BlackBerry Curve 9360 Pictures and official specs

Plus: BlackBerry Curve 9360 hands-on video

RIM has officially unveiled its new BlackBerry Curve smartphones landing in 2011. The BlackBerry Curve 9360, boast the new OS 7 operating system and you can get a first look at the new Curve here in our official pictures and specs round-up

Following in the footsteps of recently announced BlackBerry Torch 9810 and the BlackBerry Torch 9860, RIM has officially unveiled the BlackBerry Curve 9360 which now makes it four smartphones now running on the new BlackBerry OS 7 operating system.

Giving you your first glimpse at the latest BlackBerry OS 7 smartphone, please feast your eyes on the new BlackBerry Curve.

Design

Replacing the older Curve 9300's, the 9360 see's the Curve head back to its old premium roots, with a much more stylish approach to what is still considered the 'budget BlackBerry'.At the top of the Curve 9360 is a simple lock button and headphone jack, getting rid of the dedicated media buttons in favour of a more minimalist approach.

What's probably most noticeable straight away is the huge difference in size between this Curve and the old model. Measuring in at just 11mm thin the Curve 9360 is the smallest of the series yet.

Display

The BlackBerry 9360 comes with a bright 480x360 display boosting the pixel density up from the 9300 considerably.

Keyboard

As you can clearly see, one of the striking new features of the Curve 9360 is the new keyboard. Going back to their old isolated-key style the Curve 9360 looks set to be a breeze to type with.

Storage and Support

On the side you'll find the familiar micro USB port for charging, while inside is a hot swappable micro SD/SDHC card slot which can be expanded up to 32GB.

Navigation

On the front everything looks pretty much business as usual, with the optical trackpad, gapless menu buttons and backlit keyboard.

Camera

On the back you'll find the updated 5MP camera with flash bringing the standard of the Curve's camera right up-to-date with today's competitors.

OS 7

With BlackBerry OS 7 on-board the Curve 9360 comes pre-loaded with software such as BlackBerry Protect which allows you to track your phone if it becomes lost or stolen. You'll also get BlackBerry's Liquid graphics making web-browsing an absolute dream.

NFC support

Finally the BlackBerry Curve comes with NFC technology built-in meaning you can interact with digital posters and potentially use the device as a digital wallet.

BlackBerry Curve 9360 video

Source: T3 Video