The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is a small sized BlackBerry device with a (comparatively) petite cost tag to boot. Priced at under Â£150 offline, it is loaded with all the features you’d expect to see on a higher smart BlackBerry such as Wi-Fi tethering, 3G and GPS while sticking to RIM’s QWERTY roots with a keyboard-centric form-factor and landscape display.
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is not crafted with the same glossy elements that we found in the handsets under Curve and Bold series. Rather it is designed with a matte, gun metal grey plastic frame around the main black front that is paired with a keyboard, four physical buttons and a thumb pad. The side of the phone houses a series of buttons including a keen BBM button on the left, a volume rocker to the right and a customizable button below, set to camera by default. However, the back of the phone is crafted with a high gloss black plastic bringing the design together nicely. The phone rightly justifies its price since it is not super high-end, but neither is it a cheap addition by the brand.
The Curve 9320 carries a 2.4-inches TFT display screen that has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Though the screen resolution is not that sharp, but yet, RIM has made it easy to resize the display text that helps things to go along satisfactorily. The QWERTY keyboard attached to the handset is certainly the best thing about the device. Its separated keys help us to type messages and emails easily and quickly.
Performing on the operating system BlackBerry 7.1, the Curve 9320 provides an OS with well recognized failings, legacy issues and a descendant expected in months. In order to use the phone you need to set it up that requires them to enter or generate your BlackBerry ID. This is a 5-minute process which is followed by inputting all of your e mail and social accounts. On completion, you are ready to enjoy the BlackBerry experience.
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 has a built-in 3.2-megapixel fixed focus camera that allows you to click pictures within a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. While fixed focus gets a bad wrap, the camera makes use of EDoF know-how. This stands for extended depth of field and means that you can capture shots with more content in detail. It also packs a flash which is a bonus. The picture quality provided by the device is of first rate for a low-end BlackBerry and they could take some pretty shots thanks to the surprisingly nice dynamic range. The flash does help matters, making the BlackBerry Curve 9320 an ideal companion camera for BBM, Whats app, Twitter and emails. Video is recorded at a low resolution making it suited to sharing or keeping in the handset itself.
The Curve 9230 is a well linked device regardless of its low price with Wi-Fi, tethering, 3G, GPS and Bluetooth on board. As mentioned, thanks to BBM, Whatsapp and Gtalk all you touch type talkers will be well looked after and e-mail is also simple to get your head around. It is also enriched with a micro SD card slot on board that can support up to 32GB of external memory card. With a respectable onboard music player and a 3.5mm headphone jack, coupled with its portability, the 9320 can turn in to a handy MP3 player, though they would not use it for video with its low resolution screen and poor codec support.
Overall, BlackBerry Curve 9320 is a lower mid-range handset that features almost every connections that users would expect in an Android handset. Though the operating System of Curve 9320 is not up to the mark and is a pain to use yet however, the presence of QWERTY keyboard and messaging prowess and with low price range, it is anticipated to attract certain type of user.