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BlackBerry Curve 8900 vs BlackBerry Tour 9630

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 Remove phone

Posted: 08 May 2008
Market Status: Released
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BlackBerry Tour 9630 Remove phone

Posted: 08 May 2008
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (4.7.x)BlackBerry 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.53 inches (109 x 60 x 13.5 mm)4.41 x 2.44 x 0.56 inches (112 x 62 x 14.2 mm) 
Weight3.87 oz (110 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution480 x 360 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.

246 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 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashYesLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoomAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
CamcorderYesYes 
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.

512 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 ROM256 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time5.50 hours
the average is 13 h (751 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 13 h (751 min)
 
Stand-by time14.8 days (356 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh1400 mAh 
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Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry 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 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 2100 MHz 
DataEDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA, 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.

GPSA-GPS 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR2.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g  
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherUMA, Computer syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 16 Jun 2009 

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