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    BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone Review

    The latest version of Blackberry OS (version 7) arrives with the Curve 9360 as entry-level to replace the aging 8520. What's new on this smartphone? Should we wait for the Bold? BlackBerry Curve 9360 BlackBerry operating system uses the 7 OS. This brings a new generation of BlackBerry browser, which promises to provide a level of online browsing more fluid and optimized performance for HTML5. As per tradition, the new RIM smartphone is designed to provide maximum possible ergonomics. Here, then, to the keyboard icon and the optical trackpad, the hallmarks of the BlackBerry.

    By the end of September, the new Blackberry has arrived. While the excitement is less than for the coming "messianic" the latest iPhone , the Blackberry continues to spread among the general public despite some difficulties . As the battle is fierce between Android smartphones that are all similar, Rim continues to offer an alternative mobile phone. While the keyboard has become old-fashioned mechanical face and other iPhone-like tablet, Rim continues to offer a smartphone with a small screen not touch (touch on the Bold 9900 ) with the Curve 9360. Nothing looks more like the last Curve than its predecessor.


    The new BlackBerry Curve 9360 uses the classic structure that, in recent years, has made the commercial success of RIM, The BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone is a modern design and features a physical qwerty keyboard and an optical trackpad located below the display. The latter type is TFT and has a diagonal of 2.44 inches and a resolution of 480x360 pixels. The dimensions are 109 mm high, 60 mm wide and 11 mm thick. The weight is 99 grams. This also comes with the QWERTY keyboard and push email. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone is a candybar with QWERTY physical keyboard, direct evolution of the previous Curve 9300, against which introduces version 7 operating system and a slightly revised design in some detail.

    The dimensions remain almost unchanged (109x60x11 mm), except for the thickness of a few millimeters lower, while the weight decreases by a few grams (99 g). This makes the Curve 9360 comfortable to handle and carry in your pocket or jacket. The materials used, plastic and metal, are a blend of good quality. Although the assembly is cured, so that you do not feel special squeaks during normal use. Only the back cover, glossy plastic, seems a bit 'too sensitive to scratches.

    The most visible change is probably the weight loss of the Blackberry Curve 9360. If the height and width remains unchanged, its thickness shrinks to almost 3 mm from the popular 8520 or the last 3G. He lost 10 g on the same scale. The bags will be delighted, but? If the diagonal of the screen is retained (6.2 cm), its resolution goes from 320x240 to 480x360 pixels. Comfort is real. The mechanical keyboard is still remarkable and unparalleled ... even if the keys are cut less than before. Using the trackpad, everything is usable with one hand.

    BlackBerry Curve 9360 measures 109 x 60 x 11 mm and weighs 99 grams. The smartphone features a 2.44 inch TFT LCD HVGA (480 x 360 pixels) at 246 ppi. The 800 MHz processor is backed by 512 MB of RAM, while the 'storage, users can have 512 MB of internal memory, expandable to 32 GB through microSD cards. BlackBerry Curve 9360 incorporates a 5 megapixel rear camera, with flash and 4x digital zoom. The digital camera supports video recording VGA (640 x 480 pixels). Users can take advantage of the features of face detection, image stabilization and geotagging.


    The line curves RIM does not belong to the band's most prestigious market, so do not expect something sensational from the hardware point of view even in the BlackBerry Curve 9360. However, we noted several improvements over its predecessor. The new BlackBerry Curve 9360 is now powered by a 800 MHz processor, which leads to a good overall responsiveness of the system.

    The screen, measuring 2.44 inch diagonal, has benefited from interesting improvements and now has a resolution of 480x360 pixels (HGVA), always with the typical horizontal orientation, and allows you to display up to 16.7 million colors . It shows a good visibility in all conditions. It is not, however, a touch screen panel. All functions, in fact, be reached via the keyboard and touchpad light. The latter, after a short adjustment period, the end turns out to be quite comfortable and functional.

    The BlackBerry Curve 9360 also has a fair allocation of memory (512 MB RAM and 512 MB Flash), but we would have preferred a more generous flash for data and programs. The presence of the MicroSD slot and a 4 GB card in the package allow, however, to overcome any memory problems.

    The multimedia section has been a little 'magazine. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 features a better camera with a resolution of 5 megapixel camera and LED flash but no autofocus. The picture quality is not great, but decent REMAINING anyway. Even videos in VGA resolution, are not at all exceptional, but it is certainly not the field where the Curve is designed to excel. The connectivity is definitely a good standard, with support for GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) and UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz). Do not miss Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS. There is also the NFC, the short-range communication, which should establish itself permanently in the coming months.

    Few applications with BlackBerry OS 7

    The BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone is the latest family of curves presented this year by the manufacturer, just in the month of September, with the launch of the new version of the proprietary operating system. This is a model efficient and reliable, feature-rich and with a modern design. Undoubtedly, when you think of the BlackBerry, leaps to mind the landscape business and the efficient management of e-mail, but in a market dominated by Android and iPhone OS, RIM is still able to carve out a space? Well, for the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 RIM BlackBerry chose OS7, waiting for a ride to the first smartphone based on BBX, the new operating system based on the experience of RIM QNX and OS7.

    The Blackberry OS 7 interface is more ergonomic. However, pre-installed applications are scarce. There are, however Blackberry Protect data protection, location of a stolen mobile ... Blackberry Messenger for instant messaging or office suite DocumentsToGo. All have been seen. The integration and sharing on social networks is strengthened, not least because BBM works with multiple applications. Blackberry Messenger now displays your contacts close by augmented reality. However, this latest version offers better navigation (HTML 5 support, enhanced JavaScript, and especially pages load up to 40% faster). On this last point, the Blackberry Curve 9360 still has to continue its efforts in relation to competition Android or Apple.We have already had occasion to try the BlackBerry OS7 earlier, with overall good feeling. In normal use, we appreciated the responsiveness of the system and 'excellent reception of the radio section.

    The 'App World also allows you to customize your BlackBerry Curve 9360 to some extent, given the reduced availability of applications than the Android Market and iPhone OS. Furthermore, other limitations may be introduced at the level of corporate policies, in case of business users.The e-mail section of the Curve 9360 keeps the 'excellence that has brought fame to the RIM system, even if the blackout that occurred in October could lead one to think otherwise ...

    On the autonomy, unfortunately, we have noticed a slight step back. The 1,000 mAh battery is a bit 'too undersized compared to the demands of the terminal. With great difficulty we managed to finish a day's work by several seasoned SMS and e-mail, short calls and some general browsing of Web pages.

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    Features and functionality

    Starting from those that are the technical specifications, it is a quadband GSM and UMTS can provide excellent reception all over the world because it can rely on the frequencies 850, 900, 1800, 1900 and 2100. As for surfing the Internet, has built-in modem, HTML browser and connectivity Wi-Fi , which lets you surf the Internet for free by connecting to a hotspot. Regarding transfer of data over the Internet, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 has the HSDPA, GPRS and EDGE while synchronizing data with other devices, are available to the Bluetooth technology and USB port. Finally, based on a 800 Mhz processor and the new BlackBerry OS version 7.0 operating system and a RAM of 512 MB, expandable via microSD card slot.

    BlackBerry Curve 9360 supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and 3G. Also GPS with A-GPS support. The independent work is carried out by a lithium-ion 1000 mAh battery: up to 5 hours of talk-time, up to 14 days (GSM) and up to 12 days (UMTS) standby, up to 25 hours music playback audio and up to 6 hours video playback.

    Turning now to the description of the features on the handset, it should be mentioned first of all the optical trackpad, which is typical of BlackBerry devices and which, after some 'practice, turns out to be fairly comfortable to use. Also of note icons in the classic QWERTY keyboard, with keys for easy typing, which enables the rapid composition of messages and e-mail.

    It is also worth to resume the discussion of the new operating system installed on the BlackBerry Curve 9360, according to the manufacturer, should provide high-speed Internet browsing and a full, updated Web browser, which allows you to visit any Web page. As for the multimedia industry, including BlackBerry smartphones started to equip its a decent camera and, at times, very good. One on the Curve 9360 is 5 megapixels and is equipped with LED flash, face detection, image stabilizer, geotagging, 4x digital zoom, scene modes and the ability to produce videos.

    As for the music industry, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 has a media player that supports various audio and video and radio. Interestingly, however, the presence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack that allows you to use their favorite headphones. There are, however, the built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps, instant messaging software and the ability to receive real-time updates of Facebook. Finally, the smartphone has a 1000 mAh lithium battery that provides up to 14 days standby and up to 5 hours talk time. How to package purchase, it includes the charger, USB cable, stereo headset, a 4 GB memory card and user manual.

    No HD video

    The autonomy of the Curve 9360 was not improved, however. In 8520, there were a battery of 1150 mAh. In this smartphone, it is only 1000 mAh. In receiving push emails only, the battery takes 4 / 5 days but he staggered quickly using WiFi, 3G or navigation in multimedia use. In this regard, the development of sensors up to 2 to 5 megapixels. In terms of rendering, the difference is not great for smoothing digital images removes a lot of detail. In web usage, rendering is average. In video, the Curve 9360 driven by the small 800MHz processor just manages to record in 640x480 pixels. It is far from the recent HD smartphones. No microSD card, video recording will be impossible. The 512MB of internal memory is filled quickly. The new Blackberry Curve 9360 will appeal to aficionados of Rim and replaces the 8520 . For multimedia use, it is a laggard.


    The BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone is a modern design, characterized by the qwerty keyboard and optical trackpad, typical of the BlackBerry. Features, in general, are of good quality, especially the camera features, as well as a high resolution, even advanced features, but does not record HD video. The connectivity is the whole, the operating system is new and usability should be improved over previous models. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is a great business end, but loses a lot of shots if used in other areas, especially in light of the price at which it is proposed, a little 'too high’. BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be available for sale in the coming days for the price of 349 euros.

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