BlackBerry Curve 9380 Hands On Photos

By Adam Zeis on 15 Nov 2011 09:05 am EST

BlackBerry Curve 9380

With the announcement of both the BlackBerry Curve 9380 and BlackBerry Bold 9790 eariler today, we can expect to see plenty of photos and comparisons of the devices very soon. For now, we have a few quick snaps of the Curve 9380 from the event. These give us a quick look at the size difference between the 9380 and the Torch 9860. You can see the devices are similar in many ways, but the Curve 9380 is a much smaller device. I'm not sure how I feel about the new Curve (or the Bold 9790 for that matter) just yet though. Keep reading for more images and drop a comment to let us know if you're liking the Curve 9380.

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Hands-On Photos

BlackBerry Curve 9380

BlackBerry Curve 9380

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BlackBerry Curve 9380 Hands On Photos


They just continue to recycle parts. They're probably just leftover screens from the Storm1, which flopped. Then they thought the extra RAM would make the S2 successful, flopped again. Then they thought they had something special with the 9800, yet another failed attempt to build a successful touchscreen phone. And now the DOA Curve 9380 is the unlucky beneficiary of a purchasing mistake that was made 4 years ago. Look at the other models as well. The Curve 83--, 85--, and 9300 all have the same screen. Now, the new Curve gets the leftover Bold 97-- series screens.

I'm not a troll. Playbook/9800 and many previous models.

I think it'll be a pretty good seller. There are a number of people who are still getting into the smartphone world, and aren't ready to step into a full priced, premium device. This Curve Touch allows people to get some nice features, but in a smaller, entry level package.

Hi @elvin1983,

Alex from RIM here. You’re definitely on to something when it comes to the new Curve. Its compact design is a nice fit for users who are new to the world of smartphones, as well as those who want an awesome BlackBerry 7 OS experience in a small form factor. It’s my second phone here at work, and I use it for all my BlackBerry App World testing.

If you want to take a deeper dive into what the Curve 9380 is all about, check out this “three things you should know” post on our Inside BlackBerry Blog:

Alex, RIM Social Media Team

JM1 Battery+806Mhz processor and not the Snap dragon, this battery should last a lot longer than the Bold 9900/30 and Torch 9860/50

Will need to check it out before purchasing one as a backup, if it does come to T-Mo it better have WiFi calling!

Needs a faster processor. I'd be all over it if it did. I loved the size of my S2, just didn't love the OS and speed. Oh so close RIM, oh so close.

The trackpad and the lack of physical buttons on the front are a win too!

i sure hope these for are cheaper than the 299 price for the playbook am looking at 99 and 149 and 0 on a 6months contract or better yet buy a discounted playbook and get one of these phone free then RIM should send about 500-1000 to crackberry so they can give away

I like it but not sure i'd want smaller than my 9860. Looks like a great little device though and I like that the buttons aren't raised.

I would never buy one of these phones, but in many countries this device should work in a similar way to the Pearl did in the past and that is by moving people onto smartphones from featurephones, the difference is that the form factor of choice these days is all-touch rather than candybar.

So many form factors to choose from with rim. Seems that their just spitting them out now hopefully it wont be another fail because the screen looks horrendously small.....
They seem to be taking a quantity over quality outlook

RIM is coming out with TOO many options lately. Need to FOCUS (as Kevin said) on a core group. Seems like they are throwing everything they can think of and hoping some of it sticks to the wall...

Took me almost 2 mos and 1 replacement but lovin' the 9850. If the Curve 9380 doesn't limit the web landscape display it should be a solid all touch BB experience.

Anyone who wants one of these needs to talk to Storm owners. No wonder RIM has been so successful recycling has been and failures. Meh, if the sheeple want to buy it, why NOT sell it?

Too many different phones. Trim down the model line and concentrate on them and the OS. The Curve stinks, I have/had a 9330, big disappointment, thank god for the 9930, can't wait for the BBX.

hmmm goes BK TO KEVIN ARTICLE "IF I RAN RIM ILL FOCUS " although its exciting news to some im not to impress u already hae a torch my release a similar phone rebrand it and call it a curve waste of time