Phone Review: BlackBerry Curve 8900

Short Review
  • Wi-Fi® Support
  • Built-in GPS
  • Camera (3.2 MP)
  • Wireless Email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Enhanced Media Player
  • Video Recording
  • BlackBerry® Maps
  • Phone
  • Corporate Data Access

Size and Weight
  • Width: 2.36 inches (60 mm)
  • Height: 4.29 inches (109 mm)
  • Weight: 3.87 ounces (109.9 grams)
  • Depth: 0.53 inches (13.5 mm)
Data Input & Navigation
  • Trackball located on front face of device, ESC key to the right, Menu to the left
  • 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Dedicated Keys: Send, End, Mute, Lock, VAD (user customizable), 2-stage camera (user customizable), 2x volume/zoom
  • User Interface: Intuitive icons and menus

Voice Input & Output
  • Integrated speaker and microphone, Hands-free headset capable, Bluetooth® headset capable, Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone
  • Rating for hearing aids (PDF): M3 (in cellular bands only)
Battery & Battery Life
  • Battery: 1400 mAHr removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell
  • Talk Time: 5.5 hours
  • Standby Time: 356 hours
  • Transmissive TFT LCD
  • Screen Size: 2.44 inches (diagonally measured)
  • High resolution 480x360 pixel color display
  • Supports over 65,000 colors

Media Player
  • Audio Format Support: .3gp, WAV, MIDI, AMR-NB, G711u/A, GSM610, PCM, MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA9/10 Standard/Pro
  • Video Format Support: DivX, XviD (MPEG4 Advance Simple Profile), H.263, WMV3

Ringtones & Notifications
  • Ringtones: .3gp, WAV, MIDI, AMR-NB, G711u/A, GSM610, PCM, MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA9/10 Standard/Pro
  • Notifications: Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator; notification options are user configurable

Camera & Video Recording
  • Video Camera: Normal Mode: 240x180 pixel, MMS Mode: 176x144 pixel
  • Camera: 3.2 MP camera (JPEG Encoding) with Auto focus, Image stabilization, Flash and 2X Digital Zoom

  • Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR; Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port Profile, Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP), SIM Access Profile and Dial-up Networking supported

GPS & BlackBerry Maps
  • Assisted and autonomous GPS enabled

Keyboard security
  • Keyboard lock
  • Password protection
  • Sleep (standby) mode

Wireless Networks
  • North America: 850 MHz GSM®/GPRS networks
  • North America: 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Europe/Asia Pacific: 1800MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Europe/Asia Pacific: 900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • EDGE networks

  • Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • 802.11b/g enabled
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Server
  • Cisco CCX certification planned
  • Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
  • Support for UMA/GAN

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