Despite the opinions i have been reading on here for the past week now, i went ahead and got this phone yesterday. This phone is great. I've upgraded to 7.1(available on Blackberry Desktop Manager) where i now have radio and the battery life is good. I guess the upgrade gave better performance with this phone. My advice to anyone who wants to get this is to go right ahead
big mack, 24 Jul 2012it is the best phone i have ever longest battery better than 8520 and 9300the battery is the main problem if fully charged lasts for 4h max cos its o.s7 and keeps working even if you are not pressing it,the battery still runs down cos its still functioning
Had this phone about a week now, and generally I'm very happy with it. I use it for work purposes, taking calls and accessing emails. Subsequently I use it on 2G not 3G. The battery life is not amazing, but it can go two to three days with light to moderate use.
The qwerty keyboard is easy to use and comfortable as well. I think I can probably type faster on my iPhone, but I'm more accurate with the physical keyboard. Call quality is excellent and I love that you can customise so many aspects of the phone (from the convenience key through to having the phone automatically turn on and off at specified times).
I also like having the LED indicator, this is something I find very useful in an office environment. Not used the camera as it's not something I brought the phone to use, I'm sure it's ok, but traditionally BB's have never had particularly great camera's. I've also yet to use NFC, but I'm keen to give this a go.
BB OS7.1 is a significant improvement on my previous experience with BB OS5. That said one thing I will never understand with Blackberry's is the inability to sync with data in existing email sub-folder; only new emails show, not existing ones!?! BBM is also much better than iMessage, which is always a bit temperamental (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't). Having an inbuilt office suite is particularly useful for the odd bit of light editing.
Web-browsing is not that great. I imagine that with a touch screen it would be ok, but with the tracker pad it's painfully slow. Web-pages can be a little slow to load, but that's about the only time you really see any lag in the OS. Customised mobile sites are ok, but that's about it. This isn't really an issue with me as I use my iPhone for surfing the web. I only really need this phone for secure email and voice calls.
Final words - generally a good phone, but if you want a phone for browsing the web then look elsewhere. For those who've used BB's in the past be warned that battery life isn't as good as in previous models, but OS7.1 is generally a pleasure to use.
I'm thinking of buying Curve 9360. Is it worth the money? It's around USD$250-$270 here. I see the only problem is battery lifespan.
Which is the best,blackberry 9360 or blackberry 9780.but i am thinking about os,prosseser,internet & battery life.
big mack, 24 Jul 2012it is the best phone i have ever longest battery better than 8520 and 9300Is the phone worth having because many people have told me blackberrys are the best phones, but after having them for a couple of months they freeze and break down slowly, is this true?
danjok, 26 Jul 2012Thanks for the advice its working. Fine when using 2G and the battery lasts long than when usi... moreHope uve updated it to 7.1 iv gt it n its perfect looks like a bold gt da 9790 its nt much better just touch screen
Had this phone for 4months now, after updating it, it started to hang, now its worse, hardly responds to command....tryed using it without the sd card and it still hangs, dont know if ill have to format it :(...any other options?
andreaa97, 25 Jul 2012can someone tell me how's the camera? is it good?great ! :)
Terrible, it is not a long lasting phone and won't be worth your money. my phone started breaking down after 3 months.
AnonD-63168, 24 Jul 2012I bought this phone yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find it already installed with v... moreThanks for the advice its working. Fine when using 2G and the battery lasts long than when using 3G.I love this phone it has a lot of cool features u find in bold 9900.Best phone ever!
excellent phone with great camera quality.no doubt best phone at this price tag
master_chief, 25 Jul 2012im very disappointed to this unit it keeps on rebooting once iv plug it thru my desktop. twice... moreComparing a Curve to an iphone 4s is like comparing a Chevy to a Porshe. They aren't created for the same purpose or price point, but I do hope you fixed the issue.
im very disappointed to this unit it keeps on rebooting once iv plug it thru my desktop. twice ive experience it.. Sad to say iv switch it to iPhone 4s.. im a BB user since first curve arrived. hope you guys you will not encounter this problem.
I bought this phone yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find it already installed with version 7.1, used the radio and hotspot features just to be sure. Remember to always stay on 2G unless u need to download large files and your battery will last longer. I love this phone!
it is the best phone i have ever longest battery better than 8520 and 9300
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2012This phone get hot every time i use it and the battery run down so fast, i observed that the s... moreHad the same problem when I purchased one but it was easily rectified after updating to the latest OS. My advice is to try an update through the desktop manager before you give up on such an awesome handset.