BlackBerry Curve 9360, Torch 9860 in the flesh!

BlackBerry Curve 9360, Torch 9860 in the flesh!

Aside from the BlackBerry Bold 9900 which was launched by RIM last night, they also introduced two more upcoming BlackBerry handsets to the media — the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and the BlackBerry Torch 9860.

The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is the thinnest Curve yet at 10.9mm (although the Bold 9900 beats it by 0.4mm). Aside from the re-freshed design, RIM also upgraded the internal hardware of the handset.

The Curve 9360 looks much better than the previous Curve — which, by the way, is said to be the most popular smartphone model in the Philippines according to a recent GfK survey.

BlackBerry Curve 9360
2.44″ display @ 480×360 pixel
800MHz processor
512MB of RAM
512MB internal storage
Optical trackpad
up to 32GB microSD
HSDPA 7.2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
5MP camera with LED flash
VGA video recording
NFC support
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
GPS w/ aGPS support
BlackBerry OS 7.0
Li-Ion 1,000mAh battery

The older Curve 3G had 1150mAh of battery capacity so I’m wondering it’s lower on the Curve 9360 instead of higher.


RIM’s new country manager for the Philippines would not comment on the release date and expected price of the Curve 9360 except that it will be announced soon.

On the other hand, one of the two BlackBerry Torch handsets were also shown — full touch-screen Torch 9860. The familiar slider Torch 8160 wasn’t presented in the event (I failed to ask why and if they have plans to release that as well in the country).

The last time we saw a full touchscreen BlackBerry handset was with the BB Storm many years ago. It was a flop then so we’re interested to see if avid BB users will like the absence of a real keyboard on this one.

BlackBerry Torch 9860
3.7″ capacitive touchscreen @ 480×800 pixels
1.2GHz processor
Optical trackpad
2.5GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
GPS w/ aGPS support
5MP camera with autofocus
720p video recording
Li-Ion 1230mAh battery
BlackBerry OS 7

Just like the Curve 9360, RIM also did not indicate any specific release date and suggested retail price for the BlackBerry Torch 9860. I looks like the Bold 9900 will land first next week and then will be followed later by these other two.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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19 Responses

  1. Xandrouz says:

    can’t wait for the BB Curve 9360.

  2. Mika says:

    If the BB Curve 9360 was available now, I will buy one in a heart beat. The thing is, it is not, and will probably be a bit of a wait in which case the “announcement” slated on Oct 4 will probably make me think twice before buying the 9360. :(

  3. Taz says:

    had a blackberry 9300 for like a month after having android… not really a good experience, returned it to globe buti na lang defective and replaced it with Samsung Nexus S which is the best decision I ever made…

  4. gie says:

    layo ba diff ng specs ng curve 8520 sa upcoming 9360? will wait for the price..

  5. test says:

    wow. front facing cam. overdue na ‘to. ngayon lang.

  6. adobongmanok says:

    Curve 9360 > Bold 9780

  7. This is how it goes:

    Bold 9900 Torch 9800

  8. sonofa says:

    Meron pa bang curve touch? Parang mas gusto ko pa style ng storm 2 kaysa sa 9860

  9. mike says:

    I bought BB torch 9860 last sept 15 here in uae. Ang bilis madrain ng battery.imagine kakacharge ko lng ng10am 100% pa battery then after 3 hours 60% nlng. :)

  10. josh says:

    Sir yuga, widget city is selling the curve 9360 for 24500??? GRABE!

  11. Angelique says:

    when will curve 9360 be released and how much???

  12. SuckerForNewGadgets says:

    Diba po may 2 pang Curve, 9350 & 9370? Papost naman po ng review about the BlackBerry Curve 9370. Bibili ako agad nun kapag narelease na dito sa Pinas, hindi na ako makapag intay. 3 months na kong walang phone simula ng manakaw ang Storm 2 ko. Hayz :( Sana ibili ako ni mommy :(

  13. SuckerForNewGadgets says:

    BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, BlackBerry Curve 9370, BlackBerry Curve 9370 or BlackBerry Torch 9860? Help me please! :(

  14. pao says:

    19-23k curve 9360 sa online ads..check sulit, ebay.. Etc

    Sana mas mababa pa price pag officially released na ng RIM

  15. La+ says:

    15,3K sa to.

  16. Charles says:

    Ano kaya mga possible factory defects ng curve 9360? :)

  17. ismae says:

    Hello sir Yuga, Available na po yung Blackberry 9860 dito sa Pinas? Kung wala pa kilan po magkakaroon dito sa Pinas. Thanks

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