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BlackBerry Curve 9220 vs BlackBerry Bold 9900

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BlackBerry Curve 9220 Remove phone

Posted: 18 Apr 2012
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 
OSBlackBerry (7.1)BlackBerry (7.1, 7) 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.50 inches (109 x 60 x 13 mm)4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm) 
Weight3.60 oz (102 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
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 Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesDigital zoomDigital 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.

Single coreSingle 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 storage0.512 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
6.30 hours
the average is 12 h (705 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 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity1450 mAh1230 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser  
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Twitter  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGE, GPRSHSDPA 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
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced18 Apr 201202 May 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 700 

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