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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9370 Review

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9370 Review
Unfortunately, call quality is below par on the Curve 9370 as voices on our end were flat and dull sounding, while people that we talked to said it sounded hollow, choppy, and “like a cell phone” on their end. Despite this, the device was able to maintain a connection and did not drop any calls or data connections while in use in the South FL area.

The included 1000 mAh battery is only rated at 5.5 hours of talk time on a full charge, and under mixed usage we were able to get about 8 hours before requiring a charge.


Conclusion:

We would have been more interested with the BlackBerry Curve 9370 if it came out last summer, but with it being released months after the Curve 9350 and 9360, it is really outdated. Not only that, but we believe the $100 on-contract price is asking  more than it should be. If you currently own the Curve 9330 and want to stick to BlackBerry, it might be worth the upgrade to the 9370, but for new customers, it doesn’t offer anything exciting over the competition.

Software on tested device:
BlackBerry OS 7.0 Bundle 1971 (v7.0.0.374)

RIM BlackBerry Curve 9370 Video Review:



Pros

  • Slim design

Cons

  • Hardware is outdated
  • Cramped keyboard
  • Poor call quality
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posted on 23 Jan 2012, 13:45

1. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Yet another circa-2000 Blackberry....

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 14:15 1

2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


How could anyone walk into Verizon and pick this phone when it's sitting next to the 4S and so many Droids?
RIM deserves to fail at this point.

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 19:35 1

3. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Another one?! They all look the same I don't even know which one is which now! The only device I still like from RIM is the latest Bold 9930. I just wish RIM was better...

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 20:47

4. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Agreed. Other than the 9930 everything sucks balls. Including the Porsche Design or Proceeding or WTFever they are calling it now.

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Display2.4 inches, 480 x 360 pixels (246 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 800 MHz
512 MB RAM
Size4.29 x 2.36 x 0.43 inches
(109 x 60 x 11 mm)
3.49 oz  (99 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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