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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 vs BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 6.1

Posted: 14 Sep 2010
Market Status: Released

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 7.9

Posted: 17 Dec 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (5.0.x)BlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)4.41 x 2.44 x 0.55 inches (112 x 62 x 14 mm) 
Weight3.70 oz (105 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels480 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.

167 ppi250 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors65 53665 536 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesDigital zoomAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYesYes 
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.

512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM  
Built-in storage 0.512 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.50 hours
the average is 12 h (741 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (741 min)
 
Stand-by time10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
 
Capacity1150 mAh1400 mAh 
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Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry BrowserBlackBerry Browser 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 2100 MHz 
DataEV-DOHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A 
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.

GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced14 Sep 201026 Apr 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 150 

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