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BlackBerry Curve 8310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1040 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the GPS navigation and design. The camera and battery are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the features and reliability.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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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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Great phone. Solid performance.

 

I used this phone for several years. When I traded up to a Torch I gave this phone to an employee. He is still using it and loves it. www.brscpa.com

Gets good reception where other phones, on same service and at same location, had problems keeping a call signal ; Works fantastic with Outlook Exchange Server. Very easy to manage email, contacts, and calendar

No WiFi ; No 3G

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"Great phone that does everything I want it to do."

 

I just got rid of a SE P990i and that was the... 

Good looks, slim and quite light for a PDA. Keyboard easy for big fingers. I like the charger plug into the phone having bent a few skinny Nokia plugs. All in all I love it

Camera is pretty crappy

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"Fantastic phone, pros highly outweigh the cons."

 

I have had this phone for a year and a half now. It works just as well as it did when I bought it. The battery life is fantastic. I have charged the phone once, texted all day, took a couple of calls, and still had a substantial amount of battery life...

Long battery life. High quality calls. Media player plays music and videos with great sound quality. Lots of space (with additional micro SD card). Just a great phone overall.

Browser is very minimalistic, could be better and slightly more enhanced.

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
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