This post aims to collate all information on BlackBerry Curve 9360 in the Philippines.
BlackBerry Curve 9360, being the follow-up to last year's BlackBerry Curve 9300 3G, is designed for budget conscious consumers who want to experience the features that BlackBerry fans have grown to love on their smartphones through the years, including BBM, Facebook for BlackBerry, Twitter for BlackBerry, and Mail -- like how only a BB phone can do it.
Update as of November 4, 2011:
BB Curve 9360 is now available in the Philippines! The official suggested retail price of the handset is Php 16,990!
Set to hit store shelves and carrier postpaid phone line-ups in the Philippines within this quarter, BlackBerry Curve 9360 is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic BlackBerry keyboard for fast and accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, swift, one-handed navigation. NFC, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support are also included, as well as a 5 MegaPixel camera with flash and VGA video recording for capturing moments and sharing them instantly on Facebook or Twitter. Also, the phone flaunts a microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB for additional media storage.
As for the software, the phone runs BlackBerry 7 OS, which introduces a next generation BB browser combining the improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine with the hardware enhancements in the new Curve to deliver a supposedly significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience. Additional enhancements include smoother navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for improved gaming and video experience.
So what's the price? As yet, we can only make a guesstimate; Mine is around Php 15,000 -- or about the same as the SRP of BlackBerry Curve 3G when it was launched in 2010.
To wrap this up - in true TechPinas fashion, here are the phone's complete technical specs:
|Name||BlackBerry Curve 9360|
|Type||Full QWERTY Candybar|
|Dimensions||109 x 60 x 11 mm|
|Operating System||BlackBerry OS 7|
|Display||2.44-inch, 480 x 360 pixels, TFT, 65K colors|
|Processor||800 MHz processor|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592x1944 pixels, fixed focus, LED flash|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player |
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100|
|Memory||512 MB storage, 512 MB RAM, supports up to 32GB|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1000 mAh|
|Value-Added Features||Optical Trackpad, NFC Support|