BlackBerry Curve 3G: Conclusion

September 29, 2010 by Shaun Mahal Reads (71,076)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 3
    • Value
    • 9
    • Total Score:
    • 7.20
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

 

CONCLUSION

BlackBerry Curve 3G from VerizonThe 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.

Pros:

  • Wi-Fi added
  • Updated styling
  • Light form factor

Cons:

  • Sluggish at times
  • Sub-standard camera
  • Touted as a 3G device, but really doesn’t take advantage of 3G network in any way

 


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