With the launch of the new Blackberry device, the public interest is bound to grow. While there is no dearth of Blackberry lovers, some of you might consider switching to these devices. If your budget is about Rs. 15,000, here are our pick of the best Blackberry devices available within this range.
1. Blackberry Curve 9320
The Blackberry Curve 9320 has been designed keeping affordability and everyday use in mind. It is an upgraded version of Curve 9220. Even though both of the devices look similar, they are different in many ways. The Curve 9320 is a slim device and the sides are curved in metal rather than plastic. The QWERTY keyboard is raised and offers navigation via optical track pad. Its camera is of 3.2 megapixels with Image stabilization feature and LED flash. The device runs on Blackberry OS 7.1 and comes pre-installed with Bing search, apps and voice search. The device gives 7 hours of talk time, Wi-Fi, A-GPS connectivity, Bluetooth and other features.
2. Blackberry Curve 9360
The Blackberry Curve 9360 comes with lots of engaging games and applications which can be downloaded via Blackberry World, their own app market. The device has 2.44 inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 360. It has a touch enhanced optical track pad, 512 MB of RAM, 800 MHz processor and Blackberry OS 7. With Blackberry Messenger, you can keep in touch with people 24 x 7. Its rear camera is of 5 megapixels, inbuilt LED flash, 512 MB internal storage capacity, expandable memory up to 32 GB, Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, Blackberry Maps, EDGE, 3G, GPRS and other features.
3. Blackberry Torch 9800
This compact and slim device weighs only 161 grams. It is a slider phone with 3.2 inches of screen display, capacitive touchscreen and 16 M colors. Torch 9800 has a battery life of 5+ hours. The camera has a 5 megapixel camera, LED flash, Digital Zoom and Auto Focus. Its other features include 4GB memory storage, Micro SD card, QWERTY keypad, instant messaging and social networking services, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Java and Blackberry OS 6.0. Lastly, it has a video play time of 6 hours and music play time of about 30 hours.
4. Blackberry Pearl 3G 9100
Compared to other Blackberry phones, this is an outdated one but if you want to start experimenting, this might be a good option. The device has Blackberry OS and a 624 MHz processor. The camera is of 3.15 megapixel, LED flash, Auto Focus and video recording. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity and ability to transfer 3G data. Its other features include Push Email, optical track pad, document editor, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, HTML browser, 2.25 inches TFT screen, semi-QWERTY keyboard, 360 x 400 screen resolution, 256 MB internal memory, micro SD card slot, expandable memory up to 32 GB and battery talk time of 5+ hours.
5. Blackberry Curve 9220
The Curve 9220 is similar to Blackberry Curve 8520 and Blackberry Curve 9360. It comes with Blackberry OS 7.1 800 MHz processor, 2.44 inches of TFT screen display and 320 x 240 pixels of screen resolution. The camera is of 2 megapixels and has digital zoom feature. Its other features include Micro USB v2.0, expandable memory up to 32 GB, Bluetooth with A2DP, single core processor, 2G, 3.5mm jack, FM radio, MP3 player, WAV player, push mail, HTML browsing, compass sensors, voice memo, document viewer, accelerometer sensors, predictive text input , GPRS and EDGE.
6. Blackberry Tour 9630
This is another low cost Blackberry device for basic every day uses. It has Blackberry OS, QWERTY keyboard, EDGE, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and a 3.15 megapixel camera. It has both 2G and 3G connections and weighs only 130 grams. Its screen size is just 2.4 inches but it does not have touchscreen feature. The screen resolution is 480 x 360 pixels. It has a 3.5mm audio jack and can play WAV, WMA, MP3 and eAAC music files. The rear camera has LED flash and auto focus features. The internal memory is up to 256 MB and will accept a micro SD card till 8GB. It has Java, EDGE, GPRS and a talk time of 5 hours approx. Some personal information management features include voice memo, organizer, calculator, document editor, maps and alarm.
The prices of these devices fluctuate at regular intervals. Therefore, make sure to shop around a bit to get best price for these handsets.
This is a Guest post contributed by Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, a tech blogger and working for iShopper.com as Internet Marketing Head. He is very passionate to blog about Blackberry, Android and Windows Phones. Find him on Google+ and Twitter
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