Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 - charcoal gray (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 - charcoal gray (Verizon Wireless)

Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 - charcoal gray (Verizon Wireless)
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BlackBerry Curve 9330 3G - purple (Sprint)

BlackBerry Curve 9330 3G - purple (Sprint)
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BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)
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BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $74 at 1 store $59 at 1 store $49 to $134 at 2 stores $48 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 40 reviews 2.5 stars out of 47 reviews 3.5 stars out of 33 reviews
Release date September 20, 2010 September 22, 2010 August 15, 2011 November 05, 2009 June 03, 2010
The Bottom Line Despite its entry-level status, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a decent smartphone for the price. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a very affordable entry-level smartphone with a solid feature set and great call quality. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the best QWERTY BlackBerry to date, but should be priced lower. While we're not huge fans of the design, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a good choice for first-time smartphone buyers and offers more than its GSM counterpart. Verizon customers looking for a messaging smartphone with world roaming capabilities have a solid choice in the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.78 W/Kg
Info unavailable 1.43 W/kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
GSM / CDMA / UMTS
CDMA2000 1X
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight 3.7 oz
3.7 oz
4.59 oz
3.7 oz
4.8 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Up to 270 min
Up to 396 min
Info unavailable Up to 300 min
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Bluetooth 2.1
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Sprint Nextel
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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