Curved glass protectors are a pain to get right, and most of them, even from reputable brands, are a tradeoff when it comes to side touch functionality or aesthetics. Enter Zagg’s new Glass Curve Elite series for handsets with flexible OLED displays that are sloping to the sides, such as the Galaxy S8 or Note 8. Zagg’s previous curved protector efforts were as good as anyone else’s, barring those that have to be installed using ultraviolet baking.
The Blackberry curve is one of the most popular phones around. For people who don’t like touch screens and want to text and use the web with ease, the BB Curve is a great choice. There are many great Curve models. Here are some of them.
BlackBerry Curve 8520/8530
BlackBerry Bold 9700
BlackBerry Bold 9650
BlackBerry Bold 9780
BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930
BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100/9105
BlackBerry Torch 9800
BlackBerry Torch 9810
BlackBerry Style 9670
BlackBerry Curve 8980
BlackBerry Touch 9860
I like the 8330 and will consider moving up to the 9330 with wifi.
The Blackberry Curve is versatile and durable. It is very easy to use. It is a phone for all ages. If you are into texting it is fantastic. My daughter is a world class texter and prefers it to all other phones she has tried.
You obviously have to give up a few things with a Blackberry Curve like a big screen and a touch screen. I have tried other phones with those features and gone back to my Curve 8330 because it is made so well for messaging. If you do not want a touch screen or a flip out keyboard it is about the best you can do.
Blackbarry App World has a tiny amount of apps compared to Apple but the ones that are really usefull can be found there.I would say that around 90% of Apple’s apps are not all that useful.
So if you are looking for a great all around messaging phobe give the Blackberry Curve a try.
Handy, simple and sturdy
When you have held a BlackBerry Bold, you will notice right away that the BlackBerry 8520 is somewhat smaller and fits neatly in your hand. It feels very sturdy and well-made and after a quick glance at the keys and controls you get the feeling you already know how to use this phone. In short, this phone is both very easy to operate and a full-fledged smartphone.
Swift and clever control
We’re getting used to having lots of functions and applications on on our cellphones, but actually using them can be a different story; some phones are just not so easy to use, which may cause some stress when you have to do or know something instantly. You won’t have any stress when you’re using a Blackberry Curve 8520. It has been designed in a very logical way and you can switch between all installed apps and functions with the trackpad controller. You’ll soon feel comfortable using this clever controller.
BlackBerry apps and software
There is plenty software available for all BlackBery smartphones. There are also lots of apps (applications) and games for both your personal life or professional use. All of these have been designed especially for BlackBerry. You can find these via BlackBerry App World and use them to fully personalize your BlackBerry Curve 8520.
Sync with your PC …or Mac
With a BlackBerry Curve 8520, the exchange of files and media or synchronisation of calendars is not limited to just PC users, but also available to Mac users. That’s also good to know for people who are changing from PC to Mac or the other way around or use both.
Many smartphones perform amazing tricks that will seriously affect their battery life and also your talk time. A reliable (lithium ion-) battery with a long standby time is a plus for any user. With a BlackBerry Curve 8520 you have 4,5 talk time and 17 days standby time.
How fast is the internet on a Blackberry Curve 8520?
In the internet speed category the BlackBerry Curve 8520 falls behind the top speed of competitors like the HTC HD2 or the Apple iPhone, but it is still pretty quick. The efficiency with which GPRS works on this phone makes up for the absence of 3G technology to some extent; differences in speed are acceptable. If you want a really fast internet connection, you could always use the WiFi connectivity, which is easy to configure and use on the BlackBerry Curve 8520.
Making photos and videos with the Blackberry Curve 8520
The possibilities and specs of the photo- and video-functionality of the Blackberry Curve 8520 aren’t special, the ease of sharing images and videos with others definitely is: via e-mail, to social networks or using Bluetooth, it’s all fast and easy to use. Screen resolution is fine for watching your videos (320 x 240).
Fast media keys
To make its use even more simple, Blackberry has placed dedicated media keys (atop) the Curve 8520 to directly control your media. Great when you want to skip a song or quickly pause the music when there’s an incoming phonecall, or when you’re watching videos or images.
What’s in the BlackBerry Curve 8520’s box?
Even though you may feel you won’t need it, there’s a user manual and a quickstart guide in the box of the Blackberry Curve 8520 anyway. Worth mentioning are also the charger with several connectors, the CD with BlackBerry Desktop software, the micro USB-cable, the headset with phone-function and, last but not least, the phone itself of course.
Value for money?
Even though the BlackBerry Curve 8520 isn’t the fastest, lacks GPS and has a slightly lower screen resolution than the super phones, this BlackBerry is better than most smartphones in terms of reliability and ease of use. More importantly, the 8520 is definitely great value for money.
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The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is yet another reason why BlackBerry devices have been at the front of the smartphone class for a very long time. Offering highly secure push email access has made BlackBerry the leading choice for handheld devices among business users and RIM, the company that produces BlackBerry, continues to improve on their high quality phones with each new generation of models. The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is no exception to this truth.
In keeping with this pattern, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has already become a hit despite its short time on the market.The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is made exclusively for use with the T-Mobile network and the 8900 offers everything you’d expect from both companies. The 8900 handles data access, voice calls, calendar functions and of course, email with the seamlessness you’ve come to expect.
Other specific features offered with the Curve 8900 are: 3.2 mega pixel camera Video camera Titanium colored finish Chrome highlights GPS location and navigation service BlackBerry Messenger service BlackBerry PIN messaging Full SMS capabilities Memory card insertion (comes with 256 MB card and will hold a 16 GB card) Bluetooth capabilities Digital media player (supports multiple media formats) International roaming
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is packed with features: 3.2 megapixel camera Video camera Titanium colored finish Chrome highlights GPS location and navigation service BlackBerry Messenger service BlackBerry PIN messaging Full SMS capabilities Memory card insertion (comes with 256 MB card and will hold a 16 GB card) Bluetooth capabilities Digital media player (supports multiple media formats) International roaming
According to users, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the logical next step in smartphone evolution. Already the most stylish thing going, the 8900 is actually even sleeker than its predecessor and users have raved about its modern titanium finish with chrome accents. Then again, the BlackBerry Curve is always up to the minute when it comes to style.
It’s already well known that the Curve is not the ideal smartphone for anyone who has large fingers; this is a complaint made by men more so than women, of course but if you happen to have larger hands, you might have a hard time with the small keyboard on the Curve 8900.
The compact design is a great one, but it can be a little more difficult for some people to use than other models like the BlackBerry 8800 or the BlackBerry Bold.The processing speed on the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has earned high marks from users, but some users complain of slow speeds when using Wi-Fi. There are also some users who say that the two different browsers on the 8900 is confusing (you need to use different browsers for Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi connections on this model).However, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has been well received by business users as well as the general market.
Overall, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 scores high with both consumer and corporate users. Originally designed exclusively for corporate users, RIM has made earnest recent efforts to create more consumer-friendly devices by offering media capabilities, data access and a variety of messaging platforms to its already heavily lauded push email technology. The stylishly built, feature enhanced BlackBerry Curve 8900 supports this effort well.
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The Blackberry Curve is an amazing device in these days of amazing devices. It will be around for quite awhile, keeping up easily with any new phones coming out in the near future. It is a super phone and wont be considered outdated for quite some time.
The phone comes with so much inside that it could take a long time for a person to learn all of it. There are those who spend so much time on their little friend, though, that they absorb that knowledge pretty quickly. Not only does it function as a phone but it also features a media player that gives you access to music, camera, videos and video camera, pictures, ring tones, voice notes and voice notes recorder. That is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
Speaking of texting, you can do that till the cows come home! Text, get on your email account, add a note to Facebook, MySpace or Flickr in your spare time. Keep your friends updated all the time. Your email can be set up to come into your phone as well, keeping you really in communication with the world. Obviously, an internet connection is necessary for some of these things, but that does not seem to be a problem in these days. Towers are everywhere.
Usually business men and women would be the main users of the blackberry but people of all ages are actually buying it and making great use of it. It will act almost like a mini computer, having a calendar for your appointments, a calculator for figuring stuff out and even a memo pad. It is almost like having your PC or laptop with you. If navigating is an issue with you occasionally, your handy little phone will turn to a GPS function to keep you out of trouble.
Games and instant messaging are very popular items to check out on the phone, so try your hand at games. If music turns you on, tunes can be downloaded and listened to easily. You can even download them from your computer, if you have some there you want to make mobile. The clock and alarm are neat little ideas incorporated into the device, making it easy to travel and still be on time for meetings.
One phone system offering blackberry includes Bing, a relative newcomer to the search engine scene. You need to be able to get online to use it, but that is not a problem most of the time. There are so many towers for systems to use these days that receiving a signal sufficient for using your phone is almost guaranteed in most areas. Around the world it is possible to use these phones, especially in major populated regions.
A surprising application on the Blackberry Curve is that of using it as a Kindle, the book reading device that is so popular. It takes a bit more scrolling to use it but it is found to be quite adequate for that purpose. The same books downloaded onto the phone are also downloaded to your PC at the same time and they are synchronized so you can begin a book on the phone and still be able to take right up where you left off, at your PC. Modern marvels are wonderful.
The blackberry curve avaliable on TMobile Cell Phones was officially released on 11th February, 2009 in USA. T-Mobile Blackberry Cell Phones were previously thought to be a part of the 9000 series of the brand but, however at release it featured in the 8900 series mainly due to the fact of the lack of 3G. The cell phone officially identified as the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a Quad band EDGE/SM mobile phone. According to the experts the cellular phone is a successor of BlackBerry Curve 8300 with improvements in almost each aspect. The cellular phone isn’t only smaller when compared with its counterpart but is also loaded with a better camera. Higher resolution display, smaller keyboard, different USB ports, much better atomic trackball, larger internal memory are a few of the capabilities providing an edge to the mobile phone.
Features: This latest offering surely presents the customers with an edge when it comes to emails. The desktop redirect software can be used for setting up equally work and personal accounts. The device can be easily hooked with a BlackBerry server or can be basically used for creating as quite a few as ten accounts through the online services. Let’s move forward to a few of the other features other than the email dedicated heart. The music player can handle file formats like AAC and MP3 while the video player is compatible with both Xvid and DivX files. Both the music and video player are competent enough to set playlists or shuffle tracks. The little yet useful screen presents a lively and brighter picture as far as video quality is concerned.
Camera: The 3.2 Megapixel camera of the cell phone has been a case of worry for most of its users. The camera as reported showcases extremely low resolution thus, making it only suitable for MMS messages and little prints. The camera can be used for capturing both still and video shots although the users have a choice of employing the LED flashlight in dull atmosphere.
Design: Bringing together the designing characteristics of both BlackBerry 9000 and BlackBerry Curve 8310, 8900 is a much compactor and attractive mobile phone. Sliding down comfortably in the pocket, the dimension of the cellular phone is neither too large nor too small. The unique style has quickly created the cellular phone favorite amongst both the businessmen and teenagers. The screen is small, yet effective and will definitely surprise with its bright and lively colors. On the other hand the QWERTY keyboard of the device provides a extremely easy and reliable typing experience. 8900 also features a trackball really useful for scrolling through websites, emails and other functional areas.
Performance: The phone comes along a effective battery which can last for 2 days even following regular usage. Most of the customers reported the call quality to be a little fuzzy, with lower level of volume during calls. Although the loudspeaker is big and loud but, absolutely sounds tinny when tuned too high. On the other hand the interface of the mobile was incredibly fast without having any lag while running application or switching between various sections of the menu. Although, 8900 is well developed and equipped with outstanding capabilities, for most of the lack of 3G support was a point of disappointment.
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