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Staying in touch with friends and family has never looked this good. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 looks great and performs even better. Stay connected an...

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published 29/12/2011 | YumYumBubbleGum
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Excellent
Pro Slim sexy design, lots of great features, good for organising, great way of staying connected
Cons Battery life, can freeze if you have too many apps
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"He Says He Loves My Curves"

Hello!

So I got this BlackBerry as an upgrade on my contract about a couple of months ago and I've never had a BlackBerry before so I was feeling really excited

First Impressions

Amazing! It is slim, sleek and extremely light and compared with my friend's BlackBerrys, I have to say this one is by far the most attractive. Compared to other Curve models, this is slim and robust - the buttons on other Curves tend to become loose whereas on this model the buttons have remained firm and in place. The only downside is the back of the phone. It does feel kind of cheap compared to Bold models which have the leather backing but seeing as this is Curve I wasn't disheartened at all.

Physical Features

* The QWERTY! Yes, like all BlackBerrys it has the easy to use qwerty keypad. Compared to the Bold and Torch the buttons are slightly spaced apart which I find to be rather more accessible and easier to use as it reduces the number of typos!

* The smooth tracker pad - Great to navigate around the phone

* The LED light, top right. This is extremely useful especially when your phone is on silent. It flashes red when you've received a text message, BBM alert and also when you're receiving a call. It also flashes orange when you're running low on battery juice. The cool thing about this LED light is that you can download apps to change the colour for different alerts and people - you can choose funky colours like pink, purple, blue etc etc :)

* 5 Mega-pixel camera. The camera quality is great for taking videos and pictures and when taking one you can choose from different scene modes such as 'Portrait', 'Sports', 'Landscape, 'Snow' - a whole range to suit your environment and activity; these are really useful. The only downside about this is sending them over BBM. The quality of the videos and pictures can sometimes be so high that BBM is unable to support the transfer as the size of file is too big :(

* The buttons on the side of the phone. I am a huge music fan and since I've got this phone I've let go of my iPod and just carried this around due to convenience. When listening to a song, the three buttons at the top right side of the phone allow you to either pause, skip back a track or skip forward, perfect for when you're on the move! There is also a button lower which is named the 'Convenience Key' which can be customized to your liking. You can set it to take you anywhere or do anything, from a simple password lock or to take you to Youtube!


Software & Other features

* The Curve 9360 runs with BlackBerry 7 operating system which "delivers the smoothest and fastest BlackBerry experience to date" and comes with pre-installed apps such as BBM and social feeds such as Facebook and Twitter.

* Oh so social! Having a BlackBerry is the best way to stay connected to your live feeds, social networks on the move. It has many cool features to stay connected, the best being the BlackBerry smartphone calendar that merges your Facebook events so you'll never miss a thing! The app BBM is great for keeping in touch with friends and family who also have a BlackBerry but even if they don't you can still keep in touch with them for free with Whatsapp - an app that keeps you connected with anyone with a smartphone.

* Organisation It is great to keep organised. One feature being the smartphone calendar as mentioned above but also the option of setting tasks with reminders and also storing files and setting an alarm with the option of it working just on weekdays. You can also connect with all of your email accounts which is very useful as you're able to check and reply to your emails on the move.

* Customization! what I adore about my BlackBerry is how I can customize everything to suit me and my accessibility needs. The convenience key for starters is absolutely great in my opinion. You can also customize and add your own profiles exactly how you'd like it, being able to change the volume, vibration and LED light for any alert.

*BlackBerry desktop manager. You can synchronize all of your media from your PC or laptop straight to your phone; even your iTunes :D

* When using multiple features on your BlackBerry at once, there is a 'Switch application' feature that allows you to jump to to different applications. This is quick and on some phones this can be a problem due to freezing but with this phone it is great.

* And lastly you're able to download apps from BlackBerry app world straight to your phone such as games, tools and anything else you can really thing of. In my opinion though, android and iPhones have a greater range of apps.

I'm very much content with the BlackBerry curve 9360 but there are two disadvantages I can think of. Firstly, the battery life could be much better. I have to charge it everyday and sometimes even take my charger with me if I'm going out and secondly, certain apps do tend to slow the phone down and often cause it to freeze but otherwise I would certainly recommend this phone. :)


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Product Information : BlackBerry Curve 9360

Manufacturer's product description

Staying in touch with friends and family has never looked this good. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 looks great and performs even better. Stay connected and share every aspect of your life in real-time - wherever you are. It's the stylish BlackBerry smartphone for fun-loving people. Sleek and lightweight, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is a must-have for socially active lives. You'll never lose touch with friends and family, thanks to secure messaging and the ease and accuracy of BlackBerry's classic QWERTY keyboard.

Product Details

Product Description: BlackBerry Curve 9360 - 3G GSM - BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry Curve 9360 - white - 3G GSM - BlackBerry smartphone

Product Type: BlackBerry smartphone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Mobile Services: Gmail, BlackBerry App World

Form Factor: Full keyboard

Dimensions (WxDxH): 60 mm x 11 mm x 109 mm

Weight: 99 g

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC

Display: LCD display - colour - 2.44" - TFT, Colour

Input Device(s): QWERTY keyboard, QWERTZ keyboard, Keyboard, AZERTY keyboard

Operating System: BlackBerry 7 OS

Instant Messaging Services: AOL Instant Messenger Service (AIM), Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger), Yahoo! Messenger, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook Chat

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Facebook

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, FLAC, OGG, MIDI, M4A , AVI, MOV, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, 3GP, M4V

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Talk Time: Up to 300 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 336 hours

Colour: White

SAR Value: 1.29 W/kg

Pricing Type: Refurbished

General

MPN: BB9360B, PRD-40657-005, PRD-30137-022, PRD-30137-030, PRD-40665-006, PRD-30380-030, PRD-30137-027, PRD-41505-030, PRD-40657-007, PRD-41511-007, Curve_3G_9360

Product Type: BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry smartphone - refurbished

Form Factor: Full keyboard

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Width: 60 mm

Depth: 11 mm

Height: 109 mm

Weight: 99 g

Body Colour: White

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

SAR Value: 1.29 W/kg

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Operating System: BlackBerry 7 OS

Application Software: DataViz Documents To Go

Input Device(s): QWERTY, QWERTZ, Keyboard, AZERTY

Phone Navigation Buttons: Optical trackpad

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Instant Messaging Services: AOL Instant Messenger Service (AIM), Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger), Yahoo! Messenger, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook Chat

Supported Email Protocols: MIME

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Facebook

Messaging & Data Features: Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft PowerPoint support, RSS feeds

Mobile Services: Gmail, BlackBerry App World

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC

WLAN Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2

Bluetooth Profiles: Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), SIM Access Profile (SAP), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP), Message Access Profile (MAP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, flight mode, voice dialing, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Ring Tone Formats: MIDI, MP3

Additional Features: TTY compatible, SureType technology

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, unit conversion, reminder, stopwatch, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, FLAC, OGG, MIDI, M4A

Supported Digital Video Standards: AVI, MOV, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, 3GP, M4V

Processor

Clock Speed: 800 MHz

Memory

RAM: 512 MB - SDRAM, 512 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Digital Zoom: 4

Camera Light Source: LED light, Flash

Video Recorder Resolutions: 640 x 480 (VGA)

Features: Picture stabiliser, face detection, video recording, Geo-tagging

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver, GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: BlackBerry Maps

Display

Type: LCD display - colour, Colour

Technology: TFT transmissive, TFT

Diagonal Size: 2.44"

Display Resolution: 480 x 360 pixels

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper, backlit

Connections

Connector Type: Micro-USB ¦ Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1000 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 300 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 336 hrs ¦ Standby ( WCDMA ) - up to 288 hrs ¦ Playback ( Music ) - up to 25 hrs ¦ Playback ( video ) - up to 6 hrs

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards: AES, Triple DES, HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)

Included Accessories: Stereo headset, USB cable, power adapter

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

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