BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300


BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Bold 9650

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300  vs   BlackBerry Bold 9650

Let us explore the similarities and differences between the two mobile phones BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 and BlackBerry Bold 9650. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 is a GSM Technology phone announced in 2010, August while the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a GSM Technology phone announced in 2010, April. 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 9300 and 9650 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 9650 comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g WLAN and the 9300 contains Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, UMA (carrier dependent) WLAN. WLANs use radio technology instead of cabling. Currently only capable of delivering speeds of 1-15Mbps, but are still under development. Wi-fi, also known as WLAN, it uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data. The 9650 offers HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps 3G. The 9300 has HSDPA 3G. HSDPA is a method for downloading data at very high speeds on UMTS/GSM networks. The theoretical maximum speed of currently deployed HSDPA systems is 14.4 Megabits per second, and it is currently the fastest available technology for data flows over UMTS networks. 3G is third generation wireless involving high-speed, multimedia data and voice communications. The Video streaming with 3G helps in ways that is usable and cost effective by the consumer, and economical viable for the wireless operator. The 9650 has with A-GPS support whereas the 9300 offers with A-GPS support and BlackBerry Maps. GPS is Global Positioning System: a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver. GPS is useful for adventurous people on the move in remote places like hikers and campers.


The 9650 contains 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash and Image stabilization Camera while the 9300 comes with 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels Camera. Autofocus allows a camera control that focuses the lens on the subject. Autofocus is useful for tracking moving subjects and for pulling-the-camera-out-of-the-bag speed. For the rest, it's completely useless.


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

Memory and processing

The 9650 comes with microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included Card slot. The 9300 contains microSD, up to 32GB Card slot. 2G implies Second generation technology. A term used to describe the digital cellular networks such as GSM which were introduced as a replacement for analogue cellular networks. The 9650 offers 512 MB Internal Memory and the 9300 has 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM Internal Memory.


The 9650 has got Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh while the 9300 possesses Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh. The 9650 provides Up to 5 h Battery Talk time. The 9300 comes with Up to 4 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G) Battery Talk time. Talk time gives the maximum time that a phone can transmit on a single battery charge. The 9650 contains Up to 312 h Stand-by and the 9300 possesses Up to 456 h (2G) / Up to 348 h (3G) 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 9650 has got 136 g Weight while the 9300 has 104 g Weight. The 9650 offers 112 x 62 x 14 mm Dimensions and the 9300 contains 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm Dimensions.

Other miscellaneous

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


BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

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