BlackBerry Curve 9360 Review
|| Review: Oct 2011
Last updated Sep 2012.
In a nutshell: A gorgeously thin
BlackBerry, with a very high quality feel, and the benefit of
a full QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. The 9360 comes
with BlackBerry 7, which integrates facebook and twitter into
the communications hub of the phone. Features like GPS, a camera,
web browser and media player are present, although they're no
match for Android or an iPhone. Battery life is a disappointment.
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(Black or Purple).
The BlackBerry Curve 9360 was released a whole year after the
Curve 9300. A year is a long time in the world of technology. With
companies like HTC and Samsung sprinting ahead, it's hard to suppress
the feeling that BlackBerry are out for a quiet stroll around the park.
Still, picking up the 9360, first impressions are excellent. The phone
is the exact same height and width as the 9300, but 3mm have been shaved
off the thickness, making the device much sleeker to hold, and it looks
much more purposeful too. At 99g it feels astonishingly light to hold,
though never flimsy. In fact, it's as solid and well-built as any BlackBerry.
The fabulous keyboard has been retained, of course.
The 2.44 inch display is the same size as the old Curve, but the number
of pixels has more than doubled. It's still a small screen though, and
this limits any chance the Curve has of being mistaken for a media phone.
It's well and truly a business phone, but that's OK with us.
The operating system has been upgraded to BlackBerry 7, which should
be a seamless transition for old Curve users. The new operating system
has several refinements, including much better integration of social
networking including facebook and twitter. This certainly helps to boost
the usefulness of the Curve as an all-round communications and messaging
machine. The upgraded 800MHz processor gives the phone a certain amount
of oomph! Coupled with 512MB of RAM, the user interface shows virtually
no lag, and even apps such as web browsing and BlackBerry Maps show
no sign of slowing down.
Media-wise, the Curve 9360 has an uprated 5 megapixel camera, but it's
no great shakes, lacking autofocus and being able to record video at
just VGA resolution. The music player works well enough, and you can
plug in a stereo headset using the 3.5mm audio jack or pipe your music
wirelessly via Bluetooth. The phone has aGPS with BlackBerry Maps, which
doesn't really come anywhere nearing Google Maps, especially with that
small screen. Similarly, the web browser, whilst fast, isn't suitable
for more than basic browsing.
Connectivity is good, with quadband GSM and 3G available for roaming,
plus the option of Wi-Fi for faster data access. There's even support
for Near Field Communication (NFC) if you can find a use for it. But
what idiot had the bright idea of equipping the 9360 with such an underpowered
battery? It's just 1000mAh, which is smaller than the Curve 9300 and
really isn't enough for a serious phone. It's part of the compromise
needed to make the 9360 so thin, but we can't help feeling it's a mistake.
The BlackBerry Curve is a mid-to-high end business phone, sitting between
the Curve 9320 and the BlackBerry
Bold 9790 in price and spec. Media device it is NOT. Smart-looking
yet slim and lightweight business phone it certainly is. But the battery
life is a huge disappointment. We think you'd be better off in many
ways buying the cheaper Curve 9320,
which has the same operating system and a proper heavy-duty battery.
Features of the BlackBerry Curve 9360 include:
- 5 megapixel camera with flash
- VGA video recording
- Transmissive LCD display: 360 x 480 pixels, 2.44 inches
- Media player (Supports MP3, WMA, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MPEG4, WMV9 formats)
- Messaging: email and text messaging, BlackBerry® Messenger
- Built-in handsfree speakerphone
- MP3 ringtones / 32 voice polyphonic ringtones / Vibration alert
/ LED indicator
- aGPS with BlackBerry Maps
- Personal organiser functions
- Internet: Web browser
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, RIM wireless modem, 3.5mm stereo
- Memory: 512MB flash memory plus microSD memory card slot (expandable
- Size: 109 x 60 x 11 mm
- Weight: 99g
- Quadband GSM (1900/1800/900/850 MHz) plus UMTS (2100/1900/850/800
- Battery: 1000 mAh lithium-ion cell
- Talktime: 5 hours
- Battery standby: up to 330 hours
BlackBerry Curve 9360 User Reviews
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Average rating from 86 reviews:
Reviewed by Alex from Nigeria on 20th Feb 2013
The blackberry 9360 is a beautiful phone with an above average battery
life. Since when i first got the phone i hv not had much reasons to
complain. It slim, portable, nice screen. I dnt know why ppl are complaining
about the phone's battery life. I would buy another one if the one am
using now get lost without a 2nd thought.
Reviewed by Cheryl from England on 15th Oct 2012
No idea why people are giving the 9360 a bad reviews, cameras brilliant,
battery last me over a day but not bothered if charge it overnight as
I'm asleep then!! Not had any problems & I think its better than HTC
& Iphone which battery went quickly after using. Would def recommend....the
only thing not used to is not a touch screen!!
Reviewed by Shauna from England on 15th Oct 2012
The blackberry 9360 is shocking! The battery life is rubbish, it only
lasts me a few hours. It constantly crashes and reboots itself. It gets
very hot when its charging and I've had to delete my LED app to preserve
the battery life. The you tube doesn't work it says the web address
can't be verified. The MMS messaging doesn't work either. I'd never
buy this phone again. Its just not worth the price.
Reviewed by Katy from United Kingdom on 27th Aug
After having the old BlackBerry Curve which I absolutely adored I decided
to go for a much newer edition, I decided to go for o2 contract and
it all started off OK. After having it for about a week it started freezing
which, didn't bother me too much as it wasn't often but over the time
it kept freezing, wouldn't accept media card, the roll button on it
packed in, battery was rubbish so I sent it back and 4 days later I
was given a new one as it was still under warranty it was just a "quick"
Now I have had my BB for 4 weeks and it is definitely going back for
another new one as this one keeps freezing and I am taking the battery
out and restarting it about 6 times a day then to add insult if when
it turns back on I don't go onto the internet the internet won't let
me go on it at all and I have to restart it all again.
DO NOT recommend this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by Matt from England on 18th Aug 2012
I've had my phone since it first came out and can honestly say its been
Battery life will last me 2 days without fail.
Pretty sharp camera.
All runs super speedily on a vivid screen.
Easy to use! Awesome keyboard!
Looks really smart too!
I know everybody hates the battery but it still beats the likes of a
touch screen phone so its not all bad!
Also with regards to the glitches... Ive never had any! barely switched
it off since its first full charge either!
So on a whole, just wanted to make sure some people get to see the whole
picture and not just the bad reviews! :)
Hope this helps somebody decide!!
Reviewed by sv from INDIA on 12th Aug 2012
As a blackberry phone I think it is worthy but the battery life is terrible
. It is slim and easy to use, good keypad
Reviewed by Tarun from United Arab Emirates on
12th Aug 2012
This phone is very good.
its fast,slim and easy to use.
bad part is the battery and less apps.
if you want good battery, just switch off and charge it fully.
then the battery becomes good.
and every phone has bad part and good part so chiillaxx and enjoy :)
Reviewed by Lucy Hampton from Wales on 31st Jul
PIECE OF RUBBISH.
THIS PHONE HAS A TERRIBLE BATTERY! IT WILL NOT LAST A WHOLE DAY, CONSTANTLY
NEEDS TO BE CHARGED, BATTERY GOES EVEN IF YOU DON'T USE IT! MY PHONE
HAS JUST STARTED TO REFUSE TO CHARGE, CHARGER WILL NOT CONNECT! WOULD
NOT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE AT ALL! I WILL NEVER BUY A BLACKBERRY AGAIN,
THIS IS MY SECOND ONE AND ITS TERRIBLE. NOT WORTH THE MONEY AT ALL.
NOT EVEN WORTH ONE STAR.
Reviewed by India from England on 25th Jul 2012
Great phone, I had all of the BlackBerry's, this is a great phone for
social network, the battery life put me off, but the messagener is a
great service and fast. The phone is good weight with exellent LED flash,
I would recommed it to others :D
Reviewed by Emma from england on 7th Jul 2012
I brought this phone nearly a year ago now and at first it was great
except having to charge it every night as the battery life is rubbish.
As the months went on it started freezing and rebooting itself which
takes forever, and then it started turning itself off and the only way
to turn it back on it taking the battery out. Last week though it turned
itself off after having full battery life and it will not turn back
on even though I have tried everything, taken the battery out, tried
charging up, tried plugging it into my laptop, it will not turn on.
It is not being sent off for repair, I personally would not recommend
this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by zoe from england on 2nd Jul 2012
Good phone worth the money camera is fab an fine is sleek an stylish,
battery doesn't last aday but I'm on the interent the lot, an doesn't
freeze. just 1 thing if u updating on phone just leave it to up date
an don't do any other apps at the same time as does course phone to
slow right down
Reviewed by sarah from england on 29th Jun 2012
Its absolutely terrible! Ive had mine about a week now and it constantly
reboots itself, switches itself off, dies quickly, gets extremely hot
and freezes often. It's even worse than the curve 8520 I originally
had. The battery doesn't last a whole school day. i take it off charge
at around 8am and by 2pm the battery is totally dead. I wouldn't advise
this phone at all. A heap of rubbish!
Reviewed by Maria from UK on 26th Jun 2012
I just picked up the second replacement last week, which now makes the
owner of three curves 9360. Conclusion: worst phone I've ever had, everything
that can go wrong with a phone will go with this one. Can not believe
this model hasn't been recalled yet for all the faults it has.
Reviewed by James from England on 24th May 2012
worst phone ever. Sent back to repair 2 times waiting for 3rd blackberry
now. Did not recieve calls and phone did not charge. Battery life is
poor and only lasts for a few hours. Camera is also poor. looks good
on the outside but not on the inside
Reviewed by Taliya from England on 24th May 2012
Not worth the money, not worth anything. It seems like a great phone
at first, I've had mine for three months and right now it has frozen
and despite rebooting it about 6 times, it will not work. It won't charge,
all it will do is lock and unlock. I wouldn't recommend this phone.
Reviewed by Billy from England on 23rd May 2012
If you don't like touch phones, this the best you can find.
Reviewed by emily needham from uk on 18th May
i think it is a really good phone i would definitely recommend this
Reviewed by Alice from England on 17th May 2012
Not worth the money,
This phone initially looks promising, but within time, many problems
occur, such as the poor battery life, and camera.
I would strongly advise to anybody considering this phone against it,
you can get a much better phone for the price. :)
Reviewed by ari from trinidad& tobago on 11th
i love my 9360 it worth the money but the only thing i have problem
with is that the flash is over flashy but other than that its a dream
Reviewed by planetlaxy2012 from United Kingdom on
10th May 2012
Initially, this phone looks good but very quickly you will notice that
it feels cheap.
The camera is good but the apps are not and the trackpad is fiddly.
The phone will become very boring very quickly!
Reviewed by Malcolm from UK on 9th May 2012
It's a piece of junk.
The battery lasts just 36 hours if you're lucky; the keyboard is the
most unresponsive I have used; the software freezes on a regular basis;
and if you have to reboot, go and watch a movie while it does so.
I seriously regret buying this garbage, but I'm stuck with it for the
next 18 months or so.
Reviewed by Agus Paulo from India on 9th May 2012
Really great but not with this battery ...The only pbm is Battery life
and if I am charging my battery four times in six hours a bit ridiculous
Reviewed by tom99 from england on 8th May 2012
awesome phone with great fetures :]
Reviewed by james from london on 27th Apr 2012
Reviewed by Jas from England on 23rd Apr 2012
First got the phone five months go, loved it at first but past few weeks
I have serious cursor problems. I can't click on it it. Tried rebooting
it nothing works. Also I am charging my battery four times in six hours
a bit ridiculous, taking it back hopefully they'll fix me or give me
a new one :)
Reviewed by bryan from barbados on 22nd Apr 2012
Had the phone for a week, upgraded from an 8520. great phone but BATTERY
LIFE SUCKS and im using a battery saving app!
Reviewed by bonnie from england on 21st Apr 2012
battery is awful
Reviewed by anmol from india on 16th Apr 2012
Awesome cll slik ..love this cll
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 11th Apr 2012
fantastic, love it! wouldnt want any other phone!!
Reviewed by Leigh from UK on 31st Mar 2012
Fantastic, upgraded from my 9300 which i hated, everything works properlly,
dunno what the fuss about the battery is all about, ITS FINE, battery
lasts a bit less than my 9300 but not much and the screen quality is
way better and opp 7 is way more detailed and phone is alot faster,
i use bbm facebook internet texts emails and calls often and only need
one charge per day, what do you people expect from a smartphone, if
you use it lots the battery runs out, simples, no different to any other
smartphone, and i dint turn gps, bluetooth, screen brightness off like
people have suggested because its fine as it is, i hated blackberry
when i had my 9300 had so many probs with it, mainly browser not wanting
to load, but now i love them again, this phone looks and feels like
the quality it should be for the price unlike the 8520 and 9300 which
feel cheap, feels fantastic in the hand, very slim, best qwerty pad
ive used cam is descent, media player is great,browser is fantastic
compared with the opp system 6 one, loads instant everytime and is miles
faster, all the apps work well, if your thinking of upgrading from a
8520 or a 9300 i would say go for it, you wont be dissapointed
Reviewed by Abhishek from India on 28th Mar 2012
WTF.. is it a phone i thing it just a box.. can not run two apps together.
battery life sucks..quality of video camera disgusting and memory like
a dunb. i did a blunder mistake that i purchased this phone in INR 19600.
Better donate your money to an Old age home , because purchasing this
phone is like threing your money in sevage.
Rest all yours.
Reviewed by xqzit from south africa on 26th Mar
battery life sucks ( turn of the 3g and the battery life aint that bad)
Reviewed by dawn from uk on 24th Mar 2012
I'm v happy with this phone. Great for emails, texts & good call quality
too. Had my 9360 for a few months. Battery life is much improved now
its had time to settle down. I get around 3 days, fairly moderate use.
Instal the latest firmware updates and keep it on 2G.
Reviewed by pat from Uk on 22nd Mar 2012
The Blackberry 9360 is lovely size and handles well. however it's battery
life is terrible, I often have to charge it twice daily or keep it plugged
in when driving to keep it charged.
connectivity to internet and use as a phone is great. However if you
had an iphone earlier then you probably wont like it for apps it just
Reviewed by rayon alexander from saint lucia on
22nd Mar 2012
I recently bought the curve 9360, owned a bold 9700 prior so for me
it was a n upgrade.There is definitely most good and some bad to this
new phone. first off the the battery life is non existence.On heavy
usage needs charging at least 3 times a day< on mild usage normal once
every other day maybe. but who uses a bb like a normal phone! there's
a reason they call it a smart phone! so battery life sucks!other than
that though it beats my old 9700 hands down!have more memory, new OS,
and looks so slim and sexy!!!!!!! in conclusion if u can get over the
disappointing battery life then this is the phone for you, but if u
are like me who needs a phone that can take u through the day without
needing charging then u should go for the bold 9780........cause thats
what I'm going for. All in all great phone though!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Roman from Philippines on 22nd Mar
Battery sucks, Blackberry maps here in philippines wont work (Nokia
maps ok). Google maps wont work.
Reviewed by craig from uk on 20th Mar 2012
had this phone for about a month battery life seems to get better over
time lasts for around 2 t0 3 days very sleek good looking phone and
very easy to use all in all love it
Reviewed by John from UK on 19th Mar 2012
had the phone for 3 days and it does what it says on the tin! I read
loads of reviews for the 9360 and have to agree with the majority that
the battery life is a bit rubbish. I charged it for 8 hours overnight
and by 6 in the evening i had to charge it again and that was from only
But that is the only downside to the phone i can see. Don't let the
battery put you off cos the pros of this blackberry massively outweigh
the cons. I can put up with less battery as the phone looks great, feels
good in the hand and has all the apps and uses you could wish for in
a non touchscreen phone and for around £200 cheaper than the bold 9900
on pay as you go it's a steal.
Reviewed by shraddha from india on 16th Mar 2012
battery life of this cell sucks!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by anon from UK on 13th Mar 2012
I think that the curve 9360 is much much better than the bold 9780 and
i really dont know what the fuss is about. it is a social phone with
no mistakes at all. i really love my 9360 and love the new sleek design.
Reviewed by Alice from England on 13th Mar 2012
I've had this phone for 5 months and I don't know what everyone is complaining
about! I use bbm all day, I'm never off it! and i only have to charge
it once every 2 days at most! Its fine as long as you dont download
lots of themes and stuff x
Reviewed by u don't know it from uk on 11th Mar
I've had this fone for 1 month. I am even posting this review from it.
Its battery dosent suck. If u just turn the bluetooth off it is fine.
Or u can just download the battery saver app. I am a social person cause
of bbm. Outsatnding fone thogh someimes if u use the internet a lot
the fone overheats. But that is natrual. If this is ur first bb (like
me) I recommend buying it. Plus if u go on amazon u get good cases for
it. Buy the fone it is awsome.
Reviewed by bob from uk on 11th Mar 2012
awful battery life
Reviewed by DolsieAmelia from England on 10th
Today, I purchased the blackberry curve 9360. I was advised to give
it a full charge before use, so I did, and left it to charge for around
5 hours although it only really needed 3. The battery seems to have
gone down slightly already, which is a disapointment, as my previous
blackberry (8520) had a much larger blackberry life. Other than this
the screen quality is unbeatable, I'm so impressed! And the shape of
this phone is modern and classy! Its not too havey, and I am really
enjoying this phone. It has a nice metal finnish around the edge, and
the internet speed is really good. We'll see how I cope with this phone!
Unbeatable tarrif too! D.A xxxxx
Reviewed by millicent from SA on 8th Mar 2012
ive had the fone for a few weeks now bt gosh! i h8 it!!the batery SUCKS
have 2chARGE it 2tyms a day>........lyk criusly now its frustrating
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 7th Mar 2012
I have had this phone 3 months and must admit I have had enough,battery
life is poor and it locks up and requires battery taking out and re
inserting every couple of weeks..
Calls quality is good and emails great,its just not good enough for
and light to moderate use,it will leave you looking for a power source
Plus points= It looks good and fits in the pocket
Bad= Battery is poor and you can tweak as much as you want,its poor,I
wont lie,I wouldn't get one again!
Reviewed by Dennis from England on 28th Feb 2012
I've had this phone for about a month now. Great phone however has its
bad sides. The battery is a complete let down after having an upgrade
from my 8520 curve the 9360 really lacks good battery and I thought
8520 had bad battery. One of the worst battery's every in a phone I
have used. The keypad also tends to get very sticky and the whole phone
is very easy to scratch with the littelest tickle on the phone.
Reviewed by Jorge Grez from Chile on 25th Feb
it's true. Battery doesn't lack much. I found a download app called:
battery saver pro" to extend BBerry 9360 battery life. Let's see if
Reviewed by sal from UK on 25th Feb 2012
Really good phone but just the battery life is just a let down
Reviewed by Iamah Rana from UK on 24th Feb 2012
Great phone but the battery life is a slight problem although yu can
download an app that saves yur battery life i tried it and my phone
has been on going for 4 days straight find and download the app it is
Reviewed by Tracey from UK on 23rd Feb 2012
Had this phone just over a week now and don't regret getting it as it's
amazing! Yes, battery doesn't last as long as some other devices but,
it really isn't as bad as people are making out. People must have wifi
turned on all the time or something since mine was on when I got phone
and I had to turn of myself. Camera takes fantastic pics and sound is
great. I think battery drains on certain networks more than others so
probably down to compatability of your network with area you live. I
am on vodafone UK and I only charge battery once a day but that's with
real heavy useage ie a few hours on internet through wifi, some music
listening, a few texts an odd call and maybe some gaming. Overall a
Reviewed by punta from usa on 23rd Feb 2012
like any other blackberry curve
Reviewed by martins son from bradg on 19th Feb
heyy there iv had my blackberry curve 9360 for nearly 6 months now and
im loving it , i advise every one to get the blackberry cyrve 9360 if
you are interested in a bb and u totally disagree with the fact that
the bb batery is not reliable as i rag my fone and the batry lasts me
for at least 3-4 days no matter how much of a slag line my fone is soo
id advise you to gt it also the prise is very reasnable too with a sleek
Reviewed by L from uk on 18th Feb 2012
Nice phone, However keeps freezing 3-5 seconds everytime i try to use
it. Gets annoying.
Reviewed by Jennifer Possberg from Canada on 18th
Well i have had this phone for a few months now it's really not the
greatest phone. everyday at least once i have to take out the battery
and the SIM card to be able to send and receive e-mails, text msg, and
IM's. and the only time the phone is fast at loading anything is when
it had a Wi-Fi internet connection any other time it is so slow i don't
bother using it unless i'm at home. I would not recommend that you buy
this phone. blackberrys are full of bugs and they are annoying. Go with
a android or iphone. i had an android phone and it was nice and fast
and never froze. save your self $390 dollars and just get a cheaper
android phone that will work! i have had a few blackberry phones and
they all have bugs in them some different but they all have issues!
Reviewed by luke from england on 17th Feb 2012
the blackberry 9360 is a briliant yet a unique phone to have. It is
brilliant and extremely simple to use unlike some of the other blackberrys.
The phone has a 5 mega pixel camera with a flash making your blackberry
experience the best....
Reviewed by laura from south africa on 16th Feb
Dd read the reviews bt dnt know what got into me,this battery thng sucks
I regret ever getting this phone at tyms have to charge 4 tyms a day
wht a waste of time
Reply by Gary from N Ireland on 19th
Have you tried upgrading this phone to the latest OS 7, to fix the battery
Reviewed by kelmend from Albania on 16th Feb 2012
Reviewed by cade from uk on 14th Feb 2012
brilliant blackberry curve 9360 the BEST!!!!!
Reviewed by L3581AN87 from U.K on 13th Feb 2012
I really do like this phone, it is easy and comfortable to use but as
EVERYONE else has said, the battery life is nowhere near as good as
it could be.
Is a shame that I am stuck with this phone for the next 18 months. That
will teach me to read rewiews in future. BOOO!!
Reviewed by Bussy from Nigeria on 8th Feb 2012
The battery life is too low. It discharges too quickly. You recharge
about 3x daily for maximum use.
Reviewed by tramstop from UK on 7th Feb 2012
Looks and feels really great. Does not matter how good this phone might
be as the battery is useless. After 2 months and 2 replacement batteries
still cannot get a full day out of the battery. This is in spite of
switching off unused apps and reducing everything that can be reduced.
For this reason I rate this phone as awful. What is the good of all
the bells and whistles and speedier OS if the battery does not last
Reviewed by Melly from UK on 1st Feb 2012
RUBBiSH BATTERY LiFE!! Buttons horribly sticky. Attracts so many finger
marks! OS7 nice, screen res good, decent camera. Battery life makes
this a big no no unfortunately, even with GPS off etc etc. Get a bold
for same price or a curve 9300 or 8520 even. Disappointing :(
Reviewed by Ronald from Shetland, Scotland on
1st Feb 2012
I got my phone a week ago and it seems to be fine so far, the mike seemed
to stop working for 1 call last night but it worked fine since so i
will wait and see what happens with that. The camera is ok, not as good
as i would expect for 5mp with a flash, and the buttons are fiddly if
you usually type with your thumbs but i am learning to type with my
fore finger instead so its not to bad. the battery life is not as bad
as reviews lead me to believe i use roughly half my battery in a day,
and charge it up while i sleep at night so wheres the problem? facebook/twitter
apps are as good as you can want for any mobile device, internet seems
to work pretty good apart from the small screen, it does stick a bit
but not for long, just be patient with it and you will get on fine
Reviewed by Cliff from Canada on 28th Jan 2012
I went to a Bell store and the sales rep tried his best to sell me anything
but Blackberry. I purchased the Curve 9360 against his advice because
1. my friends with Android phones have had all kinds of difficulties
syncing with itunes 2. Outlook syncs seamlessly with Blackberry's. I
have been very impressed with this phone. It's small, good looking,
and does a much better job than I ever expected given all of the negative
reviews it has received. I find it almost as good for music as my old
iphone, and much better than any Android device I've ever used. I also
love the Blackberry red light message indicator. I will not be going
back to Apple.(No keyboard - no indicator - too large).
Reviewed by pink lady from uk on 26th Jan 2012
i love this phone i bought it in white but this is my third one the
first two i bought from phones for u omg! big mistake dont ever get
a phone from them everyone i spoke to has had problems with them my
first one just froze after 2 days of use and would not let me change
profiles, and deleted my bbm contacts, then after taking it back for
a exchange the second one was ok for 2 weeks then one day the mic just
went and no one could hear me when i made a phonecall, i took this one
back and got a refund as i was fed up with the hassle, while i was in
the shop another girl wanted a refund because she had the same phone
for 3 days and it wouldnt hold the charge on the battery for more than
1 hour! after getting my refund i ordered the same phone from the t-mobile
website and got it within 3 days and fingers crossed so far so good
is performing much better than the other 2 but the battery life is dissapointing
even with the phone with no faults, i think the phone looks lovely and
is very smart it does everything i want and the browsing and email are
great and the camera is 5 megapixel with a flash compared to the the
2 megapixel i had on my 9300 with no flash so that is a good improvement
for me as i use my camera alot and u need a flash for your camera, so
overall i think it is a great phone but price a bit expensive i think.
Reviewed by BaronBenico from UK on 25th Jan 2012
My first Blackberry and other than having to charge the battery one
a day - not a big issue - I am more than happy with it. I don't Tweet
and not into Apps and Games. RSS & Email updates, GPS for Maps/GoogleMaps/FB
and searches is great. The camera is good enough for casual photography.
I have a 10MP camera for serious stuff. Keyboard was easy to get used
to and the Size and weight is great. Internet: It's met my needs so
far. Overall I am more than happy with this. Will deduct 1 star for
the battery, which is often an oversight of phone makers.
Reviewed by Salma from South Africa on 25th Jan
9360 is a rubbish phone. Purchased it a month ago and 2 weeks after
the phone shut down and kept rebooting. Sent it in for repairs and received
a new one only to have the same problem a week later. The battery life
sucks have to charge my phone everyday, sumtimes twice a day. Luckily
I still have my 9300. Seems like bb is more worried about quantity rather
Reviewed by cyd from uk on 14th Jan 2012
LOVE IT in the apps SECTION of BLACKBERRY there is a BATTERY SAVER :)
to download its brilliant can now go 4 DAYS without charging my phone
tried the 9810 way way to heavy always had 9300 this is just fantastic
Reply by Hugo from South Africa on
29th Jan 2012
What's it called, is it free??
Reviewed by Tristam from England - Norfolk on
9th Jan 2012
I currently have an iPhone 4s and have a just bought a new curve 9360
to see if I can get the hang of it. I think bb's look fantastic :)
Reviewed by steve lowery from england on 4th Jan
i brought my blackberry 9360 3mnths ago and absolutly love it the only
downfall is the battery tht is disapointing as im charging it twice
Reviewed by Neil from UK on 27th Dec 2011
This phone is the reason I am browsing the net, looking for a replacement.
The firm I work for recently migrated from the 8520 to this and everyone
is requesting a return to the old handset. For business use (calls,
email and messaging) this phone is terrible, it doesn't even make it
through the working day - that is with all the unnecessary apps removed
and screen brightness set to the minimum. The handset looks and feels
far better than before; the screen and camera are also a big improvement.
However, unless I am missing something, this phone is not fit for its
Reviewed by lvbala from malaysia on 16th Dec 2011
Great deal and its fun. You get everything in a mini package.
Reviewed by dawn from uk on 13th Dec 2011
To revise my previous post. Battery improves dramatically if GPS is
turned off, didn't realise this was enabled right out of the box. This
will likely disable blackberry protect, but will give the light phone
user three days battery life easily.
Reviewed by dawn from uk on 8th Dec 2011
The 9360 is ok, great email & messaging, call quality is fine. It's
a dinky & smart looking phone, screen is good and the new liquid graphics
impress compared to my old Curve 9300. I like this phone, but the battery
is v bad. Put it on 2G & touch it occasionally - you 'might' just eek
nearly 2 days...3G with moderate use, one day, probably less. Even my
Desire S can double that, with 3G and a fair bit of internet use. I
paid £230, and think it's overpriced, build quality is low compared
to HTC or even the old curve (a little too plastic fantastic). The battery
gets hot if I use the internet, via 3G or wifi?! Internet experience
is pretty frustrating full stop. Shame BB ruined this phone with a useless
battery. Phone does fully charge in an hour though. So, it's nice phone
with flaws (battery).
Reviewed by sam from england on 8th Dec 2011
this is my second blackberry phone, i had the torch 9800 fo 2 years,
and ive gotta say that im pleased with this one, th only down side i
find with it is that when setting up emails you need to have atlest
2 inorder to hve their own files!! I had an iphone before these and
ive gotta say, blackberrys are so much better! I find the battery life
is fine as i charge it every night anyway, some apps could be better,
im sure the were on the torch!
Reviewed by e from england on 27th Nov 2011
pretty good phone but i have to say the battery life is not very good
Reviewed by Billy from England on 21st Nov 2011
Don't use mobile much for internet so I ditched my Htc Legend, I much
prefer buttons. Excellent for calls text and emails, that's all I need.
Battery life excellent.
Reviewed by Tony from England on 20th Nov 2011
If you are after a business phone to read emails and send back emails
on the go then this is the phone to have. However if you want to watch
movies and music videos then its not? As for the battery life, its decent
but could have been better. Mine lasts a day just like my previous curve.
To be honest show me a smartphone with a battery that lasts for a week
or even 2 days. My wife has an HTC and rarely uses it but she charges
it every night just like my blackberry.
Reviewed by H from England on 20th Nov 2011
Safe phone bbm is class
Reviewed by Tracy from UK on 6th Nov 2011
I've had the phone for 10days, love the phone but battery life is appalling!
Needs charging daily and I would only class myself as a moderate user.
Fed up as stuck with it now for 2 years!!!!
Reviewed by Tenez from UK on 31st Oct 2011
I received this phone 2 days ago. I have been with BBerry for 10 years
and though the phone in itself is pretty cool, the battery is terrible.
It's so bad that you can't call it a "mobile" phone anymore as it needs
to be plugged constantly almost. They have made a mistake to opt for
thin mobile instead of practical. Thicker with a bigger battery would
have been much better. It's going back to the shop (have 7 days money
bac guarantee) and I will order another model.Shame!
Reviewed by Terri from Canada on 25th Oct 2011
For those of you claiming the battery can last ONE day, I've been in
and out of the shop with the issue of my battery only last 3 hours tops
from a full charge. Mind that is with texts, BBM, fbk the works but
when programs are kept from running in the background, seriously? 3
hours pushing buttons and the things dead. Not to mention it likes to
not turn on or charge whenever it likes. For having a mind of it's own
though, LOVE the reduced boot-up time, the browser is amazing, and for
such a small speaker I'm suprised at its ability to pump out tunes when
needed. If you need something that calls and moves around the web quickly,
this is the device for it. BUT THEY COULD FIX THE DAMNED BATTERY!!
Reviewed by Zac from england on 20th Oct 2011
Sorry to say it but i was pretty disapointed with this phone ... poor
battry life and stuff but thats just coz i have the bold now and thats
x100000 times better :') BOLD FTW !!!
Reviewed by Devashish Tarra from India on 12th
I bought this phone 2 days back and have been testing it out most of
this time. Absolutely great looking phone, but a huge disappointment
on several fronts. 1. As pointed out, the battery life is bad, but I
didn't really expect it be this atrocious. The battery hardly lasts
for even half a day with medium level of calling, web browsing, and
social networking. It may last a full day if used only for making and
receiving calls. 2. Many applications which worked with the previous
versions of Curve and other Blackberry models no longer work with this
model - LinkedIn, Google Maps, Opera Browser, etc 3. Blackberry browser
speed is better than previous OS versions, but just adequate for occasional
browsing when you want some quick info. Otherwise, with a screen this
size, web browsing is not really an enjoyable feature 4. The model is
so new, there is hardly any after-market accessories available outside
of Blackberry store 5. The Blackberry maps for some reason don't load
on my phone inspite of rebooting. 6. I am OK with the 5MP camera and
the results since I didn't buy the phone for its media capabilities
(small screen. However, the lack of autofocus does pinch! Especially
because at the no-contract pricing, Blackberry is lagging behind other
mobile brands by far. And only VGA recording? What a joke! I do hope
that RIM will quickly get their act in place and do sometjing about
the above issues. They could come up with a replacement battery higher
than 1000mAh to increase battery life. Most other issues could be taken
care of by developing the apps quickly and releasing them faster for
subscribers. The positive points - The phone is absolutely gorgeous
looking. Slim, light, well-buiilt, with a great keypad and at 360 x
480 pixels, the screen resolution is fantastic for this screen size.The
back cover has a very flimsy plastic-feeling when removed, but snaps
in place perfectly. Removing it takes a little bit of dexterity with
your finger. Having extended finger nails helps. I had a BB Storm 9530
before this and considering the number of times it would just freeze
midway through an application, the 9360 is far better. The OS is smooth
and fast and social networking integration is great. Overall, I would
recommend this phone if you are looking for a good-looking business
phone for voice calls, good messaging and e-mail capabilities,average
camera,and social networking integration.The small and light weight
size is excellent for slipping into your pocket and carrying around.
Reviewed by Jonny from UK on 8th Oct 2011
Had this phone for 1 week and generally I love it. Agree with the review
that the tiny battery is a big disappointment. It only lasts one day
if used a lot and two days if used occasionally. That is the only downside
really, everything else works brilliantly. You won't believe quite how
slim it is and considering how cheap it's available on contract I can't
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