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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 9360 (T- Mobile)

BlackBerry Curve 9360 (T- Mobile)
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BlackBerry Curve 8520 - black (T-Mobile)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 - black (T-Mobile)
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Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)

Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)
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Price $98 to $105 at 2 stores $12 at 1 store $49 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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.0 stars out of 29 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews
Release date August 09, 2010 August 23, 2011 August 05, 2009 June 21, 2012
The Bottom Line 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 Curve 9360 makes a great entry-level offering for those already in the BlackBerry camp. 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. Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that's neck and neck with the HTC One X.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.43 W/Kg
Cellular technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
GSM
GSM / HSDPA
Weight 3.8 oz
3.49 oz
3.7 oz
4.7 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Up to 300 min
Up to 270 min
Info unavailable
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Info unavailable
Service Provider T-Mobile
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Info unavailable
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