Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
Newest Review: ... to gauge battery life. The battery seems to be a recurring theme with Blackberry, they either release a phone with a long battery ... more
It works! But for how long?
BlackBerry Curve 9360
Member Name: HarryMW
BlackBerry Curve 9360
Advantages: Functionality, usability and reliablity.
Disadvantages: Sketchy battery life and a general lack of new applications from major providers.
Prior to owning the Blackberry Curve 9360, I owned its younger sister if you will, the Blackberry Curve 8520. I never intended on upgrading but the features and a shiny new plan sealed the deal with my provider.
Overall my opinion of this phone is positive, I quite enjoy its reliability and generally quick processing power however there are some would say irritating and rather fundamental downsides to the phone, such as its difficult to gauge battery life. The battery seems to be a recurring theme with Blackberry, they either release a phone with a long battery life, or release a phone on the opposite end of the spectrum - terrible battery life! I originally found that if you didn't "lock the keyboard" then the battery would drain away like water through a sieve however once the keyboard was locked the battery lasted for up to 2 days with regular usage. Moral of the story? Lock the keyboard!
Other recurring problems with the Blackberry brand seem to the general lack of "apps" due to the sketchy API Blackberry release in conjecture with their phones. This is something I can confirm with this phone, there are not hundreds of glossy new applications for users to download but at least Blackberry have fixed the problem with the application store - it no longer disappears when you download a new program..
To conclude? A good phone and I would certainly recommend it to those upgrading from an older Blackberry phone; you get what you pay for, reliability and functionality. There aren't any gimmicks or amazing sounds that pop out when you turn on the phone but it works for what I require, therefore a thumbs up!
Summary: A good overall phone but there are some issues worth raising with any potential new users.