We and our partners use cookies to give you the best online experience, including to personalise advertising and content. Data about your interaction with this site and the ads shown to you may be shared with companies involved in the delivery and/or personalisation of ads on this site and elsewhere online.

BlackBerry Curve 8900

Edit
User ratings:
Editorial reviews:
4.5 / 54 ratings
4 editorial reviews
The BlackBerry Curve 8900 which we review, uses the slow EDGE service, but still has a lot to offer.Read more
The sharp and compact BlackBerry Curve 8900 spells business and oozes with class. Easily the hottest looker in the Curve lineup - and possibly...Read more
The Curve 8300 series has been an immensely successful line for RIM, helping push the manufacturer out of the board room and into the family room. There have been attempts at consumer friendly devices since, such as the Pearl and Storm, but nothing has quite hit the sweet spot like the Curve. So, how do you create a follow up to arguably the best device you’ve ever put out? Make ...Read more
Read more editorial reviews

Pros

  • the top media playback controls are cool and useful
  • intuitive
  • enjoyable and quite powerful
  • fast
  • stable and easy to use

Cons

  • no hardware difference other than color
  • somewhat large and particularly wide
  • no hardware keyboard here
  • no V Cast or BlackBerry Maps
  • the absence of 3G is all the more frustrating

Key specs

  • 3.2 Mpx
  • 2.4 in
  • 360, 480 px
  • 250 ppi
  • 1400 mAh
  • Single-core

Compare technical data of the product to its category

BlackBerry

BlackBerry Curve 8900 - Pros and Cons

BlackBerry Curve 8900

Pros

  • the top media playback controls are cool and useful
  • intuitive
  • enjoyable and quite powerful
  • fast
  • stable and easy to use
  • The keyboard is excellent and the phone has very good voice quality
  • design affords a useful wider display and roomy hardware keyboard
  • great at multi-tasking and secure
  • pleasant and more natural color display
  • modern
  • more intuitive and reasonably fast

Cons

  • no hardware difference other than color
  • somewhat large and particularly wide
  • no hardware keyboard here
  • no V Cast or BlackBerry Maps
  • the absence of 3G is all the more frustrating
  • blocky patches and poor refresh rates
  • this can be cumbersome at times
  • unlike the Storm the door is actually plastic
  • microSD slot has moved to below the battery
  • nothing has quite hit the sweet spot like the Curve
  • the keyboard is more cramped than other RIM offerings

BlackBerry Curve 8900 - Technical Overview

PoorAverageGoodExcellent
Screen size
2.4 in
Best:
Asus FonePad 8
Screen size: 8 in
Battery capacity
1400 mAh
Best:
Doogee BL12000
Battery capacity: 12000 mAh
Pixel density
250 ppi
Best:
Sony Xperia Z6
Pixel density: 891 ppi
CPU clock speed
0.51 GHz
Best:
Xiaomi POCO F3
CPU clock speed: 3.2 GHz

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Full Specifications

Edit

Hardware

BlackBerry 6
Edit
0.51 GHz
Edit
Single-core
Edit
56 MB
Edit

Display

2.4 in
Edit
no
Edit
65K
Edit
LCD
Edit
360 x 480 px
Edit
250.0 ppi
Edit
no
Edit
no
Edit

Rear camera

3.2 Mpx
Edit
yes
Edit
640 x 480 px
Edit
yes
Edit
yes
Edit
yes
Edit

Storage

yes
Edit
16GB
Edit
  • microSD
  • microSDHC
Edit

Dimensions

Grey
Edit
4.29 in
Edit
2.36 in
Edit
0.53 in
Edit
3.88 oz
Edit
no
Edit
no
Edit

Connectivity

Mini-SIM
Edit
yes
Edit
2.0 EDR
Edit
A2DP
Edit
  • AAC
  • SBC
Edit
no
Edit
USB
Edit
3.5 mm
Edit
2.0
Edit

Celluar

yes
Edit
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
Edit
HSDPA
Edit
GPS
Edit
yes
Edit
  • 850 MHz
  • 900 MHz
  • 1800 MHz
  • 1900 MHz
Edit
no
Edit
no
Edit

Battery

yes
Edit
Lithium ion
Edit
1400.0 mAh
Edit
356.0 h
Edit
5.0 h
Edit
no
Edit