One of the popular entry-level handsets offered by Research In Motion is the 9300. It allowed users to respond to emails, reply to SMS, and chat on the BBM without spending too much on the smartphone. Now, its successor the Blackberry Curve 9360 will do the same. However, this new handset has an edge over its predecessor. Let’s find out the advantages it has over the past model.
When it comes to the phones’ displays, the predecessor comes with a slightly larger screen. It comes with a 2.46 inch screen compared to its successor’s 2.44 inches. However, there is a huge difference when it comes to resolution. On the older model, you will have to make do with 320 x 240 pixels. On the newer model, you will get to enjoy a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels. This is pixel density of 246 PPI compared to its predecessor’s 163 PPI.
Another advantage this new phone has over its past version is a more powerful camera. The 9300 comes with a 2 megapixel camera. This will allow you to capture images on the go. However, a 2 megapixel count can only go so far. On the Blackberry Curve 9360, you will get to enjoy a 5 megapixel camera. This will allow you to enjoy more form high-resolution captured images and VGA-quality recorded videos. This was possible on the previous version.
When it comes to performance, the new handset has more to offer. On the 9300, you will find a 624 MHz single-core processor packs under the hood. Unfortunately, this is no longer up to par with today’s standards. Normally, the more affordable handsets come with at least 800 MHz CPUs that can better cope with today’s apps that demand more from system requirements. On the Blackberry Curve 9360, you will find an 800 MHz single-core processor packs under the hood. Furthermore, it sports 512 MB of RAM compared to its predecessor’s 256 MB of RAM. This will allow the smartphone to perform much better when it comes to running applications.
The last advantage this new smartphone has over its predecessor is its software. It comes pre-installed with the latest iteration of the BB OS. This is the BB 7 OS. This will allow you to enjoy a number of new features such as social feed integration and BBM app integration.