Three new Smartphones running BlackBerry OS 7 have been unveiled by RIM in their Curve family, with the BlackBerry 9350, 9360 and 9370 models. These are actually all the same models with the variation being for the mobile network each connects to.
Criticised for delaying the launch of their mobile products, manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) is now making up time with the presentation of three new Smartphones in the Curve range, all running BlackBerry OS 7, after having already launched five products in early August.
These models (BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370) are positioned more at the entry/middle of the range level with their aim being to attract a large public looking to move from a classic mobile phone to a Smartphone, or even replace an older Curve product they may already have.
They bring with them all of the aspects which have made BlackBerry a success until now: a full, compact keyboard on the front, optic trackpad and landscape screen – all with up to date technical characteristics.
Characteristics The different models all put forward their finesse (109 x 60 x 11 mm and weighing 99 g) and their flexible use. Powered by an 800 MHz processor, equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an A-GPS module, they all come with a 2.44" 480 x 360 pixel TFT LCD screen.
On the back we find a 5 mega pixel camera lens while the on-board memory varies depending on the model: 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of ROM for the BlackBerry Curve 9370and, 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of ROM for the BlackBerry Curve 9350 and 9360, with all three also coming with a microSDHC port.
They are managed by BlackBerry OS 7 with its diverse range of optimisations, support of the NFC technology (Near Field Communications) and its more powerful web browser. If you want to benefit from the BlackBerry App World portal, the new Curve range already comes with a range of programs: Documents to Go got Office and PDF documents, BlackBerry Protect to back up your personal information in the cloud and BlackBerry Balance to separate and block all personal and professional information.
The Smartphones come with around 5 hours of talk time, 12 days in standby, depending on the mobile network you are connected to (GSM / EDGE, UMTS, UMTS / CDMA).
The BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 will be available in Canada this month, followed by other countries around the world from September 2011. Their prices have not yet been communicated.