By February 22, 2009

Blackberry Curve 8900 unboxed

We haven’t reviewed many Blackberry handsets here in before having really only had a brief look at the Blackberry Bold before. When Orange sent me an email a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to review the new Blackberry Curve 8900 on a Pay-as-you-go contract I thought that sounded like an excellent idea!

Many people are referring to the 8900 (RIM Javelin) as the new smaller Blackberry Bold and looking at the handset its easy to see why. The 8900 is in fact a new Curve model though.


The Blackberry Curve 8900


My initial impression of the 8900 is that it’s an extremely neat handset which is small and light enough for every day use and not just business use. The screen is extremely clear and sharp thanks to the 480×360 pixels being packed in to just a 2.4" diagonal screen. The resolution and OS setup are the same as the Blackberry Bold.

We’re going to be setting the Curve 8900 up with a PAYG SIM and using it over the next couple of weeks. Please take a look at the unboxing video below where I take you on a tour of the handset a quick look at the OS.


Blackberry Curve 8900 unboxing video


The review will be here soon!


Blackberry Curve 8900 specification:

  • Dimensions: – 109 x 60 x 13.5 mm
  • Weight: – 109.9g
  • Display: – 480 x 330 pixels/2.4 inch
  • Network: – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
  • Camera: – 3.2 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
    – 5 x Digital Zoom
    – LED Flash
  • Video: – Video Recording
    – Supported formats: DivX, XviD, MP4, H.263, 3GP & WMV
    – Video Streaming
  • Music: – Supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA
  • Messaging: – SMS
    – MMS (with video)
    – E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange, BES, BIS)
    – Instant Messaging
  • Memory: – 256MB (internal)
    – microSDHC (external)
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm Audio Connector
  • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
  • GPRS Class 32
  • Navigation: – AGPS
    – BlackBerry Maps


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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