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BlackBerry Curve 8330 vs BlackBerry Bold 9900

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BlackBerry Curve 8330 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Feb 2008
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Remove phone

Posted: 02 May 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry (7.1, 7) 
Dimensions4.20 x 2.40 x 0.60 inches (106.6 x 61 x 15 mm)4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm) 
Weight4.00 oz (113 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size 2.8 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.

 286 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, MirrorDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, Effects 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (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.

312 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.

32 MB RAM / 96 MB ROM768 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.33 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
6.30 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
 
Stand-by time11.0 days (264 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.90 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
 
Capacity1150 mAh1230 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser, RSS  
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 MHz  
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEV-DOHSDPA 14.4 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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 02 May 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 700 

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