BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Discover the attractive BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone. With BBM, multitasking and 3G, you have everything you need to master your everyday.

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Review of "BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300"

published 13/05/2012 | andrew_hobbs92
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Pro Great to use, nice QWERTY keyboard, pretty robust and survives being dropped (within reason)
Cons Terrible battery life after just a few charges, simple backlight sensor settings can be annoying
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"Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 - My phone for 2 years"

I have currently had the Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 for the past 2 years now. During this time I have noticed that it is a great phone, but with time I belive that touchscreens and android are starting to take over the world as Blackberry dies out.

The great thing about this phone is its weight - just heavy enough in your pocket to feel if it's being stolen, but not too heavy in your hands that it hurts to hold whilst texting.
A major downside is the battery life of the phone. I broke my first Curve 9300 (due to water damage) but got a brand new replacement - it only took a couple of charges and now I'm back to having to charge the phone usually about every 2nd night. This is with a lot of text usage, with bluetooth constantly on and internet (wi-fi included) running - mainly for feeds from: Facebook, Twitter, SkySports Football Score Centre (App).

I must day that during the past 2 years I have had with this phone, I couldn't ask for anything better. I love the QWERTY keyboard - it has a perfect spacing between the keys which makes it just that little easier to watch and talk to others whilst still texting someone else via touch typing (something that I would really like to test on a touchscreen phone).

During my time with this phone I have also gone through a mix of different themes and operating systems with the phone. I am currently using the phone on OS6 and it has made life so much easier since OS4 when i first started using the phone. It is an easier to use interface and can give you everything quickly in simple places. The use of the side buttons for shortcuts is a great help too, especially if you want to quickly snap a photo of friends, one click of a side button and bam you're right there ready to take the pic.

If you are looking at purchasing this phone, then I completely back you on the decision. An excellent choice will be made, again just remember if you are going to any hotels in the meantime for a couple of days just bring your charger. Otherwise this phone is all-in-all great!

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Product Information : BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

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Discover the attractive BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone. With BBM, multitasking and 3G, you have everything you need to master your everyday.

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Product Type: BlackBerry smartphone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified, Vodafone, T-Mobile

Form Factor: Full keyboard

Dimensions (WxDxH): 60 mm x 14 mm x 109 mm

Weight: 106 g, 104 g, 104

Colour: Graphite grey, Black, Grey, Ruby Red, White, Black, silver

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Display: LCD display - colour - 2.44" - TFT, LCD display - colour - 2.4" - TFT, LCD display - colour - TFT, LCD display - colour - 2.45" - TFT

Input Device(s): AZERTY keyboard, QWERTY keyboard, Keyboard, QWERTZ keyboard

Operating System: BlackBerry Handheld Software

Instant Messaging Services: BlackBerry Messenger, RIM BlackBerry VM Client, BlackBerry Messenger

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Facebook, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Playback Digital Standards: WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+, WMV (Sound) , MOV, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, H.263, WMV9

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Talk Time: Up to 270 minutes, Up to 330 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 408 hours, Up to 456 hours, Up to 350 hours, Up to 300 hours

Mobile Services: BlackBerry App World, Gmail, BlackBerry App World

Pricing Type: Refurbished

Cellular / Operating System: BlackBerry OS

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE; HSDPA; UMTS

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Long Name: Curve 3G 9300

RAM / Installed Size: 256

Battery: Li-Ion

Battery / Talk Time: 4.5

Display / Diagonal Size: 2.46000122070313

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Display Type: TFT

Cellular / Integrated Components: 2 MP digital camera; MP3 player; GPS receiver

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

OS Provided / Type: BlackBerry OS 6.0

Manufacturer: BlackBerry

General

MPN: PRD-30231-014, PRD-29973-026-DOA, CURVE 3G, BB-9300Black, PRD-38284-020, PRD-38284-033, PRD-38284-034, PRD-38266-075, PRD-29973-026-RF-NW, PRD-31091-004, PRD-29973-026-RF-WRTY, PRD-29973-056, PRD-29973-026, PRD-39363-003, PRD-30231-013, 099918064, 9904150, BB-9300, PRD-32351-026

Product Type: BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry smartphone - refurbished

Form Factor: Full keyboard

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Width: 60 mm

Depth: 14 mm

Height: 109 mm

Weight: 106 g, 104 g

Body Colour: Graphite grey, Black, Grey, Ruby Red, White, Black, silver

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified, Vodafone, T-Mobile

Operating System: BlackBerry Handheld Software

Input Device(s): AZERTY, QWERTY, Keyboard, QWERTZ

Phone Navigation Buttons: Optical trackpad, Trackball

Application Software: Foursquare

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Instant Messaging Services: BlackBerry Messenger, RIM BlackBerry VM Client, BlackBerry Messenger

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Facebook, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Mobile Services: BlackBerry App World, Gmail, BlackBerry App World

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, XHTML Browser, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support

Supported Email Protocols: MIME, POP3, IMAP4, MIME, POP3, IMAP4

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

WLAN Security: WPA, WPA2

Bluetooth Profiles: Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), SIM Access Profile (SAP), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP), Message Access Profile (MAP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 32

Ring Tone Formats: WAV, MIDI, MP3

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Additional Features: TTY compatible, multitasking

Sensors: Ambient light sensor

Speech Codec: EFR, FR, HR, AMR

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WMA, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+, WMV (Sound)

Supported Digital Video Standards: MOV, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, H.263, WMV9

Memory

RAM: 256 MB - DDR SDRAM, 256 MB - SDRAM, 256 MB

ROM: 256 MB - Flash, 256 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC - up to 32 GB

User Memory: 256 MB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Digital Zoom: 5, 1.5

Video Recorder Resolutions: 176 x 144 (QCIF), 320 x 240 (QVGA)

Features: Video recording, Geo-tagging

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Still Image Resolutions: 1600 x 1200

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver, GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: BlackBerry Maps, BlackBerry Maps, TeleNav GPS Navigator

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT transmissive, TFT

Diagonal Size: 2.44", 2.4", 2.45"

Display Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Features: Wallpaper, backlit

Connections

Connector Type: Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ Micro-USB

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1150 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 270 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 408 hrs ¦ Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 270 min ¦ Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 312 hrs ¦ Playback ( Music ) - up to 29 hrs

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards: UL, IC, FCC, HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)

Included Accessories: USB cable, power adapter

Also Included: microSD - 2 GB

Processor

Clock Speed: 624 MHz

Type: Marvell

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

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