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    • BlackBerry 9300 3G - HSDPA 1700, UMTS 1700, HSDPA 900, UMTS 900, HSDPA 1900, UMTS 1900, HSDPA 850, UMTS 850
    BlackBerry 9300 3G US versionBlackBerry 9300 3G US version
    Construction
    Height109mm (4.29")109mm (4.29")
    Width60mm (2.36")60mm (2.36")
    Depth13.9mm (0.55")13.9mm (0.55")
    Dimension109x60x13.9mm (4.29x2.36x0.55")109x60x13.9mm (4.29x2.36x0.55")
    3D SIZE

    Side View3D SeperatedTop View3D InsideFront View

    Weight106gr (0.04oz)104gr (0.04oz)
    Form FactorCandy BarCandy Bar
    Material
    Colors
    Usability
    Display Resolution320x240px320x240px
    Display Size50x38mm (1.97x1.5")
    Display Diagonal2.46"
    Display Type65k TFT65k TFT
    Secondary Display Resolution
    InputMusic-Dedicated Keys
    Navigation Joystick / Button
    QWERTY Keyboard
    Optical Joystick
    QWERTY Keyboard
    Talk Time4 hours, 30 minutes4 hours, 30 minutes
    Standby Time17 days19 days
    OSBlackBerry OSBlackBerry OS
    JavaMIDP 2.0MIDP 2.0
    VibrationVibrationVibration
    RingtonePolyphonicPolyphonic
    Hardware
    Chipset
    Processor512MHz624MHz
    GPU
    Ram128MB256MB
    Internal Memory256MB256MB
    External MemorymicroSDmicroSD
    Camera Resolution2 Megapixel2 Megapixel
    Camera Flash
    Camera Lens
    Optical Zoom
    Second Camera
    Other Functionalities
    SpeakerMono SpeakerMono Speaker
    Battery Capacity1150mAH1150mAH
    Battery Slot
    Connectivity
    WIMAX
    WiFi
    UPnP
    NFC
    USBv2.0v2.0
    Bluetoothv2.0v2.0
    Positioning SystemIntegrated GPSIntegrated GPS
    TV Receiver
    TV Out
    Audio Output3.5mm Audio Connector
    Radio
    Ethernet
    Infrared
    Cellular Network
    Network CompatibilityGSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900
    UMTS 850 / 2100 / 1900
    HSDPA 850 / 2100 / 1900
    Second Simcard Slot
    PTT
    HSCSDHSCSD
    GPRSClass 10Class 10
    EDGEClass 10Class 10
    AMPS
    TD-SCDMA
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
    Operators
    World Compatibility
    NO ACCESS
    2G (GSM)
    3G (UMTS)
    3.5G (HSDPA)
    4G (LTE)
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    80 out of 100
    Phone Arena
    Traditionally RIM has catered to the higher end, but with their push into the consumer market the need for an entry level model was inevitable. Meet the Curve 8520. It offers a ... read more
    73 out of 100
    CNET
    The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a sleek entry-level smartphone that delivers some nice design enhancements and great performance. While available directly from T-Mobile, Wal-Mart offers the better value on the smartphone. read more
    70 out of 100
    Good Gear Guide
    The lack of 3G and GPS and a poor display are downsides, but the excellent optical trackpad and user interface make the BlackBerry Curve 8520 a decent smartphone. This entry-level BlackBerry isn't for everyone, but budget users who are willing to sacrifice some features for a lower price should consider the Curve 8520. read more
    60 out of 100
    TechRadar
    Will BlackBerry's entry-level smartphone lure you in? read more
    N/A out of 100
    mobile-review
    N/A out of 100
    GSMArena
    With the Bold almost reaching perfection in the BlackBerry arts, new horizons need to be explored to keep the spark alive. The tall task to pioneer new territories (in BlackBerry terms anyway) falls on to the Curve 8520. The new Curve has a price tag thats easier on the wallet... read more
    N/A out of 100
    Techhive
    77 out of 100
    CNET
    Though we're disappointed that the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G didn't have more improvements over its predecessor, it's still a decent upgrade with the addition of 3G and GPS. Plus, it's quite affordable for an entry-level smartphone. read more
    70 out of 100
    TechRadar
    A quick and clever QWERTY-toting BlackBerry for the budget-conscious read more
    Price Range$128 - $157 (€105 - €116)$319 - $431 (€246 - €333)
    Published OnJuly 2009July 2010

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