June 13th 2009 1:20 am

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8.0
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8.3
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Engadget Mobile Jan 28, 2009

Along with the Pearl, the Curve series represents the kinder, gentler side of BlackBerry; it's the side that appeals to consumers without sacrificing power, and from time to time, it's the side that's even been known to show some sex appeal. The Curve 8900 really takes that sex appeal...

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Pocket-Lint Dec 10, 2008

A great refresh both in terms of looks and the operating system. There are some minor niggles, but the lack of 3G might be a deal breaker for some

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8.0
IntoMobile Jan 23, 2009

Known by many as its internal codename, Javelin, the 8900 follows closely in the Bold’s footsteps by offering a classic, slick, full-QWERTY device with Wi-Fi and GPS, but notably lacking 3G. Some can’t live without fast wireless speeds, while others who are outside of coverage anyway can make do...

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10
christophrowley christophrowley

So many phones try to be the iPhone and fail. If you want an iPhone, buy an iPhone. If you want a phone that can multi-task, feel as premium as an iPhone and has flawless email integration, get a Blackberry. If you decide 400,000 applications you'll never use and a shiny fruit isn't...

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10
davesousa davesousa

This is an Amazing device. Having owned both the BB Bold, iPhone 2g, and iPhone 3g, this is by far the most impressive device of the 3. Key board is perfect. Camera is Significantly better then both the Bold and iPhone. Unique UMA feature is incredible for VoIP calls when connected to WIFI(rather...

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9.0
pilotkid pilotkid

The Blackberry 8900 has been upgraded many times over from the previous curve 8300 series, its really like night in day. It has received many upgrades "under the hood" as well as physical upgrades. There is a new keyboard, and the sim card is now able to be accessed without removing the...

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6.0
coryroc coryroc

I came from an iPhone so I think that's part of my dislike for this phone. I just couldn't stand it. Took forever to get to what I wanted and just as long to get out of it. The trackball idea is cool, but it just didn't seem to function properly. I constantly found myself trying...

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8.0
gauravnawani gauravnawani

This was bb golden era when they made best phones out there, great typing, features and brilliant hardware combined with excellent BB services. This phone was mid tier phone with great package of features and quality which was fun to use. The attention to details were leagues ahead of ammature...

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6.0
kunau kunau

The roller-ball was problematic since the beginning. 22 months in the device would reboot randomly and continuously. This prompted the move to the 9780.

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8.0
jkernsjr jkernsjr

I was worried that I would not like the larger size of the phone as I was moving from a BlackBerry pearl. But, the added screen size, and a better overall screen to boot, made up for any issues I might have had. The killer app on a BlackBerry is email and the 8900 does it well with its full...

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10
arquimedesnew arquimedesnew

Very Snappy phone compare to other versions of Blackberry, does everything I need, fast browsing experience over wifi, fast over EDGE as well, the only drawback form some users will be the lack of 3G but besides that it is a full feature and reliable phone to have. also I like it better after...

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8.0
snaidero snaidero

Overall, great phone. I love the mini-keyboard. The ball might get dirty and that might compromise its accuracy. But anything other is just normal. Very good.

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9.0
underpaidfarmer underpaidfarmer

This blackberry is definitely amazing. I had an iphone 3g and i traded with my friend for this phone for a week so he could try it out and see if he wanted an iphone and i fell in love with it. The keyboard is amazing and the buttons feel so nice to type on, very good battery life and it...

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