Research In Motion (RIM) has unveiled three new BlackBerry Curve smartphones. The handsets – Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 – are the latest BlackBerry devices to be officially announced after the BlackBerry Bold 9900, which was launched in India earlier this month.
All the new BlackBerry Curve devices feature the latest OS7 which offers considerable performance improvements over the OS6. The BlackBerry OS7 browser is optimised for HTML 5 support for things like web-based games, videos and newer social media web versions.
The newer devices also share quite a few hardware specifications including the 2.4 inch HVGA+ (480×360) display. Contrary to earlier speculations, the new handsets does not feature touch screen based display like the older Curve smartphones. To make this device stylish and good looking, the company has given it a slim profile whereas the weight of the devices has been kept low at 99g.
The newer Curve smartphones offer better hardware specs as all of these smartphones are powered by an 800 MHz processor, which is much faster as compared to what the earlier Curve devices offered. Along with that the Curve 9370 also features a 1 GB of internal with 32 GB expandable memory while both the 9350 and 9360 offer 512 MB of internal and 32 GB expandable memory. The devices come with a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1000 mAh battery pack capable of powering this device for up to 5 hours of talk time.
The Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones are also the second series of BlackBerry smartphones to feature Near Field Communications (NFC) after the Bold 9900 and 9930 handsets. NFC is a technology that allows smartphone users to tap to connect, get information, and link up with other NFC-enabled devices or other NFC enabled accessories
The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones will be available in Canada this month and via carriers in selected countries around the world beginning this September.