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7.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 94 reviews
A near twin to the BlackBerry 8300 Curve, the 8310 is full featured PDA with QWERTY keyboard, integrated Bluetooth and a 2.0 megapixel camera. What makes the 8310 different from its predecessor is an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) with mapping software that enables you to pinpoint the devices' location.

Specs summary

Screen
No

The BlackBerry 8310 Curve's screen is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1100 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G).


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Reviews summary

7.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 94 reviews
A near twin to the BlackBerry 8300 Curve, the 8310 is full featured PDA with QWERTY keyboard, integrated Bluetooth and a 2.0 megapixel camera. What makes the 8310 different from its predecessor is an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) with mapping software that enables you to pinpoint the devices' location.

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Blackberry 8310 unlocked for Fido, Rogers or Chatr

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I've had many people ask me if i can use this phone with Telus or Bell. This phone has a sim card but it can only be used with Rogers, Fido or chatr. It cannot be used with Public mobile, koodo, virgin mobile or mobilicity. I would suggest looking at the 8330 the CDMA version if you are with Bell or... More

I've had many people ask me if i can use this phone with Telus or Bell. This phone has a sim card but it can only be used with Rogers, Fido or chatr. It cannot be used with Public mobile, koodo, virgin mobile or mobilicity. I would suggest looking at the 8330 the CDMA version if you are with Bell or Telus. I've seen it being advertised for $120+ tax on http://www.retrocell.ca. I donno if that is a good price.

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8/10

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10/10

I loved my phone...

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I loved my phone but it just got stolen had it for maybe 2 years or more. It is not great for hard core business though but the reception is amazing. I've dropped it so many times on cement floor and it didn't break to pieces.. I did however crack the corner after so many drops but still func... More

I loved my phone but it just got stolen had it for maybe 2 years or more. It is not great for hard core business though but the reception is amazing. I've dropped it so many times on cement floor and it didn't break to pieces.. I did however crack the corner after so many drops but still functioned. But otherwise it survived my clumsy hands. If you are doing basic stuff its really perfect if you can still find it. If you are doing crazy business stuff then yea get the ever so fragile iphone.. Not for me, that expensive item would break the 1st week in my hands. Plus the expensive plan it offers.. Maybe the BB is the same not sure about that. Wish I could purchase this BB again if I can find it cheap I will. Miss my phone sigh...

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10/10

Solid Mediocre

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I have had the Blackberry Curve 8310 via two-year contract with AT&T for two years now (contract expiring soon). I had it the entire two years so all these fancy touch-screen based phones have completely passed me by along with the much talking about "3G network" of which this phone is not apart. In... More

I have had the Blackberry Curve 8310 via two-year contract with AT&T for two years now (contract expiring soon). I had it the entire two years so all these fancy touch-screen based phones have completely passed me by along with the much talking about "3G network" of which this phone is not apart. In other words I am not affected by the universally complained about AT&T 3G network nor do I know what I am missing, good or bad, with the touch screen phones. So all I can go by is how much I enjoyed this phone myself. This was my first smart phone and it was generally a very positive experience. My favorite feature is setting up all my email accounts on it and having it notify me. I also really like the AT&T navigator feature that gives me turn-by-turn directions (though I fear I may have become dependent on it so I'll probably be lost without it, literally). I should note I never signed up for an SMS plan as I only do that kind of thing very rarely. I also disabled the bluetooth feature to hopefully save some battery life. Which is the first positive I mention specifically: for me at least the thing lasts a really, really long time. I only have to recharge it once every two or three days so it's okay if I forget one night. In fact I'm still on the original battery that came with the phone (I'm impressed by this). The camera produces rather poor quality images but is still better than nothing. RIM released an updated version of the OS so the camera can be used for video as well, albeit also in poor quality. Still, it's better than nothing when you really need a still or video camera. The only apps I went out of my way to download were Opera Mini (because the default blackberry one is HORRIBLE) and some Google mobile apps. One thing I never did find, including in the new OS version, is any sort of feature to make the phone make an audible chime or sound at a specific time for an appointment or whatever. Seems like a really basic feature for a PDA-like device. Maybe I'm looking right at it and not seeing it (or maybe I should browse available apps) but this is a big over sight by my definition. I tried using to play MP3s and videos once or twice but it seemed to drain the battery rather quickly and then it's more of paper weight than a phone, which it seems like should be the device's main function. So I played with that very little. This phone was already capable of things like multi-tasking and copy/paste when I bought it two years ago, I never knew a phone without that feature. Though there's no equivalent of a task bar always showing so it is possible to having something running in the background for days on end without realizing it. Before I upgraded to the newest blackberry OS the phone was acting like an old Windows installation: very slow, some times unresponsive and I think I was removing and replacing the battery almost every day. Then I upgraded using the back berry software and it has been running like new (much like a new Windows install, actually). One thing I will note: when you upgrade a full OS version with the blackberry software it won't warn you but it will in fact be wiping all your data and address book off the device. Would have been nice if it popped up a warning and insisted I do a sync to save my contacts at least but it didn't. I think the roller ball, I suppose an antique idea by now, actually works pretty well. In fact I never had to have someone lubricate it in the whole two years I've had it (though after two years it obviously needs lubrication). The physical keyboard is nice although with my big hands I'm a little slow on it. Still faster than a phone with just 1 - 9 would be for me. I think I've decided I don't want to get another blackberry after all this. In fact I'm pretty sure I want to give the Android-based phones a chance (which means switching two another provider). I have a feeling no phone handles a stream of email quite the same way as a blackberry but that's just a sacrifice I'll have to make. I don't want to switch so much because I dislike the blackberry experience so much as I look at the up and comer Android with all the apps and coming soon innovations (like Google's free turn-by-burn directions) and it just makes Blackberry seem outdated some how. I gave it four stars instead of five because of the degradation of the OS over a relatively short period with relatively light use: I wasn't constantly adding and removing applications or abusing it, I was using it basically ONLY for phone calls and occasionally for browsing with opera mini. That's it. That was my experience, perhaps that is fixed with the new OS version. Also, though I suppose I can't blame this "directly" on the phone itself but just the nature of smart phones, the 9O dollars a month I've been paying seems rather steep for how little I used it. Maybe it's worth that just to have email wherever I go and a google map wherever I am, and maybe it isn't. Positives: physically tough (I dropped it a couple times, still works), long battery life/using same battery after two years, email handling is extremely good, at&t navigator is definitely "killer app". Cons: Possible unreliability of OS, default browser quite horrible, no audible alarm that can be set to go off at a particular time (that I have found), and although I'm paying it the required monthly fee seems rather steep.

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8/10

Clunky, annoying to use

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If you've never used anything but a Blackberry, I'm sure this is a nice device. But, I hate it. I really, really hate it. I use an iPhone for my personal phone and recently got a Blackberry for work. I thought that I would save the firm a little money and get the Blackberry, which was relatively che... More

If you've never used anything but a Blackberry, I'm sure this is a nice device. But, I hate it. I really, really hate it. I use an iPhone for my personal phone and recently got a Blackberry for work. I thought that I would save the firm a little money and get the Blackberry, which was relatively cheaper. I expected it to still be pretty decent. But, it's like going back into time. It's like something the Amish might make. The bad: The email interface is terrible. It just looks bad. You can only see small amounts of a message at a time. On the initial email screen showing a list of messages, everything is crammed in together. Large names get lopped off. Some email messages with bullets or other formatting turn into a big mess. The browser is a joke. You can only view websites with mobile pages specifically made for them, and they also look terrible. The formatting is always jumbled up and it makes things difficult to read. The calendar function isn't much better. I can see what's on my calendar but it suffers from the same issues as the browser and email regarding the look and readability. That is, things get busy and crammed into the little screen, which makes for headaches while reading. The good: It fits well, ergonomically, in my hands. I can type fairly well with the keyboard, despite it's small size. It has a surprisingly good tactile feel. The camera is also pretty good and comes with a flash and the ability to zoom. All in all, the world has passed this baby by. It's now a fossil in the smartphone world. I'm really regretting my decision to get this now.

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4/10

Sad! Very, very sad.

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I've had my phone 3 days, today it 8/27/09.I've had problems every single day. It will not stay on, it re-cycles by itself. I have been unable to talk for more than 30 seconds without it re-cycling. I'm very disappointed and plan to return it tomorrow. Tech help? No tech help! Take out the battery.... More

I've had my phone 3 days, today it 8/27/09.I've had problems every single day. It will not stay on, it re-cycles by itself. I have been unable to talk for more than 30 seconds without it re-cycling. I'm very disappointed and plan to return it tomorrow. Tech help? No tech help! Take out the battery. Did that goob! Doesn't help! Turn it off for a minute... Nothing helps. I've never had a problem with a phone before this. I THOUGHT I was getting a dependable phone. I now know it's just a piece of JUNK!

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2/10

More phone than PDA

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This is a great phone and it has a lot of abilities. I recently purchased this phone because my needs are more complex than could be dealt with using my Sony Walkman phone which was entertaining for a while until it became annoying: I don't really need my phone to be an ipod or to count steps for m... More

This is a great phone and it has a lot of abilities. I recently purchased this phone because my needs are more complex than could be dealt with using my Sony Walkman phone which was entertaining for a while until it became annoying: I don't really need my phone to be an ipod or to count steps for me. The blackberry is everything I need a phone and a PDA to be -- so far anyway. I store most of the information I might need on the fly in my At&T email in a variety of folders so I can access them from my phone. This has been enormously useful. I used to have to grab my computer because of the information I might need only being available on it. If I can predict needing it, I can avoid a lot of hassle. The calendar application has also been very helpful I do have difficulty with the size and design of the keyboard. It is a QWERTY which is great when I'm in a hurry but I make a lot of mistakes. I make a lot of mistakes anyway but I type much faster on a computer. I can't stand the trackball. That is the easiest way to make mistakes. It's hard for me to explain to my mom that I didn't MEAN to call her, my phone did. This phone has made more unauthorized phone calls than any other phone I have every had. This happens from it being on the bottom of my purse or in jean pockets. If you move in just the right way... Yes, I could lock the keyboard, but that depends on being able to get to the * quickly to unlock it. Someday I will find a PDA that will keep more information for me and still let me make phone calls. This one is compromised by its size.

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8/10

More phone than PDA!

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This is a great phone and it has a lot of abilities. I recently purchased this phone because my needs are more complex than could be dealt with using my Sony Walkman phone which was entertaining for a while until it became annoying: I don't really need my phone to be an ipod or to count steps for m... More

This is a great phone and it has a lot of abilities. I recently purchased this phone because my needs are more complex than could be dealt with using my Sony Walkman phone which was entertaining for a while until it became annoying: I don't really need my phone to be an ipod or to count steps for me. The blackberry is everything I need a phone and a PDA to be -- so far anyway. I store most of the information I might need on the fly in my At&T email in a variety of folders so I can access them from my phone. This has been enormously useful. I used to have to grab my computer because of the information I might need only being available on it. If I can predict needing it, I can avoid a lot of hassle. The calendar application has also been very helpful I do have difficulty with the size and design of the keyboard. It is a QWERTY which is great when I'm in a hurry but I make a lot of mistakes. I make a lot of mistakes anyway but I type much faster on a computer. I can't stand the trackball. That is the easiest way to make mistakes. It's hard for me to explain to my mom that I didn't MEAN to call her, my phone did. This phone has made more unauthorized phone calls than any other phone I have every had. This happens from it being on the bottom of my purse or in jean pockets. If you move in just the right way... Yes, I could lock the keyboard, but that depends on being able to get to the * quickly to unlock it. Someday I will find a PDA that will keep more information for me and still let me make phone calls. This one is compromised by its size.

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8/10

Excellent Product - couple glitches

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I like the Blackberry Curve 8310, switched from touchscreen Treo, which I REALLY liked. Blackberry Curve 8310 -good keypad that is actually useful - able to type on -size and weight is good -applications work really well with this phone - twitter, fbook, google -screen is very good for appli... More

I like the Blackberry Curve 8310, switched from touchscreen Treo, which I REALLY liked. Blackberry Curve 8310 -good keypad that is actually useful - able to type on -size and weight is good -applications work really well with this phone - twitter, fbook, google -screen is very good for applications and viewing web -like the rollerball, but think it wears out to quickly -battery seems to die the older the phone gets -exceptionally durable - I'm a phone "destroyer" -photo capability is hopeful for next version, but not quite as good as Treo (Treo had video) -photo applications tend to become inoperable with other apps. -Use for work email and personal email - both

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8/10

Awesome phone!

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My 8310 has been very reliable and can do everything; and now with the recent software update, it can even do video, not just watch, but take video! Its a great phone, calendar, phone, mp3 player, internet, gps, news center, voice notes, AIM, voice dialing,etc. No regrets, maybe they can make a ba... More

My 8310 has been very reliable and can do everything; and now with the recent software update, it can even do video, not just watch, but take video! Its a great phone, calendar, phone, mp3 player, internet, gps, news center, voice notes, AIM, voice dialing,etc. No regrets, maybe they can make a battery that can handle 24 usage, but this is pretty good, just keep a home, work and car charger ready; cuz you'll never turn it off. (oh year, it can power down on a schedule too!)

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10/10