Among the latest Blackberry smartphones, the Blackberry Curve 9360 is the model that sits closed to the classic style having its full QWERTY keyboard. This smartphone has a 5-megapixel camera and the latest version of RIM’s Blackberry OS. It is equipped with a smooth 2.4-inch screen and offers quite good resolution of 480 x 360-pixel. However, it is not touch sensitive but should not be an issue because the optical track pad underneath does an impressive job in terms of key navigation. It permits users to control its sensitivity, too.
Unlike its twin, curve 8520, this latest curve series manages to pack in an impressive amount of RIM’s best gear. The Blackberry OS 7 and NFC technology are now on board to support Blackberry Curve 9360, which allows users to make contactless payments using only the phone. For instance, the user will be able to pay for a cup of coffee and a sandwich in one of the number of outlets where NFC terminals are established.
Allthough the Blackberry Curve 9360 lacks touchscreen feature or an HD video recording, this makes average battery life longer so the web performance is utterly exceptional. RIM manages to attract thousands of customers every year because of its stylish QWERTY keyboards and robust messaging service. This smartphone is perfect for those who are fond of physical buttons but can’t afford more expensive Blackberry mobile phones. As for its operating system, the Blackberry Curve 9360 features the latest edition of RIM Blackberry OS 7. It is one of the most visually attractive iterations of the software yet, eliminating the old icons seen in OS 5. Blackberry felt the need to upgrade their OS features since many of its competitors like Apple started developing colourful images and easy-to-control home screen.
The navigating keys provide a user-friendly experience as it is easy to control and customise. The Blackberry OS 7 also features the latest Blackberry Messenger 6 (BBM). This makes the Blackberry Curve 9360 incredibly popular with teenage and nearly adult mobile phone users. Each instant message a user sends to their friends incurs no additional charge to their Blackberry subscription bill. There is no wonder Apple also decided to make its own messaging service called iMessage.
The Blackberry Curve 9360 features an 800 MHz single-core chip at the very heart of the phone. This can compete with the ones integrated in the Orange Monte Carlo and Motorola Defy that are Android phones but are not exactly on the cutting edge. The Blackberry Curve 9360 and its CPU runs smoothly, fast-loading, and delivers a pleasing performance in general. And this is what Curve 9360 sets apart from any other dual-core Android phones. RIM proves to show that this mobile phone can definitely compete with other smartphones out in the market today.
When it comes to connectivity, the Blackberry Curve 9360 has all the options a user could hope for, including 3G, Wi-Fi, EDGE, NFC technology, and GPS. This means the users can experience fast data transfer wherever they are and has the capacity to connect to a home wireless network.