Here are additional details: DEVICE: Blackberry Curve 8310 smartphone (EDGE) VERSIONS: v18.104.22.168 (Platform 22.214.171.124) & v126.96.36.199 (Platform 188.8.131.52) PROVIDER: AT&T DATE/TIME SOURCES: Blackberry & Network ADDITIONAL ENABLED SETTINGS WORTH NOTING: : The EXIF original date/time embedded within a photo taken by the Blackberry 8310 had the incorrect time stamp.
Consistently and repeatedly I was able to have the Blackberry device write the incorrect time stamp to the EXIF field.
The ability to use your smartphone as a navigation device is particularly useful for mobile professionals who are constantly on the road, running to meetings or traveling for business trips.
And we found it to be quite the capable navigator during our road tests using the Tele Nav GPS Navigator service.
Other messaging options include text, multimedia, and instant messaging, although the latter is limited to the proprietary Black Berry Messenger client.
One-upping the Black Berry Pearl, the Curve boasts a 2-megapixel camera (vs.
The tradeoff is that for the GPS, you give up integrated Wi-Fi, which is what T-Mobile opted for in the RIM Black Berry Curve 8320 (we know--we want both, too) and there's no 3G support yet.
For this review, we chose to concentrate on the features and performance of the device; for more details on the phone's design, please check our review of the original Curve.Therefore, EXIF time stamps from photos used as evidence becomes highly questionable and ultimately, and likely, could be rendered irrelevant.Editor's note: This review has been updated to include the results of our battery drain testing.For caller ID purposes, you can assign a photo to a contact as well a group category--business or personal--or one of 45 polyphonic ringtones. In total, the device can support as many as 10 accounts, including POP3 or IMAP4 e-mail accounts, and there is an e-mail wizard on the device to guide you through the setup process.The recently added spell-check feature will look for any spelling errors in your messages before they're sent and offer alternatives to misspelled words.As we've said many times before, we know EDGE isn't that slow, but after using other 3G-enabled phones, the EDGE data transfer speeds tested our patience a bit.