Friday, 2 September 2011

Buy Blackberry 9360 ?

Canadian company RIM has been battling against serious Android competition to stay in the smartphone game. RIM are still sticking to their guns, now sporting OS 6, the latest version of their home cooked operating system. Diehard contenders HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson all boast Android, the much loved Google OS and it’s looking like RIM can’t stay in the game much longer.

In one last ditch for survival RIM crack out with 4 new Blackberry handsets, the last of which has just been announced! How many of us will buy Blackberry 9360 ? will the Blackberry Curve 9360 lead the way to Victory for RIM or is it just too little too late?

Blackberry Curve 9360

Blackberry Curve 9360 looks

RIMs latest offering is the Blackberry Curve 9360. Seductively designed with its petite, slender physique and generous polished metal embellishments, we can’t help but fall in love with it. Sensual sweeping curves gently unite to form the striking body of the Blackberry 9360.

In line with the rest of its Blackberry Curve family, the 9360 comes with a full Qwerty keypad which comprises perfectly spaced apart, lozenge shaped buttons which enable an accurate and fast typing experience. With blue back lighten buttons and key features, the Blackberry 9360 looks like a very smart smartphone indeed.

Let’s not allow ourselves to be blinded by the stunning looks of the Blackberry Curve 9360 until we delve a little deeper to discover why this beauty is available under what seems a barely appropriate price tag.

Blackberry 9360 under the hood

Looking under the bonnet of the Blackberry Curve 9360, the device sports a 5MP camera with LED flash which snaps a decent picture and it shoots in VGA quality video. We don’t feel blown away by the camera but it’s by no means a disappointment.

Blackberry 9360 Screen

The Blackberry Curve 9360 sports a 246dpi, HVGA resolution 2.4-inch display, not quite revolutionary yet quite admirable and more than sufficient. Disappointingly the screen of the Blackberry 9360 is not touch-sensitive, leaving navigation purely down to its optical track pad feature which is quite effective but still doesn’t quite suffice for touchscreen.

Blackberry 9360 Processor

An 800MHz chip is the powerhouse of the Blackberry 9360, which we won’t claim is amazing in its own right, but for an entry level handset it certainly is sufficient. Let’s look at the new HTC Wildfire S for example – powered by a lethargic 600MHz chip and the handset cost about the same price! Blackberry OS 7 runs smoothly on its processor but using heavy websites or apps can be sluggish.

Blackberry 9360 with NFC

The Blackberry 9360 NFC comes with NFC for fast, easy and secure payments. A future proof technology that has yet to be adopted by retailers before we can use it to buy things.

Blackberry Messenger 6

Blackberry 9360
Socialising on the Blackberry Curve 9360 has hit a new high with BBM 6, which now allows not only free instant messaging but also sending group messages, sharing music and even sending texts from your BBM to non-Blackberry users.

Buy Blackberry Curve 9360 ?

Looking under the hood of the Blackberry 9360 we discovered an overall decent entry level smartphone. However, the Blackberry 9360 with its stunning design and slim profile give it the edge it needs to be a success. As an entry level device, the Blackberry Curve 9360 will definitely be a big hit with Pay as you Go Blackberry 9360 Deals particularly with existing Blackberry fans and it may even convert a few from the Android camp.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Blackberry 9900 :: Blackberry bold 9900 UK

Blackberry 9900

RIM hasn’t really come up with any epic smartphones in the last year or two but they have consistently produced some mediocre handsets targeted toward the business community. The PlayBook is the first device to break the mould, but unfortunately RIM’s latest flagship device, the BlackBerry 9900, is nothing worth shouting about.
Of course, the specs have been bettered with BlackBerry OS 7, a new 1.2GHz ARM processor, 720p HD video recording, 768MB of RAM and 8GB expandable memory. The 9900 also comes sporting a touchscreen interface in addition to the usual full Qwerty keyboard; No other Bold has had a touch screen which is what makes this handset an appealing option.

Blackberry 9900 Looks

Blackberry 9900

In terms of raw aesthetics the Blackberry 9900 is keeping very much in line with the rest of the Bold family, particularly the 9000 but there are a few design notable differences worth mentioning. The blackberry 9900 has a chic looking chrome bezel that lines the outer edges of the device. It’s also the thinnest BlackBerry device RIM has ever produced and it feels solid to hold. RIM have opted for a woven glass back panel, which also add to the chicness.

Display & Touchscreen

RIM have kitted the Blackberry 9900 with a highly responsive 2.8-inch, 640x480 pixel screen that we really loved, despite its small size because we found it found to be clear, bright and crisp. The Balckberry 9900 comes with a very easy to use track-pad which makes using the touch screen much easier when it comes to selecting hard to touch web links when browsing the net.

Blackberry 9900 Power

Blackberry 9900

RIM has really upped the ante this time round with the BlackBerry 9900. The new addition of a 1.2GHz ARM with 768MB of RAM sounds quite impressive but what does this mean for you?
1.2GHz in on the BlackBerry OS is a huge leap, it makes the OS feel more modern and Definitely in terms of performance, its fast and smooth and keeps the Blackberry 9900 in the same game league as some of the more high end android devices.
BlackBerry 7 on the Blackberry 9900.
The Blackberry 9900 is the first phone to come with the new Blackberry 7 OS, RIM’s latest operating system. It’s quite similar to BlackBerry 6 but with a few minor tweaks such as support for NFC the Facebook app, a digital compass, an accelerometer and a proximity sensor. With OS7 you also get the option of turning off home screens that if you don’t use a certain home screen panel, you can switch it off.’ Unfortunately, you can’t add new panels which is a tiny problem because these days we all love customizing our phones.
The speed and fluidity of the phone might partially result from the OS itself being more efficient than before but we aren’t sure. It might just be down to the new processor.

Blackberry 9900 conclusion

The BlackBerry 9900 is an impressive device. It’s got brilliant spec, it looks chic and has some cool new features including a touchscreen, and that all-important Qwerty keyboard. So if you like BlackBerry, you’ll no doubt be in bowled over with this latest addition to RIM’s bold family and you should definately buy Blackberry 9900 when it is released. We certainly like what we saw when examining the Blackberry 9900 for this review and so did most of our colleagues that we spoke to.