BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 (AT&T) comparison

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 (AT&T)

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 (AT&T)
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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 - smoky violet (T-Mobile)

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 - smoky violet (T-Mobile)
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BlackBerry Curve 8520 - black (T-Mobile)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 - black (T-Mobile)
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Price $297 at 1 store $129 at 1 store $12 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (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: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 14 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 4.0 stars out of 22 reviews 3.0 stars out of 29 reviews
Release date September 30, 2010 August 09, 2010 October 27, 2010 August 05, 2009
The Bottom Line The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is a decent entry-level BlackBerry with a couple of modern features like 3G and GPS, but we wish it was more affordable. Though we're disappointed that the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G didn't have more improvements over its predecessor, it's still a decent upgrade with the addition of 3G and GPS. Plus, it's quite affordable for an entry-level smartphone. The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 is a solid messaging smartphone and ships with the latest BlackBerry OS, but it's not necessarily worth the upgrade. The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a sleek entry-level smartphone that delivers some nice design enhancements and great performance. While available directly from T-Mobile, Wal-Mart offers the better value on the smartphone.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.34 W/Kg
Info unavailable
Cellular technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
GSM
Weight 3.77 oz
3.8 oz
4.3 oz
3.7 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min (GSM)
Up to 330 min (UMTS)
Up to 270 min
Up to 360 min (GSM)
Up to 360 min (UMTS)
Up to 270 min
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Service Provider AT&T
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
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