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Comparison - BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 vs Curve 9360

October 25, 2011
Written by Yudhi

Translated by Lim Pei Hao 

25 October 2011 - The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 was announced in August 2010. A year later, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 was announced. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is basically the successor of the Curve 3G 9300. 

On paper, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is slightly thinner (11 vs 13.9mm) and lighter (99 vs 104g) than the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300. Nevertheless, it is hard for us to spot the difference without looking at the spec sheet. Both devices have a 2.4-inch display, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 has a higher screen resolution at 480 x 360 pixels than the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 at 320 x 240 pixels. 

Both the Curve 3G 9300 and the Curve 9360 have a full QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad located below the screen. 

In addition, the Curve 9360 is equipped with a faster processor at 800MHz, whereas the Curve 3G 9300 has a 624MHz processor. RIM has bumped up the RAM capacity to 512MB in the Curve 9360, while the Curve 3G 9300 has 256MB of RAM. The Curve 9360 would able to deliver a faster and smoother performance compared to the Curve 3G 9300. 

The Curve 9360 is running on the latest BlackBerry 7 OS, which features hardware acceleration, faster web-browsing, voice-activated Universal Search and BlackBerry Balance. On the other hand, the Curve 3G 9300 comes with BlackBerry 5 OS, but it is upgradable to version 6. Storage-wise, the Curve 3G 9300 has a 256MB internal storage and the Curve 9360 has 512MB internal storage. Both devices accept microSD cards up to 32GB. 

For the camera conscious, the Curve 9360 has a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera with LED flash whereas the Curve 9300 has a 2-megapixel fixed focus camera. The BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 and Curve 9360 supports HSDPA, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB port, and GPS. The Curve 9360 device supports NFC. 

No doubt, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is about RM 200 more expensive than the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300, but the Curve 9360 has much better hardware specs than what could Curve 3G 9300 can offer. Plus, the Curve 9360 is running on the latest BlackBerry 7 OS out of the box. 

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 (RRP RM 1099) 

HSDPA 3.6 Mbps + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + 624MHz processor + 256MB internal memory + microSD 32GB + 2-megapixel + BlackBerry OS 5  

The BlackBerry Curve 9300 comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA, WiFi, and GPS. There is also a 2.46-inch 65k colour screen, the BlackBerry Curve 3G relies on an optical trackpad for input and a full QWERTY keyboard. There's also a 2-megapixel camera and a microSD slot that supports up to 32GB. The BlackBerry Curve 3G comes with the OS 5 operating system, but RIM has promised that the smarpthone can be upgraded to BlackBerry OS 6. 


BlackBerry Curve 9360 (RRP RM 1218) 

HSDPA 7.2 Mbps + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + 800MHz processor + 512MB internal memory + microSD 32GB + 5-megapixel + BlackBerry OS 7 

Like any other BlackBerry devices, the Curve 9360 features a full QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad in the middle of the phone. Powering the Curve 9360 is an 800MHz solo-core processor coupled with a 512MB of RAM. It is running on the latest BlackBerry 7 OS. The device also comes with a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera, 512MB internal storage and NFC support. 


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