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The Curve 9360 And Blackberry Bold 9900 - Comparing Their Main Specs
Phones LimitedApr 17, 2012 18:10 BST
The Blackberry Curve 9360 and Blackberry Bold 9900 are two of the most popular handsets from RIM, the company behind the well known Blackberry brand. In this article I will examine the similarities and differences between these two handsets, so you can decide which is the best one to suit your needs.
The appearance of these two smartphones is rather similar and unmistakable Blackberry. Both house a physical QWERTY keyboard on the bottom half of the front of the handset, with a small colour TFT screen above this. The Blackberry Bold 9900 has a touchscreen, where as the screen of the Curve 9360 does not include this attribute, meaning that navigation of the Blackberry 7.0 UI relies on the use of the keyboard as well as the touch-sensitive optical trackpad. The Bold 9900 has these features also, but with the inclusion of a touchscreen is clearly the more versatile of the two.
As camera phones, both handsets are fairly evenly matched. Both have a 5 megapixel camera which operates at a pixel resolution of 2592x 1944. Along with the ability to capture still images is the ability to capture video footage. The Blackberry Curve 9360 has the ability to capture VGA quality video footage, whereas the Bold 9900 goes one better, with resolution settings of up to 720p which is classed as high definition. Both cameras come with all the usual features you may expect, ranging from face detection, image stabilisation and geo-tagging.
Both handsets run the same Blackberry 7.0 OS platform, which is renowned for its ease of use, and it’s no nonsense functionality over flair. The Blackberry Curve 9360 has an 800 MHz processor, whereas the Blackberry Bold 9900 has a more powerful 1.2 GHz offering. This provides enhanced performance from many aspects of the phone, from the quality of the on screen graphics and responsiveness of the touchscreen, to the loading times of apps and web pages.
Both the Blackberry Curve 9360 and Blackberry Bold 9900 are impressive handsets in their own right, but it is clear from several aspects if the spec list that the Bold 900 is the superior phone. It has a more powerful processor, touchscreen and the ability to capture HD video footage. The Blackberry Curve 9360 is equally impressive in the sense that it is a much more affordable option, and for its low price it still offers some great features which are usually found on many more expensive smartphones.