The BlackBerry Curve 9350 is a mid-range smartphone from the Research In Motion (RIM) stable that can be a good option for first time smartphone users. The Curve 9350 is the first in the Curve series to run on the next generation BlackBerry 7 OS
. This operating system boasts of many improved features such as faster graphics, enhanced browser performance and support for augmented reality apps.
Powered by an 800 MHz processor, this BlackBerry handset packs in 512 MB of RAM. The Curve 9350 is a CDMA phone that comes to India through Reliance. The phone functions in CDMA frequencies of 800 and 1900 MHz and lacks a separate SIM card slot.
A 2.44-inch TFT LCD screen forms the face of the BlackBerry device, beneath which there is a QWERTY keypad with backlighting. The screen has an HVGA resolution of 480 x 360 pixels. RIM has integrated the Liquid Graphics technology in this Curve handset that boosts vibrancy of the display.
Capture the fun and memorable moments of life with the 5 megapixel camera fitted at the back of the Curve 9350. The LED flash beside it lets you click clear pictures even in low light conditions. Features such 4x digital zoom, face detection, image stabilization and scene modes enhance your photography experience. With the geo-tagging option, you can add name of the place where you clicked the picture. You can also shoot VGA quality videos with the phone camera and record important events for posterity.
This Curve handset has a glossy front surface. The optical trackpad
helps you in navigating through the menu easily. Tipping the scales at 99 g, the Curve 9350 is not too bulky and easily pocketable. Measuring 60 x 109 x 11 mm, this BlackBerry device has tapered edges that lend it an elegant look.
The right side of this BlackBerry phone accommodates the volume rocker and shortcut key. A USB/charging port is housed on the left side of the device. You will find a 3.5 mm headset jack and screen lock key on the top of the Curve 9350.
Battery and Storage
Under the hood of the Curve 9350, you will find a Lithium-Ion battery of 1000 mAh capacity. You can speak to your loved ones for up to 5 hours
before charging the phone again. The battery also gives 45 hours of music playback and 9 hours of video playback. You can expand the memory of the Curve 9350 to up to 32 GB
using microSD or microSDHC cards. With the Hot Swap support, you can change the memory card without switching off the phone.
Connectivity and Features
With the BlackBerry Curve 9350 in your hands, you can carry your personal and professional lives wherever you go. Internet connectivity on this device can be enabled through 3G and Wi-Fi platforms. The USB tethering functionality
lets you share Web connection with your PC or laptop. Bluetooth and USB connectivity help in file transferring.
The BlackBerry Browser with HTML5 video support enhances your Web browsing experience. Friends and family are never too far away if you have the Curve 9350 with you. With preinstalled applications like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google Talk, YouTube and RIM's very own BlackBerry Messenger, you can stay connected with your loved ones 24x7. The Social Feeds app helps you consolidate updates from all your social networks into one convenient location for greater control and customization.
You can receive emails in real time in the Curve 9350 through the Pushmail option. The Document Viewer allows you to view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in your BlackBerry handset. The phone also comes with a host of business features like Windows Live, BlackBerry Enterprise Server and others that keep you closer to your business. With integrated A-GPS and BlackBerry Maps' support, you can navigate your way in any new locality without any hassle.
The Curve 9350 has Near Field Communication (NFC) support that allows data exchange, accessory pairing, smart tag reading and writing and transactions through your phone. This BlackBerry device also has productivity features like clock, calendar, memo pad, calculator, tasks list and others that help you balance your work and personal life. You have access to BlackBerry App World from where you can download any application of your choice.