BlackBerry Curve 9220 Review
RIM is constantly in limelight due to its futile struggle to shore up their crumbling market share. While they seem to be unable to deliver anything attractive in the high-end segment, the Curve lineup is still doing remarkably well in certain markets, such as South East Asia and India. Right on cue after the legendary Curve 8520, comes the Curve 9220 with a bunch of new features and better performance.
The Curve 9220 still applies the same layout as the 8520. A smallish 2.4” QVGA display is located on top of an optical trackpad and physical keyboard. On the sides of the phone, there are dedicated camera, volume and BBM keys, which can used only after the device is unlocked. But, owners of Curve 8520 upgrading to the 9220 may easily miss the dedicated media keys.
The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is the first smartphone to run the OS 7.1, which add a few more useful functions to the already proven OS 7.0, such as the new FM Radio. The phone still uses the disappointing 2Mp rear-facing module, with no autofocus, resulting in blurry images even in broad daylight. Overall, the BlackBerry Curve 9920 is a great upgrade to the venerable Curve 8520, despite the plasticky finish and poor camera quality.
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