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BlackBerry Tour 9630 vs BlackBerry Curve 9310

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BlackBerry Tour 9630 Remove phone

Posted: 08 May 2008
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry Curve 9310 Remove phone

Posted: 27 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry (7.1) 
Dimensions4.41 x 2.44 x 0.56 inches (112 x 62 x 14.2 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.50 inches (109 x 60 x 12.7 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.66 oz (104 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution480 x 360 pixels320 x 240 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.

250 ppi164 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 
Screen-to-body ratio25.69 %28.23 % 
Colors65 536  
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYes640x480 (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.

 Single core, 800 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 RAM / 256 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 11 h (671 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 11 h (671 min)
 
Stand-by time14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh1450 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser, RSS  
Built-in online services support Facebook, 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 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.AEV-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.

A-GPSGPS, A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features USB charging 
OtherComputer syncUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced16 Jun 200927 Jun 2012 

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