Looking for a reliable phone at an affordable price, which not necessarily features the latest technology? Check out the good old BlackBerry Curve 9300 equipped with full QWERTY keyboard, secure push email, 3G high speed internet and GPS navigation.
Today the Blackberry Curve 9300 can be yours as low as $104.99 with free shipping. The Curve 9300 is unlocked, meaning you can use it with any GSM carrier, and without contract, so you will not be tied to a long term service agreement.
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The unlocked BlackBerry Curve 9300 sports a 2.4-inch TFT display with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution and support for 65,536 colors, a 624 MHz processor and built-in memory of 256 MB, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.
The most noticeable features of the Curve 9300 is its full convenient QWERTY keyboard, which makes the phone a perfect messaging device. The keyboard has 4 rows of evenly spaced, backlit keys with predictive text entry for easier and faster typing. Messaging features include text and multimedia messaging, instant messaging with Blackberry Messenger, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, and Windows Live, and of course, e-mail. It is also possible to add your own personal POP3 or IMAP accounts, and it’s also compatible with most corporate e-mail systems like BlackBerry Enterprise, Microsoft Exchange, and IBM Lotus Domino.
The phone is equipped with GPS navigation, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), and stereo Bluetooth version 2.0 + EDR supporting HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, DUN, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, SAP 1.1, MAP profiles for connecting wirelessly to devices like car kits, computers, headsets and more. The BlackBerry Curve ships with BlackBerry OS 5 but it is upgradeable to BlackBerry OS 6, which has a revamped home screen, a new Webkit browser, universal search, a new notifications bar, and more.
The Curve comes pre-loaded with a few apps, for example YPMobile, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, MobiTV, Mobile Banking, MyCast Weather, Bloomberg, and City ID, as well as several games: Tetris, Scrabble, Sudoku, Bejeweled, Texas Hold ‘Em, Pac-Man, Brickbreaker, Word Mole, and Klondike. For more apps and games you can visit the BlackBerry App World. The phone packs some useful tools as well, for instance calendar, a memo pad, a task list, a calculator, and document viewers for Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, and PDF documents.
The Blackberry Curve 9300 also features a 2 megapixel camera / camcorder with digital zoom, which offers rather limited shooting option (white balance modes – automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent and fluorescent), a music player supporting MP3, WMA, AAC, and MIDI file formats and a video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.263 and H.264 files.
Other features Blackberry Curve 9300 include: standard 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, micro USB port, HTML web browser and Java support.