Research In Motion (RIM) will launch BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 7 OS in India today. It has a 5 megapixel camera with flash but can only record in VGA mode.
The BlackBerry Curve 9360, which is a 3G ready device, is capable of five hour’s worth of calls after each recharge. The smartphone has a Qwerty keyboard along with an optical trackpad.
It also has a Near Field Communication chip which allows transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two devices in close proximity to each other.
This phone comes with 512 MB of RAM, 512 MB ROM, 4 GB internal memory and an option to expand memory up to 32 GB via a microSD card.
Curve 9360 has a 2.44 inch touchscreen and runs on an 800 MHz single core processor. The new handset does not feature a touchscreen 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 device has been kept low at 99 grams.
With the BlackBerry 7 OS, Curve 9360 is powered with augmented reality that is enabled with the digital compass and accelerometer. With the Wikitude World Browser, it provides an exciting new way to interact and socialise with the world around.
The new OS also enables the smartphone to have voice-activated universal search, and with speech-to-text translation, one can search for files, email, contacts, music and more—and even search the web—without typing a thing.
BlackBerry Curve 9360 is expected to be priced around Rs 15,000.