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Blackberry is one of the major sellers of smartphones in the mobile market and has a vast market share. Many people thought that with the Bold 2 and the Blackberry torch 9860, the brand would rest for a while before introducing a new product into the market. The Blackberry Curve 9380 is the latest smartphone from Blackberry which aims to get an even greater number of Blackberry customers with its design and features. Basically, the company reduced the specifications and the features slightly and now are offering this smartphone at a pretty low rate making it more affordable to everyone.
BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review
Design and display
The design of the phone is somewhat similar to the previous Blackberry Torch phone and it looks like a better version of the phone. The smartphone has a 3.2 inches touch screen with a screen resolution of 360*480 pixels. The buttons in the torch were classic hard buttons but they have been replaced by the new thin and touch sensitive buttons. These buttons are a bit easier to use as several users had problems while pressing the harder keys of the torch. Also, the lock button on the top has moved resulting in several complaints that it is often hard to lock the screen. The common screen problem seen in the Blackberry Torch is still present in this model. The screen gets temporary marks on it after use which gives the phone a dirty look. However, if you have the screen protector on, there should be no problems.
The camera is the same 5 megapixel as in the previous Blackberry Torch. It also has an LED flash with an autofocus feature which the torch lacked. Also, it includes the new geo-tagging feature.
Weight and other features
The new curve 9380 is a lot lighter than the Torch and is easy to carry around. Overall it is a good looking product . There is a 3.5 mm headset jack available at the top of the phone and the convenience key is also present right below the volume buttons. The phone also has an option for charging via laptop using the micro USB charger.
Hardware and performance
The Blackberry 9380 is based on the BlackBerry operating system 7 and the processor is an 806 megahertz processor. The performance and the speed are similar to other blackberry smartphones and there have been no performance problems so far with this processor. Multitasking is better than ever and several applications including the Blackberry Messenger can be used at the same time without any performance lags or breakdowns. The physical keyboard is regarded as probably the best QWERTY keyboard among Blackberry smartphones. It features a very comfortable and soft physical keyboard. The battery life is similar to the Blackberry Torch and the phone can work for a day and a half with fairly good usage including phone calls, messages, music, blackberry messaging and browsing.