Review: BlackBerry Curve 9370 for Verizon
The BlackBerry browser is a capable piece of software, though it still manages to fall short of the experience offered by Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7. I thought web sites were generally quick to load over Verizon's 3G network. Performance improved drastically when surfing via Wi-Fi. The real deal-killer in my opinion is the lack of a touch screen. Relying on the trackpad for web site navigation is irksome at best for long browsing sessions.
Because BlackBerrys are intended for business users, they offer far more controls, tools, and options than any consumer will ever bother to explore. The basics, such as wallpapers, ringtones (and ringer profiles), themes, fonts, etc., are all handled easily with the settings tools, which have been broken down in to easier-to-manage groupings.
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The home screen can also be customized to a certain extent. It's not as vastly customizable as an Android handset, but users can populate the five different screens with a number of apps, shortcuts, and so on.
RIM Debuts the BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360, 9370
Research In Motion today announced a new line of BlackBerry Curve smartphones, the 9350, 9360, and 9370. All three devices offer identical hardware and run the new BlackBerry 7 operating system with the latest version of BlackBerry Messenger and the new BlackBerry browser.
Hands On: BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360
The latest version of the BlackBerry Curve is the smallest yet, but offers many of the same features found on its bigger BlackBerry brothers.
RIM to Add NFC-Based 'Tag' App to BlackBerries
Research In Motion today announced a forthcoming update to its BlackBerry 7 platform that will add an application called Tag. The application makes use of the near-field communications chip on recently released BlackBerry smartphones so users can share contact information, documents, URLs, photos, and other multimedia content by tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together.
Spotify Releases App for GSM BlackBerries
The Spotify music application for RIM's BlackBerry platform has left beta and is now available to the GSM models, including the Bold 9780, Bold 9700, Curve 9300, Bold 9000 and Curve 8520. The client does not yet support CDMA-based BlackBerries, and Spotify hasn't said when the app will be available for the Bold 9900, Torch 9810 or 9800.
BlackBerry Curve 9370 Hits Verizon Stores Today for $99
Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9370 at Verizon Wireless stores and online for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new contract. The Curve 9370 supports Verizon's 3G network in the U.S.