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RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G T-Mobile

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G T-Mobile. 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. Comments about the battery and usability are on the whole positive. The price and design are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the performance. The size and durability get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G T-Mobile is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sean Ludwig (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Curve 3G

 

Those looking for a smart phone that does the basics well will like this BlackBerry's comfortable keyboard and very low price.

For 30 bucks, the Curve 3G has some things going for it, including a very comfortable keyboard that you can type fast on, quick access to e-mail, and long battery life. None of these benefits are particularly exciting, especially compared to...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Curve 3G (T-Mobile)

 

The BlackBerry Curve 3G delivers fast Internet speeds and Wi-Fi calling to neutralize dead zones, although it's firmly a budget buy in light of more advanced Android-powered devices.

3G speeds on T-Mobile's network. Awesome Wi-Fi calling feature. Stellar battery life. Loud speakerphone.

Third-party app catalog still lags. Low-res camera.

Camera and Conclusions The Curve 3G still packs the same 2-megapixel camera sensor as the original BlackBerry Pearl in 2006. There's no auto-focus, image stabilization, or LED flash. It still takes OK photos, but it fell down in dimly lit rooms with...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 3G review:

 

Even though we liked the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 that was released for T-Mobile last year, the lack of 3G and GPS was disappointing. Fortunately, RIM has rectified that with its successor, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300, which has support for...

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G has a slim profile, a responsive optical trackpad, and external media keys. It also has Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and a 2-megapixel camera.

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G is almost identical to its predecessor save for a few changes. The photo quality is poor as well.

Though we're disappointed that the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G didn't have more improvements over its predecessor, it's still a decent upgrade with the addition of 3G and GPS. Plus, it's quite affordable for an entry-level smartphone.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Mark McClusky (wired.com)

Review: RIM Curve

 

Since breaking out of its resolutely boring design aesthetic with the Pearl, BlackBerry just keeps releasing nice looking hardware that makes the former CTO perk...

Overhauled media player and desktop software work seamlessly. Call voice quality was excellent, and email worked as well as RIM fans would expect. Decent 2MP camera. We found ourselves showing it off, a new experience for many Blackberry users

Web browser is mediocre and in desperate need of a redux. While there is a full keyboard, it’s still a little slow for heavy typing. No 3G data

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Taylor Martin (phonedog.com)

Taylor's BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 (T-Mobile) review | PhoneDog

 

RIM's line of BlackBerry Curve devices have always been fairly popular since their release back in early 2007. It was their second “consumer-centric” device (after the Pearl) and it spread like a wildfire. Other smartphones at...

Cheap price tag ($79.99 with a two-year contract) makes the entry-level smartphone more affordable; two nice color choices; little to no lag; media buttons on top provide for a good MP3 solution; easily pocketable

All plastic casing; Running BlackBerry OS 5.0; the keyboard is a little wobbly; 2.0 MP camera leaves room for improvement

The Curve 3G is definitely the best of RIM's Curve line. However, they failed to improve greatly with it. Jumping from device model 8500 to 9300, you would expect a great deal of changes, but the only real change was internal with the capability to...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Shaun Mahal (brighthand)

BlackBerry Curve 3G Review

 

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is an inexpensive consumer-oriented smartphone that uses the typical BlackBerry design and sports 3G wireless networking, Wi-Fi, and GPS. Shaun Mahal brings us this review.

Wi-Fi added ; Updated styling ; Low price

Sluggish at times ; Sub-standard camera ; Makes little use of 3G capabilities

The

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Shaun Mahal (brighthand.com)

BlackBerry Curve 3G Review

 

This smartphone is available from Verizon for $30 after a $100 mail-in rebate. It's also available from Sprint and T-Mobile

Wi-Fi added ; Updated styling ; Light form factor

Sluggish at times ; Sub-standard camera ; Touted as a 3G device, but really doesn't take advantage of 3G network in any way

The styling updates are welcome, as is the addition of Wi-Fi and 3G. The lack of BlackBerry OS 6.0 and camera flash are significant detractors. The BlackBerry Curve 9330 strikes me as more of a fit for corporate user who can upgrade their previous...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9360 review

 

Has RIM still got it with the Blackberry Curve 9360?

Sleek design ; Slick keyboard ; 3G

Average camera ; Slower processor ; Video not much cop

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone

 

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is an inexpensive introduction to the world of BlackBerry

Optical trackpad, upgradeable to BlackBerry 6 OS, best in class e-mail service, BlackBerry App World

Lacks wow factor, lock/multimedia keys hard to press, keyboard is smaller than other models, low screen resolution

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone

 

The BlackBerry Curve 3G is an inexpensive introduction to the world of BlackBerry

Optical trackpad, upgradeable to BlackBerry 6 OS, best in class e-mail service, BlackBerry App World

Lacks wow factor, lock/multimedia keys hard to press, keyboard is smaller than other models, low screen resolution

RIM has added 3G connectivity and GPS to its entry-level Blackberry Curve, but everything else remains almost identical to the earlier model. This is yet another BlackBerry release that lacks a wow factor, but the upcoming BlackBerry 6 OS update should...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM