Adding a fashionable touch to Research in Motion's formidable arsenal of
telephonic, PIM, and media tools, the BlackBerry 8330 Curve for Verizon is also
the smallest, lightest BlackBerry phone that includes a full QWERTY keyboard.
This amalgam of the svelte BlackBerry Pearl and the more business-oriented 8800
combines RIM's long-valued corporate email and messaging platform with a host of
advanced multimedia features, including a 2-megapixel camera and stereo
Bluetooth (for listening to music via wireless headphones). It also offers GPS
navigation capabilities for accessing the optional VZ Navigator turn-by-turn
Getting on the Internet is easy using Verizon's Mobile Web 2.0 package, which
allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your
favorite web content on your phone. Verizon's Get It Now wireless download
service is also fully compatible with this phone. This pay-per-download service
features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also
personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Get It Now service.
With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access Verizon's VZ Navigator
service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn
directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of
interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color
With BroadbandAccess Connect (subscription required), you can use your
smartphone as a modem for your notebook when you connect the two using a USB
cable--or open a Bluetooth connection--enabling you to access the Internet or
your company intranet. The tethered modem capability is ideal when you're
traveling and need to use your notebook to check email, access corporate
networks, or download large files like presentations and reports. And with
BroadbandAccess Connect, you won't have to buy an extra PC Card or other
With BlackBerry's push email technology, your email will find you without having
to initiate a connection. BlackBerry devices are designed to remain on and
continuously connected to the wireless network, notifying you as new email
arrives. In addition to the text, you can also receive and view attachments in a
wide range of popular file formats, including Microsoft Office, Corel
WordPerfect, and Adobe PDF.
Browse the web with the integrated, full-featured browser, which quickly and
efficiently displays HTML pages as well as enables you to set up RSS feeds to
stay connected to up-to-the-minute news and blog posts. And keep up with your
contacts using a variety of instant message (IM) networks, including the
integrated Blackberry Messenger as well as downloadable clients for Google Talk,
Yahoo! Messenger, and Lotus Sametime.
For corporate users, the Curve delivers all the enterprise email and
messaging capabilities you've come to expect. It's supported on BlackBerry
Internet Service, giving you access to up to 10 work or personal email accounts
(including most popular ISP email accounts), as well as BlackBerry Enterprise
Server, enabling advanced security and IT administration within IBM Lotus
Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.
The Curve 8330 is fashioned with subtly curving corners and chrome highlights.
Measuring 4.2 x 2.4 inches, the Curve is just as slim as the Pearl (0.63 inches)
and weighs in at 4 ounces. It features a bright 2.5-inch color TFT screen that
provides 65,000 colors and a 320 x 240-pixel resolution, and it includes a
light-sensing feature that automatically adjusts backlighting for indoor,
outdoor and dark environments. Like the BlackBerry 8800, the Curve includes a
trackball navigation system located on the top of the QWERTY keypad, and it also
features an integrated spell checker with a customizable dictionary to help
maintain accuracy while on the go. It has 96 MB of internal ROM memory, and is
expandable using MicroSD/MicroSDHC memory cards (up to 8 GB in size).
You can snap vivid photos (though no video) using the 2-megapixel camera on
the back of the Curve, which also features a 5x digital zoom, built-in flash,
self-portrait mirror and full screen viewfinder. It can capture images in up to
three picture quality and size resolutions that can be shared instantly by
email, MMS or BlackBerry Messenger, or even uploaded to your Flickr account with
the Yahoo! Go service. Photos can also be immediately set as a unique caller ID
or Home Screen image. You can edit photos and create albums within the Curve
using the PhotoSuite application. Pictures can be cropped, rotated and
straightened, and flaws can be fixed by removing redeye or changing the
brightness, contrast, and saturation levels.
Listen to your favorite music and watch downloaded videos using the included
stereo headset, or use an optional wireless headphone thanks to the Curve's
support for the Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP/AVRCP). The Curve is
compatible with MP3 and WMA audio files, and dedicated volume controls are
conveniently located on the side of the handset.
With the Voice-Activated Dialing (VAD) feature, you can initiate a call just
by telling the Curve who to call from your contact list--either via the
integrated speakerphone or using an optional Bluetooth wireless headset. Other
advanced phone features include advanced sound technology that cancels out
background noise and echo, dedicated volume and mute keys, and the ability to
customize the Curve with polyphonic and MP3 ringtones. Other features include:
- Works with the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution (BES) to provide
functionality such as single mailbox integration, remote address book look–up
- BlackBerry 4.3 Desktop Software. Integrated Email, Phone, SMS, Browser,
Calendar, Address Book, and additional organizer applications
- Music playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
- 96 MB Flash Memory/32 MB RAM
- Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music
streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP
What's in the Box
The BlackBerry Curve 8330 weighs 4 ounces and measures 4.2 x 2.4 x 0.63 inches.
It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO frequencies (not Rev. A Upgradeable).