Review: BlackBerry Curve 9220
With the new BB OS 10 on the way, the company should be really focussing on adapting new strategies which should include a variety of devices in different price segments.
- BlackBerry OS 7.1
- 512 MB RAM
- 2.44 inches TFT display with 320 x 240 resolution
- 2 MP camera
- 1450 mAh battery
- Bluetooth v2.1
- Expandable Memory via microSD upto 32 GB
- FM Radio
The design isn’t very different from the usual BlackBerry design, however there are improvements. It is slightly slimmer and lighter than the Curve 8520. The QWERTY keyboard is pretty easy to use and the trackpad helps to navigate better.
You can easily manage your network connections, your sound profiles, notifications, and all your apps right on the main homescreen (if that’s what they call it). Once you are past the setup, the device is good to go and you can personalize the device according to your liking like the app drawer, wallpapers, themes, etc.
Although BlackBerry smartphones are not regarded as very good multimedia devices, but I guess the Curve 9220 being aimed at the youth segment, I tried out its potential in the department anyway. RIM has added the FM radio with the new Curve, which seems to be a decent addition as it adds value to the multimedia experience (atleast in India).
The video player supports the basic MP4, H.263, H.264 and 3GP formats and the videos don’t look all that bad on the 2.4 inch display.