Blackberry has made a name for itself as a company that delivers consistent quality with its hand-held devices. The Blackberry Curve is one phone that will definitely not be excluded from their long line of outstanding business solutions. They have included an enhanced multimedia software package to make traveling with your favorite pictures, songs, and videos even easier. They also provide the ability to take brilliant two megapixel images with the on-board camera. The battery life too, is better than ever before.
The many functions of this device are all user-friendly, and it comes in a very stylish design that is certain to turn some heads. You get a USB port, along with a regular 3.5 mm headphone jack. To the right, there is a easy-access camera button, and to the left, the volume controls. Giving a remarkable picture clarity for browsing your favorite sites, map details, and checking out pics and vids, the Blackberry Curve offers a generous two and a half inch monitor, capable of 320 x 240 resolution.
Blackberry definitely stepped up its game in terms of designing the Curve’s multimedia ability. The smartphone will play back various audio formats, including MP3, WMA, and AAC, along with various video formats, like WMV, MPEG-4, and H.263. The Curve processes the multimedia information very smoothly, very rarely experiencing any hiccups. The two megapixel camera will deliver high quality 4″ x 6″ prints – impressive for a camera phone. However, the Blackberry’s ultimate media strength lies in its email application. The Curve can sync up to ten separate email accounts with ease and finesse.
The Curve quickly renders web pages in clear quality, with its browsing ability rated as one of the better smartphones currently on the market. The only downside with call quality is a relatively low volume; however, calls generally come through clearly. The user can expect to receive about four hours of talk time from the battery with continuous use – which is typical of the smartphones available today. For other periodic use, the battery will last approximately four days.
The Blackberry Curve is arguably the best smartphone for its price tier, even though it might not have all the bells and whistles of other smartphones. The iPhone 4 and HTC Desire, though superior phones, are also much more expensive than the Curve. Comparable products would be the Samsung Wave or the LG Optimus. However, Blackberry soars pasts the competition in terms of battery life, e-mail capabilities, and camera quality with its newly released Curve.