Conclusion: The Curve 9360 might have a few foibles here and there, but on the whole it’s a top quality smartphone with sumptuous lines, a feather-light chassis and some future-proofing thanks to the inclusion of the beepy NFC technology. It lacks the power and prowess of its bigger brother, the Bold 9900 - but given that costs twice as much with roughly the same functionality, you can see why we really rate this budget blower.
Pros: Sleek design, Slick keyboard, Budget option, Has NFC
Cons: Average camera, Slower processor, Video not much cop
Excerpt: The Video - Curve 9360 Of course, the ritual unboxing of the BlackBerry Curve 9360 had to happen. Watch Bla1ze walk through the new Curve in detail. Expand for full view or hit the link below.
Pros: Slim, lightweight, Much improved web browser, Return to the rugged feeling the Curve series had, Excellent build quality, RIM has moved away from making the BlackBerry Curve line feel cheap. Instead, they've given it a more solid, sleek feel all while making sure it still remains cost effective for end-users.
Cons: No HD video recording, Battery door sucks, EDoF camera (opinion based), The 800MHz processor still shows signs of slowness, while other devices got bumped to 1.2GHz, the Curve 9360 did not. The lack of HD video recording is pretty far up there on our bad list as well to say the least (and we're still debating how big a deal it is to lack autofocus on the camera).
Conclusion: The Blackberry Curve 9360 is a well built, user-friendly device that performs the key Blackberry features like Messaging and Email very well and with a redesigned interface, new svelte design and better camera features, it’s certainly superior to the 9300. However, it's not the fastest, most powerful phone out there, to keep up with the rivals, a touchscreen would have been ideal and (something we always seem to be saying about RIM phones) app choice is still...
Pros: Svelte design and solid build, Affordable price, BBM and email, Resigned interface
Cons: No touchscreen, Lack of HD movie capture, Limited apps
Summary: The BlackBerry Curve 9360's design is sharper than a Savile Row suit and its Qwerty keyboard is better than ever. If you can endure the phone's failings, this offers an affordable entry into the BlackBerry brigade -- just check out the Android competition first.
Cons: No touchscreen; Not as many apps as Android.
Excerpt: I’m in my 30s and was an adult when mobile telephony was introduced in India in the mid-90s. One abiding memory of the time – besides the ridiculously high tariffs – was the size of the mobile phones. You could carry a brick in one hand and a phone in another and unless you looked, you wouldn’t know the difference.
Summary: With the BlackBerry Curve 9360, BlackBerry returns to its roots with a QWERTY keypad. The device sports the new BlackBerry OS 7, a pixel-packed screen, and a relatively faster CPU than its predecessors. The phone seems like a good upgrade for existing BB users, but let’s find out how it fares against the competition.
Pros: Slimmer design, Responsive platform performance, Long lasting battery life