Review: BlackBerry Curve 9220

Blackberry Curve 9220- A Worth Purchasing Mid-Range Handset

If you looking for a pocket-friendly smartphone with a smart and stunning look along with advanced features and also that has a brand value added to it, then BlackBerry Curve 9220 would be one of your best options. The device launched recently is a feature-rich and adorable smartphone from the company. Using the handset for a month, most of its users are satisfied with its performance and believed that it is worth purchasing. In the market, consumers can avail Curve 9220 through various phone deals furnished by the major mobile networking companies.     

Hardware and styling

The BlackBerry Curve 9220 is a mid-rage phone and it doesn’t come with extraordinary and eye-catchy design but the handset didn’t compromise it its features and also display a class. The built of the phone is slim with dimension measuring 109 x 60 x 12.7 mm and it is light in weight with 102 g. Thus the handset is comfortable to hold and it easily slips to the pocket as well.

The handset has been built with an unlock key and a 3.5mm jack which are rightly placed on top of the device. The front of the gadget has been adorned with an LED notification light, a 2.44-inch display and a 35-key, backlit, narrow QWERTY keyboard. The phone also has dedicated BBM key and a micro USB connector on the left and volume button and dedicated camera key on the right.


The phone carries a 2.44-inch transmissive TFT LCD screen that comes with a resolution of 320×240 pixels at 164 ppi. The phones screen displays descent colours and also provide moderately decent viewing angles. It is designed with high brightness and contrast level and thus it is s sunlight readable screen. Though smartphone users long for a large screen in their device, the 2.4-inch screen of Curve 9220 may come as a disappointment to some users. However, the small screen of the handset doesn’t restrain users from experiencing what they can experience in a large screen. Overall, the users experience of the phone is quite satisfactory.

Operating System and UI

Blackberry has powered Curve 9220 with its latest operating system – Blackberry 7.1 OS that offers an efficient and fast experience. The handset offers its users with great multitasking capabilities. Using application and switching from one application to another is a real pleasure. Users can use 6 to 7 apps at the same time without any problem. Certain applications like Facebook, Twitter, Maps, YouTube, GTalk and Yahoo Messenger come preinstalled in to the phone. Apart from these, users can easily download a numerous apps from the BlackBerry App World.


If you have a passion for photography and loves to take pictures from your phone, then this phone is not a good pick for you. But if you use the phone camera occasionally without giving a thought to the camera quality then you should not ignore this handset.

Having said this, it does not mean at all that the phone produces low-quality images. Curve 9220 comes with a 2-megapixel camera that produces excellent images in bright sunlight. But you will get low quality images if you try to click pictures in low-light conditions. The camera offers pictures up to 1600×1200 pixels resolutions and 5x digital zoom.

The handset offers an onboard memory of 512 MB ROM and 512 MB RAM. But id you need more memory space then you can easily expand the memory storage space with the help of the microSD card slot that supports external memory card up to 32 GB. The handset is also incorporated with a FM radio which is very rare found in the Blackberry devices. Other worth mentioning features included in to the phone are WiFi and 2G network technology.

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