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BlackBerry Curve 8320

Aug 22, 2007
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile


No pros


  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




The Curve 8320 is the Wi-Fi and UMA-capable version of the Curve 8300 which combined with quad-band GSM/EDGE makes it dual-mode BlackBerry Smartphone. Bigger than the Pearl but smaller than the 8800, the Curve has full QWERTY, QVGA display and for multimedia offers 2MP camera with flash, Stereo Bluetooth and microSD slot.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.20 x 2.40 x 0.60 inches (107 x 60 x 15.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.90 oz (110 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Keys:
    • Left: Other; Right: Volume control, Other


  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • 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
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Mirror


  • 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.

    • 312 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.

    • 64 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (799 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.0 days (408 hours)
      the average is 18 days (420 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, WMV

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser, RSS


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Serial Port (SPP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 24 Aug 2007
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.63 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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