BlackBerry Curve 8900 Specifications, Tests and Review

2.44", 480 x 360
Main Camera
3.2 Megapixel
Operating System
BlackBerry Handheld Software
1400 mAh

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Product Type BlackBerry smartphone
Form Factor Full keyboard
Aerial Internal
Height 109 mm Worse than 76 % of phones rated.
Width 60 mm Worse than 64 % of phones rated.
Depth 14 mm Worse than 69 % of phones rated.
Weight 110 g Better than 75 % of phones rated.
Body Colour Black
Waterproof (Water-resistant) -
Connector Type USB

Design of BlackBerry Curve 8900 has dimensions of 109 mm × 60 mm × 14 mm and weight of 110 g.

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DISPLAY BlackBerry Curve 8900
Display Type LCD display
Display Technology TFT transmissive
Screen Size (Display Size) 2.44" Worse than 84 % of phones rated.
Screen Resolution (Display Resolution) 480 x 360 pixels Worse than 63 % of phones rated.
Colour Depth 65,536 colours Worse than 76 % of phones rated.
Display Features Wallpaper, screen saver

The screen size reaches 2.44" inches. Smaller phone displays are not necessarily a disadvantage. They are easier to use with one hand. However, displays of these sizes don't provide the same experience when watching videos or playing games, so they're better suited for less demanding users. It means, if you're a basic user and you don't expect to use your phone for activities like watching videos or playing games on regular basis, this size is perfectly adequate. LCD displays are currently taking a back seat. This is mainly due to higher power consumption. In addition, they have the disadvantage of lower colour contrast, which can be reflected e.g. in the resulting photos. On the other hand, phones with LCD displays are in general cheaper than those with OLED technology.

Display Resolution of BlackBerry Curve 8900 is 480 x 360 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px.

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MEMORY BlackBerry Curve 8900
Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity) -
User Memory 256 MB
Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory) microSDHC

In addition, if you need more memory, this model offers the option of inserting a memory card to increase the storage size.

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CAMERA BlackBerry Curve 8900
Number of Main Cameras 1
Sensor Resolution 3.2 Megapixel Worse than 73 % of phones rated.
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Digital Zoom 2x Worse than 91 % of phones rated.
Special Effects Black & White, Sepia
Light Source Flash
Video Resolutions 176 x 144 (QCIF), 352 x 480
Number of Front Cameras 0

The rear camera of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. A high resolution lens alone does not necessarily mean high quality photos. The main lens in this has a resolution of 3.2 Megapixel. However, if you are looking for perfect photos, in addition to resolution, don't forget to focus on at other parameters such as lens aperture or pixel size.

Digital zoom in this case offers zooming up to 2x. Of course, the higher the lens value, the more distant object can be zoomed in. Nonetheless, the disadvantage of digital zoom is that the quality and sharpness of photo deteriorates when using it.

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BATTERY AND CHARGING BlackBerry Curve 8900
Battery Capacity (Battery Size) 1400 mAh Worse than 67 % of phones rated.
Standby Time 356 hours Better than 51 % of phones rated.
Talk Time 330 minutes Worse than 72 % of phones rated.
Run Time Details Talk (GSM): up to 330 min
Standby (GSM): up to 356 hrs
Battery Technology Lithium Ion

The battery size of BlackBerry Curve 8900 is 1400 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.

Standby time is 356 hours. The value indicates how long your phone will last on a single charge when you are not actively using it. The battery life when making calls is, like standby time, a figure that tells us how long the phone will last on a single charge when making continuous calls. For the BlackBerry Curve 8900 it is 330 minutes.

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CELLULAR BlackBerry Curve 8900
Technology GSM
Operating System BlackBerry Handheld Software
Navigation A-GPS
Software Platforms Supported Java

The phone's operating system is BlackBerry Handheld Software.

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COMMUNICATIONS BlackBerry Curve 8900
Data Transmission GPRS, EDGE
2G Band 850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, HFP, HSP, SPP, A2DP, AVRCP, SAP
WLAN Security WPA, WPA2
Communication Features Mobile Email client, Internet browser
Messaging Services RIM BlackBerry VM Client, SMS, MMS

Bluetooth 2.0 EDR makes it easy to connect your phone to other wireless devices such as headphones, speakers, TV or tablet and more.

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MEDIA BlackBerry Curve 8900
Supported Digital Audio Standards WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+, WMAPro, MIDI
Supported Digital Video Standards XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, H.263
FEATURES BlackBerry Curve 8900
Phone Functions Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, voice dialing, vibrating alert
Ring Tone Formats WAV, MIDI, MP3, AMR, AAC, WMA
Polyphonic Ringer Yes
Personal Information Management Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock
Additional Phone Features Multitasking
OTHERS BlackBerry Curve 8900
Included Accessories Stereo headset, power adapter
Compliant Standards HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible)

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