BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Bold 9650


BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

BlackBerry Bold 9650  vs   BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

In this article we will compare the two cellular phones BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a GSM Technology phone announced in 2010, April. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is a GSM Technology phone announced in 2010, August. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is a relatively newer model than the BlackBerry Bold 9650. But both these phones were announced around the same period within a gap of about 4 months.

Both these devices 9650 and 9300 are very similar in terms of some of the key features. Both of them contain Audio Player, Video Player, Camera, Bluetooth, Speakerphone, QWERTY, GPS, GPRS and 3G. The 9300 is a lighter and smaller device than 9650.

Let us now compare the features of these devices in more detail.

Connectivity and communication

The 9300 provides Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, UMA (carrier dependent) WLAN whereas the 9650 comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g WLAN. WLAN is a LAN in which the air medium forms the common communications link. Communication is by radio waves or infrared light. Wi-fi is the commercial name for networking technology, which allows any user with a Wi-Fi enabled device to connect to a wireless access point at speeds of up to 11 Mbps. The 9300 has HSDPA 3G while the 9650 has HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps 3G. HSDPA is a packet-based protocol that enhances data rates in UMTS networks and lifts transmission speeds into the megabit range. Third generation (3G) wireless networks will offer faster data transfer rates than current networks. 3G helps in faster data-transmission speeds so you could use your cell phone in more data-demanding ways. For example, streaming video i.e. movie trailers downloads etc., can now be faster on the mobile phone that comes with a 3G capability. The 9300 has with A-GPS support and BlackBerry Maps and the 9650 has with A-GPS support. GPS is a satellite-based radio-navigation system which allows users to determine their location anywhere in the world at any time of the day. A GPS is useful for more than just route-following. In emergencies their usefulness is unparalleled.


The 9300 comes with 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels Camera. The 9650 provides 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash and Image stabilization Camera. Autofocus (or AF) is a feature of cameras that allows them to obtain (and in some systems to also continuously maintain) correct focus on a subject, instead of requiring the operator to adjust focus manually. An autofocus is useful when you're shooting quickly and without much planning, and it can give a relatively high proportion of sharp photos.


The 9300 has 320 x 240 pixels, 2.46 inches Display Size and the 9650 comes with 480 x 360 pixels, 2.44 inches Display Size.

Memory and processing

The 9300 provides microSD, up to 32GB Card slot while the 9650 has got microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included Card slot. 2G is also known as Personal Communications (PCS) or digital wireless mobile communications network. It is based on circuit-switched technology where each call requires its own cell channel. The 9300 offers 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM Internal Memory whereas the 9650 provides 512 MB Internal Memory.


The 9300 has got Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh. The 9650 offers Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh. The 9300 contains Up to 4 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G) Battery Talk time while the 9650 possesses Up to 5 h Battery Talk time. Talk time gives the maximum time that a phone can transmit on a single battery charge. The 9300 provides Up to 456 h (2G) / Up to 348 h (3G) Stand-by and the 9650 has Up to 312 h Stand-by. Stand-by time gives the maximum time that a cellular telephone operating on battery power can be left on to receive calls.

Form factor

The 9300 comes with 104 g Weight. The 9650 provides 136 g Weight. The 9300 has got 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm Dimensions and the 9650 offers 112 x 62 x 14 mm Dimensions.

Other miscellaneous

The 9300 contains MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player , MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player , Organizer , Voice memo/dial and Predictive text input while the 9650 has got BlackBerry maps , Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) , MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player , MP4/H.263/WMV player , Organizer and Voice memo/dial. The 9300 offers Java compatibility whereas the 9650 contains MIDP 2.0 Java compatibility. The 9300 comes with Vibration and Polyphonic(32), MP3 ringtones Alert types. The 9650 provides Vibration, MP3 ringtones Alert types.


BlackBerry Bold 9650

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