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RIM BlackBerry Curve Review

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Messaging:

The Curve comes with the standard BlackBerry email client. While it sounds that it’s nothing special, the client is just as good as always. POP, IMAP, Exchange, Outlook, and Notes/Domino email accounts are supported. We tested a Comcast account with the Curve and it worked wonderfully. There was a delay with some emails that were received but it was no more than 3 minutes. There was no option to change the reconciliation period but there is the option to reconcile the mailbox yourself. Still, it did not always see all of the emails that were in the mailbox. Also, there were emails that appeared as doubles at times. Not all emails were affected but it did happen quite often. As expected, there was no multi-delete available. The most that could be done is delete anything before a certain date. If you want to delete just certain emails, each one has to be manually deleted.

RIM BlackBerry Curve Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve Review

Two mailboxes are present. One is strictly for emails and the second is for SMS, MMS, and emails. It would be nice to have the second mailbox just for MMS and SMS messages to keep things simpler and more organized.

AutoText is there to help while texting. If some thing like don’t is typed, it will be automatically changed to don’t. Words are automatically put into a list but other words can be added or that current words can be edited.


Connectivity:

The Curve is a quadband phone with EDGE/GPRS. Connections to the computer can be made through either the USB 2.0 connection or Bluetooth. Sadly, there is no Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Currently, RIM 8707g is the only model to feature 3G, but it is offered in Europe only.


Internet:

The Curve comes with BlackBerry’s full HTML browser. Still, there is a lot to desire from the browser. While it does provide you with everything that you need to surf, all of it is provided in one column. Also, if the scroll is moved very quickly, it tends to skip some, if not all, of the page. Browsing is quick, even though it’s on an EDGE network. Myspace.com took 4 seconds to open and another 3 seconds to fully load even though the signal indicator showed 2 bars.

RIM BlackBerry Curve Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve Review

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)


Did AT&T" bribe"you to make this review ? Because mine have THE WORST signal reception from all the phones I ever owned !!. And I have a few...TOP BRANDS !!. And NO, is not mine a bad one...I have it replaced three times already this ....USELESS 525 $ piece of SH__T!! U should be ashamed !!

posted on 19 Oct 2007, 23:23

2. (unregistered)


This is not only the best BlackBerry ever, it's also the best smart phone. I've had Treo's, a Moto-Q, AT&T 8525, & a BlackJack. This BlackBerry makes those others look like very old tech. I've had my 8300 Curve for over 5 months and have been very impressed with it's speed, stability, and the high quality of the phone. I have never had a dropped call, and it's not unusual for people to ask me if I'm calling from my office becuase the phone is so clear. It also has great volume, & a wide range of adjustment. The voice quality is warm and very clear when listening to your caller. I'm amazed at how fast the push mail is, and if one uses the unique to BlackBerry Pin messaging, you do not have to pay for any text messages. Even though I have 3G phones, the way that RIM has optimised this phone for EDGE is simply amazing. The build quality is stellar and this is one phone that has a battery door that is not only a great fit, but easy on and off. If you are a phone enthusiast as I am it's good to know that swapping sims is very easy with this phone. Of all the mobile phones, and smart phones I've owned this one is the very best by a wide margin. I highly endorse this model.

posted on 17 Jun 2008, 00:19

3. (unregistered)


This phone is awesome! Seriously it is the most solid well put together phone I have ever owned so far. I had a sliver and I needed something thin WITH a camera flash WITH GPS Navigation WITH internet and it does all those things super well. Also it looks cool and it's easy to use. I bad mouthed them on their message boards about the GPS nav not coming through the bluetooth, but I'm sure they'll fix it. Aside from that this phone is awesome. On a side not you guys got something WRONG, you can delete multiple emails by holding down caps lock and scrolling through then using menu --> delete. I figured that out even without using the manual. Then again I'm a computer programmer. I am a little disappointed I can't watch youtube videos. I was thinking about this or an iPhone, but I would never buy an iPhone cause I need a tactile keyboard. Anyway I give this phone a 9. Oh and this is my first blackberry so I am a new customer. I was won over by the size. I'm so pleased with being able to be on MySpace, email, and texts at the same time that I was using it at the bar during the Lakers game. -Nick Juntilla

posted on 19 Jul 2008, 18:30

4. ** zoee (unregistered)


this fone is the best everrr ! yes, i may be a blackberry first time user, but i HIGHLY recommend this fone to anyone. the fones rly easy to use, making txting faster [ which i &hearts! ] and the camera is rlyy clear for a fone that holds so many functions. compared to all the other kinds of qwerty fones, i find this fone aweshumm. i was deciding on getting either the blackberry curve 8310 or the sidekick 3, && i am so glad i chose the blackberry. even tho the sidekick whuld be better for me, since i only use a QWERTY keyboard for txting; i dont rly like the appearance of the sidekick, && the bulkiness. i am so glad i got this fone. ive had it for a month, and yet, i look at it like i just got it yesterday

posted on 06 Aug 2008, 18:01

5. Bolisho (unregistered)


The blackberry is amazing...i love it, very simple, great functions, eye catchy ...totally go for it, bussiness and pleasure device.

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Display320 x 240 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
312 MHz
Size4.20 x 2.40 x 0.60 inches
(107 x 61 x 15.5 mm)
3.90 oz  (110 g)
Battery1100 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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