I have been using the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 from Verizon for quite a while now and to be honest my daughter has used it quite a bit also. I will sum up her thoughts at the end and why I feel her thoughts may be the most important.
The Curve 3G has an excellent QWERTY keyboard that everyone is used to with BlackBerry devices, a compact design that fits easily in your pocket or Purse, rubberized back that helps with no slips if sitting on your dashboard, a 320 x 240 display, 2 megapixel camera, CDMA, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, 5.0 OS, and GPS.
The media functions on top also a great compliment to the curve series, and the speaker worked just as well as the speaker on the Curve 8900.
The 2 megapixel camera did concern me just a bit considering many of the new devices are 5 megapixel, so I took a couple of pictures and they are nice quality and the camera has a x5 zoom.
Verizon will soon be rolling out BlackBerry 6 OS and yes this device will support BlackBerry 6.
This brings me to the one thing that made my Daughters eyes light up and smile. She asked me how much it cost, and I told her the Verizon 9330 could be purchased for as low as 49.99 w/ contract. For the first time that price range for a new BlackBerry device seemed realistic to her and within her grasp. (No I did not bring up it was available in the color Fuchsia) LOL
This is what I think really drives this device, a price range obtainable by a younger age group and for those that have cut back on spending. Giving end users the power of BBM, Email, Calender, Apps, Productivity apps for school, Games, Music, Camera, Video Camera, Web and the soon Blackberry 6 OS and so much more.
Overall the 9330 does not have all the top of the line BlackBerry Device bells and whistles but does it really lack much? Not really.