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BlackBerry Curve 8900

Posted
May 8, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 14, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a 3G-less GSM unit. It has 480x360-pixels display, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and GPS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (4.7.x)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.53 inches (109 x 60 x 13.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.87 oz (110 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 360 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.

    • 246 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 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

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.

    • 512 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 ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.50 hours
      the average is 11 h (676 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.8 days (356 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1400 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • 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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as BlackBerry Javelin


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