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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Feb 2012, 06:42

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 marks somewhat of a milestone for RIM, as it is the company’s first device of the supposedly affordable Curve series that comes in a touchscreen-only form. It disposes of the legendary physical keyboard, as found on its 9370 cousin, replacing it with a fairly tiny 3.2” display. So did the Canadians manage to usher the entry level Curve series in the touchscreen era, while at the same time preserving the BlackBerry spirit with the Curve 9380?...

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posted on 01 Feb 2012, 07:36

1. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)

I'VE always liked bb love the bbm, love touch screen would consider going back but not until HUGE IMPROVEMENTS!!!

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 05:39

2. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I just hate when I scroll all the way down and spoil the review. lol

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 09:56

3. quique (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)

The reviewer missed a very important feature. Blackberry touchscreen phones offer physical hard buttons for phoning and hanging up a call. For people that use the phone primarily to place and receive calls and need GPS and only occasional browsing, (such as real estate agents and contractors), this is a huge benefit over Android and apple phones. When using an Android phone, during a call, the screen dims or turns black. In order to hang up on a call, you need to fire up the screen & find the dialer. In a Blackberry touch screen, you simply push the red button at the bottom right corner.

posted on 04 Feb 2012, 10:31

4. CivicSi89 (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)

^ when you use an IOS or Android powered phone. Yes they dim the screen. But when you pull the phone from your face the screen brightens and turns back on. And all you have to do is hit the end button.

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 23:03

5. quique (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)

Agree, providing that another app does not hog the screen. I use both. There is no doubt that there are many benifits to using Androids and Iphones for browsing, multi media etc. Having said that, if your primary use is phone, being able to push a hard button to answer and hang up calls even when the screen is Black; or the phone on the car seat; without having to look it is a huge huge plus.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 23:51

6. jaysvent26 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Key buttons has poor components. I got a replacement thru waratty claim but in a few days the same problem i encountered. :(

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 10:04

7. quique (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)

This is sad and a poor reflection on Blackberry. It was renown for it's quality. I hope they continue to deliver robust units. The upgrade to O.S 7.1 is a step in the right direction. I have no doubt that we will see great units comming our way in the near future.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 00:56

8. shivg55 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

I have purchase BBCurve9380 3 months before but there is problem of heating i have already gave it to service center and got after 15 days but problem still running.. it's very worst cell.. i will never recommended....

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