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    T-Mobile Refreshes the BlackBerry Curve

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    pcworld.com: T-Mobile's update of the BlackBerry Curve, the 8900, isn't an earth-shattering revision of one of Research in Motion's most successful QWERTY keyboard models. But for those who are content to browse over T-Mobile's somewhat pokey EDGE network when Wi-Fi isn't available, the new Curve offers an improved camera, a sleeker design, and a snappier processor than the preceding version, the Curve 8320 (which is still available from T-Mobile but now for $100 less than the 8900, which is $300 with a two-year contract and before any rebates).


    Like the 8320, the 8900 is a quad-band phone, meaning you can use it on pretty much any GSM network worldwide. For data, it supports EDGE, the 2.5G network technology that approximates dialup in real-world performance. That's fine for e-mail, but Web browsing is somewhat sluggish (although the desktop-style browser does a good job of rendering large pages and then letting you zoom in on sections of interest).


    Black with silver accents, the 8900 is slightly skinnier, a tad more lightweight, and more sculpted-looking than earlier Curves, with some of the design motifs we've seen in the BlackBerry Bold and Storm. I'm on the fence about the use of red type for keypad numbers--it's a more subtle look but also makes the numbers slightly less legible than on the 8900's predecessors (which used black on silver). Still, when the phone screen is on, the red numbers do glow, so I had no problems dialing. RIM continues to refine its keyboards, and thumb-typing on the Curve is eminently doable. Of course, you get the terrific corporate and Internet e-mail features RIM is known for.

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    B-E-A-Utiful!
    ...& that's pretty much it!

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    It is, can't wait to heist it from my GF!!!!!

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    I'm so excited waiting for it to come out.

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    That BB is so sleek!

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    Looks like we have a winner with this entry! Thanks Cherri

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    UPS just delivered mine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by berry911 View Post
    UPS just delivered mine....

    Nice, Do tell how is it? I'm looking fwd on getting one.

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    i like it much, but no 3g...that sucks....rim mada a mistake...we want 3g....

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    Quote Originally Posted by innocentman View Post
    i like it much, but no 3g...that sucks....rim mada a mistake...we want 3g....
    got to respectfully disagree on that. 3g for a network that has barely rolled it out and that they'd have to make a specific batch for tmobile since we are the only provider in the states running with the 1700mhz band.. and potentially had the same problems the Bold has had on AT&T release? no thanks!

    solid phone release first, questionable ones later (or never).

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    if one more person tries to touch my screen and asks if it's the Storm is getting karate chopped.. in the throat. >=0|

    WATAA!

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~nice phone well just that it doesn't have 3g is a big no no to me. So I'm just waiting for my upgrade it will be either the Bold or the Storm and the main reason for my upgrade is 3g. Well I'm impressed with the other specs for the phone but only 3g missing.

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    If you have had good 3G edge feels lame...

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    2.5g? Sounds like T Mobile still keeps getting the short end...
    My Focus may become Jaided but never my determination...

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