BlackBerry Curve 9220


If you are looking for a budget-friendly smartphone, which not only has a solid form factor and rich features, but also has some brand value attached to it, then you should not ignore RIM's BlackBerry Curve 9220. The company launched this feature-rich affordable smartphone last year, and after using the device for almost a month, I am a satisfied user and believe the phone offers good value for money. The phone has a 2.44-inch transmissive TFT LCD with a resolution of 320x240 pixels at 164 ppi. The screen produces good colours and offers fairly decent viewing angles. The screen is sunlight readable. It has high brightness and contrast level, and offers good colour rendering. The BlackBerry supports a 2 megapixels camera with 5 X digital zoom and it gives you 1600 x 1200 pixels image resolution. Amazingly, this not so good camera also allows you video recording. It does not even have a front camera. But we can say that the camera quality is good and it gives you clear picture. However, among its competitors in this price range, you can get 5 megapixels camera with flash and more camera functionality. The Curve 9220 gives an awesome sound quality both on headset and loud speaker. When tested, the call quality was superb and even my voice to the caller was sharp and clear. The video quality is superb in this screen size and it supports .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .3gp2, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv and .wma video formats. The video quality of downloaded videos is great, whereas the videos shoot from the mobile delivers poor picture resolution. The music player supports mp4, .m4a, .3pg, .3gp2, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .mp3, .wmv, .wma, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .wav and .mid audio formats. The BlackBerry Curve 9220 comes loaded with all social apps like, Facebook, Twitter, you tube and many more. BlackBerry Messenger Service (BBM), blackberry App world, Maps, Social Feeds with Wi-Fi connectivity gives you all that you can think of in this price range. The browser offers multiple window access and is easy to use. It is available in Black, Pure white, Pink, Red and Teal Blue colours. SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email and Instant Messaging are multiple messaging options available for you. The stereo FM radio in-built can be played both on headset and speaker mode. And all other basic features like organizer, document viewer, memo pad, files, calculator, etc. are all inherited in it. The voice calling/dialing, voice notes are some important features you will notice in this phone. Multitasking and swapping applications are fast and easy with its 806 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM. BlackBerry Curve 9220 comes with 1450 mAh Li-Ion battery. When tested, battery delivered up to 6 hours and 30 minutes of talk time and it delivered up to 15 days of standby time. The music playback time is up to 25 hours with and without headset usage. The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is a well-designed phone with plenty of features incorporated into it. It fits within the budget and provides a great user experience.



Price in USA $182

Price in UK £116

Price in EURO €137

Price in PAK Rs.18,000

Price in INDIA Rs.9,800