BlackBerry Curve 9320


RIM (Research in Motion) announced the BlackBerry Curve 9320 in early May that launched in end of May 2012. This is the 3G version of the Curve 9220 that we reviewed in April. It has similar features as the Curve 9220, in addition it comes with 3G support and a better 3.2MP camera with flash. Let’s get into the detailed review. The screen above the keypad is a 2.44-inch TFT LCD display with a QVGA resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The phone comes with Blackberry Messenger which connects other Blackberry users to each other over the internet. There are keys for Dialer, Menu, Back and End / Power with the Trackpad in the middle. The 35 – key QWERTY keyboard is comfortable to type and it is backlit. There is a microphone and a loud speaker at the bottom.On the right, there is a micro USB port and a dedicated BlackBerry key. There is also a lanyard slot at the top.The lock / unlock button is at the top and the 3.5mm audio jack is next to it. There is a 3.2MP EDOF ( Extended Depth of Field) camera at the back, better than the 9220. It shoots decent shots and also includes LED flash that lets you shoot in low light, but it is too bright. Some close up objects also end up blurry even if you change the mode to close up. It also has geo tagging and different scene modes. The video recorder lets you record videos at VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and has image stabilization. You can also reduce the Video resolution to MMS Mode (176 x 144). The Music Player can play WMA, MP3, FLAC, OGG, AAC, AMR, WAV, MID formats and video formats such as MP4, M4A, 3GP, 3GP2, M4V, AVI, ASF, WMV. There are several music player options such as shuffle, repeat etc. You can use the button between the volume rocker to pause / resume the song. There is equalizer and bass booster to enhance the audio. The loud speaker is quite loud and offers optimal audio output. The FM Radio has RDS and auto scan option. The browser scored 275 points in the HTML5 test with 3 bonus points., which is slightly better than the browser in the OS 7.0. Looks like RIM has improved the browser in the BB OS 7.1. The browser start page shows your bookmarks and history. RIM isn't as forthcoming with the full hardware specs on its lesser models, but that perhaps doesn't matter, as each device fits fairly well into a hierarchy. In the Curve 9320 you get 512MB RAM and 512MB of internal memory, but the 800MHz processor isn't formally disclosed. The lack of internal memory means a microSD card is essential – essential for any content you want to carry around with you like photos or music. You might find yourself limited in terms of app space, although to be fair, most of the core apps come preinstalled and BlackBerry App World isn't as appealing as Google Play or Apple App Store when it comes to exciting new apps. Sitting between the volume controls is a pause/play button, making music control a little simpler, should you need a moment of quiet. There is also an FM radio if you need a bit of Kiss FM to get you going in the morning. BlackBerry has seen fit to equip the Curve 9320 with a healthy 5.3Wh power pack. Battery life is noticeably good, the best we've come across for a 3G device. The Curve sails past the usual acid test for a smartphone: a full day of intensive use. In fact, but using it intermittently for email and web browsing and the occasional calls we could comfortably get through a couple of days. RIM's prospects at the high-end of the smartphone market may be balancing on a knife edge but when it comes to budget handsets it's still going strong, and its latest addition, the BlackBerry Curve 9320 is a good example of why.



Price in USA $203

Price in UK £99

Price in EURO €150

Price in PAK Rs.22,500

Price in INDIA Rs.14,250