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RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 review

Review by Todd Haselton on Sunday October 03, 2010.

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3.1 stars

(How we score)

Good battery life, excellent form factor, first-rate keyboard
Low resolution screen, poor web browser, mediocre camera, dated operating system, so-so call quality


The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is the first 3G capable BlackBerry Curve model for GSM/UMTS carriers like T-Mobile USA and AT&T. While new, the device is nearly identical in looks to the Curve 8520 that launched on T-Mobile in August 2009. The Curve 3G 9300 adds a few new features that include additional on-board memory, support for 802.11b/g/n networks (wireless-N is added), and GPS.

Priced at $79.99 on T-Mobile USA, the Curve 3G 9300 is $50 more than the Curve 8520, but it's still a budget friendly phone. Research In Motion has also said that it plans to upgrade the Curve 3G 9300 from its current BlackBerry 5 operating system to the latest BlackBerry 6 OS sometime in 2011, an upgrade that's not currently planned for the Curve 8520. While its features, such as its low-resolution display, lack in comparison to other smartphones on the market, including the Bold 9700 on T-Mobile, it's an affordable BlackBerry that Curve fans will appreciate. If you're looking for a first-class web browsing experience, however, look elsewhere.

You'll find a video of the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 after the Table of Contents, below.

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Todd Haselton
Todd is a senior editor at MobileBurn and works out of his home in New York City. He covers news for us and also writes reviews. You can follow him on Twitter at @RoboTodd

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