Hands on with the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Hands on with the BlackBerry Curve 8900

Not too long after the 8900 hit the global market, T-Mobile has launched the device here in the USA.  Currently only available to business customers, a full launch is expected in the coming weeks.  We have our review unit, and semi-initial impressions are "wow!"  The size and feel of the 8900 are wonderful, and it is noticeably narrower and lighter than the 83xx.   This means the keyboard is slightly more cramped, but it still offers a great feel and we think that all but the largest fingered users will get along just fine.  It runs the same 4.6, eyecandy filled OS as the Bold and Nextel's 8350i Curve, which looks amazing on the 480x360 display.  That is even better than the Bold's renowned 480x320 panel, and the same as the Storm (albeit smaller.)  The OS runs snappily on its 512MHz processor, and in our early testing we've experienced no hangups.  Other features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and, thankfully, hot-swappable microSD expansion.  So far we really like what we see, but stay tuned for our full review!

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 Specifications



1. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Looks good

2. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

Looks great! I can't wait to get my hands on them. I am tired of carrying my 8820 an missing Kodack moments...

3. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

If only it had 3G and T-Mobile had 3G in my area. I would drop the Bold for it in a heartbeat.

4. alma-cafe22

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

too bad its on t-mo. what a shame.

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