BlackBerry Curve 9310

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Specs summary


The BlackBerry Curve 9310's screen is 2.44 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8655 800 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the BlackBerry 7.1 operating system (OS).

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1450 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 480 minutes (2G).

The BlackBerry Curve 9310 packs the best of BlackBerry into a small package - all designed for social.

- Adam Zeis , CrackBerry 

Reviews summary

Based on 5 reviews

RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9310 is a simple candybar-type CDMA phone that’s built to let users enjoy some of the best messaging features available on any mobile device. Whether you’re a texting junkie or an e-mail buff, you’ll find plenty to love in the BlackBerry Curve 9310.

For starters, it comes with a built-in QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad combination that should make it easy to navigate the menus and applications in BlackBerry OS 7.1. There should be little to no lag at all in switching between apps given that there’s an 800MHz Qualcomm processor tasked with handling all computing duties. And you should be able to access all kinds of data no matter where you are through a variety of connectivity options such as microUSB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and even NFC.

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Outside of work applications, the BlackBerry Curve 9310 proves to be quite capable as well, what with it having a built-in FM radio, music player, and 3-megapixel camera with LED flash that can capture not only still images but also video. The camera also comes with several special features such as face detection, image stabilization, scene mode, and geo-tagging. And all of the recorded media can of course be viewed on the 2.4-inch 320x240 LCD screen.

The included 1450mAh battery on the BlackBerry Curve 9310 is good for up to 8 hours of talk time or about 3 weeks of standby time. So if you’re interested in using a handy messaging device that won’t have you scrambling to get to a wall outlet several times a day, this one’s worth a look.

Need to Know: BlackBerry Curve 9310

1. Comes with the latest version of the BlackBerry software pre-installed. (The Good)

2. Built-in battery is long-lasting and easily replaceable in the event of a malfunction. (The Good)

3. Only works with CDMA networks and does not support GSM. (The Bad)

4. Many hardware features are outdated. (The Bad)

Reviews (5/10 Avg. rating)


Small size, socially awesome and great pricing

from CrackBerry

Overall I really do like the BlackBerry Curve 9310. It's a great social device and the Boost plans are really tough to beat. It makes a great 2nd device for the smartphone hoarder and an awesome entry device for anyone looking to try BlackBerry for the first time. I think the plans, Boost service and the device itself will entice many new users to try it out and many existing users to change over for OS 7.1. If you're looking for a higher-end device, then you'll most certainly want to check out something like the Bold 9900. The Bold 9900 offers a more refined design, much better keyboard an... Full review

Berry Review

Comfortable to use and is light weight

from Berry Review
Overall the device is comfortable to use and is light weight combined with a low monthly plan, and a decent camera that snaps good pictures to share via twitter, Facebook, etc. You really can’t go wrong if you are in a budget and want to stay connected with a device that does both social, and emailing... Full review

Low price and good call quality

from PhoneArena
The most attractive aspect of the BlackBerry Curve 9310 is its low $49 contract price. But for the same amount, you can get an Android smartphone, such as the LG Lucid, which is capable of a lot more and can run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. At this point, we don’t see much interest in the BlackBerry Curve 9310, as it just doesn’t stand up to the competition, except for those individuals specifically looking for a low priced BlackBerry... Full review

Still the same ho-hum handset you can expect from RIM, but for a no-contract BlackBerry, it's reliable and makes texting a breeze

from Cnet
Though it's certainly no game changer, the Curve 9310 is a reliable device that sticks to what BlackBerry devotees (however few and far between) come to love. Its familiar portrait keyboard, complete with touch-pad navigation, is still easy to use and makes texting a walk in the park. Call quality was perfectly satisfactory and audio from the speaker was impressive. And if you're to keen on high specs, the phone's 3.2 megapixel camera is enough to get by... Full review

Phone issues

I got this phone from a friend turned it on and can't use it the phone locks and turns on but I can't do anything with it when it turns on a loading screen shows and does not go away and it stops me from calling texting I can't add numbers or get into the menu! Please help!!!
I got this phone from a friend turned it on and can't use it the phone locks and turns on but I can't do anything with it when it turns on a loading screen shows and does not go away and it stops me from calling texting I can't add numbers or get into the menu! Please help!!! Less

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Full Specs

Release date July 10, 2012
Regions available USA
800/1900 MHz
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry 7.1

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8655 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
512 MB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.28 W/kg
Body: 1.58 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1450 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
480 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 6.0 x 1.3 cm
(4.3 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 103 grams
(3.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.44 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Optical pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser BlackBerry Browser
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Blackberry)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, OBEX
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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