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BlackBerry Curve 9220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9220. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The battery and usability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation. Opinions are divided on the performance.

price, usability, battery, size, portability

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Curve 9220 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 9220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of BlackBerry Curve 9220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the performance, and there are some less positive reviews about the GPS navigation.

price, usability, battery, size, design

GPS navigation

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (somobile.co.uk)

BlackBerry Curve 9220

 

The BlackBerry Curve 9220, set to be unveiled alongside the similarly-named 9320, is expected to launch at Mobile World Congress as the bargain-priced sequel to the Curve 8520.

No doubt targeted at teens and those on a budget, the leaked handsdet is expected to tout RIM's typically handy portrait QWERTY keypad, married against a 2.4-inch 320 x 240 non-touch display and RIM's BlackBerry OS 7 software. This will equip the phone...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Ivor Soans (tech.firstpost.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9220: New Bottle, Old Wine

 

One of the key reasons why BlackBerry rules the smartphone roost in India has been the entry-level Curve 8520, released way back in August 2009. A basic smartphone without 3G and specs like a 2 MP camera, the 8520 was a mega-success primarily because...

Overall, while I welcome the amazing battery and OS 7.1 with the boost in RAM and ROM, I wish RIM had more to offer on the 9220.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9220: New Bottle, Old Wine - Tech2

 

One of the key reasons why BlackBerry rules the smartphone roost in India has been the entry-level Curve 8520, released way back in August 2009. A basic

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Blackberry Curve 9220

 

Blackberry Curve 9220 GSM Mobile is a stylish phone with a 2.4 inch display screen and a full QWERTY Keypad. This sleek blackberry mobile helps you stay in touch with friends and family with advanced connectivity options like Bluetooth, USB, WiFi, GPRS...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Techtree (techtree.com)

Review: BlackBerry Curve 9220

 

Sturdy build; Impressive sound quality; Bright display; Great keypad; Well priced

Low pixel density; No GPS; Emails restricted to BB Internet Service

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Abhijit Ahaskar (ld2.ciol.com)

Blackberry Curve 9220

 

Blackberry's newest budget phone is superior to the cheapest blackberry, Curve 8520. But, is it offering anything substantial for youngsters.

FM radio ; battery ; looks ; price ; keypad

No 3G

May, 2012

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

BlackBerry Curve 9220 Review

 

If you just have to get a BlackBerry device because of their BBM and Email goodness, want something with the latest OS, and can only budget for about Rs 10,000, this has to be the device you buy. If all you want is BBM and you aren�t app crazy, stick...

BB OS 7.1, Good battery life

Noisy keypad, No GPS

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones Robert Sovereign Smith (digit.in)

Blackberry Curve 9220 Review

 

If you just have to get a BlackBerry device because of their BBM and Email goodness, want something with the latest OS, and can only budget for about Rs 10,000, this has to be the device you buy. If all you want is BBM and you aren�t app crazy, stick...

BB OS 7.1 ; Good battery life

Noisy keypad ; No GPS

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Unboxing the Blackberry Curve 9220

 

We got our hands on the just-released Blackberry Curve 9220 this week. The Blackberry Curve 9220 features a 2.4 inch QVGA screen, 2 Megapixel camera, Wifi, FM,...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (nothingwired.com)

Blackberry Curve 9220 Review: Hardware, Interface, Apps, Price and Verdict - Nothing Wired

 

2.44-inch TFT screen with QVGA 320 x 240 pixels resolution, 164ppi color density Dimension: 60 x 109 x 12.7mm Weight: 102gm Compact four-row QWERTY keyboard with optical trackpad 512mb RAM, 512mb ROM Blackberry OS 7.1 Not much official info on the...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1450
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:28 / 30
Standby time (2G):432
Talk time (2G):7

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Digital Zoom:4 / 5
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:6.2
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor: No
Pixel density:164
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / ASF, M4A, MIDI, MP4, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP
Speakers:Mono
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, MAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1
GPRS multislot class:4
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Operating Frequency:824 - 915
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Shortcuts
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.8 / 0.806

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:512
Internal RAM:512
Maximum memory card size:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.27
Height :10.9
Weight:102
Width:6
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