Pros

  • Most compact, chic QWERTY BlackBerry yet
  • Improved media player

Cons

  • Productivity apps still thin
  • No high-speed or Wi-Fi support

At A Glance

An impressive contender for people seeking a smart phone with strong e-mail and multimedia features.

Manufacturer’s Description

Featuring a liquid silver finish, clean lines and soft edges, the BlackBerry Curve 8300 smartphone is a small and light BlackBerry smartphone that comes with a full QWERTY keyboard. It's packed with incredible features, including a camera, BlackBerry Maps, a media player, expandable memory, Voice Activated Dialing, tethered modem and trackball navigation. Plus you get all the core functionality you've come to expect in a BlackBerry smartphone; email and text messaging, instant messaging, web browser and advanced phone functionality. The BlackBerry Curve is designed to simplify your life in a friendly, personal and easy-to-use package. It's your connection to everything that matters.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 8300
Inventory Number 25904
Processor
Processor type Vendor did not disclose
Display
Backlight Yes
Display size 2.5 inches
Display type Color
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Storage
Other storage Micro SD
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 4.0 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 408.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack
  • 3.5 mm
  • 2.5 mm
Bluetooth Yes
USB 2.0 Yes
USB 1.1 Yes
Dimensions
Width 4.2 inches
Depth 2.4 inches
Height 2.4 inches
Weight 0.24375 pounds
Exposure Controls
Flash Built-in Flash
Image Processor
Megapixels 2.0
Storage Media
SD card Micro SD
Carrier
GSM 850 1.0
GSM 1800 1.0
GPRS 1.0
GSM 1900 1.0
GSM 800 1.0
Cell Carrier Cingular
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
wmv Yes
Streaming Video Yes
Supported Audio Formats
AAC
  • AAC Plus
  • AAC
MP3 Yes
Included Software
Operating System BlackBerry OS
Sync
Sync Options Supported
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
Camera
camera_shutter 0.0
Form Factor
Number of Displays One
Form Factor Candy bar
Keyboard Yes
Messaging
MMS Yes
SMS Yes
Other Messaging Support
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM
  • E-Mail
Location
GPS 0.0