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Blackberry Curve 8330

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Blackberry Curve 8330

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Price $229.99

A versatile phone next to becoming a classic in the Smartphone category, the Blackberry Curve 8330 made important changes in regards to design and features, compared to its predecessors. With a landscape LCD screen and QVGA resolution 320×240 and 65,000 colors.The buttons are more usable than before, there’s a very handy and well thought trackball control or ‘mouse’ of some sorts instead of the side wheel.

On the back there’s a 2 megapixel camera that lets you shoot pics, file them and send them as messages or emails to your friends or relatives, or use them for caller ID’s and for the main theme. Not bad for a start. You can take pics in 1600×1200, 1024×768 and 640×480. There’s the always necessary balance and color setting.

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Blackberry Curve 8330The LED light turns on automatically in low light indoor settings, but the photos have some noise as expected of a 2 megapixel resolution. One additional feature is that you can now shoots small videos with audio, of 240×176 and 176×144 resolution, but you must storage them in your microSD card.

The video and audio quality suffers and stutters constantly. You can barely watch a 5 minute video without any interruption. The media player application is standard, with the basic playback controls, playlist and shuffle options. It plays MP4 files well, but forget about trying to play the WMV format.

Blackberry curve 8330 issues

You can listen to your MP3 and AAC files through an incorporated headset. The microSD card slot is great for additional memory, up to 4GB or 8GB. The only problem is that it’s located under the battery slot and of course you must turn off the device to put it, not to mention that it’s really slow to access it.The call quality is great and clear, whether you use GSM or CDMA technology. The hands free and headset profiles via Bluetooth are even louder.

As for Internet browsing, page rendering has improved considerably with advanced support for full HTML sites, Javascript, cookies and cache storing. Some pages can be rendered in 3 columns instead of 2 or the full view, so this can still be improved.

The Blackberry Curve demonstrates that it has the leadership when sending emails and the sort. The easiest and fastest interface you will see on the market. The rendering of elaborated HTML email is still an issue, though, with lots of broken pages, unless you have additional apps like BBSmart or Empower solutions.

One of the main new features were the GPS system with Blackberry maps that help you go through any city of your choosing without getting lost. The performance is fast an accurate for being a small, yet very practical GPS interface with routes, directions and voice guidance that you can even send to your friends, be it by email, SMS or PIN.The classic features are still there with the SMS, MMS and IM messaging, contacts, calendar, notes, tasks and such, as well as the BrickBreaker game.
The battery lasts an average of 4.3 hours of talk time and 11 days of standby mode. But if you use all the features together you will really need to charge every day. All being said, this phone is not afraid to make a statement about quality.

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