5 hours with just a single battery charge.|
|Family Line||Blackberry Curve 3G|
|Storage Capacity||256 MB|
|Network Technology||GSM / GPRS / EDGE / HSDPA|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) HSDPA 850/1900/2100|
|Operating System||BlackBerry 3-7|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD, MicroSDHC|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1150 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 330 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 456 hr|
|Display Technology||TFT LCD|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.36 in.|
|Display Resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G has a slim profile, a responsive optical trackpad, and external media keys. It also has Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and a 2-megapixel camera.
The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G is almost identical to its predecessor save for a few changes. The photo quality is poor as well.
Though we're disappointed that the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G didn't have more improvements over its predecessor, it's still a decent upgrade with the addition of 3G and GPS. Plus, it's quite affordable for an entry-level smartphone.
Average review score based on 467 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I bought this phone because I had a Samsung phone that looked similar to it. I wanted more features, than I had with the Samsung. Unfortunately, it doesn't have more features, it just has different ones if that makes sense. Like I can&apos;t do most of the things I could do on the other phone and vice versa.
I like the FB and Twitter Apps, but they hardly ever work through the phone, so I&apos;m doing them through text like before I got the phone. I like the size of the phone, its weight and what it feels like handling it.
My friends all say my phone sucks though and they can&apos;t hear me as well as they could on the other phone sometimes. It just does that, jarbles the convo. It freezes a lot and drops calls more than any other phone I&apos;ve ever had. Sometimes it won&apos;t dial out, even with a strong signal. I have to keep hanging up and calling. Hope there's never an emergency. These are things you don&apos;t notice until after you&apos;ve had the phone a while.
Also, I have ATT so, I had an unlimited data plan for 30$ on my other phone. When I bought this Blackberry, the plan was no longer unlimited and it separated all of the features. GPS, and Email. I have to constantly be checking how much I'm online. Then I'd have to pay extra for my email and GPS to work on this phone. Then BBM has it&apos;s own messenger which is over kill when you&apos;ve got text, Twitter, and Facebook. It has all this stuff you have to sign into for things to work and it keeps having updates like Windows, so it shuts down and resets itself. If you&apos;ve forgotten all the passwords and Ids you&apos;ve been forced to create to use different things you&apos;re screwed cause a lot of things then won&apos;t work on the phone.
I like the color of it and how easily I learned to use it. I didn&apos;t read a product manual or anything. I like the way it divides my contacts, allowing me to put nicknames and all that the other phone didn&apos;t.
still, I am looking forward to getting another phone when my contract is up.
I love this phone. I learn how to do a new thing with it everyday. I've downloaded several apps and they range from fun to very helpful. The BOOST Mobile Network is 20X more reliable then the Comcast connection we have in our home which is utterly terrible (always getting kicked off and having to fight our way back on!)!
I'm going to order a 16 gigabyte memory card from Ebay for Xmas and then I'll be able to teach myself how to do even more fun things with the Blackberry Curve like putting music and TV shows on the thing so my iPod will be come pretty much useless except for DRM protected files I bought from iTunes Store.
The only problem with this phone isn't a problem with a phone at all. The thing is, if you're going to buy the Blackberry Curve, don't buy the one that's for BOOST subscribers, especially if you live in the rural NJ area!! I have to go outside just to maybe get ONE BAR!! I should have suspected that this would happen because my last BOOST phone was the same way, but a lot of people told me that much of the time it's not the service, it's the handset. They turned out to be 100 percent WRONG!! The service still sucks just as bad using a $200 BOOST handset as it did when I was using a cheap $30 handset I got from BEST BUY!! Don't let them fool you!
I don't understand how BOOST's Mobile Network for using the wireless internet can work in my home pretty much from an area where I'm near a window, but I have to go outside and practically climb on to the damn roof just to get one bar if I want to call somebody. But then again, I have never had a phone that has had good reception in this area. Not Verizon or T-Mobile has been any better. Omnipoint was even worse but that was a decade ago. From what I understand AT&T works wonders, but I don't have good enough credit anymore so I'm screwed unless I switch to CRICKET, but then I'll have to buy a new phone again!
I have been using Blackberry phones for many years and this is the best one for these reasons:
* Does its core jobs competently for business and private use.
Phone, speakerphone, good wireless reception, excellent email handling, usable keyboard, usable camera, everything works well without overdoing anything.
* Has a trackpad instead of a trackball.
The trackpad is like an optical mouse turned upside down. It is a big improvement over the unreliable trackball on some models.
* Can be customised
You can hide all the icons for things that you don't use, so you get a nice clean uncluttered display that only does what you need.
* Connects to WiFi
Using WiFi to make calls works great and saves roaming charges abroad.
* Has voice control
This has been popular in Europe for years, why it's taken so long to get it in a Blackberry is beyond me. Say "Call Home" and it just does it.
When I received it the first thing that I liked was its size and light weight. It is a very portable smartphone and has 3G which is important for browsing speed. Also, the wifi included is very useful if you have wifi in your house, office, etc. The battery lasts long. Emails, chatting, etc. is fully supported.The trackpad is very useful to get around menus, and the qwerty is useful for tipping fast. The accessories are cool, I use the charger to charge my iPod. I don't like too much the camera, it does not include flash, but in light the resolution is fine. The CD that came is not useful, you must download Blackberry app from internet. In conclusion, I recommend it.
The blackberry 9300 is a phone of class and edge. This is a great entry level blackberry for any businessman.
The slick yet classy chrome bezel makes the BlackBerry 9300 stand out from the rest. It comes with a touch pad for easy browsing (the type you would find on a laptop). The touch pad is not too sensitive and sometimes requires your whole thumb to scroll over it and not just the tip. This phone (like all blackberries) is very responsive to emails, not matter what account it is. One thing that stood out for me about this build is that it is very, very light.
This phone is remarkable at multi-tasking. Apps can run simultaneously in the background while downloading that latest podcast.The battery life is one of the downsides to this cellphone, It does not last a day with moderate to frequent use. Another downside is the 240x320 screen. This problem is really eminent when browsing the web. Images and overall picture appear bland and dull.
There are only two cons about this device that I could personally pick up, but overall this is a great smartphone phone.