Blackberry Curve 8900 ~ Cell Phone Reviews

Blackberry Curve 8900


Written on 3/04/2009 01:43:00 PM by poison_ivy

Hmm, though I really like the Blackberry Storm it seems that the Storm is not the best selling Blackberry model on RIM's line-up. The Blackberry Curve 8900 which sticks to the traditional Blackberry design seems to appeal more to business users.


The Blackberry Curve 8900 has more sex appeal compared to its baby brother, the 8320, starting from the matte chrome finish. The 8900 is only slightly thinner than the 8320 and just have the right amount of curves to make it look more appealing than its predecessor. The higher resolution display is also much easier on the eyes.


One of the improvements of the Blackberry Curve 8900 is the better 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus. No, it won't do for a point and shoot replacement but it can do the job. The camera is much more useable than the 8320. The 8900 also features a faster processor, 512MHz at that so the interface is a breeze with little to no hiccups.

What's disappointing about the Blackberry Curve 8900, which might turn off some European customers but American customers probably won't mind is the lack of 3G. So let me repeat, the Curve 8900 is a 2G device (ugh!). But the Curve 8900 makes up for the lack of 3G by putting in WiFi which is pretty fast, except that the browser doesn't really do it justice. Isn't there an Opera Mini or Opera Browser for Blackberry? Maybe RIM should do what other Windows Mobile device manufacturers do and put in Opera instead of the default browser.

As to the entertainment features, the speakers are pretty good on the Curve 8900 and is pretty useable if you want your whole neighborhood to hear your conversation. Audio quality over the jack is also pretty awesome and if it weren't for it's business-like look, the Blackberry Curve 8900 could make for a good music phone.

The 8900 also has a built-in GPS though it has a hard time locking in on a signal. Not really good for using it in your car but it will do if you're on a business trip and you don't want to get lost.

Speaking of business, since the Blackberry Curve 8900 is a business phone, expect BlackBery applications used at work such as the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. You can download more apps for the Curve 8900 at the Blackberry App store.


Aside from the lack of 3G, I'm sure avid Blackberry fans using the Blackberry 8320 would not mind. Hey, even with the entry of the iPhone in the smartphone business, it still didn't topple the Blackberry in terms of smartphone. Besides, Blackberry has been a proven business phone, even Obama has one. S0 for an improved camera, faster processor, a GPS, and a good entertainment features, the Blackberry Curve 8900 definitely makes a good upgrade phone.

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