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Blackberry Curve 8900

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 Mobile Phone


The BlackBerry 8900 may very well be the best of the lot.

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 (black, AT&T)


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.


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BlackBerry Curve 8900


Despite a rather conservative past, RIM has been advancing by leaps and bounds in the last six months or so. The Storm made a splash as the first touch-screen BlackBerry, the Pearl Flip folded its way into history as the first clamshell BlackBerry, and...

Ultra-sharp screen; lightweight ; compact; quick ; intuitive interface; 3.2-megapixel camera; decent accessories; respectable media player

Slow EDGE Internet; browser sometimes produces graphic glitches

BlackBerry diehards will find plenty to like about the capable-but-humble Curve.

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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...

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One-Up Barack With RIM's Newest BlackBerry


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 change. But unlike

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

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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...

We’ll be putting the BlackBerry Curve 8900 through its paces over the coming days, so expect the full SlashGear review at the end of the week. It goes on sale in T-Mobile retail stores, at select retailers and online beginning February 11th, priced at...

Editor's Choice!

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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


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


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

Data Transfer

HSCSD:No / Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Aerial Connection:Not Applicable
Approved Partner:Not Applicable
Battery Quality:Not Applicable
Bluetooth:Not Applicable
Category:Battery Charger / Case
Colour Effect of Cover:Not Applicable
Colour of Cover:Not Applicable
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Gaming Cover: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operator:EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Package: No
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Type of Cover:Not Applicable
Type of Installation:Not Applicable
Type of Partial Cover:Not Applicable
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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