First Look: Blackberry “Javelin” 8900 (2009 Model) October 12, 2008Posted by Neal Atienza in Uncategorized.
We all know how popular the BB Curve is, we know that it has one of the best QWERTY keyboards you can find on any smartphone, and we all know its Blackberry, now BB is going to be releasing the model which will take over the BB Throne in which the Curve has been sitting on for the longest time.
I was lucky enough to have a hands-on preview of the javelin or the BB 8900 from an unknown source which I would like to name “Raspberry.” My first impression when I held the device was, “Wow, this phone snuggles on my hand and it is pretty light.” Thats right, the design is well-thought out, it is surprising light with a battery on, and it boasts a 3.2 mega-pixel camera (nice!). Moving on to the important aspect of the phone and that is the keyboard. The QWERTY keyboard is awesome, I typed out an email using the keyboard and it was very responsive, less errors due to the overall layout of the keys, and I can confirm that my typing experience was far better than on the iPhone 3G. (sigh!)
Unfortunately, the device isnt 3G enabled but it does use the Edge Network, which is not bad but will pull off some users who are very dependent on a serious data plans. But in my own personal experience, a edge network is far more than sufficient for email and basic web browsing but not multimedia (when did BB adopt multimedia in the first place!).
Another thing they improved would be the software and interface, a completely a new design, the BB Bold was the first device released with the new software, very intuitive, quick launch of applications is located at the bottom of the screen, completely new and fresh (phew! its about time!)
The “Javelin” or the BB 8900 is lining up to be a very impressive device using the BB Curve as a foundation, it is certainly going to line up as one of the hottest BBs around.
No date has been confirmed for it’s release but be sure to hold up any future smartphone purchases as this should be the phone you need to keep your eye on.