The impressive screen with 480 x 360 pixels provides clear video, pictures, text, maps and much more, wherever you are. Thanks to the design, the Blackberry Curve 8900-Smartphone is in All-friendly device, which features advanced and reliable results.
it’s a solid evolution of the Curve form factor. Slightly thinner, it's also tighter, with less wasted space around the screen and keys. The lines are much cleaner, making it sleeker and more modern. The refined form has some function, too, since it feels better in your hand. It also has the Storm's dedicated lock key on the roof—no more menu-digging!
Even though the Curve is RIM's mass market smarty they didn't scrimp on the screen compared to the Bold. It's fantastic. Colors pop, contrast is great, resolution is solid and the viewing angle is nice and wide. For nitpickers, he colors are noticeably warmer than the Bold, but it's totally fine.
Keyboard and Trackball
The keyboard feels almost exactly the same as the old Curve, layout are essentially identical, though the keys now slope ever so slightly, like the Bold, but to a lesser degree. Most people probably won't even notice. The new "atomic trackball" doesn't feel too different compared to the one you're used to, just more robust and less hanging loose.
We haven't done any formal tests—it'd be unfair since this isn't a final build and the software optimizations can make it even better—but it seems to be comparable to the old Curve, even with the beefier hardware.
OS and Software
Again, this isn't a final unit, so really digging into the OS and software like it's a production model isn't quite fair, but so far, it's a really stable version of the BlackBerry 4.6 OS. And obviously, that's where a lot of the improvement is over the old Curve. It's prettier, smoother, and just a better overall user experience, with major enhancements in the look and feel of the entire Blackberry experience.
The Curve 8900 is fairly nimble getting around the OS, though not quite as zippy as the Bold—but that's expected since the Bold has more monstrous hardware powering it. You can kind of see this in the browser, which lagged behind the Bold in our tests even though both were on Wi-Fi.
Elegant and practical
The BlackBerry Curve 8900-smartphone keeps your private and professional life step - and the slim, elegant design can be seen on every occasion.
Run the planning of your days, evenings and weekends together in a simple and easily applicable package.
Wi-Fi and GPS
The Blackberry Curve 8900-smartphone has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS functions, so you never embarrassing advised
Blackberry 8900 “Javelin” Key Features:
Quad-band radios: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (no 3G)
Wi-Fi b/g with UMA + GPS in one
OS 4.6.1, featuring Safe Mode start up
480 by 360 high-res HVGA+ display
512 MHz Processor
256 MB onboard flash memory (more room for apps)
Hot-swappable microSD slot - located under the battery door
3.2MP camera, includes auto-focus
Glass cover - one piece glass cover will house the camera and flash, providing a very polished look and feel
Micro USB charging/syncing port, w/ high speed data
Dedicated Lock Button - will allow easy access to lock / hold the device when not using a holster
“Sweet Spot” narrow keypad
Battery Cover features a new easy to use, latch mechanism
Large 2.4-inch display
Full QWERTY keyboard
textured rear panel
Designed for business, featuring e-mail, phone and internet access
Media features: 3.2 megpixel camera, video capture, media player, instant messaging
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