The BlackBerry Curve 3G not flashy or revolutionary, and doesn’t include top-of-the-line features, but it is a great refresher of a classic. The Curve has always been the smartphone equivalent of the Toyota Camry — reliable, durable, cheap, but decidedly boring.
The styling updates are welcome, as is the addition of Wi-Fi and 3G. The lack of BlackBerry OS 6.0 and camera flash are significant detractors. The BlackBerry Curve 9330 strikes me as more of a fit for corporate user who can upgrade their previous generation Curve. It’s unclear why a personal consumer would purchase this rather than say the Tour.
- Wi-Fi added
- Updated styling
- Light form factor
- Sluggish at times
- Sub-standard camera
- Touted as a 3G device, but really doesn’t take advantage of 3G network in any way