Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8900 unboxing and first impressions

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The Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8900 made its way into our office this afternoon and I’ve put together some first impressions and pics for you. The first thing that struck me about the device was the amazing form factor. The device fits so nicely in the palm of your hand and it’s very lightweight. As someone who loved the original Curve, this device seemed like the perfect upgrade. The new OS makes it look especially sweet.

The device was a little choppy at first. While scrolling through menu options, it would drag a little but that started to work itself out. I got the impression that when you first power up the device, it has some thinking to do and that was causing the delays. After a few minutes, things were scrolling around just fine. Other than that, this device was everything I expected it to be. It’s going to be a hit with anyone who likes the awesome power of the BlackBerry, in an easy to manage, slick Curve style. Nice going RIM! Enjoy the pics.

  • http://www.jaredbrodsky.com/ jarbro

    How is the screen resolution on it compared to the bold? Is the screen stronger than the bold?

  • http://www.jaredbrodsky.com/ jarbro

    How is the screen resolution on it compared to the bold? Is the screen stronger than the bold?

  • http://www.jaredbrodsky.com/ jarbro

    How is the screen resolution on it compared to the bold? Is the screen stronger than the bold?

  • http://www.jaredbrodsky.com/ jarbro

    How is the screen resolution on it compared to the bold? Is the screen stronger than the bold?

  • http://www.jaredbrodsky.com/ jarbro

    How is the screen resolution on it compared to the bold? Is the screen stronger than the bold?

  • http://www.jaredbrodsky.com/ jarbro

    How is the screen resolution on it compared to the bold? Is the screen stronger than the bold?

  • http://www.jaredbrodsky.com jarbro

    How is the screen resolution on it compared to the bold? Is the screen stronger than the bold?

  • Jonathan Brandon

    Hopefully a 3G version hits soon.

  • http://admin Jonathan Brandon

    Hopefully a 3G version hits soon.

  • http://www.quicklybored.com/ Kyle

    @jarbro

    I think the resolution is slightly better on the 8900 but the Bold uses HVGA. They seemed comparable and I didn’t notice a big difference in quality.

  • http://www.quicklybored.com Kyle

    @jarbro

    I think the resolution is slightly better on the 8900 but the Bold uses HVGA. They seemed comparable and I didn’t notice a big difference in quality.

  • PC

    Sweeetness.

    Don’t these phones come with holsters nowadays?

    Also, the trackball seem to have gotten better…

    I need some help:
    Storm or 8900? I’m torn…

  • PC

    Sweeetness.

    Don’t these phones come with holsters nowadays?

    Also, the trackball seem to have gotten better…

    I need some help:
    Storm or 8900? I’m torn…

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info/ Bla1ze

    Bold-480X320 RES

    8900-480×360 RES

    But the Bold has a bigger wider display of course, but the 8900′s screen is pristine as well.

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info Bla1ze

    Bold-480X320 RES

    8900-480×360 RES

    But the Bold has a bigger wider display of course, but the 8900′s screen is pristine as well.

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info/ Bla1ze

    Whoa…wait, Kyle you seriously found this device laggy at first?

    Man, head on over to CrackBerry if you haven’t read my review yet, I never had any issues with this device at all!!

  • http://www.videos4blackberry.info Bla1ze

    Whoa…wait, Kyle you seriously found this device laggy at first?

    Man, head on over to CrackBerry if you haven’t read my review yet, I never had any issues with this device at all!!

  • james

    care to post some pics taken with the camera?

  • james

    care to post some pics taken with the camera?

  • djoneiro

    oh baby, can’t wait to get mine!

  • djoneiro

    oh baby, can’t wait to get mine!