BlackBerry Curve 8900: Small, smart, smooth

Not content with dragging a massive BlackBerry phone around all day long? You'll be wanting to get a BlackBerry 8900, it's delightfully small

If the BlackBerry Bold is a little too much 'Berry for you to lug around all day long, RIM has the very fellow for you -- the BlackBerry Curve 8900. The 8900 borrows elements of its design from both the original Curve and the Bold, but comes in a surprisingly tiny package.

Measuring only 14mm thick, the 8900 fits easily in a pocket and packs a large, bright, sharp screen. The keypad, albeit smaller than other BlackBerry keypads, is very useful. There's GPS that you can use with Google Maps, for example, and Wi-Fi for browsing the Web and downloading emails quickly.

Joy of joys: RIM has included a 3.5mm headphone jack on the side of the 8900 so you can plug in a pair of standard headphones, and on the back there's a 3.2-megapixel camera. There's no 3G, which we think is an incredible shame, but we'll need to do more road-testing to see how it performs overall.

If you fancy getting involved with some compact BlackBerry action, the 8900 will go on sale soon for free on a monthly contract from several major networks, including T-Mobile and O2. Expect a full review soon.

Featured Video

We pummel the powder in Nissan's Winter Warrior concepts

Equipped with suspension lifts and actual tracks, these concepts are meant to reach places that no ordinary vehicle can.

by Jon Wong