Product Type: Blackberry mobile phones
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Good business phone
Member Name: emily92
Advantages: Faster, slimmer, and smaller than the earlier model. Very good looking mobile.
Disadvantages: Idea of just for businessmen/women
Well as nice as the new Curve 9360 is, i think its had a lot to live up to from its release a year earlier of the BlackBerry Curve 9300. Handling the new Curve 9360, the first impressions are great. The phone is the exact same height and width as the Curve 9300, but 3mm have been shaved off the thickness - and i think you can actually tell the difference. It handles so much better in your hand, that you do not get as many drops as you would have been experiencing. At 99g it certainly is light, giving you a great impression of the amount of technology you have for such little weight, height and width. It feels light to hold, but never flimsy like it is about to break. The 2.44 inch display is the same size as the old Curve, but the number of pixels has more than doubled. It's still a small screen however, ruining any thoughts that this may be a phone more capable of media displays. It's very well suited as a business phone, but not a lot else. The new OS has several differences for the better, the social networking aspect included. As a result this helps the phone to boost its image of a usefull, communications device. The upgraded 800MHz processor gives the phone a nice fast boost which is always nice to see. No matter how much you seem to do with the phone, it never gives any indication of slowing down. The Curve 9360 has a steady 5MP camera, but it's nothing special, especially considering you can only record in the basic VGA. The built in MP3 works well and the 3.5mm audio point is a good plus, however you can also hear your music wirelessly via Bluetooth. There is BB Maps included, but having had an IPhone, i think its no comparison. Internet connectivity is OK, with the standard features of quadband,3G and WiFi. The phone has been very reliable, never letting me down personally. It has easy to use functions, which is good for the less technical minded people. The phone also gives out a good sound when making calls, which i think has been improved on since the last Curve - where not being able to hear you caller 100% was a bit of a downfall.
All in all, i think this phone is good for businesses and communication, but if you are interested in catching up on programmes, watching movies or music videos - forget it.
Summary: An OK phone, but still a long way to go
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