Specs summary

Screen
2.44"

The BlackBerry Curve 9360's screen is 2.44 inches with 480 x 360 pixels resolution.

Processor
800MHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry 7.0 (Update Available: 7.1.0.391) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 330 minutes (2G).



The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is a great size and really feels like a complete package. The addition of 3G as well as a 5MP camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC makes you feel like you have it all in your pocket.

- Phil Lavelle , TechRadar 

Reviews summary

6.7/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 17 reviews

The BlackBerry Curve 9360 was released as a sleek-looking update to the BlackBerry Curve 9300. Its role in the BlackBerry lineup is to offer users a svelte choice for a handheld computer that won’t break the bank. With an 11mm-thin profile and sub-10g weight, it is definitely pocketable. And yet for something so sexy, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 comes with the latest version of the BlackBerry software, BlackBerry OS 7, pre-installed.

In terms of hardware features, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is not exactly stellar. It comes with a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip running at 800MHz and it has 512MB of RAM. The built-in display measures 2.44-inches diagonally and has a native resolution of 480x360 pixels plus a pixel density of 264 ppi. It has a built-in camera with a 5-megapixel sensor and accompanying flash, and it has several wireless features which include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC. Clearly, RIM won’t win any awards for the use of future-tech in the BlackBerry Curve 9360—because there’s hardly any in it. But of course, as with any other BlackBerry smartphone, its true beauty lies in how all the features come together to make the most out of the built-in messaging capabilities, most notably with BlackBerry Messenger or BBM which is now on version 6.

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Although BlackBerry OS 7 has been fully optimized to work with multi-touch input, RIM did not see it fit to use a touchscreen display on the BlackBerry Curve 9360. Instead, users will have to rely on the built-in trackpad and QWERTY keyboard for menu navigation and character input. The built-in keyboard is superb, but having a touchscreen display would have added a nice touch to the overall feature set.

If the hardware needs improvement, what about the software? Well, RIM is offering users the chance to download and install additional software applications on the BlackBerry Curve 9360 via its very own app store, called BlackBerry App World. It’s interesting and covers most of the essentials, but sadly, the BlackBerry App World pales in comparison with Google’s Android Market or Apple’s iOS App Store. RIM may release a new model with better hardware features, but it’s hard to see how it can turn its luck around in the software department. Developers haven’t been as excited about RIM’s platform as they have with Apple’s or Google’s. At least you won’t have to spend more than a day trying to look for apps that you’ll never find—the BlackBerry Curve 9360’s built-in 1000mAh battery offers battery life that’s just enough for a day’s worth of heavy use.

Need to Know: BlackBerry Curve 9360

1. The BlackBerry Curve 9360’s design is very sleek, making it one of the best looking phones in the Curve series from RIM. (The Good)

2. BlackBerry OS 7 offers a remarkable browsing experience and plenty in terms of eye candy. (The Good)

3. The BlackBerry App World has a rather limited selection of apps. (The Bad)

4. Lack of a touchscreen display may be a deal breaker for Internet browsing junkies. (The Bad)


Reviews (6.7/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

Great keyboard and good battery life with a low price tag

from TrustedReviews
The Curve 9360 is a major pain to use for browsing normal websites due to its lack of touch input and small, low resolution display, so if you're looking for a phone to spend a lot of time browsing normal sites there are several budget Android models that would better fit the bill. However, if you're already addicted to BBM, love having a physical keyboard and need a mobile with decent battery life, it's actually not too bad an option, especially given its current low asking price... Full review
Engadget

Bright, crisp display and Affordable price

from Engadget

From a technical and innovation standpoint, RIM's current product lineup is running on fumes. In an era when all that keeps the company going is the existing goodwill of its most dedicated users and a vault of cash reserves, it can't afford to release products that further alienate its customer base and tarnish its reputation. Unfortunately, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is an outright disaster. While it offers a handful of improvements over the Curve 3G, it does little to keep pace in the highly competitive budget phone arena, where devices such as the Motorola Atrix 4G retail for a similar $2... Full review

GSMArena

Comfortably compact and impressively slim

from GSMArena

Comfortably compact and impressively slim, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 looks good and works hard to meet your needs. The newly-found skill makes it the definitive upgrade for anyone coming from a previous generation of the Curves. Even Bold 9700 and 9780 owners, who are trying to steer clear of touchscreen, can give it a thought. The Curve 9360 is lucky too not having to deal with as much pressure as the flagship Bold 9900. It won't be too hard for the Curve 9360 to keep upgraders happy. There're plenty of old Curves, Pearls and even old enough Bolds whose owners will be happy to get the late... Full review

T3

A good entry-level RIM handset

from T3
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... Full review
Cnet

A great entry-level offering for those already in the BlackBerry camp

from Cnet

While the RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360 is a decidedly lower-end phone than RIM's Bolds and Torches, we think it's a great option for those still loyal to the BlackBerry brand. It comes with the company's latest mobile operating system, BlackBerry 7 OS; it has a decent physical keyboard; and it's definitely an improvement over the previous Curves with its faster processor and improved feature set. It even has support for NFC and for T-Mobile's UMA-based Wi-Fi calling service. For only $79.99 after a new two-year service agreement, the Curve 9360 is good entry-level smartphone for those wanting... Full review

Recombu

A great looking phone, combining all the Blackberry features we love at an excellent price

from Recombu

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 disappointing. Ultimately, this phone isn't revolutionary. However by sticking to its core features and making an already popular p... Full review

TechRadar

High-end specs in a budget BlackBerry shell

from TechRadar

We think it says it all that when writing the pros and cons, we were overloaded with pros and struggled to think of cons to list. Yes, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is a budget device compared to the premium Bold 9900, but we can't help thinking that considering the cost of it, it's actually a million times better value for money.

It's still not all there. RIM could have fitted it with a quicker processor and larger battery, but then that would take this into the premium league and would negate the whole point of having more expensive handsets - although other manufacturers seem to manage... Full review

tech2

Compelling design, sleek and lightweight, stylish keypad

from tech2

In the end, it all comes down to the price. At Rs. 19,990, the Curve 9360 is actually cheaper than the Bold 9780, which many are still buying and which is not even a year old. Come to think of it, the Curve 9360 has a better processor and OS 7, while all the Bold 9780 has is a bit more of onboard memory and a better keypad. The camera is the same, the display specs are the same.

Personally, I feel a price point around Rs. 18,000 would have been better, but with a compelling design, a faster processor, a new OS, an improved keyboard and a decent camera, besides awesome media capabiliti... Full review

PC Magazine

A solid budget device for the BlackBerry faithful

from PC Magazine
The RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360 is the first of the Curve line to run BlackBerry 7 OS. The $79.99 Curve 9360 also includes UMA-based Wi-Fi calling, which works great, and makes us wonder why it was left off the higher-end Bold 9900. If you're not smitten with Android, and think (as we do) that the Bold 9900 is overpriced, the Curve 9360 is a solid smartphone. It even pleasantly surprised us several times during this review... Full review
PhoneArena

It has enough incremental improvements to make it one of the more memorable Curve handsets in recent memory

from PhoneArena

Not all of us can afford to experience RIM’s latest and greatest offering, but for those looking for something reasonable without sacrificing too much of the experience, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 proves its worth – especially in its pricing. At $79.99 with a 2-year contract, it’s easy enough to afford on almost any budget, but more importantly, it’s able to provide us with that rock solid BlackBerry experience that it’s high-end siblings offer as well. Also, there are enough incremental improvements to make it one of the more memorable Curve handsets in recent memory, and in fact,... Full review


Sundy Lai

Great phone

I had this phone for a little over a year and I can say that it is a good phone for it's price. It takes great pictures and is capable of viewing the internet as well as watch videos. Sometimes though the internets lags and the videos get blurry but I can live with it. The keyboard is really nice an... More
I had this phone for a little over a year and I can say that it is a good phone for it's price. It takes great pictures and is capable of viewing the internet as well as watch videos. Sometimes though the internets lags and the videos get blurry but I can live with it. The keyboard is really nice and easy to type with and it's overall a decent phone. I'm waiting to get a better one soon. Less

Don't waste your money!!

I bought this phone 10 months ago for my daughter. Nothing but problems!! It was sent for servicing once, and came back with the same problem.............the battery won't last more than 5 hrs on minimal use. Went back again, and they replaced the battery. Same problem after a few weeks. On-going is... More
I bought this phone 10 months ago for my daughter. Nothing but problems!! It was sent for servicing once, and came back with the same problem.............the battery won't last more than 5 hrs on minimal use. Went back again, and they replaced the battery. Same problem after a few weeks. On-going issues with pictures disappearing, not uploading, "freezing", apps not being able to be deleted, memory randomly saying it's full, then back to normal a few days later. Back again, and luckily Koodo upgraded us to a new phone, a Galaxy Ace. Cheaper phone, but no longer a Blackberry. Less

Totally agree. This phone is useless. Do not get it even if its free. RIM made a big mistake with this one!!!


I am with Fido and they wont do a thing for me.

Its pretty good

I got this at wind mobile in a 3 year plan for 300$, and its really good. The good things are it is really slim, portable and shiny, has great picture and voice quality, withstands drops of up to 5 feet and texts reach other people within 2 seconds. The problems though is that the keys are very smal... More
I got this at wind mobile in a 3 year plan for 300$, and its really good. The good things are it is really slim, portable and shiny, has great picture and voice quality, withstands drops of up to 5 feet and texts reach other people within 2 seconds. The problems though is that the keys are very small but thats ok for me cuz i have small skinny fingers, but also the battery life isnt that great, and the back scratches and dents pretty easily. If you buy this phone, its great, but i dont reccomend it to people with big hands. To anyone else, just buy a case with it and youll be fine. Less

Buyers Beware

Buyers BEWARE another Blackberry problem. Blackberry will not help you if you have a dead battery even after one day of your purchase. The fido rep told me that Blackberry was the only company that has this policy. I signed up for a two year plan and the phone battery would not hold a charge afte... More
Buyers BEWARE another Blackberry problem. Blackberry will not help you if you have a dead battery even after one day of your purchase. The fido rep told me that Blackberry was the only company that has this policy. I signed up for a two year plan and the phone battery would not hold a charge after 3 months. The Blackberry rep could only offer me the internet address for blackberry to purchase a new battery. Why would I buy a new battery that could last another 3 months. I will be looking for a product that the phone company will stand behind. Less

I bought this phone for my daughter 10 months ago. What a letdown! Nothing but problems. Koodo was great at taking it back for servicing, giving a loaner phone, and then sending us back a "repaired phone". However, the main problem was the battery not lasting. Koodo was great again, and replaced the battery, but it was not much different after a few weeks. Then, lots of problems with 'freezing', not allowing apps to be deleted, not uploading photos, randomly saying the memory was full when it wasn't, etc... Koodo upgraded us to a different phone, Galaxy Ace, and we have retired the Blackberry!


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 16, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/1700/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry 7.0 (Update Available: 7.1.0.391)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
512 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM Unknown
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.5 W/kg
Body: 0.88 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
330 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Pink, Ruby Red, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 6.0 x 1.1 cm
(4.3 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 99 grams
(3.5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 360 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.44 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Optical pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser BlackBerry Browser
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live, Google Talk, Blackberry)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, QCP, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry Apollo

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