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RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1216 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and responsiveness are also appreciated. The build quality and screen get mixed reviews. Many are critical about the apps and reception.

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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 9300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300: 8520 with Some Extra Toppings


The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is an upgrade to the popular BlackBerry Curve 8520. In a line, what's new is a few minor aesthetic touches, a faster processor, double the RAM which makes the device OS 6 capable, support for Wi-Fi 802.11n and of course the...

Battery The battery is the same 1150 mAh unit featured on the 8520, which wouldn't last a full day for a road warrior on BES with a lot of phone calls. But then, do remember that the 8520 and the 9300 are at the lowest to mid-range when it comes to...

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 (AT&T)


RIM might be struggling against the big Android and iOS competition with higher-end handhelds, but there still remains a strong BlackBerry contingent who wants that familiar keyboard feel that the Curve 3G 9300 offers. The recent RIM BlackBerry Curve...

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is slim and compact, with a responsive optical touch pad, convenient external media keys, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and a 2-megapixel camera.

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is not too different from its predecessors, and remains a fairly basic smartphone.

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is a decent entry-level BlackBerry with a couple of modern features like 3G and GPS, but we wish it was more affordable.

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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...


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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 (graphite gray, T-Mobile)


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.

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BlackBerry Curve 3G (T-Mobile)


The BlackBerry Curve 3G is probably the least mysterious phone upgrade in America. It takes the now-familiar Curve 8520 design—itself a modest refresh of the popular 8320—and adds a 3G radio for T-Mobile subscribers, in addition to the phone's...

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

The Curve 3G isn't revolutionary, but its powerful combination of push e-mail, Wi-Fi calling, and 3G data speeds make it a shoo-in for voice and messaging-focused buyers.

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G for Sprint Review


Though the BlackBerry Curve 8530 was just released at the beginning of the year, RIM is back with the Curve 3G 9330 for Sprint and Verizon. This new Curve offers virtually no physical upgrades to the 8530, but under the hood it packs a new processor,...

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G for Verizon Wireless Review


It has been two years since Verizon introduced its BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone, which was then followed by the Curve 8530, so we're glad to see a newer model has made its way out; the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330. This new Curve model closely...

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G for T-Mobile Review


Call it a long time coming or something, but we're finally seeing a T-Mobile branded RIM BlackBerry Curve smartphone that's sporting the good old 3G flare – something that's already giving way to 4G networks. Nevertheless, the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300...

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Affordable smartphone for the BlackBerry loyalist


Using a BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is like "visiting an old friend,"'s Mike Perlman says. Other experts agree, noting that it's almost identical to its predecessor, the Curve 8530, save for some feature upgrades. Critics also agree that...

Small and slim, wi-Fi calling capability, long battery life

Identical to older model, poor image quality, small selection of third-party apps, slow browser

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BlackBerry Curve 9300 Review


Find out all you need to know about RIM's latest BlackBerry Curve. The BlackBerry Curve 3G is an upgrade from the previously released 8520, it is similar in shape and size but now supports 3G as well. Read this article for more details.

The Curve 9300 is well worth its cost. When compared to many rivals and its predecessors it’s the best device. This BlackBerry phone handles email, instant messaging and social networking better than the others making it a youth’s number one choice but...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
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

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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