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BlackBerry Curve 8350i

Announced
Sep 10, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Dec 15, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint, Southern LINC

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.70 inches inches)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The iDEN Curve is similar to the rest models of the family, with pocket size but full QWERTY. It has integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, 2MP camera, stereo Bluetooth, and microSD slot.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (4.6.x)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.40 x 2.40 x 0.70 inches (112 x 61 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.70 oz (133 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Other; Right: Volume control

Display

  • 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

Camera

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

Hardware

  • 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.

    • 128 MB RAM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 7.0 days (168 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1400 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, WMA, 3GP
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, WMV, AVI

Technology

  • iDEN:

    iDEN - iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless network standard developed by Motorola and used by Nextel Wireless. It operates at 800Mhz, 900Mhz and 1500Mhz frequency bands and it is a mixture of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM arhitecture. It allows the use of one mobile device as a digital phone, pager, two-way radio and fax/modem.

    • 800, 900 MHz
  • 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.

    • A-GPS

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Memo, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AIM, Yahoo!, Hangouts / Google Talk
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands (Speaker independent), Voice recording, Push-to-Talk

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Sep 2008
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