While Vodafone has high hopes on the BlackBerry storm, T-Mobile, and soon also O2 with the new curve 8900 counter. These are a kind of little brother of the previous top model bold 9000.
- BlackBerry Curve 8900
- Data sheet
In the design of the new curve is very similar to the BlackBerry bold, however its casing in all dimensions as is less than 10 percent. Possible this diet cure was content through the renunciation of UMTS – the 8900 with EDGE and GPRS.
If you download not just common large multimedia files, this is good to get over given the already somewhat leisurely working Web browser and the strong data reduction-based BlackBerry push mail.
Only the also scaled down keyboard will not completely convince previous bold users. She’s not bad, but not so tip friendly and ergonomically as the 9000. On the side of the housing quick start buttons to activate voice dialing and camera, as well as a rocker for the volume can also be found.
Taken over by the storm, the two print areas attached to the top for key lock and mute has the 8900.
Total the curve 8900 as proof of the proverb can be to “Schuster, stay at your last”. Because he offers what expect BlackBerry friends of this platform: efficient operation with the mini-trackball Pearl, a full QWERTY keyboard for fast typing and a display of small 6.2 cm diagonal but high-resolution 480 x 360 pixels.
Also in the facilities, buyer must make the 8900 no cuts: GPS with BlackBerry maps and after download is also Google maps as well on board such as Wi-Fi, as well as versatile and strong multimedia playback capabilities.
The 3.2-megapixel camera delivers as good images such as that of the storm, however, comes with auto-focus and release also as leisurely to works. As also in the storm is an extensive Bluetooth function on Board that supports latest profiles with SIM access, basic printing, and A2DP.
The built-in Flash memory is not too richly equipped with 256 MB, especially since only about 117 MB remain free for the users. He can however extend MicroSDHC card, 8 – and 16-GB SanDisk cards accepted the curve in the test easily.
Much software offerings
The supplied software package “Documents to go” from DataViz allows viewing and editing of Office files received as E-Mail attachments. The PC-software “Roxio Media Manager”, which prepares multimedia files from the PC to the BlackBerry is also included.
The laboratory has the 8900 good results: over six hours duration phone call or at least 14 hours of continuous use “very good” the touch, transmission and reception are at the level of the storm 9500.
|Processor / clock speed (MHz)|
|internal memory (MB)|
|Memory card slot|
|QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch|
|Battery type / variable|
|SCOPE OF DELIVERY|
|Headset / data cable|
|Size of memory card|
|Charging cable for the car / holder for your car|
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE|
|HSDPA / HSUPA|
|… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP|
|… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP|
|… SIM access, phone book / HID|
|USB type / storage / charging|
|Type / size (inch)|
|Number of colors|
|Call list / language selection|
|Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert|
|Handsfree / mute|
|Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML|
|SMS / MMS|
|Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)|
|Image / notes field / date of birth|
|Day / week / month view|
|weekly / annual events|
|Alarm clock when device is off|
|Sync: Outlook / Mac|
|Look at Word / edit|
|Consider Excel / edit|
|PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo|
|Web / frame / Java / Java scripting|
|Flash / https / home / Favorites|
|Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC|
|Video player / full screen display|
|Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV|
|Receiver GPS / A-GPS|
|Navi-software / onboard / offboard|
|Navi / route planner|
|SIZE AND WEIGHT|
|Dimensions in mm|
|Endurance D power (hours)|
|Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)|
|Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)|
|type. Endurance (hours)|
|standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)|
|Endurance talk (35)|
|Persistence display mode (65)|
|Scope of delivery (10)|
|Phone features (10)|
|Web browser (15)|
|Music and video (10)|
|Ease of handling|
|Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)|
|Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)|
|Acoustic measurements send (15)|
|Acoustic measurements receiving (15)|
|tested in issue:||02/09|
|CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points|