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BlackBerry Curve 8900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1382 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8900. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the connectivity and reliability. There are mixed opinions on the apps and reception.

usability, size, performance, design, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability. The price is also appreciated, but views are divided on the screen.

usability, price, portability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 8900 Sim Free SmartphoneBlackBerry Curve 8900 Sim Free Smartphone

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 418 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8900 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. Reviews about the portability and durability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and size.

price, usability, performance, durability, portability

reception, size, reliability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 8900 Javelin Unlocked Phone with 3.2 MP Camera, GPS Navigation, Stereo Bluetooth, and MicroSD Slot--US Version with No Warranty (BlacBlackBerry Curve 8900 Javelin Unlocked Phone with 3.2 MP Camera, GPS Navigation, Stereo Bluetooth, and MicroSD Slot--US Version with No Warranty (Blac

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8900 - black (AT&T) review:

 

Editors' note: The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 for AT&T is similar to T-Mobile's Curve 8900 in design. For this review, we will be concentrating on the different features and performance compared with the T-Mobile version. For a full description of the...

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 offers a sleeker design and a vibrant display. The smartphone features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, and brings new productivity tools, a full HTML Web browser, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. There's also support for the...

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 lacks 3G.

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 brings a number of improvements and additions to make it a nice upgrade to the Curve 8300 series. That said, AT&T offers other QWERTY smartphones that include 3G support and for less.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8900

 

We wanted a "Baby Bold" but instead got the "Bold lite". Not having 3G seriously cripples an otherwise excellent BlackBerry.

Beautifully designed, Excellent QWERTY keyboard, Outstanding battery life, Wi-Fi and GPS

No 3G, Only 256MB microSD included

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8900 review: Curved right

 

The sharp and compact BlackBerry Curve 8900 spells business and oozes with class. Easily the hottest looker in the Curve lineup – and possibly portfolio-wide – earns much respect as a massive functionality upgrade over its predecessors...

2.4" 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels ; Comfortable four-row full QWERTY keyboard ; Quad-band GSM support ; Wi-Fi ; BlackBerry OS v4.6 ; Trackball navigation ; Built-in GPS and BlackBerry maps preloaded ; 3.15 MP...

No 3G ; No email support without BlackBerry Internet Service account ; Mediocre camera ; No FM radio

BlackBerry 8900 Curve doesn't pack the groundbreaking punch of its Storm sibling. Despite the fact that it upgrades the older generation of Curves quite painstakingly the whole user experience implies evolution rather than revolution. But then, that...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8900 (T-Mobile) Review

 

At $199, the Curve 8900 is a gorgeous and powerful device that's packed to the brim with excellent features and hardware. It has a beautiful display, a solid camera, a beefy 512-MHz processor, and it's excellent for e-mail, messaging, and playing...

Sleek industrial design, Good call quality, Fast processor, Solid 3.2-MP camera, Very good attachment support

No 3G data support, Slow autofocus

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Maren Jinnett (wired.com)

Review: RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900

 

Barack Obama would love to get his executive mitts on the new BlackBerry Curve. Just like our new prez, RIM's latest smartphone is full of...

Slick, sexy design mashes the best of the Bold and Curve 8830. Brilliant, high-resolution screen is one of the best we’ve seen on a RIM device. Full HTML-rendering on websites. 3.2-megapixel camera is even better when paired with video-recording...

3G is MIA. Despite the powerful 512-Mhz processor, the software still lags. New website and software don’t perform as well as they should. Phone quality was mixed and loud speakers fail to compensate for somewhat distorted music playback

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 review

 

Along with the Pearl, the Curve series represents the kinder, gentler side of BlackBerry; it's the side that appeals to consumers without sacrificing power, and from time to time, it's the side that's even been known to show some sex appeal. The ...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8900 (T-Mobile)

 

Even though it doesn't support 3G data, the latest Curve's fast processor, sleek design, and Wi-Fi capability make it one of the best smart phones around.

At At $199, the Curve 8900 is a gorgeous and powerful device that’s packed to the brim with excellent features and hardware. It has a beautiful display, a solid camera, a beefy 512-MHz processor, and it’s excellent for e-mail, messaging, and playing...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8900 (T-Mobile) review: BlackBerry Curve 8900 (T-Mobile)

 

T-Mobile teased us at CES 2009 by introducing the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 but denying us any details on availability date and pricing. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait too long as the carrier has released the final details and has given us our own...

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 offers a sleeker and more solidly constructed design as well as a brilliant display. The smartphone features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and brings new productivity tools, a full HTML Web browser, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

The Curve 8900 lacks 3G support, and the smartphone can occasionally be sluggish.

We're disappointed by the lack of 3G, but the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a solid update to the Curve series, bringing a better design, improved features, and faster performance and is one of T-Mobile's top smartphone offerings.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile Initial Impressions

 

With the arguments over the BlackBerry Storm (review part 1 & 2 )still raging, it's going to take a solid, dependable smartphone from RIM to settle some users down. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 on T-Mobile might just be that device: a more traditional...

Jan, 2009

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8900

 

A major benefit: The phone works with T-Mobile's $10-per-month unlimited Wi-Fi calling plan, which lets you make calls from any Wi-Fi network you can connect to. The 8900 connected easily to wireless networks via Linksys and Apple routers. Calls were...

Gorgeous, ultra-high-res screen. Sublime keyboard. Smooth and elegant operation. Terrific messaging, solid music and video players. Makes free calls over Wi-Fi

No 3G. Subpar Web browser

Combining some of the best features of past BlackBerrys, the Curve 8900 is T-Mobile's most sophisticated smartphone to date.

Product Specifications

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM