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BlackBerry Curve 3G T-Mobile

Announced
Aug 9, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Sep 8, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G is an addition to the popular BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones. This is the version which has 3G support compatible with T-Mobile USA. Specs wise the phone offers nothing spectacular, 2MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD slot for memory and compatibility with the new BlackBerry 6 OS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (6.0.x)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.70 oz (105 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 167 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 624 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (760 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 19.0 days (456 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.50 hours
      the average is 14 h (822 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 14.5 days (348 hours)
      the average is 21 days (512 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • UMA, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Aug 2010

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This device is also known as BlackBerry Curve 9300


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