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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Review

The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 smartphone is the first Curve series device to support 3G. The 9300 although targeted at the budget-conscious, sports excellent messaging and push mail, as well as multimedia and social networking features. VR-Zone.com checks out the new BlackBerry to see how good it really is.

BlackBerry smartphones are generally used by business professionals for its push mail capabilities. Research In Motion Limited (RIM), the group behind BlackBerry, has not forgotten about the budget-conscious with its Curve series of smartphones.

The BlackBerry Curve 8300, released in 2007, was RIM’s first entry-level smartphone. It had a full QWERTY keyboard and a trackball for navigation. Last year, RIM launched the Curve 8520, which was the first BlackBerry device to sport a trackpad instead for navigation. The latest Curve 3G 9300, announced just two weeks ago, has both a QWERTY keyboard and a trackpad. In addition, the 9300 is also the first phone in BlackBerry’s Curve series to support 3G (HSDPA).

Here is a brief overview of its specifications:

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300
CPU 624MHz
Memory 256MB
Screen size 2.4-inches
Display Resolution 320 x 240
Camera 2.0-Megapixel camera (no flash)
Connectivity 3.5mm audio, micro-USB, Wi-Fi, 
  Bluetooth 2.1
Expansion Slot microSD
Battery 1150mAh rechargeable
Talk time 270 min (GSM); 330 min (UMTS)
Platform BlackBerry OS 5
Dimensions 109 x 60 x 13.9mm
Weight 104g

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