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New pictures of the BlackBerry Curve 9360 appear in the forums, confirm NFC

BlackBerry Curve 9360
By Michelle Haag on 9 Aug 2011 03:03 pm EDT
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Forums member danny28 has gotten his hands on an unreleased BlackBerry Curve 9360 and posted up a bunch of pictures in the forums. We're happy to see that the new Curve is equipped with NFC which we've only seen on the Bold 9900 so far. Check out the rest of the pics after the break for some comparison shots with a Bold 9700, and let us know in the comments or the forums if you plan on picking up this device once it's announced and available.

Discuss in the forums

BlackBerry Curve 9360
BlackBerry Curve 9360
BlackBerry Curve 9360
BlackBerry Curve 9360
BlackBerry Curve 9360
Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1191 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)
57 comments

danny31

its me ;-) and first!!

pkcable

Guess I DIDN'T need to tell you, that you made the front page!  ;)

danny31

lol.... thanks alot pk... dream come true ;-)

00stryder

Thanks for sharing! I was getting worried about the Curve for a second

monwentworth

Wow! that battery looks small!

danny31

is quite small... 1000mAh

diegonei

Larger processor, more features, smaller battery?

RIM must be working some serious magic with OS7...

admyths

Odd, according to RIM NFC was not in the new torch phones as it was to be introduced as a new feature in their flagship phone the Bold and now they release it in the Curve.

Abrante

If you ask me, this is a way for RIM to convince potential customers to bite. The Torch line will sell on it's own merit. If the Curve is made and doesn't have a feature that bridges the gap then it will be a failure. So whoever wants NFC but doesn't want to shell out " Bold " prices, then comes the curve :o)

gord888

That and their "bread and butter" products are the bold and the curves.

Skeevecr

The obvious reason is that they wanted to make as few mechanical changes to the 9810 compared with a 9800 and as far as the 9850/60, weren't they leaked as storm 3 a lot earlier than the 9900 i.e. their design might have been finalised before Rim were sure they would include nfc.

BertoTweets

i think so too because if you notice all devices (Including this one) have glowing trackpads and the 9810 didnt, so im assuming they started on that one first and it was probable already to late to change anything

John95

I'm so disappointed on RIM, they didn't ge NFC nor the lighted up trackpad on their "Premium Phone" torch 9810, but they do on a Curve -.-", that's pretty odd.

danny31

i aint complaining..for an entry level phone it feels far better quality than 9700..

John95

Is not a bad thing, but what I mean is that RIM economical phones comes from the curve line...

sk8er_tor

Because they would've had to redesign the phone. Kevin wrote an article about it.

Nightfox111

Must be the candy bar shape that makes it good for NFC, which explains why the 9850/60 didn't have it, but not why the 9810 wouldn't. The 9810 has a really flat back plate.

Kennedy.L

Finally a flash! I still cannot get over that. The 9300 didn't but at least those days are over with.

El Platanero

I still believe that it was a form factor issue. The curve and bold have similar shapes so it makes sense that they both happen to have it. Not to mention that, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I would believe that the top selling phones for RIM would be the BOLD as flagship and CURVE as economical.

Kennedy.L

your right about the flagship and economical part but why would they give NFC only to these two devices is beyond me. It doesn't make sense that the cheapest BB has a feature that the midrange doesn't.

XBSTANLEY

Maybe they want to "sell" the NFC to a larger market w/c the Curve dominated.

sk8er_tor

That's quite a thin phone!

danny31

i couldnt believe how thin it was, quite literally half the bold

SPNKr

how long is the boot up time?

danny31

will post video later, maybe it will make front page ;-)

diegonei

It isn't a touchscreen is it?

camera531

Danny, how's the browser!?

danny31

no touchscreen, just standard curve..

browser is fast.....and now has a progress bar (pretty sure i didnt have one on os6)

ADFXPro777

Awesome! I suspect the new Curve and Curve Touch will come to No-Contract carriers like Virgin Mobile and Boost next year - can't wait!

siddo_d

Nicee!
I duno what blackberry ima get next...
I want more apps though

emscapt47

whats inside this little guy?

stackberry369

Is the full os 7 on the curve or lite?

danny31

full os7... inside is a Tavor MG-1 processor, according to the core frequency screen, running up to 806mhz....

has a 480x360 screen...

more to be revealed ;-)

Jmaxim

Very exhausted by all these blackberry phones. where are the apps? RIM is dying a slow death.

MXBerry

My BB have all the apps i need! No one is gonna die because there are no stupid useless apps on the App World.

Jmaxim

You are allowing RIM to dictate what apps u need. Still too many god dam phones that do the same thing. Push email.

guerllamo7

RIMM does need to improve the apps but they have moved in that direction. However, when I look at the excitement over these phones, especially with my android buddies, I know your are calling it way too soon.
Blackberry is going to STRIKE BACK! Go RIMM!

danny31

yes auto-focus.. and face detection

guerllamo7

Very Cool. The little guy seems to be nicely equipped. I'm hoping for the Bold but this guy should make many happy customers.

melboaten

How much is it going for would like to get one

melboaten

How much is it going for would like to get one

danny31

it's not been released yet so ive no idea :S

stackberry369

Do you have left? App space also.

blue81to

Does it have a touch screen?

danny31

do i have left?? erm, no, only one i have....

got 132mb space left, but have not shrunk os...

and no, not touch screen

kastortroy

aaahh yes, finally gonna get my warm fingers on that phone. In time for my trip overseas. Now Im gonna have torch 9810 and curve 2. That was a longgggg xtended wait. Thank you crackberry n everybody

Peace

Michele Weisneck

Thanks Danny. I love the Curve line, I have two and they have never done me wrong. If I can't afford the Bold I like this guy. It all depends on what Verizon charges.
Thanks for sharing.!

HunterRemington

But this is looking great!

surrealsounds

So...they put NFC, a feature RIM said was ONLY gonna be on the Bold, on the Curve and pretty much ignored the Torch line....

-___-

Ridiculous.

(And yes, I know the reasons WHY they did it. That's not gonna stop me from thinking that it's a mistake)

SS =__=

danny31

build quality is great.... no creaking unlike my old 9780

battery life is good... full charge last night @ 11pm..

spent all day at work bbm'ing, browsing,FB... 60 min phone call and its now 7.30pm and still 38% left...