BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) has made its name for its business-focussed handsets that brought push e-mail to mobile phones for the first time. The BlackBerry Curve 8900, however, is something of a departure for the company, teaming as it does the e-mail functions that made earlier handsets such a success with features more in tune with the consumer market.
This approach is evident in the slim dimensions of the phone that make it far more portable than previous BlackBerry mobile phones and means that the BlackBerry Curve 8900 slips easily into jeans pockets. And in a further bid to broaden the appeal of the phones, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 has also been fitted with one of the highest grade cameras yet to appear on an RIM handset.
However, if it’s BlackBerry phones’ core functionality of advanced e-mail that has attracted you to this handset, then you will not be disappointed. Not only is the BlackBerry Curve 8900 compatible with almost all e-mail standards, it also offers the chance to view and edit attachments. Furthermore, thanks to the inclusion of a large 2.44-inch screen, reading your mails is a pleasurable experience far removed from that offered by most mobile phones.
Reviewers heaped praise upon the BlackBerry Curve 8900 upon its release for the way it packed all the advanced functions of a BlackBerry phone into a sleek and supremely stylish exterior.