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BlackBerry Curve 9310 vs BlackBerry Curve 8520

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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 Curve 8520 Remove phone

Posted: 18 Mar 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1)BlackBerry 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.50 inches (109 x 60 x 12.7 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 13.9 mm) 
Weight3.66 oz (104 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches2.6 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 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.

164 ppi152 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 65 536 
FeaturesLight sensor  
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashLED  
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingDigital zoom 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA)Yes 
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, 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.

512 MB RAM128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time8.00 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
 
Stand-by time18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Capacity1450 mAh1150 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
RadioFM  
Internet browsing
Browser BlackBerry Browser, RSS 
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 MHz  
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-DO Rev.AEDGE 
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-GPS  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB charging  
OtherUMA, Computer sync, OTA syncUMA, Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent modeService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced27 Jun 2012  

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