Video: BlackBerry Curve 9360 Review


  • Sean

    If they have this one for (or near) the $150 price that koodo has a curve at (No tab) then this would be good but spec wise i’d just be better to pick up an optimus one

    • Alex Perrier

      Well, the Chic’s modem uploads at 2 Mbit/s, while the One is limited to roughly ⅓ Mbit/s. Plus, the Chic has a 5 megapixel camera, while the One has 3.2 MP instead. The Chic is $75 at Future Shop right now and it comes with a Bell SIM card and a $15 to $30 prepaid credit. Sadly, the One usually costs more than the Chic nowadays.

      That being said, there’s nothing wrong with the One. It’s a good beginner phone, and it is full of features. It sells very well worldwide, and Rogers has the Phoenix which is nearly the same as the One. In fact, i am sure that Bell poorly advertised and sold the Optimus Chic, explaining the huge price drop from $250 to $75.

      Finally, please sell this 9360 as an affordable prepaid, RIM! :O

    • Alex Perrier

      Wow, people are just hating on me. i’ve barely seen BB on the prepaid market, except for the Bell Pearl Flip and the Mobilicity Curve. While BB Curve costs way less than the iPhone 4 or even the iPhone 3GS, they are still more expensive than most entry level Androids. The affordable 9100 is the lowest price i’ve ever seen. So i’m not sure why i’m getting thumbed down, because my comments are polite.

      And if someone really thinks the Chic is inferior compared to the One, please prove it to me instead of just thumbing me down. Both are good phones, but i prefer the Chic’s specifications. It is shocking that the Chic, which may have been better off at Virgin, now costs less than the One. In my opinion, Bell poorly advertised it, but if you disagree with me, please post a comment instead of just thumbing me down.

      Come on people, please collaborate with me and with others on Mobile Syrup. 🙂

    • Stephen81BB

      @Alex Perrier, people most likely Thumbed down your post because really it wasn’t relevant to the conversation, just an off shoot to a off shoot comment. many in this thread aren’t coming to compare Entry level Android devices, they want to talk about the Curve, and then talk pricepoint to the Entry level Androids.

    • Alex Perrier

      Okay, but Sean’s comment was about how the BlackBerry Curve should have roughly the same price as an LG Optimus One. In that case, he got more thumbs up than thumbs down. Hence my comment about the LG Optimus Chic. Still, all in all, i don’t understand why there’s so many thumbs down for me.

      As for my comments, they praise the low price points for the 8200, 9100 and 9300 phones. Both Koodo and Mobilicity sell the 9300 for under $200, and those fortunate to live within Mobilicity coverage get two months of service as a bonus. Even unlocking for use on Rogers, Fido or (hmm…) Chatr barely raises the price.

      If BB stepped in the prepaid market, they could make some good hardware sales. 🙂

    • Stephen81BB

      The Prepaid market isn’t a really Big market in Canada, AND the way that RIM does business you lose it’s strengths in the PrePaid market, Rogers has addressed the prepaid voice market and give BlackBerry users unlimited BBM+Social networking on a Prepaid voice plan by buying a monthly package for data.
      The Carriers are welcome to try and use the Curve line, but it isn’t in RIM’s best interest to discount the devices when margin erosion is something they need to be fighting.

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  • Greg

    That’s actually NOT how you take the back off. There’s a small indent on the right hand side of the device (if viewed from the back), in roughly the same position the convenience key is on the other side, that a nail should easily slip into. It’s hard to see, I know, but it’s highlighted by a removable plastic tab fresh out of the box and hopefully reps point this out to clients.

  • Eeeek.

    This should’ve been released in 2009 as the follow up to the 8900 instead of the 8520.

    • Brad

      Then nobody would’ve bought the Bold 9700 because this curve is faster, thinner, and has superior specs

      The difference is now, while the new Bold is better specwise, its, as mentioned, a clunky battery pig. So the better battery life might make this more attractive

  • Jake

    This will sell like hotcakes.

    • havy

      Unfortunately for RIM more people will want Ice Cream Sandwiches…

  • Jake

    There will not be a BB Curve running QNX for a year or two. The first QNX phone will be a touch screen only device, the second will be a Bold replacement.
    So OS7 will NOT be fazed out in mere months.

    • TeknoBug

      You may be correct, I can see an updated 3.7″ Torch getting it first, I like physical keyboards but BB virtual keyboards are actually good and accurate so I may give it a shot when it comes out.

  • Dimitri

    Fact: No one cares about what you have to say anymore. Take your trolling post to another website where people like to troll on. I suggest you go outside & look at the real Facts & come back when you are ready :).

  • mda

    This BB got a higher rating than the BB 9810. lol

  • Jonesy1966

    So now I’m confused. I had made my mind up I was going to get a new 9900 Bold after playing around with one for a couple of hours. But with a +/-$200 price advantage the Curve appears to not be missing much making it a potentially more viable phone for me. I can’t stand touch screens anyway so is the Bold really worth the extra money? If the difference in the keyboard is that apparent then I’d rather pay more as that’s the #1 selling point to me. If not, Curve here I come!

    • Stephen81BB

      I have an Enterprise 9300, and a Personal/home business 9900.

      The Battery life the 9300 gives is fantastic when I’m doing conference calls on the road, or jumping from plane to plane, the typing experience on the 9900 though just can’t be matched by any device. IF this new 9360 device keyboard is more like the 83XX device over the 93XX device it will be close to the quality of the 9900 IMO, some people LOVE the chicklet keyboard, some people love the Bold Keyboard, you do truly need to find the one you like the best.

  • Jessie

    Anyone who buys deadberries needs to have their brains examined, these phones are totally crapola.

    Its not 2004 anymore lol!

    • Stephen81BB

      Well until 2007 RIM was the Main player, not 2004, for one.

      secondly some of us actually work for a living, when Data can cost as much as $13/MB when traveling the BlackBerry works out to being the only device that can stay under $1000 in overage data charges in a year, the iPhone using approximately 4 times the data for the same email and messaging tasks.

      Those who don’t examine the best device for their needs before buying are the poor unfortunate ones, RIM is far from being dead, will they every be the market leader again? not a chance. but they have a long future ahead of them

  • Dimitri K.

    Really? Hmm seems to me that either you or some other troll is putting my name & acting like its me. Its sad seeing today’s kids & adults act like this over a screen.

    Also to whoever added that comment you are a low life..

  • Dimitri K.

    GTFO. Are you not supposed to be outside getting a life instead of trolling people? ohwait..


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    QUESTION: If FF is a troll, then why does Dmitri “K.” engage him?

  • Betty Koyle

    release this $199 no contract and the ENTIRE WORLD WOULD GET ONE

  • lil zee

    i really lke the phone but the thing is that it only come on contract

  • lil zee

    wowwowwwowowowowwowowowwww the phone is kwl

  • pp33nnuuu555

    top quality phone.Best Blackberry yet,a tiny bu slower but hardly notice able and iit hasnt go auto focus apart from that better than the others

  • Matt Polkiewicz

    Looks like an excellent phone. Keep up the great work RIM!