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BlackBerry Curve 9220

Apr 18, 2012
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  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE, GPRS)
  • Low pixel density screen (164 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera




RIM BlackBerry Curve 9220 is a candybar phone with a 2.44 inch display with resolution of 320x240, Wi-Fi, 512MB of RAM, Bluetooth and runs the latest version of the OS. BlackBerry 7.1 OS includes RIM's second generation WebKit browser that eats up JavaScript and renders pages 40% faster than the browser on BlackBerry 6 OS.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (7.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.50 inches (109 x 60 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.60 oz (102 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • 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.

    • 164 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 28.23 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • 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.

    • Single core
  • 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.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.512 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.0 days (432 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 28.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1450 mAh


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • 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
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 18 Apr 2012

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