1. GrandPixel's Avatar
    Would like to have a list of all the differences between 8330 and 8830 blackberries.
    07-12-09 06:25 PM
  2. pblakk's Avatar
    Hmmmmm you can do that through the review sites with relative ease, like on cnet.com phone reviews.

    Let's see.... screen quality on both is excellent and the same, except that the 8330 (Curve) screen is .1" inches larger diagonally. It seems for people with larger fingers, the Curve can sometimes be a pain to type on, but that depends on how much typing you at each message, so shorter SMSs for instance shouldn't be a deal breaker, most probably.

    8830: high capacity 1400mAh "regular" factory battery
    Curve: 1100mAh range, can make a big difference depending on use throughout the day.

    8830: Excellent earpiece quality, and voice quality to others also excellent.
    Curve: not quite as excellent, but still very decent, seems much better speakerphone than the 8830, IMO.

    8830: keys on QWERTY not spaced out, but larger and more tactile (easier on larger fingers most likely).
    Curve: spaced out keys, but smaller, and built rather flimsy.

    8830: Over excellent build quality, like a tank.
    Curve: More consumer oriented, relatively flimsy, especially the keyboard itself.

    8830: World phone, GSM/CDMA, so works in Europe, and places like Korea, no need to switch phones as long you have the SIM attached.
    Curve: NOT a world phone.

    That's it for now
    07-16-09 10:16 PM
  3. codemaker's Avatar
    Also note the following:

    8830: no camera
    Curve: 2mp camera with flash

    8830: 64mb of memory
    Curve: 92mb of memory

    8830: 2.5mm headphone jack
    Curve: 3.5mm headphone jack

    8830: one convenience key
    Curve: two convenience keys
    07-17-09 01:13 PM
  4. K-Pock's Avatar
    Having owned the 8830, if you're not needing the world roaming capabilities, go with the curve. More app memory on the curve, and you can't send or receive MMS on the 8830 (with verizon, at least).

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-17-09 01:27 PM