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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 Curve 3G 9330 - charcoal gray (Verizon Wireless)

Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 - charcoal gray (Verizon Wireless)
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BlackBerry Tour 9630 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Tour 9630 (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $99 at 1 store $49 to $399 at 3 stores $78 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.0 stars out of 146 reviews
Release date August 27, 2010 June 21, 2012 September 20, 2010 June 16, 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. 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. Despite its entry-level status, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a decent smartphone for the price. With a winning design and fast performance, the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 is one of Verizon Wireless' top smartphones for both business users and messaging fanatics.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable 0.43 W/Kg
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
GSM / HSDPA
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
Weight 3.7 oz
4.7 oz
3.7 oz
4.6 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Info unavailable Up to 270 min
Up to 300 min
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Bluetooth 2.0
Service Provider MetroPCS
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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