The team at Negri Electronics sent us over a BlackBerry Curve
8520 9300 for us to check out and it has me kind of stumped. First of all it looks almost identical to the BlackBerry Curve 8520 except for a different paint job and T-Mobile’s flavor of 3G 1700Mhz AWS. The trackpad is a bit more responsive than the 85xx series and the keyboard seems a bit easier to type on but its still loose and flimsy.
The thing that really strikes me about the 9300 is the screen. What’s the story with RIM continuing to stick to 320x240px screens? They don’t even look decent, they just look plain bad. I realize that the BlackBerry Curve line is intended to be mainstream but its just not a pleasant experience when you notice all the jagged edges and pixilated fonts. I just don’t see how those compromises are worth it when you can pick up a 9700 for less than $50 on a new contract.
With that said let us know if there is anything you want to know about the BlackBerry Curve 9300. I will try to get them answered ASAP and I might do a full review if the device is that much different from the 8520 or if there is interest.
So what do you think? What would you want in a full review? Do you have any questions?