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BlackBerry 9360 Curve review
December 26, 2011
The new QWERTY messenger device is slick with a classier finish than its predecessors. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 has numerous hardware upgrades which make the phone run efficiently without any noticeable lag as noted by previous Curve devices (notoriously the Blackberry Curve 8520).
The BlackBerry 9360 focuses on the important things, for example giving heavy texters the quality and speed their fingers desire. This feat could render the 9360 the best BlackBerry Curve device, yet…
Main features of the BlackBerry 9360 Curve:
- 3G Support
- 2.46" 16M-color TFT landscape display of HVGA+ resolution (480x360)
- 800MHz processor
- 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM
- GPS with A-GPS connectivity
- 5 megapixel fixed focus
- BlackBerry OS 7
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- DivX and XviD video support
Aesthetics of the BlackBerry 9360 Curve:
Slick, clean and eye-catching – these are just some of the bonus attributes to expect when you open the box of a BlackBerry Curve 9360. You can still tell that its a Curve due to the space between each key, but its slim design easily mimics that of the BlackBerry Bold devices.
BlackBerry replaced the old QVGA display with a 2.46" HVGA+ Display. This makes the display much crisper with vivid colours as well as heightened contrast and brightness.
Operating System and User-Interface (UI):
The BlackBerry Curve 9360 runs on Operating System 7 (OS 7) and brings in a handful of new features to its users. However the limelight is on its new user-interface and not the new features. The UI icons mimic those found in the BlackBerry Playbook, but its functionality remains the same as it relies on the trackpad (Playbook employs a touch screen).
Extremely compact, eye-catching and impressively slim, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is easy on the eye and works towards meeting users’ needs. OS 7 makes the Curve 9360 a definite upgrade for anyone who is still stuck with the older Curve devices. Even Bold users who aren’t up for touch screens could give it a thought.
*Note 1: QVGA refers to the graphic display of the phone and is the older technology which was used in older phones
*Note 2: HVGA+ stands for “Half-size Video Graphics Array” and boasts superior quality when compared to QVGA
Blackberry Curve 9360
Operating System 7 (OS 7)