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BlackBerry Curve 8900 Javelin Unlocked Phone with 3.2 MP Camera, GPS Navigation, Stereo Bluetooth, and MicroSD Slot - no Warranty (Black)

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  • GSM Factory Unlocked: Device is unlocked for use on any GSM network, please contact your service provider prior to purchasing to ensure full compatibility. GSM providers include AT&T & T-Mobile. Not compatible with Sprint or Verizon. GSM 850/900/1800/1900 GSM plus GPRS/EDGE data capabilities
  • Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.2 megapixel camera, MicroSD expansion to 16 GB (Micrso SD card not included)
  • Up to 5.5 hours of talk time, up to 356 hours (15 days) of standby time, 2.4-inch TFT LCD display
  • In the package: Blackberry 8900,  Rechargeable battery, USB Cable, Wall Charger, 3.5mm Headphones, Case, CD & Manual.
  • Warranty: Item has been discontinued by manufacturer or an International version and no longer has a manufacturer warranty. Please see seller condition notes for warranty information, if any.
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Product Features

  • Size (LWH): 0.53 inches, 2.36 inches, 4.3 inches
  • Weight: 3.84 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 5.5 hours
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 356 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Description

A sleek new twist on a classic style. You can keep your finger on the pulse of what’s important to you with the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone. The striking 480x360-pixel screen offers up crisp on - the-go video, images, text, maps and more. With a refined design, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is an easy-to-use device that delivers expanded functionality and reliable results. Balance work, life and everything in between with the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone.Move your mouse over the glowing hotspots to the left to discover the great features of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone.When you need help finding your way - or the nearest coffee shop-use the built-in GPS. It’s designed to work with BlackBerry Maps and other location - based software, to help you figure out where you are and how to get to where you need to be. Use a Wi-Fi network to check email, shop online, stream videos and music or even make phone calls.6,7. Wireless home networks and public hotspots can give you access to all of your BlackBerry services.Setting up Wi-Fi networks on the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone is easy and switching back and forth from your carrier service can be seamless.


Updating the look of the Curve with a sleekly styled titanium finish, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the thinnest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone yet. In addition to its stunning good looks--with titanium-colored finish accented by chrome highlights--the Curve 8900 is packed with communication and location features. The built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) supports both voice and data, while the built-in GPS supports location-based services including turn-by-turn navigation.

With its stunning titanium-colored finish and chrome highlights, the sleek and slender design of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone dresses it for any occasion (see larger image). Check out the Curve 8900 101 video demo.
And, of course, you'll enjoy all the communication and connectivity features you've come to expect from a Blackberry phone--including email served up by the BlackBerry Internet Service and a full menu of messaging options (SMS, MMS, and IM). The handset's advanced multimedia capabilities include a 3.2-megapixel camera with image stabilization, digital zoom, flash and the ability to record video and play video. Other features include a hot-swappable MicroSD/SDHC memory card slot (for cards up to 16 GB; 256 MB card included), Bluetooth for handsfree communication and stereo music streaming, multi-format digital audio player, unlimited any-network calling to any 5 people with a myFaves plan, and up to 5.5 hours of talk time.

Unlocked Phone
This unlocked cell phone can be used with a GSM network service provider and it provides quad-band connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) as well as EDGE data connectivity. It does not come with a SIM card, and it requires that you provide a SIM card for usage with your selected service provider.

Staying Connected
With BlackBerry's push email technology, your email will find you without having to initiate a connection. BlackBerry devices are designed to remain on and continuously connected to the wireless network, notifying you as new email arrives. In addition to the text, you can also receive and view attachments in a wide range of popular file formats, including Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, and Adobe PDF.

Browse the web with the integrated, full-featured browser, which quickly and efficiently displays HTML pages as well as enables you to set up RSS feeds to stay connected to up-to-the-minute news and blog posts. And keep up with your contacts using a variety of instant message (IM) networks, including the integrated Blackberry Messenger as well as downloadable clients for Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, and Lotus Sametime.

For corporate users, the Curve delivers all the enterprise email and messaging capabilities you've come to expect. It's supported on BlackBerry Internet Service, giving you access to up to 10 work or personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts), as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server, enabling advanced security and IT administration within IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.

The Curve 8900 includes Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth stereo music streaming, GPS navigation capabilities, MicroSD expansion to 16 GB, and more.

Capture high-resolution photos and videos with the 3.2-megapixel camera on the back.
Phone Features
With a refined design, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone supports both your professional and personal mobile communication needs to help you enjoy a more organized, balanced life. In addition to a sleek, stylish design, the powerful new smartphone includes a large, vivid display--the highest resolution available on a BlackBerry smartphone--as well as a 512 MHz next-generation processor for fast and responsive performance.

The striking 2.4-inch, 480 x 360-pixel display (65K colors) serves up crisp images, text and maps so information is easier to read, even when you're on the go. It also includes a light-sensing feature that automatically adjusts backlighting for indoor, outdoor and dark environments. Like other Curve models, the Curve 8900 includes a trackball navigation system located on the top of the QWERTY keypad, and it features an integrated spell checker with a customizable dictionary to help maintain accuracy.

You can snap vivid photos as well as video clips using the 3.2-megapixel camera on the back of the Curve, which also features a 2x digital zoom, auto focus, image stabilization, and a flash. Transfer pictures and videos between your smartphone and your desktop computer easily using the USB cable that comes with the smartphone, or via Bluetooth technology.

You can also capture video clips on the go, with two resolution choices--480 x 352 pixels for saving to your PC and 176 x 144 pixels for sending via MMS messaging. In addition to recording videos, the Curve 8900 also supports mobile video streaming as well as videos saved from your PC. It's compatible with DivX, XviD (MPEG4 Advance Simple Profile), H.263, and WMV3 formats.

Listen to your favorite music using an optional wireless headphone thanks to the Curve's support for the Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP/AVRCP). The Curve is compatible with a wide variety of file formats (.3gp, WAV, MIDI, AMR-NB, G711u/A, GSM610, PCM, MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA9/10 Standard/Pro) and dedicated volume controls are conveniently located on the side of the handset.

Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0 + EDR), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server.

With the Voice-Activated Dialing (VAD) feature, you can initiate a call just by telling the Curve who to call from your contact list--either via the integrated speakerphone or using an optional Bluetooth wireless headset. Other advanced phone features include advanced sound technology that cancels out background noise and echo, dedicated volume and mute keys, and the ability to customize the Curve with polyphonic and MP3 ringtones.

The BlackBerry Browser on the Curve 8900 is designed to make on-the-go Internet browsing fast and fun--you can even start a search right from the home page. Navigate sites and zoom in on content using a trackball-controlled pointer, set bookmarks and view your history. Plus, the BlackBerry Browser works with a host of other applications to make things like online purchasing and tracking information on your favorite pages easier.

The easier a map is to read, the easier it is to follow. Together with BlackBerry Maps, the crisp, colorful screen of the Curve 8900 is designed to make it easier to find the location of businesses, restaurants, concert venues, parks and more by allowing you to check maps and get driving directions quickly and conveniently. When you're connected to the network, you can even launch maps from your address book. BlackBerry Maps is also designed to help make trips easier by providing route options like fastest or shortest and displaying directions visually along with text-based turn-by-turn instructions.

Whether your instant messaging (IM) account is with Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ or Windows Live Messenger, you can bring your IM community wherever life takes you. Like the desktop versions, these programs offer features like avatars and emoticons. And, because BlackBerry applications work together, you can also start an IM chat from your address book, call or email an IM contact while chatting or even check your calendar right from a chat.

Other features include:

  • Easily synch with Microsoft Outlook: Stay in synch with your Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks in Microsoft Outlook
  • Edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files: Just download attachments and start typing. You'll enjoy many of the same features you do on your computer--copy and paste, font size and color, even bullets and numbering and more.
  • Remote Search: If you prefer not to carry all your email on your Curve 8900 smartphone, Remote Search can be used to find emails that are still stored on your BlackBerry Enterprise Server using name, subject and other options to narrow the field.
  • BlackBerry Media Sync: Sync your desktop iTunes music files with your BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Free/Busy Lookup: View your colleagues' calendars to see who's available at what time right from your BlackBerry smartphone.
  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds support: With RSS, you don't need to check important websites for updates, new content can be pushed to you automatically.
  • Send and receive text and picture messages (SMS and MMS)
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 + EDR with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), PBA (transfer contacts)

Vital Statistics
The Blackberry Curve 8900 weighs 3.9 ounces and measures 2.4 x 4.3 x 0.5 inches. Its 1400 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of talk time, and up to 360 hours (15 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.

What's in the Box
Handset, battery, micro USB cable, travel charger, RIM documentation

Product Information

Product Dimensions 0.5 x 2.4 x 4.3 inches
Item Weight 3.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Item model number BlackBerry Curve 8900 Javelin
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By Tarun VINE VOICE on February 8, 2009
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HI All.

I have used a blackberry for over 10 years now...give or take. I have always been impressed by the devices they have created in the past and the current line of devices. Since I like to be on the bleeding edge of tech, I just had to get a 8900.

Most of you know by now what the new feature sets are of blackberries that are out today. The bold, the storm, and now this one The JAVELIN.
I wont go into too much detail but I will give you my quick run down.

The Javelin is perhaps the thinnest, lightest, small footprint blackberry that I have ever used. It sports a great look and the feel to the hands is awesome. It is after all the curve II. Screen comparison to the bold is that this unit has a higher resolution then the bold but a smaller physical screen. The higher resolution definitely adds some clarity to the screen...but it should be duly noted that the BOLD's screen is also beautiful. Yes I own both.

The Javelin is a EDGE/Wi-FI device...it does not have 3G capabilities. Technically you only need 3G if you want to be on the phone and receive/send emails at the same time when using your mobile connections...I personally have never needed that functionality. However, please note that if you are connected to WI-FI you are able to be on a telephone call and receive/send email etc over wi-fi....works perfectly.

The Javelin has a new processor which makes the device FLY. Yes the processor is slower then the one in the Bold, but one can hardly tell the difference....I have used both for weeks...and I can honestly say you will not notice the speed difference.

I have a 8gb MicroSD card installed in the device and use the software available from blackberry to synchronize all of my DRM free music from iTunes to the Blackberry.
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I Bought this item directly from Amazon LLC (Blackberry Curve 8900 Javelin) and not from third party seller. I asked to Amazon customer service if this item is new or refurbished, original or generic before buy it and the answer was that Amazon not sell refurbished items.

For my big suprise, when I open the box and turn on the device I watch the operator logo of TELEFONICA MOVISTAR and the device is branded (printed) with operator logo TELFONICA MOVISTAR which appear between camera len and flash. Beyond that the accesories that come with the device (Home charger, USB data cable) are not original because there's not blackberry logo printed on. And more... some accesories are missing like carrying pouch and stereo headset.

How this is possible? Can you explain to me?

At this moment I'm really disappointed and angry at the same time.

So, everyone be careful about buying unlocked cell phones by amazon!!!

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I bought my 8900 in February when it first came out and I am so delighted with it. Never before have I been so happy with a phone because it can do so much. I used to carry a palm and a cell.... no longer! The 8900 has everything I need: Internet, instant email, text messages, phone, games, camera, documents, etc, etc, it is wonderful! Very happy and still excited about it.
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Pros: Reception and call quality!, interface, beautiful screen, syncs with Mac, keyboard, terrific sound on media player, decent camera, and intuitive user interface.

Cons: Battery life could be better, can be slow at times with multiple applications open, the Mac syncing software from Blackberry is finicky though it eventually works, no 3G network support :(

Summary: This phone is wonderful. My last two smartphones were Windows Mobile and this Blackberry completely blows them out of the water. The interface is wonderful and the OS is really reliable. I put battery life under cons, though it gets about forty hours with one charge on heavy text, email, internet, and phone usage, so this is really a minor complaint.

All in all I love this device. Compared to my girlfriend's previous gen Blackberry, this little gadget is a beauty and a top performer. Keyboard is about the same, but the 8900 wins in just about every other category: build, reception, screen, interface, camera.

Versus the Bold
I ultimately chose this over the Bold for a few reasons: keyboard, form factor, price tag, and screen. The Bold's edge over the Curve 8900 is its support for 3G, though I find browsing the internet on a phone painful so it had no impact on my decision. I prefer the smaller size of the Curve 8900 too, and it feels like it's built better than the Bold.

Versus the iPhone
I'm a Mac user, though I chose a Blackberry. Why? First of all, I already own an iPod Touch so I'm familiar with the interface of the iPhone and I can tell you how frustrating it is to type on the screen! I wanted the full physical keyboard interface, and with the growing Blackberry app store it is quickly gaining ground on the iPhones flexibility.
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I have now had a few days to check out the new T-Mobile Blackberry 8900. I will be comparing my most recent Blackberry, a T-Mobile 8800.

Good Points:

1. Nice screen; very good resolution; and good readability. Good for viewing attached documents.

2. Nice industrial design and small form factor.

3. Wifi (but it seems much slower than the Iphone or an old T-Mobile Dash I have around the house).

4. Pretty good camera. There is considerable shutter lag; but the photos are fair. Note that I cannot seem to be figure out how to turn off the annoying shutter sound. I tend to use a camera phone for reminders of a product or article that interested me. The shutter may be required by law in some locations; but I don't think it's required where I live.

5. Audible works a bit better. I am an Audible fan. (I also download audio books from Net Library, but they require a protected WMA format, which the 8900 does not support). I finally can downloads audio books directly to the device. There are still glitches, such as updating the My Library list, but it improved from essentially "non-functional" to "somewhat usable".

6. UMA--T-Mobile's voip option, worked quite well. Voice quality was so so (probably device limited) but setup was simple and it seems to work at various wifi sites without use of minutes or special hardware. I am excited to try this in Japan and on other international trips.

7. 3.5 mm headphone jack, started with the original Curve. Quite good sound though my headphones.

Not So Good Points:

1. Mediocre voice quality. My 8800 had exceptional voice quality. It was better than my Cisco Voip phone at work.
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