Some people call it Blackberry Curve 2, but its official name is “Blackberry Curve 8900 Javelin”, so don’t get confused. Blackberry curve 8900 is no doubt the hottest looking “Curve” series phone Blackberry has ever made.
Announced on November 2008, this device has very little negative features in it. Noticeable feature is that it’s the thinnest, full QWERTY keyboard blackberry. It’s more user friendly as compare to Blackberry Bold and has new OS, impressive browser and new pocketable style. Let’s look in the main pros and cons
BlackBerry Curve 8900 Javelin Pros / Advantages:
- It has 480 x 360 pixels (2.4 inches) TFT landscape 65K colors screen with four row full QWERTY keyboard and Trackball navigation. The full QWERTY keyboard is bigger, has space within the keys and it is easier to use.
- GPRS Class 10 (32 – 48 kbps), HSCSD, EDGE Class 10 (236.8 kbps)
- Wi-Fi to connect the internet wherever the wireless internet is available.
- Bluetooth and microUSB.
- Camera with 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, image stabilization.
- BlackBerry OS operating system and 512 MHz processor that is fast
- GPS with A-GPS support and Blackberry maps
- Up to 16 GB memory card support and 256 MB RAM.
- Excellent web browser.
- 3.5 mm audio jack so you can use any of your favorite headphone
- DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV player
- it’s just 110 g which is lighter then iphone, nokia e71 and Blackberry bold 9000
BlackBerry Curve 8900 Javelin Cons / Disadvantages:
- NO 3G support (most of the users have complained about this).
- Up to 356 hours of standby time and 5 hours talk time. Most of the users have complained about the battery time especially if it does not have 3G supports there is no reason for a poor battery life.
- No FM radio.
Overall this phone is great. 9 out of 10 users have voted it best Blackberry yet. Though it is 3G less GMS phone but still there are lots of improvement and great new features including the Wi-fi that most PDA phones are only offering with expensive cell phone. Its an excellent device for messaging and emailing. Browser has improved and very impressive. Browser will work fine with EDGE but will be slower as compare to 3G however you can always use WiFi where available. Overall, if 3G is not an issue with you then this is a must have Blackberry.