Friday, November 4, 2011

BlackBerry Curve 9360 Now in the Philippines

Behold, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 has landed the Philippines via carriers and authorized retail channels at an SRP of Php16,990. This is an upgrade of the previously loved BlackBerry Curve 8520 and 9300.

For those who witnessed the launching of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 a few weeks ago, you might have decided to switch to BlackBerry because of its elegance and powerful communications features. However, one thing keeps you from doing so -- the price.

But with the BlackBerry Curve 9360, not only do you get the a great device for your usual mobile phone usage, but also the capability of exchanging messages in a faster and more efficient way through the use of BBM. Social networking applications are also there to help you connect with loved ones wherever you are.

Hastings Singh, Vice President of South Asia at RIM commented, “The new BlackBerry Curve 9360 is a stunning, easy-to-use smartphone that will appeal to Filipino customers who want to stay socially connected. The Curve family of smartphones has been very popular in the Philippines and we expect the new BlackBerry Curve 9360, with all of its major enhancements, to be well received by new customers as well as existing BlackBerry Curve users looking to upgrade.”

BlackBerry 9360 Specifications and Characteristics:
  • Slim, stylish and simply beautiful
  • Ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation
  • GPS and Wi-Fi support are included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash
  • Allows video recording
  • The microSD/SDHC slot supports up to 32 GB memory cards for additional media storage
  • Built in with BlackBerry 7 OS
  • Has 512 MB storage, 512 MB RAM
  • Runs on 800MHz processor
  • Has built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications)
When I personally saw the BlackBerry Curve 9360, it looked very similarly to the current BlackBerry 9700 sans the keypad design, which is still the same as the Curve 8520 and 9300. It feels very light and sexy, and is very much recommendable for people who are just looking on starting their BlackBerry journey.

Give it a try and make that switch a reality. 


Sana maging Blackberry Nation din ang Phils like Indonesia, mura daw kasi ang BB dun compared sa atin. with 8k makakabili ka na.

That gadget is for real! Thanks for sharing this post!
Zero Dramas

I do hope so too. That 8K is a new model? Here in the Philippines, we can also buy a BB at 8k - BB 8520.

hi.. pls help, am planning to recontract my globe plan and i'm confused. i've read comments on forums saying blackberry phones have very poor battery life. i really want to get one. and i more thing, is 3g 9300 exactly the same to 9360? (features n physical appearance) the only difference i know is the 5mp camera with LED flash. i know u can help me. thanks a lot.

Hi Gigi! As with other smartphones like iPhone, BlackBerry has a fair battery life. Depends on how you use it. But there are things we can do to make the battery life longer (e.g. turning off bluetooth and wifi when not in use, turning off the blinking light on standby, using 2G instead of 3G when not surfing, etc.).

9300 is not 9360. 9300 is the upgraded version of 8520. Apart from camera, the latter also has NFC, faster processor, and bigger RAM. You can check this out --

From the way I see it, BB has reached its success in penetrating the Philippine market, with it included in several post-paid plans from the top 2 telco's Globe and Smart (I've been in the PH for 3 weeks and have used Globe and Smart. I liked their service, but not so much their internet speeds).

Internet speed is usually what's on the lowlights list of consumers. However, networks are trying to improve it too.

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