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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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Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)

Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)
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BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile)
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Price $93 to $199 at 3 stores $49 at 1 store $182 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)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (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 130 reviews 3.0 stars out of 25 reviews
Release date August 09, 2010 August 23, 2011 June 21, 2012 May 02, 2011
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. 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. BlackBerry enthusiasts will love the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but its high price tag will be a deterrent to many.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.43 W/Kg
Info unavailable
Cellular technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
GSM / HSDPA
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight 3.8 oz
3.49 oz
4.7 oz
4.59 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Up to 300 min
Info unavailable Up to 486 min
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
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
Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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