78
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Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model
Verizon

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to10 hour)
Standby time (max)
305 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
Array

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Email
yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA, LTE (1xRTT, EV-DO r0, EV-DO rA)

Display

Screen size
4.2 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1280, 768)
Pixel density
356 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
TV-out
yes (HDMI Micro)
Model
Verizon-

Key Specs

Model
Sprint

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to10 hour)
Standby time (max)
305 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
Array

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Email
yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA, LTE (1xRTT, EV-DO r0, EV-DO rA)

Display

Screen size
4.2 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1280, 756)
Pixel density
356 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
TV-out
yes (HDMI Micro)
Model
AT&T

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to10 hour)
Standby time (max)
305 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
Array

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Email
yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (UMTS / WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA)

Display

Screen size
4.2 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1280, 756)
Pixel density
356 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
TV-out
yes (HDMI Micro)
Model
Sprint-

Key Specs

Model
HSPA+--99

Key Specs

Model
T-Mobile

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to10 hour)
Standby time (max)
305 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
Array

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Email
yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (UMTS / WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA)

Display

Screen size
4.2 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1280, 756)
Pixel density
356 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
TV-out
yes (HDMI Micro)
Model
HSPA+

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.2 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to10 hour)
Standby time (max)
305 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1800 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
Array

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, XviD) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Email
yes (Push email)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, LTE (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (HSDPA, HSUPA)

Display

Screen size
4.2 inches
Screen resolution
Other (1280, 756)
Pixel density
356 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
2 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
Kickstand
no
NFC or RFID payment
yes
Ruggedized
no
TV-out
yes (HDMI Micro)