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BlackBerry Curve 8300 vs BlackBerry Bold 9790

BlackBerry Curve 8300 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.8
User Rating - 7.8

Posted: 03 May 2007
Market Status: Released

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PA Rating - 7
User Rating - 8.3

Posted: 15 Nov 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry (7) 
Dimensions4.20 x 2.40 x 0.60 inches (107 x 61 x 15.5 mm)4.33 x 2.36 x 0.45 inches (110 x 60 x 11.4 mm) 
Weight3.90 oz (110 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size 2.5 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.

 245 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 53616 777 216 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashYesLED 
FeaturesDigital zoom, MirrorAutofocus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes 
Camcorder 640x480 (VGA) 
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.

312 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, Marvel Tavor MG1 
Graphics processor Yes 
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 ROM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSDmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
5.20 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.30 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1100 mAh1230 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser, RSS  
Built-in online services support Facebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 800, 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, 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, A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, a 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced03 May 2007  

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