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BlackBerry Curve 8300

BlackBerry Curve 8300
alaScore 84

209 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8300. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and camera. The size and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the GPS navigation.

usability, design, size, camera, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 8300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size. The sound is also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the price and portability.

usability, sound, size

portability, price

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8300 SmartphoneBlackBerry 8300 Smartphone

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and connectivity are on the whole positive. The sound and performance are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the usability.

price, performance, sound, connectivity, size

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Research In Motion BlackBerry Curve 8300 Smartphone - UnlockedResearch In Motion BlackBerry Curve 8300 Smartphone - Unlocked

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8300

 

The BlackBerry Curve takes both good and bad factors from the Pearl and 8800, making it an enticing phone -- but we're still waiting for the ultimate consumer BlackBerry

Eye catching design, Good camera, Excellent keyboard, Quad-band GSM, Bluetooth

No Wi-Fi, No HSDPA, Average battery life

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

RIM Blackberry 8300 Curve Smart Phone

 

The BlackBerry Curve 8300 is the latest chic smart phone to sashay down the cell phone runway. Petite and gently rounded at the corners (as its name suggests), the Curve does for Research In Motion's line of QWERTY-keyboard-equipped handhelds what the...

Most compact, chic QWERTY BlackBerry yet Improved media player

Productivity apps still thin No high-speed or Wi-Fi support

Overall, however, I found the Curve a seductive alternative to other candy-bar phones with wide-aspect-ratio screens, such as the Samsung Blackjack and the T-Mobile Dash. If AT&T's price is right, the Curve could well become the hot PDA/phone of the...

May, 2007

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Curve Review

 

A sleek smart phone for much more than e-mail, the Curve sports a sharp 2-MP camera and some serious multimedia muscle.

Sleek design with full-sized keyboard, Sharp 2-MP camera, Bundled Roxio multimedia software, Fast Web surfing, Excellent battery life

Some calls didn't connect, Doesn't record video

May, 2007

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry 8300 Curve

 

I love the BlackBerry Curve. I love it so much, I don't want to give it back. It's a perfect example of a smartphone that doesn't do everything—but everything it does, it does well.

Easy to use. Great screen and keyboard. High quality music and video players and converters

No Wi-Fi or 3G. No support for DRM media. BlackBerry platform still doesn't have as many third party apps as other OS's

The best BlackBerry so far, the Curve is easy to use, playsmusic and video well, and is a terrific e-mail device.

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

BlackBerry 8300

 

The BlackBerry Curve has a lot going for it: a 2-megapixel camera, world roaming capabilities, expandable memory, Bluetooth, a decent music player, and of course, easy access to multiple e-mail accounts. This version also sports a nifty spell checker,...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

BlackBerry Curve Review

 

Take a look at specific information about the BlackBerry Curve. This article will provide you details about the design, user interface, features and performance of the BlackBerry curve. Read on to find out if this phone is right for you.

May, 2008

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

BlackBerry Curve 8300

 

The BlackBerry Curve 8300 smartphone is the smallest and lightest BlackBerry smartphone equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard. The rounded design of the Curve makes it pleasant to handle and it is small enough to hold for voice calls or use with single...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8300 Review

 

Priced at Rs 24,990, the BB Curve 8300 is a good buy for those who demand executive features (PDA functionality) and a bit of multimedia; however, lack of Wi-Fi should be noted.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

Blackberry 8300 Curve

 

Just months after the release of the Blackberry 8800, Research In Motion (RIM) introduces the new Blackberry 8300 Curve, but strangely without Wi-Fi and 3G. Find out what we think of it.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (editor) (mobileburn.com)

Review: RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300

 

RIM started its quest for the non-business market with the Pearl 8100, which was a great success. Its latest offering, the Curve 8300, applies the same touches that made the Pearl so good to RIM's line of QWERTY keyboard equipped devices.

The 8300 user will enjoy a couple of options when it comes to accessing phone numbers quickly. For one, contacts can be assigned as speed dials to any of the keys on the QWERTY keyboard. Speed dials are accessed by long pressing the associated key. The...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS