The keyboard is always a sticky point for me to cover. Ever since the release of the BlackBerry Bold 9000 I have become accustomed to that style of keyboard rather than that of any Curve series device. The only BlackBerry Curve I owned on which I really enjoyed the keyboard was an AT&T Curve 8900. The keyboard on the Curve 9300 is no exception to that. New or previous Curve owners will feel right at home here, but those who have enjoyed the comfort of a Bold style keyboard may have some issues adapting as the keys really do feel like I'm pounding away on Tic Tacs. Granted the keyboard (at least on this unit) was seated firmly and had no wobble or give to it. It was nice and tight as a keyboard should be.
Incoming and outgoing calls on the BlackBerry Curve 3G were an interesting test. I compared it with that of the Torch, Bold 9700 and 8520. Out of all those devices, the Bold 9700 leads the pack for me with the 8520 coming in last. Where would I place the 9300? I'd have to place it ahead of the 8520 but not ahead of the Torch, which would be next in line after the 9700. Calls were loud and clear most times but occasionally it would give a rather hollow sound off and even a slight echo. Rogers has great coverage in my area so I really do think this was more of a device issue rather then a carrier/network issue.
Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 and Blackberry Bold 9700, as the prefix shows both handsets are from the creations of the same manufacturer. But the two children of the same parents must acquire same features and properties, it is not possible at all. Similar is the case with the two handsets mentioned in the title.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 9300 users, itr’s that time again! An unofficial leaked OS 220.127.116.118 update is now available for download. The feedback ip’ve read about this leak has been mostly positive, and this looks to be a more stable leak than the previous one. Remember to backup your data before installing. Check out our How-To Guides section if you need additional help. We have put together a How-To Backup your data guide, and also How-To Upgrade your OS guide for you to use. Follow the link below for your device.