Blackberry 9360 Apollo comes to the latest series of the Curve family. This BlackBerry has a thin and light design. By carrying out the operating system BlackBerry OS 7, this smartphones became the first Curve family members that use it. There are also features cutting-edge NFC to communicate with other devices. Will the BlackBerry 9360 will become your new device? Please refer to our review below.
Main specifications of the Blackberry Curve 9360 :
* 800 MHz processor
* Blackberry OS 7
* Screen TFT 480 x 360 pixels, 2:44 inch (246 ppi)
* Full QWERTY Keyboard
* 512 MB RAM, 512 storage
* Camera 5 MP 2592x1944 pixels, LED flash, camera type EDoF (Extended Depth of Field)
* Battery Li-ion 1000 mAh
Sales package :
* Battery Li-ion 1000 mAh
* Micro USB Cable Data
* Adapter Charger
* Headset 3.5 mm straight plug
* Micro SD 2GB
Design and BodyThis is one of the advantages of this Blackberry 9360 Curve. This smartphone has a slim design, lightweight, sturdy and elegant. Berdimesi 109 x 60 x 11 mm and weighs only 99 gram. Unlike the family after the 8900 Javelin Curve, BlackBerry Apollo looks classy and not cheap. The back of a curved shape to be one added value because it feels very comfortable and confident when on hold.
Front view of the top there is the earpiece and LED indicator lights and then there is the screen size of 2:44 inches with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels, and also the trackpad, four standard BlackBerry buttons, as well as a physical QWERTY keyboard. This QWERTY keyboard has a texture that is fairly flat but more tender than the BlackBerry's keyboard Gemini (8520) and Keppler (9300) though not soft as a family-owned Bold keyboard.
On the back there is a camera and LED flash at the top and bottom speakers. Backdoor Curve BlackBerry 9360 has a logo design and made of glossy plastic so easy to get dirty with finger spots. For the first time you open the backdoor is quite attractive sticker that stuck out from the inside. Well, if the stickers off and the next you want to open the backdoor again, maybe you will find it difficult, because there are no holes or special lever to open it just a small indentation. So you have to gouge out the backdoor and the handset side to open it. Backdoor BlackBerry Curve 9360 has a connector on the inside of the NFC.
On the left side there are only a micro USB hole. On the right side there are volume buttons, mute button (located between the volume buttons), and the camera button (can be changed its function). The top there is a 3.5mm headset holes and lock button. The bottom of the hole there are only a mic. Media player buttons (backward, play / pause, forward) like the one on the Curve 9300 and 8250 absent in this smartphone.
InterfaceBlackBerry Curve 9360 already on the BlackBerry OS 7, which is the latest OS for the BlackBerry today. But you do not need to adapt the old to be able to use it, because of its similarity to the BlackBerry OS 6.
The screen shown bright and clear enough to spoil your eyes.
As in the case on OS 6, OS 7 interface is divided into several tabs that can slide to the left nor to right, are :
* All: contains all the applications on your BlackBerry
* Favorites: contains the applications that you have marked as favorites
* Media: Media displays the contents of folders such as Music, Pictures, Videos, Video Camera, Podcasts, Music Store
* Downloads: contains the application you've downloaded
* Frequent: contains the applications that you frequently use
All existing application icon can be changed to change its position to your liking. You can also change the wallpaper that also serves as a background tab menu.
Shortcut to connectivity options, alarms, and status is still the same, option can be accessed by clicking on the status bar. Profile, page notifications and universal search is also still exist in this OS 7.
Text InputDesign of the QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry Curve 9360 is still the same as the Curve family, namely, terpisah-pisah/ada spacing between the keys. The form does not stand out and tend to be flat if touched. Feedback that is felt when pressing the keyboard is also much smoother than previous Curve series. But for the four standard BlackBerry buttons feel harder than the previous Curve series.
ContactsContact the BlackBerry Blackberry 9360 Apollo is no different from other BlackBerry smartphones. Perform simple and arranged in alphabetical order of names. Fields that are also quite diverse for more contact information details. You can also synchronize your contacts with Facebook, or Blackberry Messager, so if additional information such as photos, a place to work, etc. will be automatically updated on your contact list.
MessagingBlackBerry Curve 9360 running in network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100. This Messaging Features is one of the excellent features on BlackBerry devices. So its ability can not be doubted. Such as push e-mail from various domains can be delivered quickly and accurately.
Then the messenger application called BlackBerry Messenger. This application is one of the BlackBerry's main weapon, it's also what makes people use the BlackBerry. The reason is because the BBM is shut, can only be invited through a pin, a fast and accurate delivery (depending on connection conditions), the ability to send images, sounds, locations, and others.
Next is PIN message, you can send PIN messages to the destination address. Its function is similar to email, only the address course that uses a PIN.
SMS features are also not forgotten. Shown with a simple format such as chat thread.
CameraBlackBerry Curve 9360 has a resolution of 5 MP camera, but without auto focus. It is unfortunate for the latest phones and great resolution. This camera has a kind of focus EDoF (Extended Depth of Field) or Full Focus. So the results are good for taking pictures with long distance / overall. In contrast with Auto Focus, which is based on one point. But still, for shooting at close range and the result is less good text.
Menu this camera has features such as Geotagging, Led Flash, and Scene Modes to choose from.
Scene Modes menu options such as :
* Face Detection
Video RecorderBlackberry Curve 9360 is capable of recording VGA resolution video (640x480). There are several features such as a video light, image stabilization, scene mode (auto, portrait, landscape, closeup, beach). Video recordings are stored in 3GP format.
GalleryDisplay Gallery on the BlackBerry Curve 9360 same with another BlackBerry. You can view photos by folder or combined into one. To view the photo before or later you just slide it left or right through the trackpad. The process of rendering when zooming going pretty fast.
MusicDisplay the music player is not visible difference with the OS 6. With album art display that can scroll to select an album quickly. There is also a selection of Audio Boost, Appereance, Equalizer and other.
BlackBerry Curve 9360 have very good speaker quality, voice sounded clear and loud.
Video PlayerAs on other BlackBerry devices, it appears a simple video player, not a lot of features. With quality and a good screen resolution, the video draws the eye to see it displayed.
BrowserBlackBerry Curve 9360 browser have capabilities like the BlackBerry Bold 9900. When we try to open a website www.techno-phones.blogspot.com full version, loading quickly and the rendering process was also good. Although the position of the zoom out, but some posts are still legible.
For multitab ability we have tried up to 35 tabs and still could add a new tab, but beginning to feel the lag. It was great for a smartphone device.
To test the browser via html5test.com, Curve 9360 browser is having similar results to that of the Bold 9900 is to get 260 points with 3 bonus points. This browser not support flash content.
Connectivity :* GPRS / EDGE / 3G / HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
* WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
* Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
* MicroUSB v2.0
* MicroSD up to 32GB
Application of Default :* Amazon MP3 Music Store
* BlackBerry App World
* BlackBerry Maps
* BlackBerry Podcasts
* Documents To Go
* Google Talk
* Password Keeper
* Social Feeds
* Windows Live Messenger
* World Mole
* Yahoo Messenger
Battery LifePart that is the point of weakness BlackBerry Curve 9360. Only armed with Li-Ion Battery capacity 1000 mAh, certainly not enough to support your daily activities, especially with the screen clear and bright. Not to standby applications such as BBM, What's App, Facebook, and others. Certainly you should not be far away from the charger, because one day you can make charging as much as two times (depending on network operator).
ConclusionWith its elegant design, classy, and the thinness of the BlackBerry Curve 9360, Curve took the family to a higher level, but with a more affordable price than the Bold family. Not to mention the NFC connectivity to cutting-edge feature at this time. But with the absence in the camera features autofocus and minimal battery capacity becomes important points to think about when you want to buy this device.
* Design a thin, lightweight, elegant, comfortable in the hand-held
* Keypad is more tender
* Performance of a good browser
* The screen was clear and bright
* BlackBerry OS 7
* Battery capacity is low
* No autofocus
* Backdoor to fragile