BlackBerry Curve 8310 review
|Review: March 2008|
In a nutshell: If you want to keep in touch with your email on the move, then the BlackBerry Curve is the choice for you. With a full QWERTY keypad and BlackBerry's renowned push email applications, you really will have a mobile office in your pocket. It also includes a camera, a media player, Bluetooth connectivity and a memory card slot. The BlackBerry 8310 is our pick of the Curve series, as it also includes GPS navigation.
The BlackBerry 8310 is our favourite of the current Curve series of BlackBerries. More compact than the 88xx series, yet with a full 35-key QWERTY keypad, the Curve series treads the line between dedicated business machine and consumer-friendly smartphone. The 8310 retains the core features that made BlackBerry into a household name and indispensable business tool: full keypad and push email. It also adds some new features that make the Curve more like a multimedia smartphone: a camera, media player and GPS satellite navigation. It is this last feature - the GPS navigation - that distinguishes the 8310 from the other Curves (the 8300 & 8320).
All of the BlackBerry Curves are essentially the same, except that the 8310 has GPS navigation, the 8320 has WiFi and the poor little 8300 has neither. It's obviously a personal choice as to whether GPS or WiFi is the more useful tool. In our opinion, the GPS is more useful, but that's just us! The GPS implementation in the 8310 is a good one, and can be used both on foot and in the car.
Looking at the core features of the 8310, we really love the full keypad. Really, serious mobile emailing is out of the question without one, in our opinion. The BlackBerry Curve delivers, and takes mobile communication to another level - whether by email, or text messaging. The one thing that we dislike about the Curve is the trackball, which is used to navigate around the screen and select options. When it works, it works well. But when it doesn't, then it can be really annoying. We've deducted one mark from our rating because of the trackball. Apart from the trackball, the Curve works well ergonomically. The display is large, at 2.5 inches across, and high resolution. It's not in the premier league of LCD displays (the iPhone has double the resolution and most smartphones now have 16 million colour screens), but it's good enough. One thing that we definitely like is the user-selectable font size. There are other features such as password protection, user-definable keys and voice dialling that make the whole Curve experience that little bit better. The Curve is large, and you'll need both hands to use it, but the keys are easy to press and the overall experience is positive.
Obviously, most people buy a BlackBerry to keep in touch with their email. The BlackBerry 8310 handles email very well indeed. Not only is the system very easy to use (pretty much as easy as on a PC), it supports all of the systems and protocols that people will need:
- BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange
- BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
- BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®
- Integrates with an existing enterprise email account
- Integrates with existing personal email account
- Integrates with new device account
- Support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
The 8310 also has a decent web browser. However, with no 3G or WiFi, it's unlikely that anyone would make extensive use of this feature. 3G is conspicuous by its absence. In fact the only connectivity is Bluetooth.
What's new about the latest Curve series is the multimedia features that help to bridge the gap between the traditional BlackBerry and the modern multimedia smartphone. The 8310 incorporates a 2 megapixel camera and a media player. BlackBerry are not at their strongest in this area: the camera can't complete with the cameras on most other smartphones, and there's no video recording capability (although you can play back video.) Nevertheless, it's a move in the right direction. The media player supports features like playlists and shuffle, and you can listen to music whilst using other applications. On the positive side, there is a 3.5 mm stereo headset port that will fit standard third-party headsets, and the 8310 is also compatible with Bluetooth stereo headsets.
The battery life of the BlackBerry 8310 is excellent, especially when compared with most other smartphones. Despite this, and despite the large size of the device, it's weight is surprisingly low. Really, it's in many ways a very practical device. If email on the move is your priority, then the BlackBerry 8310 is our top recommendation. It may not have all the bells and whistles of some other phones, but it does its core job amazingly well and does most other things well enough too. Consider the BlackBerry 8320 as an alternative if the WLAN appeals.
BlackBerry Curve 8310 features include:
- 2 megapixel camera with flash and digital zoom
- LCD display: 320 x 240 pixels, 65000 colours
- Media player
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, instant messaging, push email with attachment viewer
- Built-in speakerphone
- Voice dialling
- Voice memo recorder
- MP3 ringtones
- Personal organiser functions
- Vibration alert
- GPS navigation
- Internet: Web browser, GPRS, EDGE
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, modem, 3.5mm stereo headset port
- Memory: 64 Mbytes plus microSD memory card slot
- Size: 107 x 60 x 15.5 mm
- Weight: 111g
- Talktime: 4 hours
- Battery standby: 400 hours
BlackBerry Curve 8310 user reviews
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Average rating from 98 reviews:
Reviewed by Tshwene Vincent Baloyi
on 11th Sep 2015
I love this device althought the trackball is what annoys me the most. I actually bought a new one today, I want to get to know it better.
Reviewed by Peguy Nkolo Minko
on 31st Dec 2014
it so complicated for me to used internet conection in my blackberry 8310, some time i was thinking it because of operator network(orange) however it work on some of my friend, iam so ambarassed and i don't know what to do, is there someone who may help me? for this.
Reviewed by sakina
on 14th Jun 2014
nice phone but cannot use whats app sucha mean thing but dan best phone ever
Reviewed by Mike Murphy
on 29th Apr 2014
BB 8310 best phone ever, does everything except I suspect it cannot play internet music, radio etc, I've just downloaded Nobex Radio partner, looks good, thinks its okay, but no sound, I can only listen to music through its own MP3 player, not any sound from the internet..........
Reviewed by evolum
on 17th Apr 2014
It's gud but it's functon is not so good compared to price
Reviewed by susan from uk on 31st Jul 2012
Having had many phones this is my first smart phone and i love it, it is so easy to use and i think the qwerty keyboard is better than touch screen. There is absolutely nothing i do not like about it
excellent through and through
Reviewed by Dmike from Nigeris on 27th May 2012
This phone is amazing. The trackball isn't my problem at all, cause i clean d sensors monthly by mayself. One of a kind phone, best of all rugged.
Reviewed by monum from bangladesh on 11th May
Reviewed by Dirk Dangler from United Kingdom of great
Britain on 29th Mar 2012
I have had this phone since they first come out, i dabbled with the newer version but i missed the curve 8310 so iwent back to it. I honestly dont think I would like a different phone however I have just lost speaker sound so I may need to buy a second hand one soon
Reviewed by odhiambo george from kenya on 13th
I believe in blackberry
Reviewed by Zulaykho from Uzbekistan on 8th Feb
it is really great mobile,, i just love it!!cos i have evrng on my mobile,,,exept wi-fi))))but i like it much,, it is my sweetheart=))
Reviewed by patrick mburu njuguna from Kenya on
8th Feb 2012
For me, blackberry 8310 is the best phone i have ever used in my life. It has become part of me such with out i find everything is disconnected.
I use blackberry 8310 in all my activities just like the way i could use my personal computer. I find it easier since its portable and thus i can move with it anywhere. The reception is just cool and its user friendly. I can download photos and documentation soo quickly with it.
Am a golf fitter and i always find myself taking videos with my blackberry 8310 which comes out so clearly. With blackberry 8310 i don't many things in my head since it does all that for me.
I always consult my blackberry 8310 in simple and complicated problems.
Thanks to to blackberry company, i pray they continued to do good work.
I request the blackberry company to at least give me a bonus by updating my blackberry 8310 with the blackberry touch screen. I can appreciate forever.
Patrick Mburu Njuguna
Reviewed by moses mwamba odanga from kenya budalangi
on 21st Jan 2012
just recently i traveled in the remote areas of rukala budalangi most of my friends were complaining about weak signals and that is why my blackberry 8310 was avitual device came in as a substitute to the issue < budalangi borders uganda on kenyan western side >
Reviewed by @Choruwa_Junior from South Africa on
18th Jan 2012
I only hate the trackball, it sucks but the phone works well for me
Reviewed by umber from Pakistan on 9th Jan 2012
It is a sincere advise for all, please don't buy this fone. not friendly in use. it is just waste of money waste of time and waste of ......
Reviewed by Taf danda from Zim on 7th Jan 2012
Umm l lyk it bt ey shld hve included wifi, n l dnt know hw to use Gps...on mine.
Reviewed by Arsenio from Philippines on 31st Dec
BB 8310 is a good phone i can recommend this to people who want to buy as a smartphone. Battery life is good it last for a week even you use the phone in sound play ... as is i experience.. Keypad are good and easy to type .. sound speaker are clear ...
Reviewed by Santa from North Pole on 19th Dec
do not buy this. it is horrible. battery life is rubbish. half the reviews are fake. dont buy it to have a blackberry, its not cool. it is rubbish. breaks easily so dissapointed as i was looking forward to this phone.
Reviewed by Annabelle from London on 4th Dec 2011
i surpose ikt is ok but it can be a lot better i am so glqd i am getting the blackberry 9300 soon
Reviewed by darren reid from scotland on 7th Nov
Just bought this as a used phone, so far so good as far as the phone goes however i am trying to download the blackberry apps thing but having no real success. Can anyone help me out on this, if you can then please drop me an email to email@example.com
Reviewed by moses mwamba odanga from kenya on
11th Oct 2011
my application downloads are amazing, while using my blackberry it is better for you as a first time to cling to your phone manuals instead of running through the settings each time you lost your programme.stick there
Reviewed by stephanie from wales on 2nd Oct 2011
well i brought this phone yes it is a good phone but my internet does not work and neither does my blackberry messenger the whole reason I brought it for so i do not recommend it if your buying it for that use.
Reviewed by Moses mwamba odanga from Kenya on
10th Sep 2011
Am working on a high power station and ihave not got any problem concerning networks and signals distotion except message mishaps e.g disapearing messages anyway its fair
Reviewed by faye from united kingdom on 23rd Aug
My freinds bought a blackberry and their brilliant but the bad thing is the setting the blackberry up it takes hours for someone who dies not know their way round a blackberry.
Reviewed by Princess Vs Diva from Jackson, Mississippi
on 9th Jul 2011
I dislike this phone. Like seriously why do yall have the memory card slot in the back of the phone. Why do I have 2 have a media card just 2 record videos REALLY!! SO I REALLY DISLIKE THIS PHONE!! AN THE TRACKBALL OMG SMH!!!!!
Reviewed by Nyita from England on 5th Jul 2011
It's good kind of wish I had a torch if not a storm of not a curve if not one that works
Reviewed by Brian Holland-Jones from United Kingdom on
5th Jul 2011
Have had a BB 8310 for some time. Only, and Major, problem is the battery. Blackberry say it has 400 hours stand-by time ( some chance !!!). Mine can need re-charging within a couple of days and that's without having used it for anything ? Have bought and tried new genuine BB 8310 batteries but still no charge holding. All in all a poor product.
Reviewed by michael from north of ireland on 13th
DO NOT BUY THE BLACKBERRY CURVE 8310 IS CRASHES AND FREZES ALL THE TIME MAY IT BECAUSE I HAVE TO MUCH STUFF ON IT IM GONNA BUY THE BLACKBERRY BOLD 9000 AND SELL THE OTHER 1
Reviewed by monty from uk on 10th Apr 2011
i love my blackberry curve and bought second hand but the only probs is the trackball which i had to replace which is usually free
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 30th Mar 2011
I bought my Curve second-hand from eBay about 5 months ago. It has worked perfectly without any problems. As suggested in the sales info, it is great for email and other applications which benefit from a full QWERTY keyboard. If you want millions of fancy apps maybe look elsewhere but this phone does what you want from a business hand-held.
Reviewed by cyrus from haiti on 25th Mar 2011
very useful for email on the go and the camera isn't bad...only drwback is that it won't play most downloaded video formats
Reviewed by sammy taylor from nigerian on 21st
Hi, I will say d phone is good in area of broswing and other function but slow when downloading.
Reviewed by Lucy from Uk on 27th Jan 2011
It's but it cood be better
Reviewed by daagi from Mongolia on 13th Jan 2011
I love my 8310 It is good Thank you
Reviewed by lilly from england on 27th Dec 2010
in my opinion the blckberry is a terrible phone. i got one last year fir christmas and i have had to take it in several times to be repaired as it os not very durable. i dropped ot once and the side cracked!also the camara has terrible resolution and the texts dont send properly also the keypad sometimes cuts out as well as that the battery runs out very quickly i strongly recomend you not to buhy this phone as it would be a waste of your money!
Reviewed by lou from england on 23rd Dec 2010
love my blackberry so much that i have them for the kids as well very easy to use
Reviewed by Mahesh Trivedi from India on 24th
Really, this is nice and beautiful devices.Ist time I see this device and i am very surprise, what a beutiful piece. I am at present using it. My son is also very happy to enjoy with game which is built in. thanks
Reviewed by Joe from U.K. on 28th May 2010
Had my 8310 for 2 years now and as a self employed contractor it has been a life saver, stunning capabilities, excellent work tool pays for itself may times over, i've dropped it more times than i can remember and it's still working 100% 10 out of 10
Reviewed by crystal from england on 10th May 2010
well i really love my blackberry and i think that its made better than the new ones such as the bold 9700
Reviewed by chantelle from australia on 29th Apr
i have it its OK but im gettin a newer version on tuesday mi uncle iz avin it aswell he likes da quantaty (dunno how 2 spell dat) lmao
Reviewed by jason ryan from uk on 21st Apr 2010
had mine fore 6 mounth and never again will i get a blackberry i think they a waste of money and nothing but trouble 8-(
Reviewed by Chiedza Govere from Zimbabwe on 22nd
m lovin it.BlackBerry is a very smart n sleek 4n with just about everything that ones needs on the go.m just not happy with the battery.the life span aint very impressive because i have to charge everyday and the re-booting too. great phone though
Reviewed by Jean mujooh from KenYa on 12th Feb
I love brackberry its my favourite phone I have used 8110pearl and now I have 8310curve am am loving it what can I do without it my wife complains am always on it I just love it!
Reviewed by Matt Angliss from England on 21st
New phone received and crashed and rebooted within 30 seconds !!! Non-stop reboots now everytime i use the thing. Only last 38 hours before i ordered a new BB
Reviewed by TARUN SHUKLA from INDIA on 12th Dec
very smart phone
Reviewed by samir hosny from egypt on 11th Dec
very smart phone , i love it too much
Reviewed by dorotej from serbia on 10th Oct 2009
I love blackberry
Reviewed by kenneth from kenya on 25th Sep 2009
watch out many black berry from hungury are having thier way here and the dont have the navigator as described . send a warning to the Kenyan Markrt. thanks
Reviewed by tomas from uk on 17th Sep 2009
no good phone, to much problem
Reviewed by Astri from Indonesia on 25th Jul 2009
Is video camera same with video recording? My Blackberry 8310 has it. The resolution is good enough,too. For me, 8310 is better than 8320 cause Wi-Fi is useless if u activate the internet.
Reviewed by David Mitchell from UK on 15th Jul
I took out a contract on a curve a few weeks ago with orange with the particular requirement of share dealing and finance transactions out of office. Big problem - the Blackberry browser is not accepted by banks or on-line brokers [in my case First Direct and TD Waterhouse who both confirmed this fact] plus many other secure sites. Orange customer services varied from competent to useless. The first handset failed after very little use and had to be replaced. Finally an e mail to the Chief Exec of Orange got the contract cancelled. The retailer, Get Connected of Abergavenny just did not want to know. Do thoroughly check any operator that advertises 'internet access' by phone. I am sure the Curve is a great instrument but it was useless to me.
Reviewed by SAM from CHINA on 13th Jul 2009
I AM WORRIED WITH THIS PHONE . ITS ONLY WORKING WITH BLACKBERRY SERVICE . I CANT USE MY PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT SETTING WITH THIS PHONE OF WHAT . IF YES THEN THIS PHONE IS USELESS FOR ME . EITHER I LIKE I TOO MUCH BUT BECAUSE OF EMAIL SYSTMEM MUST NEED WITH BLACK BERRY SERVICE ACTIVATION THEN ITS NOT GOOD . AS FOR GPRS IN CHINA WE ARE PAYING USS 10 MAXIMUM PER MONTH FOR UNLIMITED ACCESS AND BLACK BERRY IS CHARGING USS 60 PER MONTH SO WHO WILL ACCEPT THIS TERMS . PLS ADVISE IF IN THIS PHONE CAN FIX THE PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT WHICH CAN USE THROUGH GPRS INSTEAD OF APPLYING BLACKBERRY SO EXPENCIVE SERVICE . ALSO SO GOOD PHONE HAVE NO WIFI INTERNET FUNCTION ITS ALSO STRANGE .
Reviewed by DEEVO from SOUTH AFRICA on 13th May
EXCELLENT PHONE WHEN ITS WORKING WELL BUT ONCE IT STARTS RE-BOOTING AND DELETING MAILS ITS TIME FOR AN UPGRADE BECAUSE THIS WILL BE A CONSTANT PROBLEM EVEN AFTER THE PHONE HAS RETURNED FROM THE SERVICE PROVIDERS REPAIRS. THIS IS CURRENTLY MY THIRD BLACKBERRY AND COUNTING AND AT THIS MOMENT IT IS GONE IN FOR YET ANOTHER REPAIR FOR THE SAME PROBLEM. TO THOSE WHO WANT THE VIDEO CAMERA FEATURE, SEND THE PHONE IN FOR A SOFTWARE UPGRADE ( USUALLY TAKES A FEW HOURS )
Reviewed by Pav Verity from Scotland on 12th May
Blackberry ? Hmmmm... Actual sound disappointing... Battery life -what they don't tell you -KEEP IT IN THE HOLSTER!! (there seems to be a small magnet that de-activates the phone). Itook mine ski-touring in Norway, forgot the holster. Tried twice fo find coverage - 5 minutes each time. Finally saw a radio mast and the battery was absolutely drained... In the absence of holster,every movement of the sack must (I guess ) have turned it on looking for a signal. IF I had been relying on it holding a charge I would have been doomed! Net usage - I tried very briefly to locate one item of information on the web in Norway - result a month later - an "unexplained" £9 /$15 item in my bill (tariff not unlimited net use) for a few seconds chasing (absolutely useless ) info
Reviewed by Abimbola from London on 6th May 2009
LOVE IT but if u dnt av internet ders nothin much to do
Reviewed by Udit from UK on 15th Apr 2009
All great features and easy to use phone! Pro: Trackball Con(s): Looks and absence of shortcut to keypad locking
Reviewed by Claudio from Brazil on 24th Mar 2009
This phone is great.I use for business and fun, and I really love it
Reviewed by Joseph mwamba from South africa on
17th Mar 2009
My Blackberry 8310 records video, maybe it's because I upgraded my OS from 4.2.2 to 4.5
Reviewed by Maxie from U.S.A on 4th Mar 2009
Since I travel alot, I don't need a GPS! I have my awesome blackberry phone! I'm even texting my friend right now!
Reviewed by Ben Robinson from England on 2nd Mar
I've only just got this phone, but already i'm impressed. The browser works well and and no matter how much i use it the battery just doesnt seem to die. The MP3 player and games (loads of sites offering free ones for this model) mean i can use it for more than just keeping in contact with people - its a welcome mature change from the Sony Erricsons + Nokias available. Unlike normal i'll be keeping this phone for a while.
Reviewed by Frieda Kliewer from USA on 27th Feb
I have been using the IPHONE for personal use for more than a year. I up graded to a 3G and it's great but for work I needed something that was geared more to the business side. I bought a Blackberry Curve and I LOVE IT. It is pretty and will do about anything the IPHONE does. The screen is nice and big and the resolution is nice. I have had at least 5 or 6 PDA phones. I started years ago with a BB, when to 2 treos and various other ones but I am back to the BB. I love it.
Reviewed by GARY BOOTH from UK on 26th Feb 2009
Useful handset..... when it worked. I had three replaced in around 6 months. Bluetooth connectivity issues and would not store sat nav software mainly. Shame that reliability let it down. Have now moved onto Bold and already found out about SD Card recognition problems. Why do people like Blackberry so much.
Reviewed by Aexander Portillo from England on
17th Feb 2009
the blackberry curve is an amazing phone it is like a portable computer it has a memory slot a camera and a very very good email connectivity. i love this phone and i will never get a new one
Reviewed by Laura from England on 29th Jan 2009
I've had this phone since August/September and I paid £300 for it at Carphone warehouse. One of the best phones I have had. The only problem is it takes a while to turn back on. Facebook and email on it is quality, I would deffo recommend anyone that uses the internet alot this phone!! It is small to say it has a full keyboard and packed with features. I cannot get my blackberry messenger to work but I think that is Orange? Or maybe I've not set it up correctly! But amazing phone!
Reviewed by Jeremy from UK on 21st Jan 2009
I have the BlackBerry 8320 Curve and personally I think this phone is great, those with One stars below can be ignored. If you have problems contact your service provider, don't base it on the phone. Plenty of Applications, Games and Themes can be found for free via the Internet too. The user just needs to be aware of what they're downloading/installing and where they got it from. Prefer it to the iPhone, much faster and I dislike touch screen phones. I wouldn't give it 5 stars, as the graphics aren't amazing, but its a smartphone after-all. Believe it or not I am a Mac user and PocketMac is a great piece of Desktop software it comes with, enabling you the user to sync your .Mac account, Address Book, iCal etc, iTunes, iPhoto and back up all your messages. If you want a 'sexy' phone go for a blackberry storm or iphone as it has a better interface..
Reviewed by David from UK on 20th Jan 2009
Had nothing but problems with this phone. I'm currently on my second replacement handset and all 3 have had issues with the phone randomly (and frequently) turning itself off and re-booting. I could not recommend this handset to anyone.
Reviewed by Johnny D from uk on 19th Jan 2009
AT the very best its average,if I'm being kind, bad battery life, edge, GPS isnt worth the price Support from Rim is terrible
Reviewed by tsering tashi from nepal on 15th Jan
outstanding phone....its really different from other and that's what it makes it more popular.. keep it up
Reviewed by steve from united kingdom on 1st Jan
hello i went to buy this device from ebay.co.uk and its a staggering piece of equipment i have just upgraded from my nokia n70 within the blackberry range they do a outstanding range of devices and if you add them up yes you get the blackberry 8310 mobile phone good camera excellent screen and a brilliant satellite navigation system the downfall is it will take a time a week or so to get used to the difficult to use keypad.
Reviewed by martin from united kingdom on 20th
Hate it. I bought the phone as I was working abroad and needed to receive e-mails. Nobody told me that it doesn't support fsmail.net web mail. A waste of money and I am stuck in a 18 month contract!
Reviewed by Frank Moore from USA on 6th Dec 2008
The review above it right on except I have not had any problems with the track ball and love it. I use the phone extensively to keep in contact with the other members of our product team at any time day or night and weekends. It's great knowing if someone on the team has a question and wants to get a question asked they can either through email, Google Talk, Messager or strait phone txt messages. It also helps me keeps up with the family. SMS, MMS messages are flying all the time between us. It's great to know that I can comunicate with my family quitely even with I'm in a meeting or traveling. With other phones I would either have to step out of a meeting or wait until I was in a quiet area to communicate with others. Not it's just a couple of keystrokes and we know what's going on. The GPS is outstanding for planning trips although it's lacking with vocal turn by turn directions but that's what my Garmin is for:) The multimedia is great for listening to music while on the go. I have not used the movie player much but what I have used it for it has worked well. It's a limited in the number of supported formats but with the desktop app that came with the phone the conversion is simple. The two meg pix camera is good for taking pictures for your profiles but that's about it. It's a camera on your phone! I really don't expect a lot from a camera on any phone.
Reviewed by Nick G from UK on 6th Dec 2008
Well, I've had my 'phone for 8 months or so now and kinda lust after an iPhone. However, the straightforward functionality of the 8310 as a business unit is great. Just installed the video upgrade :-) so the only thing to grumble about now is the sat nav. To say it is useless is to do a disservice to all those other useless things out there. It has made me late for meetings by supposedly 'avoiding' traffic delays and even when the roads are clear it selects terrible routes (and no, it is not the set up as I've been through all that). Because of the sat nav problems an 8320 looks like the better of the units to have. But now there is Storm...
Reviewed by Kathy from UK on 14th Nov 2008
I love this BlackBerry but PLEASE tell me if/how you can change the message alert? Driving me insane! Otherwise its fantastic
Reviewed by David Goh from Australia on 14th Nov
Cannot get the GPS to work. Support from RIM is bad.
Reviewed by Libby from United States on 4th Nov
I've had the Blackberry 8310 for just a short time, but I really like it. I was easily won over by the fact that I could change the font!! Anyway, I'm always on the go with my kids and need to reference emails quite frequently while on the move to different game locations (enter the GPS Nav!!). I love it. The voice directions are wonderful and you can even download differnt voices if you choose. I haven't...but I could! Overall a good phone. Some things are hard to find due to in the menu, but not so much that I regret this purchase.
Reviewed by savannah from england on 4th Nov 2008
MY LIFE DEPENDS ON THIS PHONE , IT'S MY BABY AND IT DOES EVERYTHING PERFECT!
Reviewed by Milena from United Kingdom, England, London
on 27th Oct 2008
Dear ppl, This phone is great! I would DIE without it!
Reviewed by Matthew Pitch from UK on 8th Oct 2008
For the money, i think its great! Ok the i-Phone 2 is much better, but its cost double !
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 27th Sep 2008
By a iphone 3G.........I use the BB 8310 through work however have a iphone as my normal phone, I regualry compare their performance. Its like a drag race.....the BB (VW Golf) reliable with good specs but when it comes to performance a little slow and dissapointing. Then iphone (Aston Martin DB9) Awsome slick ground breaking innovating and just beautiful to look at. The touch screen querty keyboard is far more easy to use than the little keys on the BB. There is no question for me on business and pleasure use...iphone 3g!! Sorry BB but you are 2nd place!!
Reviewed by Saif Merchant from India on 27th Aug
everything which is needed in your phone is present so enjoy business with music Trust nobody ...... Looks always for profit saif merchant
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 26th Jul 2008
Excellent device, faster than 3G due to the blackberry compression in use instant delivery of email and good coverage... A keeper until the Bold turns up!
Reviewed by Jon S from UK on 18th Jul 2008
Email works well, phone is good, and the voice dialing works fairly well. Internet is pretty good and not too slow. MP3 player is adequate (not as good as my iPod but OK) and the camera is good too - I won a national photographic competition with a pic taken on my 8310! I havent really used the sat nav much - voice directions would have been nice - or maybe it has them but I haven't found it yet...All in all, a lot of gadgets in one phone.
Reviewed by andrew scott-collins from uk on 17th
this is my first blackberry 8310 curve i used to have windows pda and nokias but after using this device for a couple of days i was amased how quickly the e/mail keeps pushing into the device from my account i dont need to use the laptop or computer as much now wish i had this a few years ago excellent device
Reviewed by Ruel P. from Trinidad & Tobago on
12th Jul 2008
It's a great phone to have...light,user-friendly and did i mention looks!!! i wont trade this for the i-phone or many others! Best one i ever had!
Reviewed by Craig from uk on 4th Jul 2008
bit of learning curve I found at first, software included on disc nightmare on vista, bluetooth tricky with a pc but works, t-mobile web and walk awful. Instructions basic. Was very disappointed at first, thank god for forums. But after putting 4.5.037 version on it, htmls emails work better, can save and download attachments. Get opera mini browser, alot better and faster than web and walk's in many areas. Naviman basic sat nav, works, does the job. Voice dial features is the best I have used.
Reviewed by bill turney from uk on 27th Jun 2008
phone & service is appalling Help please
Reviewed by Bria from UK on 16th Jun 2008
This is an excellemt phone. The games are really god and I really like the pearl feature in it. Overall I'd say this is an absolutely amazing phone.
Reviewed by Wayne from United States on 12th Jun
i just wanted to say that everything you said about the Curve is dead on, i do wish it still had the track wheel, instead of the track ball, but i love my BB 8310. another this is mine is capable of recording video, "thanks to the new app upgrade, anf the curve is complete..this upgrade is availble for any curve, the site is www.vodacom.co.za just download the one for your blackberry and your good to go..but for this to work you must deletet the Vender.xml file, and then you'll be all set...i found this site on Pinstack.com...good luck everyone with a curve:especially and BB 8310...
Reviewed by Alowen from England on 1st Jun 2008
Leonardo Taggio: So possibly not a dodgy battery then.......it happens, lets not write off one of the worlds most popular mobile devices so swiftly eh !!!!!!!!!!!?????!!!!!???????
Reviewed by Leonardo Taggio from United Kingdom on
27th May 2008
The Blackberry 8310 is a great phone. but the battery life is very poor. I have to charge it every night. I am afraid i will have to replace it soon, I am giving a 1 star rating because of the battery life. Sorry Blackberry fans
Reviewed by Alowen from England on 25th May 2008
Granted i`ve only had mine for 3 days now but i`ve been working with them for nearly 6 months and for the purpose they are intended for they are excellent. Lets be honest here, Blackberries are all about Emails. The internet 2.5G speed is fine for casual browsing and as for the camera being 2mp its an added bonus in my opinion.The lack of wi-fi isnt worth losing any sleep over. The size is also bearable considering the amount of functions inside. The free 12 month Vodafone satnav is good, agreed its not the best but works good enough. All in all its an excellent device thats full of goodies. A worthy 4 stars.
Reviewed by Doug from usa on 12th May 2008
The phone is great, but the internet stinks. It has edge instead of 3g which is slow, and you have to buy a blackberry package which costs more than regular internet and messaging packages for regular phones. So great phone but I think for the money I could have got a great phone for less money. As far as being a great smartphone I don't think so. And the gps or nav system costs 9.99 a month so don't get sucked in by that selling pitch.
Reviewed by Petey from UK on 11th May 2008
In my opinions phone rulez ! There is lot od pluses which I Could be stating , only one minus is someties quality of a call , sometimes when you speak , you cant hear whats on the other site , so if someone wants to break you you cant hear it , but rarely , except that its brill !
Reviewed by ntsiki from south africa on 31st Mar
i love it, but the main features are a problem to use.
Reviewed by Kate from Manchester on 27th Mar 2008
I LOVE my BlackBerry :) It really is amazing. The camera isnt great and its a shame about being unable to record videos, but a definite must have for those always on the go. The gps is good too. The multi text thing is a let down, as you would assume a phone like this to have that capability, but i must say there are more pros than cons with this phone. BUY ONE.
Reviewed by nick sievewright from england on 5th
didnt want a blackberry for ages and actively avoided them for all the reasons of wanting a home life as well as a work one.....but... now having had one for a while it is nothing short of brilliant. the e mails drop in unanounced so you can ignore them if you want and everything else works fine. the gps is good, i would like to do multi texting but you cant with this phone - this is my only gripe and that's such a small one not really worth worrying about
Reviewed by David from Manchester on 14th Feb
Both me and my wife have one of these phones and have had this model for over 6 months. We both think its the best thing since sliced bread. As a business tool linked with 02 Blackberry it cannot be faulted. Both have been dropped on more than one occasion and are still intact and reasonably unmarked. Its not a gadget so has no video. The camera is reasonable. Can only send one text at a time. But then if you want a gadget why are you looking at this phone? For serious users only.
Reviewed by Sarah from USA on 13th Feb 2008
This is an amazing phone if you need a PDA, or you use the internet on it. If not... go with something else. Overall the screen is fantastic, the rollerball is the best thing in the world, and the camera shoots beautifully clear pictures. The reason I gave this only 4 stars is because the body is a bit... cheap. I had the red one, so I don't know if that makes a difference. I went through 2 of these in 3 weeks. The first one I noticed the same evening I bought it that part of the top cover was loose and moved. This didn't affect the phone itself but it was annoying when texting. So I exchanged it, and within days the phone was worse than the original! The microphone part jiggled a lot, and the cover moved. I never dropped my phones, and always kept them in the case. This was from regular usage. So, if you don't mind a little bit of phone creakage, I'd say go for it. From what I heard not all of them act goofy like mine.