Features and Performance
The Blackberry Curve 8900 has everything that a business phone should have. It is rich in features and provides the ultimate in performance for its users. This is the reason it has become so popular in a short span of time. It uses the same Blackberry 4.6 operating system that is used by the Blackberry Bold. The MENU interface is also richly designed featuring beautiful icons for different functions. The interface truly allows easy access to all the features of the phone.
Just like we have seen on the Blackberry Bold, the phone book can store an unlimited number of contacts and handles all contact details and information with ease. For instance you can easily find a contact by just typing the name in the search box on the main screen. The phone organizer menu has also not changed much and you will find the same easy interface as you may have seen on the Blackberry Bold. The organizer als consists of all the popular functions that we have seen on the Bold, like the calendar, scheduler, clock, alarm, voice note recorder and much more.
The phone is also rich in connectivity and features in-built Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth setup that lets you connect to any internet connection or other computers with ease. Wi-Fi connectivity was deeply missed on the Storm, and it seems like the Curve 8900 makes up for it. The Curve 8900 is a quad band GSM phone that can be connected to a wide range of networks all over the world. It is also a GPS enabled phone with in-built Google maps that allows the user to access complete navigational details in any part of the world.
The Blackberry Curve 8900 also feature in-built instant messaging clients like Google Talk, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Hotmail for staying in touch with business clients, friends and family. It uses the same easy SMS and MMS interface as used by other Blackberry phones and sending and receiving messages is a piece of cake.
The Curve 8900 is a multimedia-rich phone with its 3.2 mega-pixel camera that is supported by a flash to click pictures even in dark areas. The camera comes with 2x digital zoom and has features like Auto focus and Image stabilization. The phone has an in-built media player that supports a wide range of file formats. The Curve 8900 also supports a wide range of ringtones and polyphonic tunes and is compatible with formats like 3gp, WAV, MIDI, AMR-NB, GSM610, PCM, MP3 and many more.
The Blackberry Curve 8900 is equipped with a removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell battery that claims to have a talk times up to 5.5 hours and a standby time of 356 hours.