BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Keep it together Text. Email. Social. With all the different ways to send and receive messages these days, it's an effort to individually cater to them all. Push technology brings all your text, email, and social networking messages to you insta...

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Keep it together
Text. Email. Social.
With all the different ways to send and receive messages these days, it's an effort to individually cater to them all. Push technology brings all your text, email, and social networking messages to you instantly — in one neat list.

BlackBerry Messenger
With BBM, you can go back and forth all day long — in real time — with confirmations to let you know when your messages have been delivered and read.

Start delegating your tasks
BlackBerry App World
From The New York Times-recommended Personal Assistant to Xobni and Evernote, there are plenty of task-mastering apps to add to your BlackBerry Curve 3G. But don't worry, with thousands of games, eBooks, travel and entertainment apps, you'll still have plenty to do.

Multitask with the best of them
Improve your multitasking agility. Maneuver between multiple apps, as you need them — so you can continue full speed ahead.

BlackBerry Maps and GPS
Stay on course
With built-in GPS and BlackBerry® Maps, getting lost is a thing of the past. Blast through errands and meet clients and friends without getting stressed or running behind schedule.

Get to know your smartphone
Getting started
Learn everything you need to know to master your everyday, starting today.

Battery life to go
Don't get caught without any juice. With up to 5.5 hours of talk time for the BlackBerry Curve 9300, and 4.5 hours of talk time for the BlackBerry Curve 9330, the removable battery lasts as long as you do.

3G network support
Optical trackpad
Full QWERTY keyboard
Simultaneous voice and data
Email and text messaging
BlackBerr® Messenger
Instant Messaging
Phone
Browser
Camera and video recording
Wi-Fi®
GPS
Media player
Organiser
Bluetooth®
Tethered modem

Size and Weight

Height:
4.29 inches (109 mm)

Width:
2.36 inches (60 mm)

Depth:
0.55 inches (13.9 mm)

Weight:
3.7 ounces (104 grams)

Display

320x240 pixel colour display
Transmissive TFT LCD
Font size (user selectable)
Displays over 65,000 colours

Camera & Video Recording

2.0 MP camera (no flash)
Fixed focus
Video recording

Battery & Battery Life

1150mAHr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion cell
Standby time: GSM® - up to 19 days,
UMTS - up to 14.5 days
Talk time: GSM® - up to 4.5 hours,
UMTS - up to 5.5 hours
Music playback: up to 29 hours

GPS & BlackBerry Maps

Built-in GPS functionality
Includes BlackBerry® Maps

Data Input & Navigation

Trackpad located on front of device,
ESC key to the right, Menu key to the left
Full QWERTY keyboard with backlighting

Voice Input & Output

3.5mm stereo headset capable
Integrated speaker and microphone
Hands-free headset capable
Bluetooth headset capable
Integrated Hands-free speakerphone
M3, T3 Rating for hearing aids (PDF)

Media Player

Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264,WMV9
Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Flac, Ogg Vorbis

Ringtones & Notifications

Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator
Notification options are user configurable
32 Polyphonic Ringtones - MIDI, MP3

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HSF), Serial Port
      Profile, SIM Access Profile, Dial Up Networking
      (DUN), Audio Source
Features
3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Camera Yes
Connectivity With Bluetooth
Design Standard
EDGE Yes
Email Yes
Expansion Slot microSD
GPRS Yes
GPS Yes
HSDPA Yes
Internal Memory 0.256 GB
Internet Yes
Manufacturer BlackBerry
MMS Yes
Model Number 9300
Music Yes
Network Compatibility Quad Band
Operating System BlackBerry OS
PTT No
Radio No
Samsung AlwaysOn No
Standby time 348 hrs
Talk time 330 mins
TV No
Video Yes
Weight 104g
User Reviews

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Blackberry Curve 9300: the de facto entry-level smartphone?
20 Feb 2012

If you are looking for a full featured, cost effective smartphone, with excellent connectivity and communication features, the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 deserves some serious consideration. If you add the unlimited BlackBerry data plan to the equation, the Curve 3G becomes an extremely attractive choice for first time smartphone buyers, or those looking to upgrade from an older generation BlackBerry, that won't cost an arm and a leg. Read more here: Gearburn review

By Gearburn

Dim the lights, cut the elevator music and fade in some syncopated beats and staccato synthesizers. It's an amazing communications device. Despite a relatively small gaming catalogue, you have access to 10 000+ free and paid apps from BlackBerry App World. Other noteworthy hardware features include the dedicated media buttons on the top of the phone for navigating your music playlists and volume rockers on the right of the phone.

With a 2MP camera without autofocus or flash, the Curve 3G is not a camera or video phone. The speakers on the Curve 3G are disappointing There are smartphones with better displays. The Curve 3G comes with BlackBerry OS 5 preloaded, and that means that the stock web browsing experience is sub-par.