BlackBerry Curve 8310

BlackBerry Curve 8310


BlackBerry Torch 9800

BlackBerry Torch 9800

BlackBerry Curve 8310  vs   BlackBerry Torch 9800

Here we shall compare the two cellular phones BlackBerry Curve 8310 and BlackBerry Torch 9800. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is a GSM Technology phone announced in 2007, August whereas the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a GSM Technology phone announced in 2010, August. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a relatively newer model than the BlackBerry Curve 8310. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 was announced about 3 years after the other one.

The main differences between these two items are that, the 9800 has got Touchscreen and 3G which are not present in 8310. Both of them contain Audio Player, Video Player, Camera, Bluetooth, QWERTY, Speakerphone, GPS and GPRS. The 8310 is a lighter and smaller device than 9800.

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

Connectivity and communication

8310 does not have WLAN and 3G, whereas, 9800 offers these features. Wireless LAN (WLAN) is a wireless local area network that links two or more computers or devices using spread-spectrum or OFDM modulation. 3G meaning third Generation is an industry term for digital wireless devices on packet switched networks. What this means to the user is high-speed data communication. The 21st Century Technology 3G is useful in transfer of more information, faster data access and multimedia services through cellphones. The 9800 provides Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UMA (carrier-dependent) WLAN and HSDPA; HSUPA 3G. The 9800 has got v2.1 with A2DP Bluetooth. The 8310 comes with v2.0 with A2DP Bluetooth. Bluetooth is an open specification for seamless wireless short-range communications of data and voice between both mobile and stationary devices. Bluetooth is useful in term of cable less technology by using with application such as wireless synchronization, file sharing, and also use as gateway for internet connectivity. The 9800 has SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM Messaging and the 8310 has SMS, MMS, Email, IM Messaging. Multi Media Messaging or MMS is an extension of SMS to allow transmission of digital objects (files) like pictures or sound or even short low quality video. The multimedia messaging service helps the user to send and receive messages with photos or video with sound and text. The 9800 comes with microUSB v2.0 while the 8310 has miniUSB v2.0. USB is a common type of cable used to connect a computer to a device, such as a digital camcorder or a cellular phone. The 9800 possesses with A-GPS support whereas the 8310 contains GPS. GPS (Global Positioning System) is the utilization of orbiting satellites to transmit signals to a GPS receiver to calculate the location, speed, direction, and time. GPS is widely used as a navigation tool. A GPS is useful for more than just route-following. In emergencies their usefulness is unparalleled.


The 9800 has got 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality and Geo-tagging, continuous auto-focus, image stabilization Camera. The 8310 offers 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, LED flash Camera. Autofocus feature enables the camera lens to automatically focus on the objects you are taking a photo of, so making your photos sharper and clearer. 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 9800 provides TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Display Type and the 8310 has got 65K colors Display Type. TFT is a developing technology that attempts to place the controller of the panel directly on the surface of the glass. A touchscreen is type of display with a sensitive panel directly on the screen that registers the touch of a finger as input. Commonly used on printers, digital camcorders, cameras and GPS navigation systems. The touchscreen is useful for listening to music, watching movies and basic web functions. The 9800 comes with 360 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches Display Size while the 8310 has 320 x 240 pixels, 2.5 inches Display Size. The 9800 has QWERTY keyboard , Optical trackpad , Multi-touch input method and Proximity sensor for auto turn-off Display Features whereas the 8310 comes with QWERTY keyboard and Trackball navigation Display Features. QWERTY is the most used modern-day keyboard layout on English-language computer and typewriter keyboards. It takes its name from the first six characters seen in the far left of the keyboard's top row of letters. This type of layout enables easy typing of messages and emails. A QWERTY keyboard helps the user to key in texts for messaging or emails faster and easier.

Memory and processing

The 9800 possesses 624 MHz processor CPU whereas the 8310 possesses 32-bit Intel XScale PXA272 312 MHz processor CPU. The 9800 contains microSD, up to 32GB, 4GB card included Card slot while the 8310 possesses microSD, up to 4GB Card slot. 2G (or 2-G) is the second-generation wireless telephone, which is based on digital technologies. 2G networks is basically for voice communications only, except SMS messaging is also available as a form of data transmission for some standards. The 9800 offers 4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM Internal Memory and the 8310 provides 64 MB ROM Internal Memory.


The 9800 has got Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh. The 8310 comes with Standard battery, Li-Ion 1100 mAh. The 9800 provides Up to 5 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 40 min (3G) Battery Talk time whereas the 8310 has Up to 4 h Battery Talk time. Talk time gives the length of time a person can talk on the cell phone without recharging the battery. The 9800 contains Up to 432 h (2G) / Up to 336 h (3G) Stand-by while the 8310 offers Up to 408 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 9800 possesses 161 g Weight and the 8310 contains 111 g Weight. The 9800 possesses 111 x 62 x 14.6 mm Dimensions. The 8310 offers 107 x 60 x 15.5 mm Dimensions.

Other miscellaneous

The 9800 contains Social feeds , BlackBerry maps , Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) , Media player MP3/WMA/eAAC+/FlAC/OGG player , Video player DivX/XviD/MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 , Organizer and Voice memo/dial whereas the 8310 has got BlackBerry maps , Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) , MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player , MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player , Organizer and Voice memo/dial.


BlackBerry Curve 8310

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