BlackBerry 9300

AKA: BlackBerry Curve 3G

Available at: Bell, Fido, Koodo Mobile, Mobilicity, MTS, Primus, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron, Virgin Mobile Canada, Wind Mobile

7.0/10 AVG.
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As it exists today, the Curve 3G could be considered a stepping stone. It's a solid pick for its price and if you know what your expectations are...

- Jon Fingas , Macnn 

Specs summary


The BlackBerry 9300's screen is 2.5 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.


There is a 624 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the BlackBerry 5.0 (6.0 upgrade available) operating system (OS).

2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a 1150 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 19 days standby time, 270 minutes talk time.

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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

An entry-level phone that doesn't offer anything new

from TrustedReviews (5 years ago)

The BlackBerry Curve 3G doesn’t offer anything we haven’t seen before, but given that it’s an entry-level model this is perhaps to be expected. It’s certainly a great phone for emailing and text messaging and with GPS and 3G onboard it offers a decent feature set. However, it... More


Good battery life, excellent form factor

from MobileBurn (5 years ago)

I have a hard time understanding why RIM would release the Curve 3G 9300 with an outdated operating system. It has already released BlackBerry OS 6 in tandem with the Torch 9800, so we should be able to assume that the OS is ready for use. BlackBerry OS 6 could, at the very least, improve the web br... More


Stylish look, moderate price tag, low-grade camera

from What Mobile (5 years ago)

The BlackBerry Curve 3G retains all the features and characteristics of the original Curve device, throwing in high-speed 3G data for good measure. With Wi-Fi also onboard it represents excellent connectivity options and ensures a smoother browsing and downloading experience. Elsewhere the tradition... More


Recommended to those who are hardcore about messaging, and are looking for a smartphone on the cheap

from IntoMobile (5 years ago)

As an entry-level smartphone, it fares extremely well, handling all of the same functions as a higher-end BlackBerry without the frills of a nicer camera or higher-resolution screen. It would be unfair to pit the 9300 against the toughest Android competition available right now since it’s not... More

A cheap entry point into smartphones

from Macnn (5 years ago)

If you're looking for a cheap entry point into smartphones, especially if you're with a carrier whose BlackBerry plans cost less or are prepaid, the Curve 3G is a viable way to jump in. It's more practical than the Pearl 3G since it can work for heavy-duty messaging, and the on-contract price is oft... More


A useful update to BlackBerry's low-cost intro-phone, but it's obvious where the corners have been cut

from PC Pro (5 years ago)

The Curve 3G 9300 is a good introduction to what BlackBerry can offer. Right now, because it's new, it's slightly more expensive than the outgoing 8520, typically free on £25 per month contracts - we'd expect that to drop to £20 within a month or two. There's no getting away from the fac... More


A low cost device that is intended for new BlackBerry users

from CrackBerry (5 years ago)

No one is out there trying to convince anybody that the BlackBerry Curve 3G is the greatest BlackBerry available. It is however, one of the most affordable BlackBerry devices available. Research In Motion knew what they were doing with this device. The BlackBerry Curve series has not had a 3G releas... More

The Curve 3G stands up well for a mid-range handset

from TechRadar (5 years ago)

For a mid-range handset, the BlackBerry Curve 3G stands up well. If you're after an email-machine with occasional web browsing and a spot of media playback, then it'll suit you down to the ground without costing you a fortune – and with BlackBerry OS 6 just around the corner, things can only g... More


Uninspiring, but perfectly adequate

from Cnet (5 years ago)

It's hard to get excited about a phone that only offers minor upgrades to what came before, and relies on a future software update for its only innovative feature. But, if you're looking for a perfectly adequate BlackBerry that ticks all the boxes, there's not much wrong with the BlackBerry Curve 3G... More


It doesn't feel like a substantially new device

from Pocket-lint (5 years ago)

The BlackBerry Curve 3G  hasn't really gone very far in relation to the world around it. It doesn't feel like a substantially new device, at least it doesn't whilst it still uses the current v5 operating system. This may all change with the roll out of v6, but as it stands, it only really offer... More


Definitely worth the price!

(3 years ago)

I was pleasantly surprised. I have used Android smart phones of various kinds, but my husband and daughter needed two basic phones to fulfill a contract agreement. We chose the BB 9300, not expecting much given the 150.00 price tag. What a great purchase! These little phones do exactly what they nee... More


BB 9300 is a gutted downgrade of existing BB's, --If you are an experienced use DO NOT BUY!

(4 years ago)

I purchased the BB 9300 CASH, and Prepaid with WIND, Unlimited EVERYTHING including BB, Data, and laptop Tethering, for $49. I missed the deal on the Unbreakable Plan - same for $39 (Canadian Dollars = US dollars ). Still. I am typing this REVIEW on the WIND / Tethered BB9300, so that "WHEN" it work... More


Funky, Fresh

(5 years ago)

Overall very happy with this phone. A few software update mainly compared to the previous Curve. 3G is awesome!


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