BlackBerry Curve 9350 review

A very capable business and personal device

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Camera

BlackBerry Curve 9350

One of the other improved features of this Curve is the 5 MP camera embedded in the back which features an LED flash, image stabilization, continuous focus, and the ability to tag your photos with a location. As with most smaller cameras, it benefits from having a lot of light available, unless you're fairly close with the flash. Using the convenience key makes it easy to snap pictures instead of having to fumble with one of the face buttons.

BlackBerry Curve 9350

You can zoom in by rolling your thumb up and down the trackpad, and there are a variety of screen modes, including automatic face detection, night, sport, and others to fool around with. Shutter speeds are a bit slow, and the camera won't take a photo immediately after you hit the button, so patience is a virtue here.

BlackBerry Curve 9350

Video

Switching to video, the camera takes fairly decent video at 640x480, which of course is not HD. But it looks smooth and crisp, captures terrific colors, and you'll be glad the image stabilization works here, as well. It's a bit disappointing not to have 720 HD here, but you probably won't shoot a feature film on your BlackBerry, and it's perfectly fine for everyday video.

BlackBerry Curve 9350

Media

With the built-in microSD card slot, the Curve has the ability to handle a lot of media. You can load that card up with audio (.3g2, .m4v, .avi, .wmv, .wma, .mp3, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .qcp, .wav, and .mid, video (.mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .avi,, .asf) and photos (.bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .wbmp), making it a pocket-sized powerhouse of entertainment. The built-in speaker won't do your video and audio much justice, but it sounds fine when connected to a standard headset or over Bluetooth. Again, the screen size isn't ideal for watching video on, but it will do in a pinch.

BlackBerry Curve 9350

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodQWERTY
TouchscreenNo
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory512 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value1.47 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyCurve
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemBlackBerry
Brand NameBlackBerry
Battery Talk Time5 Hour
Product Model9360
Screen Size6.2 cm (2.4")
Screen Resolution480 x 360
Weight (Approximate)99 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionBlackBerry OS 7.0
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Instant Messaging, Email
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density246 ppi
Height109 mm
Width60 mm
Depth11 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time336 Hour
ManufacturerBlackBerry
Product NameCurve 9360 Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Product LineCurve
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberPRD-30137-030
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.uk.blackberry.com
Marketing Information

Social minded

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Make sure your BBM friends never miss out on the fun. With BBM-connected apps, you can invite them to download that app you just can't get enough of or start chatting without leaving the app.

Social apps

Get social from the get-go with BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 smartphones. Facebook, Twitter and social feeds are all included so you can easily connect with your social networks right out of the box.

Email and IM

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