BlackBerry Curve 8320 - titanium (T-Mobile)
Manufacturer: BlackBerry Part number: Curve 8320 (Titanium) T-Mobile)
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- The RIM BlackBerry Curve (aka BlackBerry 8320) for T-Mobile is the best BlackBerry we've seen to date as it offers Wi-Fi, best-of-breed design, and excellent performance.
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price range: $64.55
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 09/24/2007
- Released on: 09/24/2007
The good: The RIM BlackBerry 8320 offers integrated Wi-Fi and works with T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service so you can make calls via Wi-Fi. The smartphone also features a nice, sleek design; a spacious QWERTY keyboard; a 2-megapixel camera; popular IM clients; and good call quality.
The bad: The Curve's camera can't record videos, and there's no 3G support. The BlackBerry Web browser isn't quite as sophisticated as those on competing smartphones.
The bottom line: The RIM BlackBerry Curve (aka BlackBerry 8320) for T-Mobile is the best BlackBerry we've seen to date as it offers Wi-Fi, best-of-breed design, and excellent performance.
Affordable, but has some serious issues
by Micklavzina on January 27, 2010
Pros: Good price point, BlackBerry Messenger, calendar
Cons: Doesn't sync via Bluetooth with a Mac without extra software, script rendering is terrible, operating system gets stuck and crashes, trackball is flimsy
by ini64 on January 26, 2010
It was a great phone.
by imjustkat on January 25, 2010
Pros: I love the look and feel of this phone. I love using the reminder on the Calendar, great for birthdays and the MemoPad is great to write lists.
Cons: I have had this phone for about a year and a half and I'm starting to see the flaws. Mine was freezing a lot and the ball takes a few clicks to work.
Summary: Overall it's a great phone for business use but for the use I wanted to get out of it, it isn't the best. It is great for e-mails, ...
Summary: Overall it's a great phone for business use but for the use I wanted to get out of it, it isn't the best. It is great for e-mails, and calendars. The camera is okay, it doesn't come with a video recorder but you can update your phone to get it.
Not worth a half a star
by lwhitehall on December 18, 2009
Pros: Not many. The device has failed to talk to the phone network, unfriendly to use, and dials numbers on its own if not in a specially designed case made only by BlackBerry.
Cons: The device has failed to talk to the phone network, unfriendly to use, and dials numbers on its own if not in a specially designed case made only by BlackBerry.
Summary: Not worth the money or the agravation. Went back to my old HTC Dash, which worked nicely. If the device is restarted in the presence of a Wi-Fi, it locks ...
Summary: Not worth the money or the agravation. Went back to my old HTC Dash, which worked nicely. If the device is restarted in the presence of a Wi-Fi, it locks into the Wi-Fi and you will not be able to get calls in or out. Would not act as a modem for my laptop when my ISP went down just recently.
Not really what I was expecting...
by cyndatong13 on July 9, 2009
Pros: Call quality, nice display...I can't think of anything else
Cons: It restarted on me...a lot, picture quality was awful, flash was ultra blindingly bright
Summary: This was my first Blackberry and so far, my experience with it was not exactly stellar. It's a decent average phone. I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone ...
Summary: This was my first Blackberry and so far, my experience with it was not exactly stellar. It's a decent average phone. I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone I know though.
Blackberry 8320 - A good smartphone
by UrbanSamurai1975 on June 4, 2009
Pros: Calls are crystal clear, ease of use, video & audio files are clear, fast websurfing via WiFi.
Cons: Wish that it could be on the 3G Network that T-Mobile has. Sometimes, it reboots itself at times that you wish it didn't. Other than that, nothing else.
Summary: I've had this particular Blackberry since November, 2008. So far, I really haven't had any reason to complain about it. The only things that I didn't like ...
Summary: I've had this particular Blackberry since November, 2008. So far, I really haven't had any reason to complain about it. The only things that I didn't like were the fact that it wasn't on the 3G network. Also, the phone has a bad habit of sometimes rebooting itself at inappropriate times. (Like during a phone call. LOL)
Just a side note: The BB 8320 is now able to record videos, as well as playback. Just make sure that you go to the official Blackberry website to update your phone's software to version 4.5 or above.
by cibannexdogs on May 12, 2009
Pros: Querty keyboard, wi-fi, bluetooth, mp-3 player, 3.5mm stereo head set jack, screen size, push e-mail, voice dialing, 2 megapixel camera w/flash, ease of use, great speakerphone, video recording, BB App World, Documents To Go, call quality.
Cons: Battery life
Summary: I just love this phone, it's a beauty. Feels sturdy, heavy and yet comfortable in your hand, and you can put it in your pocket and not feel a ...
Summary: I just love this phone, it's a beauty. Feels sturdy, heavy and yet comfortable in your hand, and you can put it in your pocket and not feel a thing, take it out easy as well. Querty keyboard very easy to use even if you have big fingers. Internet access a bit slow (depending on signal strenght), but very fast if you use wi-fi connection, and I mean it, it is fast. Sync music too easy and quick (I use WM Player 11) even a five year old could do it. Music quality is excellent. Bluetooth connectivity a piece of cake and works great. After the OS update, you can do now video recording (yes!), edit documents and also accepts up to 16G micro SdHc memory card (big plus). If you are on the go, push e-mail is the best. Screen displays bright and crisp colors. Photo quality I'd say is above average for a 2 megapixel camera 'cause it really takes nice shots. BB App World is good, but I know in time will improve, specially options and prices. Overall appearance a plus, so handsome. It has a lot of features, but it's very easy to set up and use. I Myself can not put it down. I'm addicted to it, never will go back to what they call... a phone? LOL. Minor complaint: battery life but only if you are using the bluetooth ear thing, it drains fast. But in the other hand, it recharges real quick, you don't have to wait hours. Other than that, using the internet or even playing games or holding it close to your ear, the battery does last longer.
Does what it claims and does it very well
by dwmmlm on May 11, 2009
Pros: Battery life! Battery life! Battery life! Speed of OS, screen clarity and brightness, ability to manage numerous email accounts and a great keyboard.
Cons: Does things so well it becomes a bit boring. Inability to access address book from phone contact list. Solid hardware, but slick as snot without an aftermarket rubber cover. Browser is average at best and a bit slow.
Summary: The Curve does everything its designed to do and does it without fail. When managed properly, the battery life can be extended into days without a charge. If you've ...
Summary: The Curve does everything its designed to do and does it without fail. When managed properly, the battery life can be extended into days without a charge. If you've had WM products or the IPhone you'll understand how big a deal this is. The Curve is a messaging machine handling both work and personal email account with minimal set-up. MP3 player is good and the Curve has a 3.5mm jack. What's up with companies not having regular jacks on the phones? UMA feature is great especially if you have coverage issues in your home with T-Mobile. The downside of this phone is that it's an efficiently desinged tool which makes it incredibly boring but wonderfully practical. I've had the itch for a new sexy phone, but can't find anything that compares to the Curve in terms of being a great phone, great messenger, great battery life and capable internet access.
I love my Blackberry Curve
by Meh227 on May 5, 2009
Pros: With new downloadable OS, now features video, which appears to be able to record for as long as you have available memory. New download also offers Documents to Go for Word. All of the features and the apps! And all the on-line support.
Cons: Not enough built-in memory to download all the apps you will want. Extend app capability w/aerize app which stores apps to SD card. Batteries tend to drain a little, esp. when aged , but solvable w/extended battery which gives weight and heft.
Summary: After having the Curve for nearly a year, I am Blackberry convert. Love searching for and finding new apps. A BB is more than just a phone. And once you ...
Summary: After having the Curve for nearly a year, I am Blackberry convert. Love searching for and finding new apps. A BB is more than just a phone. And once you have one, how could you ever go back to using a plain 'ol phone? Bottom-line is this is a great phone that you will have to pry from cold, dead hands. Apps available for FaceBook MySpace, Twitter, F***MyLife, social networking sites, weather, news, search engines, movies, RSS readers, you name it. I think most BlackBerryians would say it's the apps, apps, apps and this phone has them. Just needs more memory capability.
Almost everything you could want.
by JoeyGriffon on April 11, 2009
Pros: WiFi capabilities.
Loud MP3 playback (received numerous compliments about that, from those who've heard it playing).
Good call quality.
Nice default ringtones (like anyone uses those, but still).
Cons: Trackball begins to jam up after a few months.
The hourglass shows up and sometimes lasts as long as 20 minutes. (not frequently, but stilla n annoyance).
No 3G capability.
Camera flash washes out photos, making it basically useless.
Summary: I've been through many phones by several makers, and this is the only one in eight years that I've been happy with for the entirety of our relationship. ...
Summary: I've been through many phones by several makers, and this is the only one in eight years that I've been happy with for the entirety of our relationship. The keyboard is easy to use, the browser is pretty good, the camera takes good pictures with the right lighting (the videos are pretty bad, though), sound quality is great for both calls and music playback (music player is sort of lame, though), and it's got WiFi.
Sometimes the hourglass shows up for as long as 20 minutes (and always shows up upon restarting for a couple minutes), and there is no 3G, but if seeing the hourglass every few weeks, and having to deal with EDGE speeds doesn't bother you, this is a fabulous phone. I wish mine hadn't just decided to freeze up after 30 seconds for no reason (even after a system wipe), after nine months. This one could've lasted me forever, I tell you.
- Manufacturer: BlackBerry
- Part number: Curve 8320 (Titanium) T-Mobile)
- Description: Marketing description is not available.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Full keyboard
- Integrated Components Voice recorder,
- Width 2.4 in
- Depth 0.6 in
- Height 4.2 in
- Weight 3.9 oz
- Body Color Titanium
- Technology GSM
- Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
- Service Provider T-Mobile
- Operating System BlackBerry Handheld Software
- Application Software Organizer,
- Input Device(s) Keyboard
- Phone Navigation Buttons Trackball
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services SMS,
- Data Transmission GPRS,
- Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g,
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Voice dialing,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards MP3,
- ROM 64 MB - Flash
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC,
- Sensor Resolution 2 megapixels
- Camera Light Source Flash
- Features Self-portrait mirror
- Type LCD display
- Technology TFT
- Diagonal Size 2.5 in
- Display Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
- Color Depth 16-bit (65000 colors)
- Display Indicators Bluetooth indicator,
Missed calls indicator,
Alarm clock indicator,
Voice message waiting,
- Connector Type Headset jack,
- Technology Lithium ion
- Capacity 1100 mAh
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 240 min,
Standby - up to 408 hour(s)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Stereo headset,
Specs: Not specified,
With digital camera / digital player,