Research In Motion has launched the BlackBerry Curve 9360 in the UAE and the phone is now available from authorised partners.
"The Curve family of smartphones has been a real hit in the UAE and we expect the new BlackBerry Curve 9360, with its significant performance enhancements and all the benefits of the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, to be well received by new customers as well as existing BlackBerry Curve users looking to upgrade," said Sandeep Saihgal, managing drector for RIM Middle East.
The BlackBerry Curve has a keyboard and an optical trackpad. GPS and Wi-Fi support are also included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash and video recording. The microSD/SDHC slot supports up to 32 GB memory cards for additional media storage.
The new Curve also supports the BlackBerry 7 OS and features a range of hardware enhancements including an upgraded processor and display, more memory, and built-in support for Near Field Communications.
The new OS features the next generation BlackBerry browser which combines the improved performance of the WebKit browser engine with the hardware enhancements in the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone, designed to deliver a faster, more fluid web browsing experience.
The latest release of BBM is pre-loaded and is now designed to extend the real time BBM experience to a range of other apps.