BlackBerry Curve 9380 review

A touchscreen BlackBerry Curve at last

BlackBerry Curve 9380
RIM's first touchscreen smartphone is reviewed

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Though the stills camera in the BlackBerry Curve 9380 has specs to match its big brother, the Torch 9860, the video camera doesn't meet the same standard.

Instead of any kind of HD recording, it's back to good ol' VGA 640 x 480. Did you miss it? Of course you didn't. No one did. But here it is, anyway.

BlackBerry curve 9380

In the outdoors shot, motion is handled fairly well, and there's actually not much in the way of digital artefacting, except a little during quick pans of the camera. There's a decent amount of light being captured too, making the overall video not at all dark, if low-resolution.

The indoors video is less impressive. There's a bit more artefacting in the top's wobble, and the camera is really struggling to get a decent amount of light in. As a result, the image is full of digital noise, and has lost a lot of detail.

Matt Bolton
Managing Editor, Entertainment

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Entertainment, meaning he's in charge of persuading our team of writers and reviewers to watch the latest TV shows and movies on gorgeous TVs and listen to fantastic speakers and headphones. It's a tough task, as you can imagine. Matt has over a decade of experience in tech publishing, and previously ran the TV & audio coverage for our colleagues at, and before that he edited T3 magazine. During his career, he's also contributed to places as varied as Creative Bloq, PC Gamer, PetsRadar, MacLife, and Edge. TV and movie nerdism is his speciality, and he goes to the cinema three times a week. He's always happy to explain the virtues of Dolby Vision over a drink, but he might need to use props, like he's explaining the offside rule.