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Old 06-02-2010, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Found on Engadget this evening:

It death of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 on T-Mobile (you can still get it on AT&T, by the way) bummed us out for the simple reason that it was perhaps the best-looking BlackBerry every made. The Curve 8500 series that followed it just didn't have the same sort of sleek, high-end air about it, so we're happy to see that the 8500's follow-on should go a little ways toward closing the gap. What we're apparently looking at here is the Curve 9300, a phone that carries over the now-standard optical pad from the 8500 but uses a decidedly 8900-esque chrome surround while adding 3G and support for 802.11n, a feature it shares with the Pearl 3G. What keeps the 9300 on the low end of the spectrum, though, is its screen -- it's apparently just QVGA, and we're a little discouraged that the leaked unit here isn't running BlackBerry 6 -- but you get what you pay for, right?


BlackBerry Curve 9300 fixing to replace the 8500 series? -- Engadget
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8900 user here.... That picture of the 9300 from the link, the chrome bezel is pretty hideous... I think what's even worse is that it now runs around the entire perimeter of the phone.... Why haven't they figured out that all black is the way to go? I remember when TV manufacturers experimented with the silver/gray bezels and they very quickly realized what a mistake it was and the following year, all the bezels were black again.....


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8900 user here.... That picture of the 9300 from the link, the chrome bezel is pretty hideous... I think what's even worse is that it now runs around the entire perimeter of the phone.... Why haven't they figured out that all black is the way to go? I remember when TV manufacturers experimented with the silver/gray bezels and they very quickly realized what a mistake it was and the following year, all the bezels were black again.....


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Question does anyone know what network the curve 9300 is dropping on I hope t-mobile
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why haven't you figured out yet that it's just preference? if you don't like it, don't get it.

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Maybe their should poll their Customers and find out what the bulk of their Consumer base "prefers"... I've yet to speak with anyone who prefers an ugly/cheap chrome bezel...
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The 9300 also involves a camera downgrade from 3.2 MP (in the 8900) to 2 MP.

I don't think phone cameras really need to have more than 3.2 MP, but in my opinion they shouldn't have less.

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The 9300 also involves a camera downgrade from 3.2 MP (in the 8900) to 2 MP.

I don't think phone cameras really need to have more than 3.2 MP, but in my opinion they shouldn't have less.

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Not to mention the 9300's camera is fixed focus and has no flash. I'm not quite understanding what they're doing here going backwards like this.
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Not to mention the 9300's camera is fixed focus and has no flash. I'm not quite understanding what they're doing here going backwards like this.
I agree. But then again, I'm not sure RIM knows where it's going anymore.

After years of loyal BB use I finally gave up 12 months ago, went out and began enjoying iPhones and Android phones.

I miss the way BB handles email and messaging so I want a 9300 ugly or not. At least it has a far better keyboard than my 9700 which is on it's way out.

I'll use all three and forget about the BB style, just enjoy it for email.

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