Editors Liked

  • Small and slim, WiFi calling capability, Long battery life
  • Improved, more responsive trackpad, Better feel all around, Upgradable to BlackBerry OS 6
  • WiFi added, Updated styling, Light form factor
  • Solidly built, attractive BlackBerry that's extremely affordable
  • The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G has a slim profile, a responsive optical trackpad, and external media keys. It also has Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and a 2-megapixel camera
  • Good price on most carriers, Textured, solid design, Good physical keyboard, Aboveaverage call quality, Better than usual battery life
  • Synching the phone with multiple email addresses is a straightforward process, with multiple accounts supporting push email

Editors Didn't Like

  • Identical to older model, Poor image quality, Small selection of thirdparty apps, Slow browser
  • Display is lowres for a smartphone, Battery life could be better
  • Sluggish at times, Substandard camera, Touted as a 3G device, but really doesn't take advantage of 3G network in any way
  • Low resolution display and camera
  • Third-party app catalog still lags. Low-res camera
  • The RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G is almost identical to its predecessor save for a few changes. The photo quality is poor as well
  • BlackBerry OS 5 is old; BlackBerry 6 may be too slow, App World still not as good as rival shops, Poor camera, Not necessarily a better value
  • Despite supporting HSDPA and Wi-Fi, the video streaming process was very stop startLook and Feel