Some hands on time with the BlackBerry Curve 9360

By Adam Zeis on 31 May 2011 02:37 pm EDT

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 

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Some hands on time with the BlackBerry Curve 9360


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

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.

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.

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

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!

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...

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 ^-^

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.