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BlackBerry Curve 8330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8330. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while many are critical about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 8330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and reliability get negative comments, and comments are divided on the battery.

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56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 Sprint review: BlackBerry Curve 8330 Sprint

 

We imagine Sprint customers have been waiting a long time for this, but the time has finally come. Yes, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is now available, and it brings the same great design of its GSM counterparts and even adds 3G to boot. Like the RIM...

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 offers integrated GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, and EV-DO. The compact smartphone continues to offer solid messaging capabilities and includes support for a number of features that the Verizon model does not.

The BlackBerry Curve 8330 lacks Wi-Fi, and call quality wasn't the greatest.

Despite some spotty call quality, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for Sprint is a great messaging device with the bonus of EV-DO and integrated GPS. Plus, it offers more services than the Verizon BlackBerry Curve.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 Test Report

 

An excellent smartphone with plenty of features for work and play.

Includes 3G support and GPS ; Excellent messaging features

Battery life could be better

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Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon)

 

The Curve 8330 is Verizon's best smartphone, offering all the business capability you'd expect from a BlackBerry, but with a stylish and comfortable design and enhanced multimedia features.

Near-perfect design, including an exceptional keyboard. Stellar voice quality. Well-balanced feature set, including integrated GPS.

Still no document editing. IM client is weak. No Wi-Fi or mobile TV. Poorly placed microSDHC card slot.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 review:

 

Just as Sprint has been long overdue for the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330, so has Verizon Wireless . However, the time has come for the carrier, and we're happy to say it was worth the wait. With its full QWERTY keyboard and well-rounded feature set, the...

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for Verizon Wireless offers integrated Bluetooth and GPS. The smartphone also delivers good call quality and strong messaging capabilities with a full QWERTY keyboard.

Unlike Sprint, Verizon doesn't offer support for its 3G streaming media services on the BlackBerry Curve 8330.

Though we wish the smartphone supported Verizon's VCast multimedia services, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is still an excellent smartphone that delivers on call quality and of course, e-mail.

May, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (laptopmag.com)

Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Curve 8330

 

RIM's work-and-play smart phone for Verizon Wireless delivers strong call quality and some of the speediest browsing around.

The Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Curve 8330 is an excellent device for those who are looking for a messaging device that knows how to have some fun. Though Verizon Wireless also offers the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition that connects to both CDMA and GSM...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (laptopmag.com)

Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330

 

RIM's smallest BlackBerry with a full QWERTY keyboard hooks up with Sprint's Music Store and TV, making this a great smart phone for work and play.

Sprint’s Curve 8330 is no doubt a powerhouse in terms of multimedia, although Sprint TV is more stable and compelling than the Sprint Music Store on this device. Add in the high-speed Web surfing over EV-DO and the Curve’s always great keyboard, and...

May, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Alltel)

 

On Alltel's network, the Curve sounds as beautiful as ever. Reception is excellent, and volume is pretty much perfect, with no distortion even at the top level. And the speakerphone is loud and clear. Curves are among the best voice phones we've...

Excellent voice quality. Easy to use. Terrific keyboard

No AIM or GPS apps

Sprint's model is still the best of the Curves, but this BlackBerry will satisfy Alltel users looking to stay connected.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 Review

 

About this time last year RIM introduced the Curve 8300. The consumer-friendly feature set paired with RIM's legendary QWERTY made it an instant hit, and CDMA users have lusted after it since day one. Now they finally have a Curve to call their own,...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 Review

 

A review of the BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Gerry Blackwell (enterprisemobiletoday.com)

Review: BlackBerry Curve 8330

 

Verizon sells the 8330 for $200 with a two-year contract, $300 with a one-year contract. Bell and Telus in Canada sell it with one-, two- or three-year contracts, or no contract, for $200, $400, $500 or $550 (Bell), $200, $450, $500 or $550 (Telus)....

We tested the 8330 on the Telus network in Canada. Yes, it did sound a bit tinny and digital - hmmm, didn't we just say that about music playback? - but all the calls were perfectly clear and audible. The Curve, as noted in the original review, also...

Feb, 2009