The Curve 3G By Blackberry Combines Effective Functionality And Style

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The latest addition to the Blackberry Curve range, the 9300 Curve 3G offers a number of upgrades over previous models, however it retains the classic Blackberry styling of the full QWERTY keyboard, 2.4 inch TFT screen and optical trackpad for navigating user interface.

The dimensions of the handset are 109x 60x 18.9 mm, so it feels substantial and well made when using it; however it is also lightweight and therefore highly portable weighing 104 g meaning it will easily fit into a pocket or handbag. The TFT screen measures 2.4 inches and does a great job of displaying photos and videos as well as games and web pages and clear and vivid detail thanks to the ability to display up to 65K colours within 320x 240 pixels. The full QWERTY keyboard is easy to use and offers an efficient means of entering text, making this the perfect phone for those who send a lot of text messages or emails. Browsing the user interface is achieved with an optical trackpad which again is easy to use and is simply operated by sliding your thumb over it.

Users are able to assign MP3 music files as ring tones, or choose from a selection of pre-installed polyphonics, with both options working alongside the standard vibration feature. A speakerphone and 3.5 mm audio jack are included, both of which offer options for handsfree conversations. The latter can also be used with earphones for listening to music via the internal media player which can support numerous music and video file formats such as MP3 and MP4. When using this feature, there are dedicated music keys on the handset which allow users to control their play list with ease. Additional entertainment features include a number of pre-installed games along with access to a library of downloadable games.

Up to 32 GB of internal storage can be made available by utilising the integrated microSD card slot, by installing a memory card of your choice. Users who choose to do this will potentially be able to store thousands of music tracks or any other files they may want to keep within the phone.

The Blackberry Curve 3G offers a decent Internet browsing experience with full HTML browser. To gain access, the handset relies on both 3G (via HSDPA) coverage, as well as Wi-Fi, the latter offering a fast and reliable connection whenever in proximity to a wireless internet routers. Class 10 GPRS and class 10 EDGE keep the handset connected to the correct cellular networks, whilst Bluetooth and micro USB connectivity means users can connect the handset to a number of other compatible devices.

There is a handy and easy to use 2 mega pixel camera located on the back of the Blackberry Curve 3G. Whilst this will not win any awards for its technology, it is reliable and able to take decent quality still images, and even has the added bonus of recording video footage as an alternative to still images.

A handset ships with Blackberry OS 5.0, however users can easily upgrade this to 6.0, the latest version of the operating system. Available in black and red colour variants the Blackberry Curve 3G also makes a great choice for the style conscious user who also views their phone as a fashion statement.

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