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BlackBerry Curve 8900

A sleek twist on a classic style. You can keep your finger on the pulse of what's important to you with the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone. The str...

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“Curvacious, Cunning and Cool”

published 16/02/2010

ProLooks great, easy to use, massive improvement on p...

ConsBattery life not fantastic, can't compete with iPh...

My Blackberry History I've had a few Blackberry handsets now and having got used to each one for either 12 or 18 months, the enormous improvements in the handsets have impressed me every time. My most recent upgrade has been to the Curve 8900, which is, without a doubt, the best Blackberry that...

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ProSleek Design, Fabulous batter life, range of funct...

ConsNone

Blackberry Curve 8900 Introduction Way back in 1973, mobile phones were only just being invented, and very basic they were too, not to mention uncannily large. Who would have thought that nearly forty years later, modern day mobile phones are at the forefront of the technology world. With every...

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“BlackBerry Brilliance!”

published 14/07/2011

ProGood quality materials, controls, ability is great...

Consslow video streaming.

I've owned my Blackberry curve for around 5-months and before I go into any depth with this review, I'd like to announce its had no problems since purchase. So despite what many people say about these phones, here’s one persons positive opinion of their reliability. Do bare in mind though, that I...

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Super

Problackberry messenger service, highly popular

Conspretty much everything else!

I got my phone contract with 02 in summer of 2009 and continued to use it on PAYG just for the infamous blackberry service until about feb this year when it finally went kaput. When I first purchased this phone, it was during the growth of blackberry's popularity. There are a lot of pros and cons...

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First of all, let me say I have never owned a blackberry or a smartphone before (although I do like to play on my brother's nokia e71) so I cannot compare it to other blackberries and smartphones, but as a new user only. key features: * Camera (3.2 MP) * Wi-Fi® Support * Built-in GPS * Enhanced...

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“Dialling Wand Not Included”

published 20/12/2011

ProLooks great, some nice features, well-integrated s...

ConsFiddly keypad and touchpad, no touch-screen.

There are plenty of pluses to the Blackberry Curve, but for the fatter-fingered amongst us, it can be a bit of an ordeal trying to find them. As clever and handy as it probably is having a whole keyboard tucked in beneath the screen, composing a message or e-mail tends to be a chore. My thumb...

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“Ode to a Curve...”

published 12/08/2010

Prolots of features, easy to personalise, easy to use...

Consnot the best camera, internet not the fastest, app...

History The blackberry curve was the first phone that i had on a contract, which i bought in January 2009. Before that i owned a Sony Ericsson w850i, so for anybody that knows phones you will know the massive degree of difference between the phones. But at the time i figured 'hey, it does...

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Excellent

ProGreat for phone for business and personal use.

ConsThe trackball breaks a little too easily

I used to hate mobile phones. I didn't get my first until I turned 26 in 2001 and that was under sufferance. Over time they've gone from something I've detested to tolerated to now can't live without. This love of mobile telephony has grown since the company I work for invested in BlackBerries...

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Excellent

ProFeature packed, easy to use, nice big screen, good...

ConsMakes you lazy, short battery life.

Im a bit behind the times, what with the Blackberry storm, the Iphone 3g and all the other new phones out at the moment, but i recently got my hands on a Blackberry Curve, for free via vodafone. I have a to say, i love it. I was worried it might be a bit poncy or "business man"-like, but it isn't...

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Blackberry Curve 8900 I'd never been the type to want a Blackberry before. In fact, whenever I thought of 'blackberry' I thought of a big, bulky phone that'd practically require a full workman force to carry it. Ok, so my thoughts were a little exaggarated, but essiantally - wasn't it a...

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Excellent

ProRange of features, battery life, ease of use, cons...

ConsNone

During the last ten years I've owned Nokia, Motorola and HTC handsets. However, when I got my hands on a brand new Blackberry Curve 8900 everything became so incredibly easy. When I assessed the merits of the Blackberrys I narrowed my choice down to the Curve but had to choose between the keypad...

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Good

ProGood looking, great battery life, great email func...

ConsLacks 3G, not a great camera

The New BlackBerry Curve 8900 Blackberry have released several new email friendly handsets in the last few months, including the hugely popular BlackBerry Storm and BlackBerry Bold, RIM have now introduced the latest edition to the BlackBerry family, the Curve 8900. Design I'm not usualy a huge...

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Excellent

ProOne ofthe best Business phone's with great leisure...

ConsLack of 3G may put some people off and WiFi can be...

I've recently obtained the Blackberry Curve 8900 after using a Blackberry Pearl for around 2 years. The first thing I noticed about this phone was its very sleek and appealing look, making it the most attractive Blackberry RIM has produced thus far. Its chrome edging, full QWERTY keyboard and 2...

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Super

ProAmazing range of free features! Perfect for any bu...

ConsEasily scratched, I had to replace the headphones ...

I can honestly say that I feel as if this small black and silver phone is the perfect replacement for all my scruffy notepads, my miniature diary and my laptop all in one. Contrary to popular belief I don't think this is a device for a middle-aged-business-type-man. Instead I feel it is the...

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Excellent

ProGreat for life on the go and keeping in touch

Consthe battery doesn't last long

I have had the BlackBerry Curve 8900 for just over one year now and if this ever breaks down on me then I will just buy it again! Or one very similar to it. I am currently using it on Orange Pay As You Go which I have found to be very good and very reliable with Blackberry internet for just £5 a...

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Product Information : BlackBerry Curve 8900

Manufacturer's product description

A sleek twist on a classic style. You can keep your finger on the pulse of what's important to you with the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone. The striking 480 x 360-pixel screen offers up crisp on-the-go video, images, text, maps and more. With a refined design, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is an easy-to-use device that delivers expanded functionality and reliable results.

Product Details

Product Description: BlackBerry Curve 8900 - GSM - BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry Curve 8900 - black - GSM - BlackBerry smartphone

Product Type: BlackBerry smartphone

Service Provider: Not specified, AT&T, Vodafone

Form Factor: Full keyboard

Dimensions (WxDxH): 60 mm x 14 mm x 109 mm, 60 mm x 13 mm x 109 mm, 6 cm x 1.4 cm x 10.9 cm

Weight: 110 g

Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

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

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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

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

Operating System: BlackBerry Handheld Software

Instant Messaging Services: AOL Instant Messenger Service (AIM), ICQ, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger), Yahoo! Messenger, BlackBerry Messenger

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

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+, WMAPro, MIDI , XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, H.263

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC, Micro SD Card, microSDHC, microSD

Talk Time: Up to 330 minutes, Up to 300 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 356 hours, Up to 360 hours

Colour: Black

Mobile Services: XM Radio streaming

Pricing Type: Refurbished

General

MPN: BB8900, Curve 8900, 3980228, PRD-19374-041, 65028, PRD-17116-027, PRD-17116-042, PRD-17116-041, W990242, 8900, PRD-17116-043, PRD-17116-041-DOA, BB8900CURVE

Product Type: BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry smartphone - refurbished

Form Factor: Full keyboard

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

Aerial: Internal

Width: 60 mm, 6 cm

Depth: 14 mm, 13 mm, 1.4 cm

Height: 109 mm, 10.9 cm

Weight: 110 g

Body Colour: Black

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

Cellular

Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

Service Provider: Not specified, AT&T, Vodafone

Operating System: BlackBerry Handheld Software

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

Phone Navigation Buttons: Trackball

Application Software: Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, E-mail, Organizer, Browser, Media Player, Alarm

Software Platforms Supported: Java

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Instant Messaging Services: AOL Instant Messenger Service (AIM), ICQ, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger), Yahoo! Messenger, BlackBerry Messenger

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

Downloadable Content: Ring tones, screensavers, wallpapers

Mobile Services: XM Radio streaming

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, MIME

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE

Wireless Interface: IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

WLAN Security: WPA, WPA2

Bluetooth Profiles: Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), SIM Access Profile (SAP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, voice dialing, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Ring Tone Formats: MIDI, MP3

Additional Features: Multitasking

Organiser

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

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+, WMAPro, MIDI

Supported Digital Video Standards: XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, H.263

Memory

User Memory: 256 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC, Micro SD Card, microSDHC, microSD

ROM: 256 MB - Flash

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Still Image Formats: JPEG

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Digital Zoom: 2

Camera Light Source: Flash

Video Recorder Resolutions: 176 x 144 (QCIF), 352 x 480

Features: Picture stabiliser, video recording

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver, GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: BlackBerry Maps

Display

Type: LCD display - colour, LCD display

Technology: TFT transmissive, TFT

Diagonal Size: 2.44"

Display Resolution: 480 x 360 pixels

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Connections

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

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1400 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 330 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 356 hrs

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards: HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible), AES, Triple DES, HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)

Included Accessories: Power adapter, Stereo headset, power adapter

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