The BlackBerry Curve 8900 embodies certain aspects which are extraordinarily consumer-friendly and accessible, even to new smart phone users. However, it does not compromise on its ability to handle the messaging, texting, and camera needs of the staunch Blackberry user. Promoted to be the smallest and sleekest QWERTY Blackberry Curve available, the 9800 model is an attractive and even sexy phone which is considered very pocket-friendly and more accommodating than the Blackberry Bold. A BlackBerry Curve 8900 review follows, and it is devoted to describing its many features, performance capabilities, and specifications.
There is a reason the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is considered one of the most attractive smart phones ever marketed. This is due to its sleek, black titanium finish, which is highlighted by brilliant silver chrome and a screen which presents crisp, vivid images. Although it is plastic, the back cover resembles brushed aluminum and is also equipped with a new clip that works much better than the previous Curve’s clip. Also, rather than finding a headphone jack on the left side of the Curve 8900, the jack is now located on the right side of the phone, along with a tiny USB connector that can be used for computer purposes.
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 offers all of the connectivity and communication features that BlackBerry is famous for having, such as a list of messaging choices — IM, MMS, or SMS. In addition, email is directed by the BlackBerry Internet Service and can be effortlessly switched between T-Mobile’s network or a Wi-Fi connection. Exceptional multimedia abilities include digital zoom flash, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and video recording and playing. There is also a memory card slot which can hold 16 GB (a 256 MB card comes with the purchase of the phone), a Bluetooth, and over five hours of talk time. Unlimited nationwide calling is also available using a home Wi-Fi system or a T-Mobile HotSpot.
While the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is loaded with all sorts of productive and fun things to do, this model does not carry a 3G. However, there is a full web browser which allows problem-free web surfing and easy multimedia handling. With this smart phone, customers can search for any application they want rather than going through the applications listed on the menu. Also, the full QWERTY keyboard is simple to understand, facilitated by the easy-to-navigate, friendly interface. In addition, a GPS system is accessible so you are able to “geotag” your pictures immediately after taking them.
- High Resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display
- 5 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
- User Interface: Intuitive icons and menus
- Voice-Activated Dialing (VAD) feature
- Xvid (MPEG4 Advance), H.263, WMV3
- Audio Format: 3gp, WAV, MIDI, AMR-NB, G711u/A, MP3
- Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR: Headset, Serial Port Profile, SIM Access Profile
- Password protected keyboard
- 802.11 b/g enabled
- Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server
- North America: 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS networks
- 1400 mAHR removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- AES or Triple DES encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
You can also download wallpapers, cool games, and an application called HiFi Ringers which plays actual songs by today’s most popular artists with the BlackBerry Curve 8900. The Curve is also the first BlackBerry to contain spell-check capability, which came as a surprise to die hard BlackBerry users. So when reading a BlackBerry Curve 8900 review, don’t be surprised if you cannot find any criticisms listed other than the fact that it does not have a 3G. After all, the many other features and ease of navigation more than makes up for this minor deficit.