Blackberry Curve 9320, Upgrade Software and Hadware
If only there was no silver list in the body of 9320 (Armstrong), surely very difficult to distinguished, because the shape of Davis and Armstrong almost similar. The shape and layout of control buttons was still in same position. Except for one thing, a LED flash on the back of Armstrong.
If in Blackberry Davis those facilities do not exist. The rest either button, speaker and port, remains the same, its location nothing changes. For example, BBM button that is characteristic of both these phones, is still placed on the left side, below the charger port. The other side there is still volume control along with small button between the buttons. Its function to play and pause when playing MP3.
Likewise the location of lock homescreen and button 3.5 mm audio jack hole, stay on the top side. Sound output located on the bottom side and on top of screen. Its qwerty keyboard remains same, soft and comfortable, though its tuts are made of plastic.
SCREEN AND INTERFACE
Someone once said that Davis screen is better than Armstrong. That’s wrong. Because both appearance interface exactly similar because using the Blackberry OS 7.1 platform.
Diagonal screen also still at number 2.44 inch, 65K colors with 320 x 240 pixel. Location arrangement of notification, date, network, shortcuts, nothing changes at all, meaning in this part the user of Davis and Armstrong still get a similar interface.
Davis only uses 2 MP camera (1600 x 1200 pixels), while Armstrong 3.15 MP (2048 x 1536 pixels) and flash supported.
The difference isn’t significant. When outside the room, between results of Davis and Armstrong camera, the results are 11 and 12, but if in indoor, the presence of LED lights quite important, although the results weren’t great, but the brightness can still be maintained.
If you want to take pictures, you should adjust the scene mode first, in order to get maximum results. Unfortunately the inclusion of the Black and White effects, and Sephia as on Gemini isn’t included, and that also occurs in Blackberry Davis camera.
RIM also forget about the basic elements of a phone camera, ie Autofocus. The good news there are image stabilization, open option on the camera menu, you’ll definitely find it. While for its video still VGA.
On the entertainment side, Blackberry Armstrong has what is on the Blackberry Davis. Given a wide range of categories that show the identity of a song, starting from Album, Singer, and Genre. All look the same and standard. In this section we’ll also find FM radio which interface consists of several bar frequency. To turn it on, must plug in the earphones first. Regarding the sound, stable enough and reliable.
Performance sometimes not an issue as long as it can BBM and push email. Although sound ironic, but the facts on the field are still a lot of BB users that only use BBM in their daily lives. Talk about performance, Armstrong already equipped with 3G access, so surfing the internet became faster. For hardware performance also supported with processor of 806 MHz.
For multitasking, just feel a little lag, other than that all went well. RAM already 512 MB just as that owned by Davis. On the unit, its microSD slot already paired with memory card of 2 GB, meaning already one package in sales.
Of course the answer of advantages in this part is BBM and push email. Both attract many users since its launch. Variety of email address either private or corporate can be push directly into Blackberry. BBM seems more fresh look with animated avatars and directly integrated with Facebook and Twitter.
Chatting can use application of Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and Google Talk. If still felt less can downloading other applications such as WhatApps in App World.
Besides WiFi, the presence of 3G gives a good impression in the eyes of consumers. For the data cable connection, equipped with USB data cable and audio jack 3.5 mm. Not only that, RIM gave a surprise by placing mobile hotspot features or thetering internet and Blackberry Davis didn’t have it.
Total of five devices at once can be connected directly to the phone. An interesting feature in Blackberry but not with another OS such as Android. In Froyo class this feature already exists and can be run well.
When trying to connect to notebook, internet access can be done but a bit slow, it takes patience to open a web. In addition, negative effects that happens is Armstrong battery become quickly hot and its durability is decrease rapidly.
On the Curve series, battery with capacity of 1450 mAh is the best and only Blackberry Davis and Armstrong who has it. Its durability also quite good. Its talk time can reach 7 hours while standby time is 28 hours.
When battery is fully charged on Monday morning, usage a lot more for BBM and internet browsing less more about half to one hours. Sometimes for taking pictures or listen to music, re-charge the battery on Wednesday morning.
Network : HSDPA 850/900/1800/1900
Dimension/Weight : 109 x 60 x 12,7 mm / 103 g
Battery : Li-ion 1450 mAh
Talk Time : up to 7 hours
Standby Time : up to 432 hours
TFT, 65K colors, 320 x 240 pixel, 2.44 inches, Touch-sensitive optical trackpad, Accelerometer, proximity, compas
OS & Hardware : Blackberry OS 7.1, Processor 806 MHz
Camera 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels, LED flash, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC, MP4/H.263/H.264, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Connectivity and Memory
WiFi, Mobile Hot Spot, GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA, Bluetooth, microUSB, Internal Memory 512 MB ROM / 512 MB RAM, External Memory microSD up to 32 GB
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML, Organizer, Document Viewer, Voice Memo/Dial, Predictive Text Input, 3.5 mm jack audio, Video
Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, Data Cable, User Manual