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Blackberry Curve 8900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1434 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and camera. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability and battery. Some have doubts about the features.

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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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Blackberry Curve 8900

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 152 user reviews of Blackberry Curve 8900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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78% 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 8900 Curve SIM-Free Mobile Phone BlackBerry Curve 8900 Sim Free Smartphone

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Amazon.com review summary for Blackberry Curve 8900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 user reviews of Blackberry Curve 8900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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reliability, features

66% 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 OEM D-X1 BATTERY FOR 8900 9530 9550 9630 9650 JAVELIN STORM TOURBlackBerry Curve 8900 Phone, Black (AT&T)

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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 ( 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

 

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

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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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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

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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 Mr. Obama, not all the change is promising. RIM claims the Curve 8900 is the "thinnest and...

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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.

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD:No / Yes
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

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
Compatibility:Blackberry
Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
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

Messaging

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