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BlackBerry Curve 9310 vs BlackBerry Bold 9930

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BlackBerry Curve 9310 Remove phone

Posted: 27 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Boost Mobile
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BlackBerry Bold 9930 Remove phone

Posted: 02 May 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Sprint

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1)BlackBerry (7.1, 7) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.50 inches (109 x 60 x 12.7 mm)4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm) 
Weight3.66 oz (104 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Design featuresFull keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad) 
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Camera shutterRight: Volume control, Camera shutter 
ColorsBlack  
Display
Physical size2.4 inches2.8 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels640 x 480 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 ppi286 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 
Colors 16 777 216 
Touchscreen Capacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA)1280x720 (720p HD) 
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.

Single core, 800 MHzSingle core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655 
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 RAM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time8.00 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
6.60 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
 
Stand-by time18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.90 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
 
Music playback70.00 hours50.00 hours 
Video playback 7.40 hours 
Capacity1450 mAh1230 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GP, 3GPP, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, 3GP, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3GPPMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP 
RadioFM  
Internet browsing
Browser BlackBerry Browser 
supportsHTMLHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Twitter  
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 900, 2100 MHz 
DataEV-DO Rev.AHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A 
Global RoamingYesYes 
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-GPSGPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input (T9)SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTPYes 
Instant MessagingYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherUMA, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent modeMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head1.28 W/kg1.29 W/kg 
Body1.58 W/kg0.78 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced27 Jun 201202 May 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 510 

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