Some hands on time with the BlackBerry Curve 9360

By Adam Zeis on 31 May 2011 02:37 pm
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BlackBerry Curve 9360

Adding to the influx of upcoming device news we've seen lately is some more fun with the BlackBerry Curve 9360 (aka apollo). BGR dropped some new images of the newest member to the Curve family. BlackBerry Curve users will love the redesigned device that features the classic Curve stylings with some new flair (the backlight on the trackpad looks sweet!!) as well as updated specs.

BlackBerry Curve 9360 Specs:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSPA 7.2Mbps
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 512MB of eMMC, 512MB of RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash
  • HVGA 480 x 360 display
  • 1050 mAh battery
  • Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU
  • BlackBerry OS 7
  • 11mm thin

All in all this looks like the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be a sweet device if you're a longtime fan of the Curve form factor. Some great updates in the 9360 keep the Curve series going strong. Keep reading for more images.

Source: BGR

BlackBerry Curve 9360 Photos

BlackBerry Curve 9360

 

BlackBerry Curve 9360 

32 comments

jinxednuance

RIM PLEASE RELEASE SOME BBS!!! :(

camera531

Maybe in a few months...Maybe

DeeDudnath

WOW this phone should be on os 7 not 6.1 waste.. everyones just gonna buy the bold.....

Phil DeLong

You should really get caught up, 6.1 has been rebranded as 7.

AbuYazeedUK

This curve looks better then my Bold 9780!

Eli_B

Wow....I really want this (when it comes out in CDMA)....COME ON VMUSA...get this device!

papped

I like that the device is still super thin

XPEH

Somebody's hands got really sweaty and oily while they were handling the new Curve. Smudge galore.

Groundhog_Day

The battery cover looks to be the same as the 8520/8530 with that plastic battery cover, I would always get so many finger prints and smudges on my old 8520. The 9330 still has the best battery cover of all the Curve series, in my opinion.

breakmedown

NFC? That's awesome. If for some reason the Bold doesn't have NFC, I just might pick this Curve up instead.

I'm glad to see the Curve getting a flash again. Seemed silly to leave it off on the 9300.

I'm guessing a fall/Black Friday release of this phone.

mckillio

The Bold does have NFC.

experiment 626

I can't agree more.My 8330 had a camera flash but all the newer Curves were flash-less made so cheap..........

waiting4rim2catchup

RIM should do all of their faithful a HUGE favor and release every new device on the same day... like, maybe, next week??? I CANT WAIT MUCH LONGER!

RHCE

Its an OK! "thats all ima give it" device i been left the curve series alone a long time ago "VERY LONG TIME AGO" but i'll still buy it just of the fact its a blackberry and thats all i use

dancing-bass

Initially the "curve" name was not confirmed for this device. I assume it is still gonna be called a "curve" and I'm pretty sure even if it wasn't most of us would think of it as the "curve" aka entry level qwerty BB.

So is it "officially" named the curve now? Just curious!

berrygood909

I would love an IOU for the Blackberry 9900. I am on AT&T and have an 8900. Would love to upgrade. Thank you.

Gawain

That battery concerns me a bit. Pretty skimpy, even for a "tuned-down" 800MHz processor. If they implement a CDMA variant, battery life will be pretty weak. I hope RIM is not sacrificing one of their hallmarks (battery life) to rush the high-end hardware. All these fast processors are gobbling a lot of energy, look at any multi-tasking high-end device...

jlarkins08

Totally agree with you, all the new devices have really poor batteries inside with double processors and screen resolution.. Like WTF!! C'mon RIM what's up with that!

mckillio

A faster processor can and in this case does have a lower power consumption. I bet this processor is multiple times faster than a Pentium III @ 800 Mhz and uses less than a tenth of the power.

clieman

Lovely! This will be my Bold 9700 replacement unit.

edymott1

SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Tecklop

is it 9350 or 9360? or 9370??, Am confused.
Is this the cousin of the 89xx or the 93xx and the 85xx?, It's 93xx but i think it should be cousins with the 89xx

By the way am gonna exchange my 8900 or my 8520 with this and my Bold 9700 or my Bold 9780 with the 9900.

I think bye bye 8520 and 9700.

mckillio

The only evolution of the 8900 is the 8980 which is not available in the US, it got a track pad, bluetooth 2.1 and wireless N. the 9300/9330 is a "step up" from the 85xx in that it has 3G and more ram. the 9360 is a major step up from that.

bibeberry

what's bad about the left shortcut key why did they phase it out? pft

stackberry369

Will the cdma have 3g or 4g?

BertoTweets

I confused should i wait for this on verizon or just go with the 9330, waiting is like killer for me and since im paying full retail cause im unhappy with my HTC Droid incredible, i hope the retail price wont be different but the specs are improved so yeah ^-^

Ankerstein69

I would like the curves. The only reason why I would never get one is because, of the keyboard. I do not like how the keys are joined together like on the bold and the torch.