Research In Motion (RIM) today launched the much anticipated Blackberry Curve 9360 smartphone in India in association with Airtel.
Under the partnership, Airtel is offering two months of free trial usage period for new users. New users would get Rs 299 BlackBerry plan of Airtel for free for two months while they can enjoy local calls for 20 paisa per second and free SMS service to any one BlackBerry number of choice for one year from the date of purchase. The phone is priced at Rs. 19, 990.
BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone comes with a 2.44 inch touchscreen but 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.
It is powered by BlackBerry 7 OS and runs on an 800 Mhz single core processor. 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.
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.
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.