The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is very likely THE BEST SELLING smartphone in Trinidad & Tobago to date. the days of $499 BlackBerry Curve specials from Bmobile and Digicel helped a lot to make that a reality. Last year we got the Curve 3G 9300 which upgraded several features in the Curve line. Later this year we’re hopefully (I’m speculating) going to see the Curve 9360 launched in T&T, and I think it’ll help a lot of BB users to understand what the Curve line is now offering and how it compares to the older models; the 8520 and 9300.
I’m including the Bold 9780 and Bold 9900 for comparison as they have the same form factor and actually helps to demonstrate the value of the new Curve 9360 for upgraders.
It’s very apparent and very much welcomed that the new Curve 9360 is more capable, more powerful and probably even much better looking than the current (local) flagship Bold 9780, not to mention the older Curve devices. To summarize the benefits over the existing curve devices:
- More Memory
- More application storage space
- NFC and Digital Compass capability
- Faster more powerful processor
- True 3D graphics capability
- BlackBerry OS7
- Lighter and thinner
- 5 MP camera with Flash, with 480p video recording
To anyone using a Curve 8520, my advice is get a Curve 9360 when it comes out or when you’re ready to upgrade.
For current Bold users who want to stick with the QWERTY form factor, you’ve got a choice of upgrading to the both the Curve 9360 or Bold 9900 since they’re both better than the 9780. Storm and Torch users looking to upgrade have got full touch options in the Torch 9810 and 9860.
Timeline and Launch
Currently there is no announced release date (as at Sept 5th) for the local release of the Curve 9360. Keep in mind that the release of the new flagship OS7 devices; Bold 9900 and Torch 9810, 9860 will likely come first then then new Curve. Price-wise, lets hope (and cross our fingers) that Bmobile & Digicel see it fit to spoil us once again with some good deals.
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