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

Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 - charcoal gray (Verizon Wireless)
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LG Motion 4G (MetroPCS)

LG Motion 4G (MetroPCS)
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BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $99 at 1 store $74 at 1 store $194 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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 123 reviews
Release date August 27, 2010 September 20, 2010 August 30, 2012 May 06, 2008
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. MetroPCS' LG Motion 4G is worth it for price-conscious customers who want a contract-free 4G LTE-enabled device, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a swift processor. 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.

Basic specs

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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA
CDMA2000 1X
Weight 3.7 oz
3.7 oz
4.7 oz
4 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Up to 270 min
Info unavailable Up to 260 min
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11
Bluetooth
LTE
Bluetooth 2.0
Service Provider MetroPCS
Verizon Wireless
Metro PCS
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 / AWS 1700/2100
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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