By: Aldo Panessidi
December 29, 2011
The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is RIM’s first ever-released Curve with a touch screen. The Curve product line is usually an expression of RIM’s understanding for a budget phone and this one supposedly, doesn’t make a difference. It should attract customers with a lower entry price while offering the full BB OS 7 experience.
Physically the BlackBerry Curve 9380's measurements are a svelte 109mmx60mmx11.2mm with a 3.2 inch display... weighing just 98grams makes the unlocked cell phone very pocket friendly.
The new Curve 9380 is basically a downgraded Torch 9860 – it has a less-capable processor and smaller and low-res display. The BlackBerry Curve 9380 comes with a standard set of accessories - a USB cable, a wall charger and a set of headphones are provided. In addition there is a complimentary 2GB MicroSD card as well.
The following Blackberry Curve 9380 video provides great user interface insight
The BlackBerry Curve 9380 comes with a fixed-focus single LED flash camera offering the highest resolution of all RIM smartphones. It does however, have a relatively low number of customizable settings. The image quality is about average with pleasing colors and a good amount detail.
It is incapable of capturing HD videos due in part to its lower processor clock. The best it can do is VGA clips at 30 frames per second (fps). The video quality is up, however overall audio is poor. Enhance your mobility and turn your device into a power tool. Discover select, stylus & pens, earpieces & headphones, data cables, desktop chargers, car kits and special glider gloves, accessories specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich.
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The following is a snapshot of the Curve 9380 full feature list, followed by its disadvantages.
- 3.2" 16M-color TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (360 x 480 pixels)
- Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA
- Single-core 800MHz processor
- 512MB RAM
- BlackBerry OS v7
- BlackBerry’s proprietary email service and data security
- Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity
- GPS receiver and BlackBerry maps preloaded
- 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera and a LED flash
- VGA video recording @ 30 fps
- 150MB of inbuilt storage
- 2GB MicroSD card pre-bundled
- Four physical buttons at the bottom
- Optical trackpad
- Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
- DivX and Xvid video support
- Office document editor
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Smart dialing
- Ultra-fast boot times
- Solid build quality
- BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all the phone features
- No physical QWERTY keyboard (a potential deal breaker for a BlackBerry)
- No videocalling and no front facing camera either
- No Flash support for the web browser
- No FM radio
- Screen has no haptic feedback
- Poor audio quality and loudspeaker performance