June 13th 2009 1:20 am

Critic reviews

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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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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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Evan Evan

A nice phone, albeit a bit of an older model I suppose. It's interesting using it now in a more app-heavy world. More apps just kill the battery, so rebooting a few times is not unheard of. I am quite happy with the phone, however, as just that, a phone. I know to really enjoy apps I need a newer...

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