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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 Full Review and Price Comparison

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

Essentially a face-lifted version of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 with the addition of 3Gconnectivity. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 has the familiar BlackBerry keyboard for those who text/email often, along with a range of technical features that users have come to expect from smart mobile devices in recent years. Blackberry devices have always been popular with business users and the 9300 certainly has a business like appearance with a staid, no fuss look. The phone feels solid and built to last, but will be unlikely to win any design awards for innovation either! It’s certainly not an ugly handset, just not particularly exceptional to look at.

For those already used to the advantages of a full qwerty keyboard for text entry, the Curve 3G’s Qwerty keyboard will not disappoint. Using the BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging service lets you chat for free worldwide with other Blackberry owners and the Curve 8520 supports up to ten email accounts with support for Blackberry push email. However the excellent Blackberry email features, as always, are only available if you have a BlackBerry contract. Cheap SIM card deals are not applicable for Blackberry users as the majority of the features will simply not work without valid monthly contract.

However, the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is not all business. Music, media and games can be accessed from the dedicated media buttons situated at the top of the phone and there is a standard 3.5mm jack on the side for use with your favourite headphones.

Advantages: Exceptional battery life with up to 3 days of fairly heavy use between charges, Great connectivity options, dedicated music/media keys, cool voice dailling feature, fantastic email support features, soon to be upgraded to Blackberry 6 operating system. Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS are on-board. Good call quality and sound quality in general.

Disadvantages: Optical trackpad not very responsive and takes some getting used to, boring looks, the really cool Blackberry email and communication functions require a contract to use, pretty basic 2-megapixel camera with no flash or autofocus features.

All in all an excellent mobile device with particularly good email and office type features suitable for conducting business at a distance, with a nod to entertainment in the form of music, media and games. Battery life is also exceptional and deserves a special mention. The only real let down is the requirement for Blackberry contract to use the majority of the features. Deals available on T-mobile, o2, and Orange

Find the cheapest deals and tariffs on the BlackBerry Torch 9800 from T-mobile, O2 and Orange now!