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BlackBerry Curve

The BlackBerry Curve is a smartphone manufactured by Research In Motion (RIM); introduced on May 3, 2007, with the Curve 8300 series. It had robust multimedia features with a high resolution camera. Five models were introduced, the 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, and 8350i.

In early 2009 the Curve 8900 and 8500 series were introduced and in the next few years three more models were released, the 8910, 8520 and the 8530. The 8900 series was an upgrade of the 8300 versions, the 8500 series added extra multimedia features and introduced the first track pad instead of a trackball.

In late 2010 the 9300 and 9330 models were introduced. The 9300 model was the first Curve to use the 3G network, and the 9330 was an upgrade of the 8500 version. The 9300 supports voice and data use simultaneously over the mobile network, while the 9330 only supports voice and data use on Wi-Fi.

In 2011, the BlackBerry 7 series was released as part of the BlackBerry Curve line. The models released were the 9350, 9360, 9370, and the 9380. The 9380 model was the first curve to offer a touch screen with no physical keyboard.

In 2012 the BlackBerry 7 series continued with models including the 9220, 9310, and 9320, which were low end economy models, including an FM receiver. The 9320 used the 3G network, 9310 was a CDMA version, and the 9220 used the 2G network.

Model specifications on the early series BlackBerry Curve:

The 8300 model was released May 10, 2007; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, uses BlackBerry 4.5 OS, has a 312 MHz CPU, with 64 MB of internal memory, 32 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 2G network, has a 2 MP camera, also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

The 8310 model was released late 2007; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, uses BlackBerry 4.5 OS, has a 312 MHz CPU, with 64 MB internal memory, 16 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 2G network, has a 2 MP camera, also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

The 8320 model was also released late 2007; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, uses BlackBerry 4.5 OS, has a 312 MHz CPU, with 64 MB internal memory, 32 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 2G network, has a 2 MP camera, and has Bluetooth connectivity.

The 8330 model was released early 2008; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, uses BlackBerry 4.5 OS, has a 312 MHz CPU, with 64 MB internal memory, 32 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 2G network, has a 2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

The 8350i model was released December 15, 2008; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, uses BlackBerry 4.5 OS, has a 312 MHz CPU, with 128 MB internal memory, 64 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 2G network, has a 2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. It also was the first to have a push to talk feature.

The 8900 model was released February 11, 2009, it featured a 480 x 360 pixel screen display, uses BlackBerry 5 OS, has a 512 MHz CPU, with 256 MB internal memory, 128 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 2G network, has a 3.2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. The 8910 model was identical but lacked Wi-Fi to meet China’s regulations.

The 8520 model was released August 5, 2009; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, with a new optical track pad instead of the track ball. It uses BlackBerry 5 OS, has a 512 MHz CPU, with 256 MB internal memory, 128 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 2G network, has a 2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth connectivity.

The 8530 model was released November 20, 2009; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, with an optical trackpad. It uses BlackBerry 5 OS, has a 512 MHz CPU, with 256 MB internal memory, 128 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 3G network, has a 2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

The 9300 model was released September 15, 2010; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, with an optical trackpad. It uses BlackBerry 6 OS, has a 624 MHz CPU, with 256 MB internal memory, 256 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 3G network, has a 2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

The 9330 model was released September 15, 2010; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel screen display, with an optical trackpad. It uses BlackBerry 6 OS, has a 624 MHz CPU, with 512 MB internal memory, 512 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 3G network, has a 2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

Model specifications on the BlackBerry Curve 7 series:

The 9350 and 9360 models were released August, 2011; it featured a 480 x 360 pixel screen display, with an optical trackpad. It uses BlackBerry 7 OS, has a 800 MHz CPU, with 512 MB internal memory, 512 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 3G network, has a 5 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

The 9370 model was released August, 2011; it featured a 480 x 360 pixel screen display, with an optical trackpad. It uses BlackBerry 7 OS, has an 800 MHz CPU, with 1 GB internal memory, 512 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 3G network, has a 5 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

The 9380 model was released April, 2012; it featured a 480 x 360 pixel touchscreen display, with an optical trackpad. It uses BlackBerry 7 OS, has an 800 MHz CPU, with 512 MB internal memory, 512 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 3G network, has a 5 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

The 9220 model was released July, 2012; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel display, with an optical trackpad. It uses BlackBerry 7 OS, has an 800 MHz CPU, with 512 MB internal memory, 512 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 2G network, has a 2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth connectivity.

The 9230 model was released July, 2012; it featured a 320 x 240 pixel display, with an optical trackpad. It uses BlackBerry 7 OS, has an 800 MHz CPU, with 512 MB internal memory, 512 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, uses the 3.5G network, has a 3.2 MP camera with video recording capabilities, and also has Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

All BlackBerry curve models have the following accessories available: cases, wall chargers, batteries, screen protectors, headsets, SD cards, cradles, and car charger kits.

BlackBerry Curve


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