The Good The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is contract-free, and has an excellent keyboard and great audio quality.
The Bad The Curve 9310 sports the same aged look as previous Curve devices, its camera quality is mediocre, and it's missing a lot of key features of BlackBerry 7.1 OS.
The Bottom Line The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is still the same ho-hum handset you can expect from RIM, but for a no-contract BlackBerry, it's reliable and makes texting a breeze.
BlackBerry Curve 9310 (Boost Mobile)
Despite its tenuous future, Research In Motion is sticking to its guns and pumping out handsets.
This includes models from RIM's lower-end series, the BlackBerry Curve. Designed for users with smaller hands and fewer demands, the Curve 9310 sports the familiar portrait QWERTY keyboard, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and BlackBerry 7.1 OS.
The device is available on two carriers, Boost Mobile and Verizon. At just $50, the latter's model is cheaper off the shelf. Boost Mobile's costs $100, but for $45 a month, you can get unlimited texting, calling, and BlackBerry Messenger. And if you pay your phone bill on time, your plan will shrink down to $30 a month. Verizon's unlimited plan, on the other hand, costs a steady $80 a month.
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