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Blackberry Curve 9380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and portability are overall positive. The camera and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the screen. The features and sound get less positive reviews.

responsiveness, design, camera, portability, value for money

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Blackberry Curve 9380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Blackberry Curve 9380

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Blackberry Curve 9380 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

responsiveness, usability, portability

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

This summary is based on the product: BlackBerry Curve 9380 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Blackberry Curve 9380

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Blackberry Curve 9380 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

value for money, portability, design, camera, usability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Curve 9380 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen and 5 MP Camera--No Warranty (Black)BlackBerry Curve 9380 Unlocked GSM Phone with OS 7, Touchscreen, GPS and 5MP Camera + Video Recording - Black

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BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review

 

It seems like there's no stopping RIM from launching new devices. The latest to make it out from the Canadian firm is the 9380. Following in the footsteps of the Torch 9860, the Curve 9380 is designed to try and offer as much with lower specs and...

The Curve 9380 bears a price tag of Rs.20,990. In our opinion, that’s just a tad more on the steep side, especially for a Curve series handset. While the handset itself proved to be reasonably versatile and handled itself quite well overall, the...

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BlackBerry Curve 9380 review: Not what you’d expect

 

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is RIM's first ever-released Curve with a touchscreen. The Curve lineup is usually an expression of RIM's understanding for a budget phone and this one supposedly, doesn't make a difference. It should ...

3.2" 16M-color TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (360 x 480 pixels) ; Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA ; Single-core 800MHz processor ; 512MB RAM ; BlackBerry OS v7 ; BlackBerry’s proprietary email service and data security ; Wi-Fi...

BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all the phone features ; No physical QWERTY keyboard (a potential deal breaker for a BlackBerry) ; No videocalling and no front facing camera either ; No Flash support for the web browser ; No FM...

The new Curve 9380 is basically a downgraded Torch 9860 – it has a less-capable processor and smaller and low-res display. Both gadgets look similar too, but the Curve's pricetags makes up for the differences

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review

 

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 marks somewhat of a milestone for RIM, as it is the company's first device of the supposedly affordable Curve series that comes in a touchscreen-only form. It disposes of the legendary physical keyboard, as found on its 9370...

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Blackberry Curve 9380 Review

 

The black plastic sheep of the Blackberry family.

Lightweight, slim design

On-screen typing can be a challenge sometimes, battery life needs serious improvement

The Blackberry Curve 9380 might not be for everyone, and certainly won’t be for business users who are used to rattling away long emails using a physical keyboard. For an end-user who wants a touchscreen Blackberry, you could play it safe with the...

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Review: BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

RIM makes its smallest BlackBerry ever using all touch.

Distinctly usable despite the small size ; BB7 gives modern web browsing ; Good call quality ; Long battery life ; Cheapest touch BlackBerry available ; Good camera quality in some situations ; NFC support (if limited)

Other phones are more powerful for the price ; Legacy OS holdovers ; No camera autofocus; poorer in low light ; Just 512MB of built-in storage

RIM has usually tried to chase the high end of the smartphone market when it adds a touchscreen: the Storm, the Torch, and the newest Bold phones are all aimed at the same crowd as the iPhone and top Android hardware. With only a limited amount of s

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380

 

RIM recently announced two new entry-level BlackBerry devices, the Curve 9380 and the Bold 9790, to limited fanfare; they were, after all, just cheaper versions of the Torch 9850/60 and Bold 9900. Still, that's just what some people are looking for,...

Smooth, unified face ; Generally responsive, snappy interface ; Good bang for buck

Dated, dead-end operating system ; No camera auto-focus means fuzzy close-ups ; Virtual keyboard lacks precision

While the BlackBerry Curve 9380 takes knocks on a few fronts, it does perform fairly well for its price. Right now, the only carrier that has gone public with its pricing for the 9380 is TELUS, and they're asking $50 on a three-year contract.  It does...

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BlackBerry Curve 9380 review

 

A touchscreen BlackBerry Curve at last

Fairly cheap ; Bright, colourful screen ; Some nice design in BB OS 7 ; Light and quite well-made ; Some good social integration

Low screen resolution ; A few performance issues ; OS has lots of rough edges ; Keyboard is a bit fiddly ; Some poor social integration, too

There's definitely the potential within the BlackBerry Curve 9380 for it to be a good smartphone, and for many BlackBerry addicts on a budget, hungry for some touchscreen action, it could serve well.

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BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review: In Depth

 

"brilliant phone large screen great keyboard brilliant camera with flash unlike the old curve i owned"

Visually rich user interface ; Slick design and feel ; Great price

Video camera isn't amazing ; Limited apps from BlackBerry App World ; Not the best virtual Qwerty

Like we said, it’s not terrible but the texting/emailing experience doesn’t exactly sit well with the BlackBerry brand; i.e. one that’s synonymous with fast and easy typing.

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BlackBerry Curve 9380 review

 

The Curve brand has been hugely successful for RIM, especially the 8520 mega-hit; these were the first BlackBerries that appealed to the masses on a budget, allowing the everyman a taste of BBM and the famed BlackBerry keyboard. Alongside...

Bright screen ; Responsive UI ; Very customisable alert profiles ; NFC capable ; Small, thin and very light

Touchscreen sensitivity issues ; Small screen and low resolution ; Tiny, inaccurate keyboard ; Buttons difficult to press ; Poor camera performance

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BlackBerry Curve 9380 review

 

While BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has a reputation for physical keyboards on its smartphones, it's actually been in the touchscreen business for a long time. Way back in 2008, after seeing the surging success of the iPhone 3G, RIM released the...

Despite its flawed operating system, there’s a charm to the compact design of the Curve 9380 but it’s the keyboard skills that will disappoint BlackBerry fans. If you demand speed, the Curve 9380 is not your next phone.

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Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS
Operator:EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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