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A Closer Look At The Blackberry 9300 Curve 3G

By: Emma Rosher

The 9300 Curve 3G is the latest mobile offering from BlackBerry. Following on in the footsteps of the previous Curve models, this new handset maintains much of the same functionality of previous models, but with big improvements in the connectivity department thanks to the inclusion of 3G coverage.

The new handset is unmistakably BlackBerry in its design. Much of the handset sports a rubberised finish, making the phone feel comfortable in your hand. A 2.4" screen sits proudly on the front of the device. Capable of displaying an average quality resolution of 320 x 240, the screen does its job quite well, despite lacking the sharpness that is offered on other handsets within the range. Colour reproduction is good, with over 65 thousand colours able to be reproduced. The screen is a TFT LCD display, but unlike the vast majority of modern handsets, its is not a touchscreen. BlackBerry rely upon an optical trackpad in order for users to navigate around the screen. This is different from the trackball fitted on earlier models which was prone to attracting dirt which ultimately resulted in the ball freezing. This new trackpad is very responsive, and although users of touchscreens may take a while to get used to it, once they do it is equally easy to find your way around complex websites. The Qwerty keypad is the reason many people still favour BlackBerry handsets, with its layout making the writing of e mails or texts easy, hence the phone being popular with people who like to message a lot.

The new BlackBerry 9300 Curve 3G offers the newest version of BlackBerry's operating system, version 6.0. Just like on previous offerings, the system make it easy for the user to customise, as well as giving some very useful features. With the phone geared towards people who do message frequently, the unified inbox is a simple and easy to use way of combining numerous e mail accounts in one place. The really appealing aspect of this new inbox is the ability to show SMS messages, as well as incoming mail from some native applications. This means that the inbox can also display messages from the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Ebay. BBM is also another appealing aspect of this mobile phone. This is BlackBerrys own instant messaging system, similar to MSN Messenger, which allows you to chat to friends. The phone is really perfect for such features. Connectivity should never be an issue with this new handset offering 3G and GSM options, as well as WiFi for the speediest possible connection.

The BlackBerry 9300 Curve 3G is an excellent handset which benefits from superb functionality and a modern design. The new and improved connection facilities ensure that staying in touch should never be a problem.