It’s another similar looking Blackberry to add to the ever-growing range of RIM products, but the Curve 3G 9300 stands strong amongst other variants. Pitched smack in the middle of the 8520 and the 9700, its features slot perfectly between those. This the aim for Blackberry as they give options for those that don’t want so many features, and the price tag to go with it, but still want a fine phone that is lightweight, looks good, has a QWERTY keyboard and is great for business.
As you’d imagine the Blackberry 9700 has more memory, a bigger battery, a better camera, a superior keyboard and a better display, but it comes at a price. The more basic 8520 is simple, no-frills and is more of a phone that people can use occasionally but don’t need all the gizmos and gadgets of the pricier phones. With that said, the Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 is a mix of both. Here is a rundown of what to expect from it:
- 320 x 240 pixel screen resolution
- 2 megapixel camera and video recorder
- Built-in speakerphone
- Hands-free headset capability
- 32 voice polyphonic ringtones, MP3 ringtones, LED indicator and vibration alert
- Blackberry Maps using GPS
- Internet browsing capability as well as Blackberry Messenger, email and text messaging
- WiFi, RIM wireless modem, USB and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- It weighs only 104g and is 109mm x 60mm x 14mm in size
As you can see, there are other smartphones out there that push the boundaries of technology to cram in as much as possible into their phones. If you’re just looking for a simple mobile phone that has the ability to perform most of the tasks that an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy could, then the Blackberry is perfect for you. It’s simple to use, the keyboard really helps with messages, emails and texts, and you can make the most of the connectivity features.
If you need a phone for business then there is a reason why Blackberry phones are used the most for company mobiles. They are perfect for instant chatting with colleagues using Blackberry Messenger and using the Bluetooth connectivity to send files and data to another phone. As you can use a headset, you can chat while you’re on the move, negotiate business deals while you’re driving and use it as part of your work day rather than getting in the way and slowing you down like many touchscreen smartphones can.
While there isn’t much on-board memory, just 256MB of Flash memory, there is a microSD slot which means it can take up to 32GB cards. You can, of course, switch cards to hold and store different files and information so essentially you can have one microSD memory card for business use and one for social, although 32GB is more than enough for both unless you have lots of video clips saved.
One thing is for sure, if you want a simple Blackberry that is easy to use, cheap to buy and have on contract, then the Curve 3G 9300 is more than capable.