I don’t normally review BlackBerry phones I usually stick to Android or iOS devices. I thought I would give the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 from Verizon a shot. This phone is the most recent version of the BlackBerry from Verizon. The phone doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles that most new smartphones have but it is still a decent phone.
The BlackBerry Curve from Verizon specifications are as follows:
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 4.29″ x 2.36″ x 0.55″
- Weight: 3.7oz
- Battery: Lithium Shell – 1150mAh
- Network: Dual-Band 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO Rev 0
- Memory: 256Mb Flash, 128Mb RAM
- OS: BlackBerry 5
- Display: 2.5″ TFT LCD 320×240 Pixel Resolution
- Camera: 2 Megapixel and 5x Digital Zoom
- Bluetooth v2.1 A2DP
The phone feels very light and is completely covered in plastic. The phone also includes a full backlit QWERTY keyboard. The screen is very nice and easy to read however not a touch screen. The phone features the standard touch pad instead of the ball to scroll through the phones features and applications. I am not a fan of this feature on BlackBerry’s myself but I am sure there are many people that are. This phone takes a real simplistic look and feel with the call and hangup buttons right on the front of the phone making it very easy to make and receive calls.
While browsing though the phone I tried out the mobile web browser and found that it can view full webpages but it is very slow at doing so. Websites viewed on the small screen are not very clear and difficult to navigate if not built for a mobile phone or BlackBerry. Another thing I did not like about this phone is the very small buttons when dialing a number, the phone uses the same keyboard which is already small.
However, the phone is still a very functional phone which is not suited to the higher end smartphone users but more the entry level users. If you are looking for a BlackBerry and do not want all of the bells and whistles try the BlackBerry Curve 3G from Verizon.
I would rate this phone a solid 3.5/5 Gears.