- Roger Thomasson , Wired
Sporting smooth lines similar to other Curve models, the compact 8320 feels sturdy and solid in hand.
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.
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).
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Good battery life, UI needs an overhaul
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 th... Full review
One of the tastiest BlackBerries to date
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... Full review
It has everything that most users have come to love on the 8300
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 everythin... Full review
the wifi helps
I regret buying this
it sounds nice...
One great phone
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Best Value when purchasing through Amazon and choosing T-Mobile
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