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BlackBerry Curve 8310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1336 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and GPS navigation. The camera and battery also get good opinions, but there are some mixed reviews about the social networking functionality. The reliability and features get negative views.

usability, battery, camera, GPS navigation, durability

features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 8310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8310

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 65 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8310 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, camera, connectivity, portability

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BLACKBERRY 8310 CURVE MOBILE PHONEBlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone (QWERTY) (UK, Grey, QWERTY)BLACKBERRY CURVE 8310 UNLOCKED SMART MOBILE PHONE SILVER+ FREE 90 DAY WARRANTY

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 553 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8310 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, camera, value for money, portability, GPS navigation

features

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 8310 Phone, Red (AT&T)Blackberry Curve 8310 Unlocked Phone with GPS, 2MP Camera and BluetoothBlackBerry Curve 8310 Phone, Titanium (AT&T)

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BlackBerry Curve 8310 for AT&T

 

The latest AT&T Curve adds robust GPS functionality to our top smart phone.

GPS voice directions ; Excellent call quality ; Same sleek design and excellent keyboard ; Good media player

No Wi-Fi or video recording ; microSD Card is behind battery

The AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8310 is a strong option for BlackBerry fans who want a productivity powerhouse with extra multimedia strength. The 2-MP camera, relatively speedy Web browser, multimedia player, e-mail and messaging integration, and addition...

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BlackBerry Curve 8310 (red, AT&T)

 

Editor's note: This review has been updated to include the results of our battery drain testing.

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 adds GPS capabilities to the already impressive and sleek messaging smartphone. You also get a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and good call quality.

The Curve 8310 doesn't offer Wi-Fi or 3G support. The Web browser isn't the sleekest, and the camera lacks video-recording capabilities. Also, unlike the T-Mobile version, you only get the proprietary BlackBerry Messenger IM client.

Still offering an attractive design and excellent messaging capabilities, the addition of GPS makes the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 an even more attractive choice for road warriors.

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BlackBerry Curve 8310

 

The Curve is a superior voice phone, too, delivering strong reception and dependable voice quality in both directions on my tests. The speakerphone is plenty loud for outdoor use, and it sounded fine—though a bit hollow—with a Sound ID SM100 Bluetooth...

Beautiful design. Comfortable keyboard and trackball. Best-in-class e-mail handling. Built-in GPS and optional TeleNav app

No 3G or Wi-Fi support. Slow GPS lock-in. Traffic reporting needs work

Research in Motion takes the already excellent BlackBerry Curve 8300 and adds GPS. It's still one of the best smartphones out there despite a lack of fast data options.

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310

 

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310

 

With the recent release of the T-Mobile 8320 Curve, AT&T had to quickly get back to the drawing board to prepare their newest Blackberry model, the Curve 8310. The Blackberry Curve 8310 is quite a nice device with many useful features. Keep reading for...

Pricing for the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 is fairly reasonable at about $199 with a 2-year service agreement with AT&T. At this price, the 8310 should do fairly well against the competition, which includes the Curve 8320, iPhone, Motorola Q9h, and the...

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BlackBerry Curve 8310 Review

 

The original BlackBerry Curve was a huge success, and RIM decided to play the Curve game again and build in GPS with the Curve 8310. Does it offer enough "bang" to upgrade? Find out after the jump.

Sleek and light design ; Built-in GPS capability ; Loud speakerphone, decent call quality

Still no 3G support ; MicroSD slot still behind the battery

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310

 

The Curve finally gets GPS on AT&T's network.

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Blackberry Curve 8310 review

 

One of the most versatile smartphones around just got even better

Easy to configure email ; Pleasing design ; Good battery life

No Wi-Fi or 3G

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310

 

An upgrade to the Blackberry Curve 8300, the 8310 adds built-in GPS to an already excellent smartphone. Exclusively available on the Vodafone network ...

Style and design, trackball and keyboard, ease of use, built-in GPS, Vodafone Compass software

No 3G, no Wi-Fi, GPS data sometimes sluggish over GSM network

The BlackBerry Curve 8310 adds GPS to an already enticing unit. Its only real drawbacks are the lack of Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.

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BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

 

Can the addition of GPS make this the one to want?

We liked the Curve when it first came out (we actually personally own one) and the addition of GPS is a welcomed one.

We liked the Curve when it first came out (we actually personally own one) and the addition of GPS is a welcomed one.

Product Specifications

The next-generation Curve has arrived, now with built-in support for Telenav Maps and Telenav GPS navigator! The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is the smallest, lightest BlackBerry ever with a QWERTY keyboard. It features clean lines, curved edges, and easy-to-use trackball navigation. The sleek design balances both personal and work needs with the perfect blend of performance and usability. The Curve is the first BlackBerry to support AT&T mobile music, an enhanced media player, and stereo Bluetooth headset capabilities. Snap crisp photos on the 2 MP camera with 5x zoom and flash. Need more storage? It has a microSD (TM) expandable memory slot to store music, videos and more. The Curve comes with BlackBerry's first email spellchecker, TeleNav maps, and the AT&T mall to shop for ringtones and downloads. Go global, the Curve has everything you ever needed or wanted in a BlackBerry.

Battery

Capacity:1100mAh
Standby Time (PB):408hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard/QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:AT&T
Technology:GSM
Type:BlackBerry / BlackBerry smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0

Communicator Features

Operating System:BlackBerry Handheld Software

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.2in
Weight:3.9oz
Width:2.4in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD/microSD / microSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:AT&T/Research In Motion
Model:8310
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BlackBerry Curve/RIM BlackBerry Curve

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Red/Titanium
Refurbished:Refurbished

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes