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BlackBerry Curve 8330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 472 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8330. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The reliability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and battery.

performance, price, reliability, usability, design

battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 8330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Curve 8330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and reliability get critical reviews, and there are some mixed opinions about the battery.

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reliability, GPS navigation

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (mobilemag.com)

REVIEW: BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Bell Mobility

 

The BlackBerry Curve, in all of its different incarnations, has been available to GSM providers for quite a while now and it is only recently that Research in Motion decided to plunk a CDMA radio into the thing. Bell Mobility, one of Canada's two...

At the end of the day, the BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Bell Mobility is not exactly a revolutionary device, because we've already had the opportunity to toy with a Curve in GSM land. Even so, I feel that it is probably the best BlackBerry available from...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 Sprint review

 

We imagine Sprint customers have been waiting a long time for this, but the time has finally come. Yes, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is now available, and it brings the same great design of its GSM counterparts and even adds 3G to boot. Like the RIM...

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 offers integrated GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, and EV-DO. The compact smartphone continues to offer solid messaging capabilities and includes support for a number of features that the Verizon model does not.

The BlackBerry Curve 8330 lacks Wi-Fi, and call quality wasn't the greatest.

Despite some spotty call quality, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for Sprint is a great messaging device with the bonus of EV-DO and integrated GPS. Plus, it offers more services than the Verizon BlackBerry Curve.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 review

 

The RIM BlackBerry Curve series has proven to be a popular line for Research in Motion, making its way to every major U.S. carrier and even regional service providers like U.S. Cellular . Like its larger CDMA brothers, Sprint and Verizon Wireless ,...

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for U.S. Cellular offers good call quality and strong messaging capabilities. The smartphone also has Bluetooth, EV-DO support, and a 2-megapixel camera with video recording.

You can't take full advantage of the Bluetooth or GPS capabilities since U.S. Cellular doesn't currently offer a location-based service or phone-as-a-modem plan.

While lacking some advanced capabilities of the Sprint and Verizon Wireless versions, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 for U.S. Cellular is still a good choice for customers in need of a solid messaging smartphone.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 Test Report

 

An excellent smartphone with plenty of features for work and play.

Includes 3G support and GPS ; Excellent messaging features

Battery life could be better

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Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Alltel)

 

Alltel's version of our Editors' Choice smartphone, RIM's BlackBerry Curve 8330, doesn't mess with success.

Excellent voice quality. Easy to use. Terrific keyboard.

No AIM or GPS apps.

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Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Sprint)

 

Sprint's version of the Curve 8330 is the best one yet, with robust multimedia options and solid voice quality.

Near-perfect design, including an exceptional keyboard. Built-in GPS. Solid voice quality. Top-notch e-mail handling. Robust software bundle.

Still no document editing. No Wi-Fi. Poorly placed microSDHC card slot.

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May, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon)

 

The Curve 8330 is Verizon's best smartphone, offering all the business capability you'd expect from a BlackBerry, but with a stylish and comfortable design and enhanced multimedia features.

Near-perfect design, including an exceptional keyboard. Stellar voice quality. Well-balanced feature set, including integrated GPS.

Still no document editing. IM client is weak. No Wi-Fi or mobile TV. Poorly placed microSDHC card slot.

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May, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (laptopmag.com)

Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Curve 8330

 

RIM's work-and-play smart phone for Verizon Wireless delivers strong call quality and some of the speediest browsing around.

The Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Curve 8330 is an excellent device for those who are looking for a messaging device that knows how to have some fun. Though Verizon Wireless also offers the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition that connects to both CDMA and GSM...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (laptopmag.com)

Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330

 

RIM's smallest BlackBerry with a full QWERTY keyboard hooks up with Sprint's Music Store and TV, making this a great smart phone for work and play.

Sprint’s Curve 8330 is no doubt a powerhouse in terms of multimedia, although Sprint TV is more stable and compelling than the Sprint Music Store on this device. Add in the high-speed Web surfing over EV-DO and the Curve’s always great keyboard, and...

May, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Alltel)

 

On Alltel's network, the Curve sounds as beautiful as ever. Reception is excellent, and volume is pretty much perfect, with no distortion even at the top level. And the speakerphone is loud and clear. Curves are among the best voice phones we've...

Excellent voice quality. Easy to use. Terrific keyboard

No AIM or GPS apps

Sprint's model is still the best of the Curves, but this BlackBerry will satisfy Alltel users looking to stay connected.

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