There are some reasons that the android is still not getting over blackberry ‘fully’ as they did to symbian after dethroning them from their 5 year reign of being the most wanted Operating System mainly because blackberry has that ‘premium’ look and feel be it while synchronizing e-mail or typing.
The term BBM needs no warrant to introduction and perhaps this is another reason of their success as the blackberry users all over the world can stay connected anytime, anywhere and blackberry still does its job and releases the blackberry curve 9310, first addition to the ‘curve’ series boasting the bb 7 OS.
Blackberry Curve 9310 Features
The phone works on a CDMA 800 or 1900 MHz SIM card EV-DO REV a data and support for GPS as well as A-GPS along with navigation facility.
The phone has the TFT display with a disappointing 160ppi pixel density, the resolution being decent and frequent 320 x 240 pixels and the 2.44 inches of screen size. The phone cannot be expected to deliver the ‘great’ display that blackberry offers but there is sure to be good, not better.
The looks and the comfort appeals the one who uses a blackberry and the same can be expected about this phone too. Tipping the scales at 104 grams, the phone is sure an airhead. Being slim, the phone has nailed the brief of being the light and slim phone, body dimensions measuring 109 x 60 x 12.7mm.
Connectivity is not the preference since most of the people buy the device for the BBM which is virtually always connected. But the extra frills are Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0 and computer sync.
Although Blackberry doesn’t add high-end processors, but there is an assurance that the interface always remains fluid. This phone does the same by housing an 800 MHz single core processor and 512 MB of RAM. The memory can be expanded via the micro SD card up to 32 GB.
The phone has the 3.2 Mega Pixel camera with an LED flash and records fair and decent pictures and records VGA quality video at a resolution of 640 x 480.
The extras along with the camera include geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and digital zoom.
Battery life of blackberry was always a treat especially on the standby time where the other vendors fail to offer. Having a 1450 mAh battery, the phone is expected to give 8 hours of talk time and 18 days of standby time.
There are some other features added akin to all other vendors:
Proximity, Accelerometer and compass sensors
Predictive text input
IMAP, POP3 and SMTP email service
Things are pretty predictable about this blackberry phone because all the smart phones of blackberry of the candy bar form factor have more or less the same specs. This can be perhaps called an upgrade of the blackberry curve 9220 in terms of the OS. If one can neglect the ‘not-so-good’ display and enjoy the new OS, great battery life and the decently fast processor, then this phone makes this phone a worthy buy for the blackberry lovers.
Blackberry Curve 9310 Price
The new BlackBerry Curve 9310 smartphone is available at online at Verizon store in the US for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.