One of the cheapest BlackBerry 7 smartphones, the Curve 9360 has just been introduced by Research In Motion in Hong Kong
According to RIM, the smartphone is expected to arrive at authorized partners in Hong Kong at the end of November. However, no information on the phone's exact release date and price options surfaced yet.
The handset maker confirmed that the Curve 9360 will be delivered in Hong Kong pre-loaded with the latest release of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) , which brings the real time BBM experience to other apps as well.
Design-wise, the BlackBerry Curve 9360
is slim and stylish. Although the smartphone does not come with a touchscreen display, it offers users a comfortable and iconic QWERTY keyboard for fast, accurate typing, as well as an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation.
“The new BlackBerry Curve 9360 is an easy-to-use and affordable smartphone that is beautifully designed and offers a significant performance upgrade for both feature phone users as well as our existing BlackBerry Curve customers
,” said Urpo Karjalainen, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific at Research In Motion
Obviously, the phone is powered by BlackBerry 7, which offers a brand new BlackBerry browser that is much faster than any previous version.
On the inside, the Curve 9360 is equipped with an 800MHz processor, 512 MB of internal memory, 512 MB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
In addition, the device supports GPS and Wi-Fi, and sports a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording capabilities.
There's also a 2.44-inch standard display that supports 16 million colors and 480 x 360 pixels resolution.
More importantly, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 embeds support for NFC (Near Field Communications), which allows users to pair accessories or read poster tags by simply tapping their phones.