Official BlackBerry Curve 5 aka 9350/9360/9370 Specs, Features and Details

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The new BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 is official and it really rounds out the new line of BlackBerry 7 devices. When you stand back and look at the new Torch, Bold, Storm and Curve, you definitely see how RIM is progressing into a more consumer-centric world while still giving business users the core needs such as security, solid keyboard and price options. Keep on reading to learn more about the new Curves (model numbers are 9350, 9360 and 9370 but we really wish we could call it something else like the Curve 5).

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The new Curve looks like a really solid product and anyone who has been a dedicated Curve user will love the new features. The new Curve doesn’t seem have some of the cheapness that the older Curve series devices had, even though RIM is still touting the new Curve as an “affordable” BlackBerry. For example, the last Curve device didn’t have a flash, but the latest Curve does. Also, the latest Curve devices come with NFC support, something the Torch 2 and Storm 3 did not have.

RIM is billing the Curve 5 as the ultimate social device with the tagline “social sensation”. We’re going to call it the Curve 5 simply because it’s easier to remember than the model number. This makes sense considering the lineup below:

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One of the coolest things about the new Curve and the latest BlackBerry 7 devices in general are the preloaded apps. While most BlackBerry users are familiar with App World, preloaded apps are a great way to teach the less tuned-in users that BlackBerry does have apps and they’re actually really cool. Preloaded apps on the Curve 5 include:

YouTube
The Weather Network
BlackBerry App World
Flixster
Vlingo
Backgammon King
foursquare
Aces 3D Brick Breaker Classic
ScoreMobile
BlackBerry Protect

The above list of apps really show the power of a BlackBerry. These apps show off everything from Protect’s backup data service to Backgammon King’s BBM integration. It’s all very smart to include.

The BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones are expected to be available from carriers in Canada this month and from other carriers around the world beginning in September. We’re not sure about specific carriers and pricing but we’ll keep you updated.

Stay tuned as we’ll have more about this device soon.

Click here to read the press release. Continue reading for the specs.

Size

Height 109 mm / 4.29 in
Width 60 mm / 2.36 in
Depth 11 mm / 0.43 in
Weight 99 g / 3.49 oz

Picture and Video

5 MP camera
Flash
VGA video recording (640×480)
Face detection
Image stabilization
Scene modes
Geo-tagging
4X digital zoom

Display

480×360 pixel HVGA+ color display
Transmissive TFT LCD
2.44″ (measured diagonally)
246 ppi

Processor

800 MHz processor

Battery Life

9370

1000 mAhr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Talk time: up to 5 hours (GSM®), up to 5.5 hours (CDMA)
Standby time: up to 12.5 days (GSM), up to 14.5 days (CDMA)
Music playback: up to 45 hours (with headphones)
Video playback up to 9 hours

9360

1000 mAhr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Talk time: up to 5 hours
Standby time: up to 14 days (GSM), up to 12 days (UMTS®)
Music playback: up to 25 hours
Video playback up to 6 hours

9350

1000 mAhr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Talk time: up to 5.5 hours
Standby time: up to 14.5 days
Music playback: up to 45 hours (with headphones)
Video playback up to 9 hours

Button Layout

35 key backlit narrow QWERTY keyboard
Optical trackpad
Send and menu keys to the left of trackpad
ESC and end keys to the right of trackpad
Dedicated keys: send, end (power), camera (user configurable), volume up/down, mute, lock

Supported Media Formats

9350, 9370

Audio formats: .3g2, .m4v, .avi, .wmv, .wma, .mp3, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .qcp, .wav, .mid
Video formats: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .avi, .asf
Picture formats: .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .wbmp

9360

Audio formats: .3gp2, .m4v, .avi, .wmv, .wma, .mp3, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .wav, .mid
Video formats: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .avi, .asf
Picture formats: .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .wbmp

WiFi Specs

802.11 b/g/n enabled
WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise
Wi-Fi® access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Bundle
Cisco CCX certification
Direct IP Web Browsing over Wi-Fi
Support for UMA (carrier-dependent)

Audio Specs

Bluetooth headset capable
Integrated hands-free speakerphone
3.5 mm stereo headset capable

Maps

Integrated GPS with A-GPS
Includes BlackBerry Maps

Memory

9370

1 GB eMMC/ 512 MB RAM
Expandable up to 32 GB with Hot Swappable MicroSD

9350, 9360

512 MB eMMC/ 512 MB RAM
Expandable up to 32 GB with Hot Swappable MicroSD

Carrier Networks

9370

Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO Rev A networks
Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks

9360

Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks
Tri-Band UMTS networks: (800 / 850) / 1900 / 2100 MHz or 900 / 1700 / 2100 MHz UMTS

9350

Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO Rev A networks

Click here for the official BlackBerry Curve 5 page.

  • Bob

    Wake me up when qnx is here.

  • Ayodele Adewale

    so great and amazing