Feeds
70%
RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360 Qwerty smartphone

Thumbs up?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Points on a Curve

The latest BlackBerry Messenger 6 is also on board, and now lets you trade free instant chats with your mates from within some other apps and games. The 800MHz processor backed by 512MB RAM isn’t the most powerful on the market but it feels fast, unencumbered by the widgets or fancy graphics you’ll find on the latest Androids for example.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

Not the fastest on paper, but performs well

The speaker delivered perfectly fine call quality and there were no obvious problems with getting and maintaining a signal. There’s only 512MB of on-board memory but the microSD card slot will let you add up to 32GB if you need it. As far as power consumption goes, the Curve 9360 held up pretty well – considering it packs a weakly 1000mAh battery – delivering a good day and a half of heavy use.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

An attractive option for BBM fans on a budget

Verdict

On this evidence, BlackBerry’s lower end Curve range is moving steadily up the capability ladder and if you’re a fan of BBM it’s well worth a look. If you're unlikely to fall for the charms of BBM, then there's growing range of budget Android handsets, with plenty more apps, which may have more appeal. ®

More Smartphone Reviews

Motorola
Razr
Nokia
Lumia 800
Ten… Androids
to outshine
the iPhone 4S
RIM
BlackBerry
Torch 9860
Apple
iPhone 4S

SANS - Survey on application security programs

70%
RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360 Qwerty smartphone

Lower end BlackBerry equipped with Qwerty keyboard, 5Mp camera and the latest BlackBerry 7 OS.
Price: £225 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.