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BlackBerry 8330 Curve review

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The BlackBerry 8330 Curve currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
BlackBerry
Processor
312 MHz
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


CNET

Despite some spotty call quality, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for Sprint is a great messaging device with the bonus of EV-DO and integrated GPS.

- Bonnie Cha, CNET
CrackBerry

The anticipation of a new device in your hands is always something that makes you a little crazy. The act of opening boxes, peeling off cling plastic covers and tossing aside instruction manuals gets my blood pumping.  Ever since I took this device out of its box I have been discovering new thi...

- Kevin Michaluk, CrackBerry


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Screen Size
Unknown

The BlackBerry 8330 Curve's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
312 MHz

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

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1150mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1150 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 11 days standby time.

8330 Curve Specs

Overview
Release date March 31, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Intel XScale 312 MHz
Internal Storage 64 MB
RAM 32 MB
ROM 96 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.54 W/kg
Body: 0.63 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1150 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 11 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Pink, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 6.1 x 1.6 cm (4.2 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 114 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display No
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, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features SSL
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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
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
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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 No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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