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Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 - My phone for 2 years

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13.05.2012

Advantages:
Great to use, nice QWERTY keyboard, pretty robust and survives being dropped (within reason)

Disadvantages:
Terrible battery life after just a few charges, simple backlight sensor settings can be annoying

Recommendable Yes:

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Battery talktimePoor

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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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Manufacturer's product description

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

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

Cellular

Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Mobile Broadband Generation 3G

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  2. Viborg
  3. xxfoxyredxx

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  2. Soho_Black
  3. gothic_moon

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