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BlackBerry Curve Review - 8300 SmartPhone Specifications & Features

The BlackBerry Curve 8300 is a business Smartphone which will entertain the user as well as providing the perfect business tool for the business user on the move.

BlackBerry Curve 8300 Reviews

BlackBerry Curve 8300 is the lightest & smallest BlackBerry handset which comes with a full QWERTY keyboard. The Curve 8300 may be small but it still comes with all the user friendly, business focused features that are expected from a BlackBerry Smartphone. The handset is known as the Curve? because of its smooth & curvaceous casing which has soft edges & feels smooth to hold in the user’s hand. The handset comes in an elegant liquid silver coloured casing which oozes sophistication. The handset weighs 111 grams & comes with a solid but lightweight feel. The overall size of the handset is 107mm in height, 60mm in width & 15.5mm in depth which fits easily in the users pocket or bag. The BlackBerry Curve 8300 is a member of the BlackBerry Smartphone family which includes other highly business focused handsets including the BlackBerry 8800 & the BlackBerry 8100 Pearl. The Curve? 8300 comes with 64 Mbytes of internal Flash memory which can be extended further by inserting a MicroSD type memory card to suit the user’s storage requirements.

The Smartphone is highly useable & comes with a beautifully large colour viewing screen which provides the user with up to 65,000 colours on a high resolution screen. The screen is light sensitive & will automatically adjust the lighting levels of the display to ensure the user can view the screen in all lighting condition. The Curve? 8300 comes with a trackball navigation system complete with dedicated entry keys & an easy to use full QWERTY keyboard. The user can use the full QWERTY keyboard when typing emails, messages, updating their organiser & much more. The QWERTY keyboard has a numeric keypad built into it which is identified by black coloured keys. The keyboard comes with a subtle back light which provides the user with a clear indication of spacing between the keys. The phone supports BlackBerry Maps & comes with a document viewer which allows the user to view all popular document files on their mobile Smartphone. The Curve 8300 comes with day to day Smartphone features which include an alarm clock, phone book, organizer, memo pad & task list.

The Smartphone comes with a fun & useful built in camera feature which allows the user to capture photographs using the business focused handset. The user can capture, save, delete & share their photographs with others using the messaging services. The 2 megapixel camera feature brings an element of fun & pleasure to the BlackBerry Curve? 8300 & allows the user to have a digital camera device with them at all times. The built in multimedia player allows the user to enjoy music & video playback in popular file formats. The Curve? 8300 is a business Smartphone compete with built in entertainment feature for the user to enjoy. The user can select & change their ringing tones & alerts to suit their taste & the phone supports MP3, MIDI & polyphonic ringing tones. The user can communicate & make calls easily using the voice activate call feature. The phone comes with a handsfree speaker call facility which allows the user to take a call over the Smartphone’s speakers which leaves the user handsfree to continue working without holding the BlackBerry Curve? 8300 to their ear throughput the call. The user can communicating with others by making a phone call or by using the built in messaging services which includes an email service complete with document attachment support. The user can enjoy an online chat with compatible instant messaging contacts & even create a multimedia message comprising of a photograph with sound & text input. The BlackBerry Curve? 8300 is a highly capable device’s which comes with user friendly functions & features.

The user can rest assure that their Smartphone will not be accessed or used by others as it comes with a password protection feature for added security. The user can lock the keyboard to ensure that the keys are not accidentally pressed when carrying the handset. The battery provides up to approximately 408 hours of standby battery time which is ideal for a user on the move for long periods of time. The battery will provide up to 4 hours on talk time from a fully charged battery. The Smartphone comes with a HTML Internet browser which allows the user to enjoy a mobile Internet on the move & the phone works on a quad band technology which allows the user to enjoy International roaming. The Bluetooth technology provides the user with a wireless connection between compatible Bluetooth devices & allows the user to transfer data without tripping over cables. The user can connect their BlackBerry Curve? 8300 to compatible devices using a USB cable & the phone supports EDGE technology which provides a high speed data transfer which is approximately three times faster than GPRS.

BlackBerry Curve 8300 Specifications & Features


  • 65k Colour Screen (320 x 240 Pixels)


  • 2 Megapixel Camera
  • Flash
  • Camera Settings
  • Viewfinder Display
  • Video Player
  • Video Recorder


  • SMS (Text Messaging)
  • MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
  • Email
  • Email with Attachments
  • Instant Messaging


  • Media Player
  • MP3 Ringtones
  • MIDI Ringtones
  • Polyphonic Ringtones
  • Vibrating Alert
  • Handsfree Speaker
  • Voice Dialling


  • Downloadable Games


  • Phone Book
  • Calendar
  • Wireless Calendar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Memo Pad
  • Task List
  • Organizer
  • Personal Information Management (PIM) Software
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • Keyboard Back-light
  • Document Viewer
  • BlackBerry Maps?
  • Security Password Protection
  • Keyboard Lock


  • Bluetooth?
  • USB
  • GPRS
  • EDGE


  • Quad Band Technology (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)


  • HTML
  • Embedded RIM Wireless Modem

Memory & Talk Time

  • 64 Mbytes Flash Memory plus MicroSD Memory Option
  • 4 Hours Talk Time
  • 408 Hours Standby

Weight & Size

  • 111 gm
  • 107 x 60 x 15.5 mm

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