The Blackberry Curve 9360 is one of the newer additions to the highly popular Curve range. In this article I will look at some of its key features so you can decide if it is the right smartphone for you.
The Aesthetics of the handset are unmistakably Blackberry. This is thanks to the front of the handset housing both a screen on the top half, with a full physical Qwerty keyboard below this. The keyboard is a trademark of the Curve range, offering appeal to those who like to send a lot of text messages or emails as it allows them to quickly and efficiently enter text with the familiar keyboard layout. This feature also offers an alternative to those who simply prefer a real keyboard to a touchscreen.
At 5 megapixels, the camera on the Blackberry Curve 9360 is one of the better ones on the Curve range, which typically utilises cameras of around 3.15 mega pixels. With its resolution of 2592x 1944 pixels, users are assured of good quality results, and as an added bonus the camera can also be used to capture video footage in settings of up to VGA. A decent package of image enhancing features is included, such as LED flash, face detection and image stabilisation, making it one of the best cameras on any Blackberry smartphone. Due to the small dimensions of the screen (2.44 inches), you will benefit from transferring your photos and videos onto a computer with a larger screen to enjoy them at their full potential. This is easily carried out with micro USB connectivity.
Blackberry smartphones are well known for their internet browsing functionality and reliable connections. This Blackberry Curve 9360 is not different. It utilises 3G coverage as its default connection method, whereby an HSDPA connection provides streaming and download rates of up to 7.2 Mbps. This may not be the fastest out there, but fine it is for connecting to most websites and watching occasional YouTube videos. Wi-Fi offers a better connection whenever you have access to a local wireless network, and uses less battery than 3G making it the preferable connection option. The Blackberry OS 7.0 platform provides the default browsing interface where users can browse multiple tabs and set favourites and home pages like any other operating system.
Of course there is much more that I could cover, but hopefully the above features will give you a good idea of the experience you can expect from the Blackberry Curve 9360. This device may not be the most advanced out there, but offers a good choice for existing fans of the Curve range or Blackberry phones in general, thanks to its updated features over its predecessors.