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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 8330 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $150 at 1 store $37 at 1 store $69 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (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)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 123 reviews 2.5 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date August 27, 2010 September 20, 2010 May 06, 2008 November 20, 2009
The Bottom Line Though not the best BlackBerry on the market, the Curve 8530 is a great entry-level smartphone, especially with MetroPCS's inexpensive unlimited monthly plan. Despite its entry-level status, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a decent smartphone for the price. Though we wish the smartphone supported Verizon's VCast multimedia services, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is still an excellent smartphone that delivers on call quality and of course, e-mail. 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.

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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
Weight 3.7 oz
3.7 oz
4 oz
3.7 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Up to 270 min
Up to 260 min
Up to 270 min
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Bluetooth 2.0
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Service Provider MetroPCS
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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