The phone features advanced audio technology that's supposed to cancel out background noise and echoes and will automatically increase the volume when you're in a noisy environment.In addition, the smartphone supports AT&T's push-to-talk service, allowing you to instantly see the availability of your contacts before calling them and make individual or group PTT calls. The Black Berry 8310's phonebook is limited only by the available memory--the SIM card holds an additional 250 contacts--with room in each entry for eight phone numbers, e-mail addresses, work and home addresses, job title, and more. Like other models, the Curve 8310 is compatible with your company's Black Berry Enterprise server with support for Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, or Novell Group Wise to deliver corporate e-mail in real time.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.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.Therefore, EXIF time stamps from photos used as evidence becomes highly questionable and ultimately, and likely, could be rendered irrelevant.
An attachment viewer is also onboard to open popular file formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Corel Word Perfect, PDFs, JPEG, GIF, and more, and we were able to receive and open all files.Before signing off on the validity of the EXIF time stamp, something just didn't seem right.After digging around and doing countless tests, I was surprised that I was able to consistently recreate a failure whereby the incorrect time stamp was written to the original date/time EXIF field.The EXIF original date/time was inconsistent with the actual date/time that the photo was taken in addition to the “Last Modified” time displayed by the Blackberry device.: An assumption is made that the Blackberry device is writing the correct date/time within the EXIF data when a photo is taken with the device.