BlackBerry Curve 8900

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.

  1. BlackBerry Curve 8900
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

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.

Strong base

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.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system
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
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE
HSDPA / HSUPA
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP
… SIM access, phone book / HID
USB type / storage / charging
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch)
Resolution (PX)
Number of colors
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert
Handsfree / mute
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML
SMS / MMS
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)
Image / notes field / date of birth
Appointment management
Day / week / month view
weekly / annual events
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit
Consider Excel / edit
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting
Flash / https / home / Favorites
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC
Video player / full screen display
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel)
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS
Navi-software / onboard / offboard
Navi / route planner
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm
Weight (grams)
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours)
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)
type. Endurance (hours)
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
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

 

 

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