Specs summary

Screen
No

The BlackBerry 8320 Curve's screen is Unknown with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
312 MHz

There is a Intel XScale 312 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video 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 17 days standby time, 240 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



Sporting smooth lines similar to other Curve models, the compact 8320 feels sturdy and solid in hand.

- Roger Thomasson , Wired 

Reviews summary

7.8/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 111 reviews

The Blackberry 8320 Curve is the latest iteration of the once AT&T exclusive 8300, but with at least one major improvement.

The 8320 uses a wonderful new technology called UMA or Unlicensed Mobile Access, which allows the user to make WiFi calls seamlessly and without the need for a separate VoIP account. This makes the use of WiFi even more attractive than it already was since the user does not need additional applications in order to enjoy the benefits and savings of WiFi.

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There is a fee associated with UMA through cell providers such as T-Mobile, Rogers and AT&T who usually require you to pay fees starting at $10/per month for Hotspot service. However, keep in mind that calls originating as UMA are billed for their duration as such and at no additional expense, even if you leave a WiFi area and the phone switches back to GSM. This, combined with unlimited domestic WiFi calls, and the $10/per month fee is a bargain for heavy users.

Ergonomically the Curve offers the spaciousness of older Blackberries, with a 35-key Qwerty keypad with a white backlight and keys that are well designed for easy, fast typing. The 8320 Curve is available in both Titanium (gun metal gray) and Pale Gold (champagne).


Reviews (7.8/10 Avg. rating)


MobileBurn

Good battery life, UI needs an overhaul

from MobileBurn

In conclusion, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8320 and the T-Mobile @Home service work well together when your home/office and its WiFi network fit properly. You might still experience the random dropped call when leaving the house, but the vast majority of time the system works very well. But if your home or office layout is a little bit more complex, as ours is, then you have to be prepared to deal with some limitations...

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In conclusion, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8320 and the T-Mobile @Home service work well together when your home/office and its WiFi network fit properly. You might still experience the random dropped call when leaving the house, but the vast majority of time the system works very well. But if your home or office layout is a little bit more complex, as ours is, then you have to be prepared to deal with some limitations.

In any event, even if you ignore the UMA possibilities completely, the addition of WiFi to the Curve is a great thing. It makes the Curve 8320 every bit the phone that the original Curve 8300 was, and then some. As such, I give it a "Highly Recommended" rating.

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Wired

One of the tastiest BlackBerries to date

from Wired

It ain't perfect, but the new T-Mobile Curve is one of the tastiest Blackberries to date. Sporting smooth lines similar to other Curve models, the compact 8320 feels sturdy and solid in hand. The QWERTY keyboard is spacious, and even adds a bit more wiggle-room in comparison to its older sibling,...More

It ain't perfect, but the new T-Mobile Curve is one of the tastiest Blackberries to date. Sporting smooth lines similar to other Curve models, the compact 8320 feels sturdy and solid in hand. The QWERTY keyboard is spacious, and even adds a bit more wiggle-room in comparison to its older sibling, the 8820 for AT&T. So what's new? For starters, a 2 megapixel camera. Crackberry heads have long bemoaned the lack of a decent cam, and now RIM has finally heeded their call and provided a cam that takes surprisingly clear pictures with rich color and little noise. Other exciting news? RIM has included substantial 3rd party instant messaging, with support for Yahoo, AIM, and Windows clients. Like the AT&T model, T-Mobile's Curve features integrated Wi-Fi. It's a super sweet snap to setup and offers download speeds that are roaring when compared to T-Mobile's soggy EDGE network. It's funny really, the only thing we had a hard time doing with this device was putting it down.

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CrackBerry

It has everything that most users have come to love on the 8300

from CrackBerry

I really want to like this device, but I’m not so sure that enough of the bugs have been worked out yet. My primary reason for getting the 8320 was to get improved coverage at my house. With the UMA going in and out all the time, I’m not so sure I have achieved that. I think T-Mobile just needs some time to work the kinks out, and thus these are the issues that early adopters like me have to deal with...

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I really want to like this device, but I’m not so sure that enough of the bugs have been worked out yet. My primary reason for getting the 8320 was to get improved coverage at my house. With the UMA going in and out all the time, I’m not so sure I have achieved that. I think T-Mobile just needs some time to work the kinks out, and thus these are the issues that early adopters like me have to deal with.

The device overall is great. It has everything that most users have come to love on the 8300 with the added benefit of WiFi.

I didn’t discuss everything there is to do with the new 8320. I just wanted to get this info out early to everyone who was thinking about getting the device. If you have more specific questions about something I haven’t covered, post it in the forums and let’s talk about it.

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Amazon

the wifi helps

from Amazon
I live in a place that has poor T-Mobile reception, but use T-Mobile, because of its international service. The ability of my Blackberry Curve 8320 to use wifi helps with the poor reception, but I have had some problems. After I had my phone for about a year and a half, it stopped working. When I ca...More
I live in a place that has poor T-Mobile reception, but use T-Mobile, because of its international service. The ability of my Blackberry Curve 8320 to use wifi helps with the poor reception, but I have had some problems. After I had my phone for about a year and a half, it stopped working. When I called for help, I was told that it needed a software update. When I tried to update the software, a message from the website said that my 2 year old computer needed to be updated before the software could be installed on it (and that needed to happen before it could be installed on the phone). My computer company told me that it would cost $169 to update my two year old computer enough so that I could install the blackberry updating software. Since I didn't want to do that, I decided to use my husband's newer computer. After many hours of attempts to download and use the updating software and much time spent on the phone with T-Mobile help, T-Mobile finally mentioned that I probably needed a new sim card, which was the problem. Less
Amazon

I regret buying this

from Amazon
After I had my Blackberry Curve 8320 for about a year and a half, it stopped working. When I called for help, I was told that it needed a software update. When I tried to update the software, a message from the website said that my 2 year old computer needed to be updated before the software could be...More
After I had my Blackberry Curve 8320 for about a year and a half, it stopped working. When I called for help, I was told that it needed a software update. When I tried to update the software, a message from the website said that my 2 year old computer needed to be updated before the software could be installed on it (and that needed to happen before it could be installed on the phone). My computer company told me that it would cost $169 to update my two year old computer enough so that I could install the blackberry updating software. Since I didn't want to do that, I decided to use my husband's newer computer. After many hours of attempts to download and use the updating software and much time spent on the phone with T-Mobile help, I still have not been able to get my phone working again. I can't use my phone, but I'm required to continue paying for the T-Mobile contract that I had to take in order to get the phone. Less
Amazon

it sounds nice...

from Amazon
The curve has great potential. Many available applications, internet, video, pictures, music...but it is a very limited device. As it turns out it is very sensitive to having multiple things open at once. This can mean internet and photo, photo and text, etc. If you have a few things open you stand...More
The curve has great potential. Many available applications, internet, video, pictures, music...but it is a very limited device. As it turns out it is very sensitive to having multiple things open at once. This can mean internet and photo, photo and text, etc. If you have a few things open you stand a great chance of it freezing. I do not heavily push the limits of my phone but I have it freeze often once a day. Which means I have to remove the battery and wait for a long reboot. Tech support told me this "you have to close every other application before opening up a new one". I thought this was supposed to be a smart phone... I can tell you I will not likely buy another blackberry, at least until they fix it. It could be such a nice phone if it was not so tempermental. Oh also, forget about running blackberryapps program, it slows down the system so much. Less
Amazon

One great phone

from Amazon
I have used hundreds of phones, I live on this thing. I am in constant motion, and under constant pressure, are not we all, and this phone performs. I use T mobile, and I have unlimited call, text and email time. I have been told many times by T - mobile service people that I have, at times been, clos...More
I have used hundreds of phones, I live on this thing. I am in constant motion, and under constant pressure, are not we all, and this phone performs. I use T mobile, and I have unlimited call, text and email time. I have been told many times by T - mobile service people that I have, at times been, close to exhausting it. This phone can take a beating. I like the fact that Berry has applications and programs that I can reach quickly and without to much effort. Yes, I text while driving, and I have been known to both use a portable computer at the same time I am on the phone in the car. RELAX everyone, I let others drive when I use the computer and the phone at the same time. I was suspect of blackberry, and RIM, but it has been working great. I can see why the President does not want to give his up. Less
Amazon

It's the service (t-mobile) that's bad not the phone

from Amazon
Received the curve as open box and call tmobile to figure out what happened. They said it's ok "the phone is brand new". 1 month later, I get flash errors (risk of loosing my contacts). Called for replacement and they offer a "used" blackberry. So in a 30 day period, I had to argue with customer serv...More
Received the curve as open box and call tmobile to figure out what happened. They said it's ok "the phone is brand new". 1 month later, I get flash errors (risk of loosing my contacts). Called for replacement and they offer a "used" blackberry. So in a 30 day period, I had to argue with customer service to get a used phone as a new customer. Suggestion: if you want a blackberry head to another mobile provider. Now where is that 0 star option. Less
Amazon

It's the service (t-mobile) that's bad not the phone

from Amazon
Received the curve as open box and call tmobile to figure out what happened. They said it's ok "the phone is brand new". 1 month later, I get flash errors (risk of loosing my contacts). Called for replacement and they offer a "used" blackberry. So in a 30 day period, I had to argue with customer servi...More
Received the curve as open box and call tmobile to figure out what happened. They said it's ok "the phone is brand new". 1 month later, I get flash errors (risk of loosing my contacts). Called for replacement and they offer a "used" blackberry. So in a 30 day period, I had to argue with customer service to get a used phone as a new customer. Suggestion: if you want a blackberry head to another mobile provider. Now where is that 0 star option. Less
Amazon

One Small Point...

from Amazon
The literature consistently says "Does not take video"---it does take video. Go to the video area (icon looks like a camera) click on it and there you are. The capability came with my 8320 from Cincinnati Bell. Even the RIM website omits this feature, it's there. Enjoy, it does a great job of video, to...More
The literature consistently says "Does not take video"---it does take video. Go to the video area (icon looks like a camera) click on it and there you are. The capability came with my 8320 from Cincinnati Bell. Even the RIM website omits this feature, it's there. Enjoy, it does a great job of video, too. Crisp, with voice, good color, you can zoom in and out as well. Only reason I am giving the device one less than full stars is it is such a difficult little thing to master compared to the iTouch, but it does so much more. Well worth the price and the time invested. Less
Amazon

Best Value when purchasing through Amazon and choosing T-Mobile

from Amazon
Ordered the Blackberry Curve 8320 (actually 2 of them) with the favs family plan. The phone is good, however, the internet on T-Mobile (edge) is super slow in comparison to other providers with high speed alternatives; 3g for Sprint, Verizon, ATT, or evdo for Verizon & Sprint. Amazon provided the best...More
Ordered the Blackberry Curve 8320 (actually 2 of them) with the favs family plan. The phone is good, however, the internet on T-Mobile (edge) is super slow in comparison to other providers with high speed alternatives; 3g for Sprint, Verizon, ATT, or evdo for Verizon & Sprint. Amazon provided the best deal out of any other retailer out there, hands down, and they provided excellent service when I needed it. Despite the complaint of slow internet through t-mobile, when it comes down flexibility of its use as a phone, T-mobile is the only provider at the moment that allows hotspot (UMA) calling or the ability to use the wifi connection of the phone to make phone calls, WITHOUT deducting minutes from your phone plan, as long as you pay for the $10 a month hotspot calling service. Pros: 1) Unlimited HotSpot calling through T-mobile: Make unlimited national phone calls with this phone on any wifi network as long as you pay for the 10 dollar hotspot calling feature. 2) hotspot calling feature is available on a family plan (covers EVERYONE on their family plan for one low price) and it costs the same as a single line hotspot feature. 3) Phone is Wifi capable, go online through any Wifi network (that you have access to: secured networks you don't have a key to don't work obviously!) 4) good messaging (SMS) and e-mail capabilities (outlook, gmail, hotmail, etc) as long as you pay for the required data plans (See cons below) 5) Good call quality, build quality, and great feature set(for the money) on the phone itself, the plans are something else. Cons: 1) Phone is slow when navigating through menus and dialing in comparison to dedicated cell phones (non pda phones) 2) Screen is a bit small to actually do any real web browsing; its purpose is mostly to receive emails. i would call this an email phone. yes you can web browse, but it is tedious, even with aftermarket software browsers like mini opera, etc. 3) On the T-mobile side, the internet is absolutely slow slow slow. makes web browsing practically unusable, unless of course you are on a wifi connection. If you have the patience to deal with browsing on the edge network and wait X2 as long as dial-up, then be my guest, I'd recommend wifi. 4) required to pay for data plan: extra $$$ for something the phone is supposed to do out of the box. No data plan, no internet or email unless you have an available wifi connection. 5) if you are using outlook for work to receive email, it is then required to pay even more money for the BB enterprise server data plan in order to receive emails instantly or close to real time. Otherwise, you have to deal with web outlook (OWA) which only pushes email about every 15 minutes to your blackberry device. There you have it, depending on what your needs are, this phone can be the best phone you have ever owned, or it could be just a whatever phone with too many features. In worst case scenario, I certainly couldn't see anyone calling this the worst phone,,, it simply offers way to much for the money for it to fit in that category. Less
Amazon

Great Phone

from Amazon
I lost my last Blackberry and upgraded to a curve and wish I had just upgraded sooner. Better keys, better browser, camera... just all around a great phone. The only thing I would like to see is a slimmer version.
Amazon

The Best Free Phone Out There

from Amazon
Well to start off my original concern was that I get the best phone out with internet capabilities at the lowest possible price. The 8320 is that phone, with the key word being "lowest" possible price. I would rather the iphone but over the course of a year your going to pay a lot more for it. I got...More
Well to start off my original concern was that I get the best phone out with internet capabilities at the lowest possible price. The 8320 is that phone, with the key word being "lowest" possible price. I would rather the iphone but over the course of a year your going to pay a lot more for it. I got the 8320 for -79.99 in my pocket after a rebate with a plan that only costs [...] a month and it has WiFi so you don't have to continue paying [...] dollars a month for unlimited internet after 6 months. Internet is FREE. That by itself makes this phone the best bargain out there. My one concern was that this phone would be really big and look weird in my pocket but it is much smaller than it looks and fits comfortably in my pants pocket. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 25, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry

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Processor Intel XScale 312 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.6 W/kg
Body: 1.13 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 240 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Pale gold, Sunset red, Titanium
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.0 x 6.0 x 1.6 cm (3.9 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 111 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Trackball
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry Curve

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