BlackBerry Curve 8900

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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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published 18/03/2010 | TrustedReviewGuru
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"Blackberry Curve 8900 - You cant live without one!"

I spent a long time trying to decide on what new phone to get after giving up with my Samsung Omnia. I was tossing up between the Apple Iphone the blackberry. I already had an Ipod Touch so I already had a good idea of what the iphone would be like and I loved the idea all the apps etc. In the end I went for the blackberr curve 8900 for a few different reasons. Firstly, everyone that I spoke to who had an iphone either loved it or hated it, where as everyone who had a blackberry simply loved them. Also I have heard a lot of problems about the iphone and its reliability and battery life. My last phone, the samsung omnia had a touch screen I found it infuriating trying to text on it. So I went for the blackberry over the iphone simply because it has a far better battery life, its got great reliability and its so easy to type using its keys. It may not look quite as stylish as many other phones but it makes up for it in function. Even the blackberry doesn't necessarily do that much more some of the smart phones available today, it seems to do every function so easily.

Simply turning it on seems to take less time then any other phone I have had, and its internet browsing is surprisingly quick and easy to use with its trackball. The battery life on the phone is also excellent. One of the best features on the blackberry is the blackberry messenger, which is basically like msn on your phone but better. Its so easy to use and so quick to get in contact with people, and the best part is its free. This is becoming much more useful as more and more people now have blackberries. The display is also very bright and clear, even in direct sunlight it is still possible to use unlike many of my old phones. I love how it has a full keyboard and although at first glance it looks as if it would be hard to type on, even with very fat fingers it is so easy and quick to type. Because it has a full keyboard, there is no need for predictive texts, therefore there is no problem of sending texts with the wrong words in them which i know happens a lot with predictive texts. The blackberry app world allows you to download useful applications to your blackberry similar to the iphone. I have downloaded Facebook amongst other apps and it works perfectly and they are often updating the apps to make them better.

Everything is very simple and easy to do on a blackberry, it is difficult to find any faults with it. It has all the normal functions like wifi, Bluetooth, a built in camera, internet etc. The camera is nothing special and the shutter speed is pretty slow, but there are certainly worse out there. The phone itself is nothing to rave about, it looks good but its not quite as innovative and stylish as a lot of other phones out there but as I said before it definitely makes up for it in function.

The blackberry 8900 is definately worth getting, I dont know what I would do without mine and I will certainly be sicking to blackberries for a long time

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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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