Although lots of lots of great smartphones are being offered on the market today, the good old Blackberry Curve 9350, 9360, 9370 is still an interesting choice for those who are looking for a reliable phone. The Blackberry Curve comes in three versions, which were launched by different US carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. They offer basically identical set of features with just a few minor differences but most importantly they are available today at budget friendly price without contract.
The Blackberry Curve 9350 was launched by Sprint and is available starting at $50. The Curve 9360 model, which was launched on AT&T and T-Mobile network, is unlocked and you can get it for $143.99. The Curve 9370 model, launched by Verizon as a global version, is also unlocked and can be yours for just $139.95. All phones are on sale without contract.
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The Blackberry Curve is slim, stylish and easy to slide in your pocket and feels “just right” in your hand. It features a 2.44-inch transmissive TFT LCD screen with a 480 x 360 pixel resolution and 246 ppi pixel density. The most characteristic feature is a full QWERTY keyboard with 35 backlit keys and an optical trackpad, which makes typing fast and easy. The keyboard also sports send and menu keys to the left of trackpad and ESC and end keys to the right of trackpad, as well as a number of dedicated keys: send, end (power), camera (user configurable), volume up/down, mute, lock to enhance using the phone even more.
The smartphone is powered by a 800 MHz processor and packs 512 MB of RAM. As far as internal memory is concerned, the Curve 9360 offers 512 MB, the 9370 has 1 GB of built-in memory, and 9350 only 114 MB but you do not need to worry about running out of space since the storage is expandable up to 32 GB with microSD card in all models.
The phone is equipped with a 5 megapixel camera / camcorder with flash, face detection, image stabilization, 4x zoom, geo-tasgging, scene modes and VGA video recording, so you will be able to capture every moment.
The Blackberry Curve runs Blackberry 7 OS, which delivers smooth and fast experience and also comes with new, pre-installed apps and services like Social Feeds, Music Storefront and Blackberry Protect. In terms of connectivity, you will enjoy Bluetooth technology, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi access to Blackberry Enterprise Server, Blackberry Internet Bundle as well as Cisco CCX certification and Direct IP Web Browsing over Wi-Fi.
Although all models boast batteries from 1000 mAh to 1040 mAh that allows for 5 – 5.5 hours talk time, 12 – 14.5 days standby time, up to 45 hours (25 in the 9360 model) music listening time and up to 9 hours (6 hours in the 9360 model) video playback time.
Other features of the Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 include: music player, video player, 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, integrated hands-free speakerphone, integrated GPS with A-GPS and Blackberry Maps.