The BudgetBerry is back, and it's packing a new design and upgraded internals!  Aaron takes a look at RIM's newest device, the BlackBerry Curve 9360, which is available at T-Mobile now.  It offers an 800 MHz processor, 2.4-inch display (which sadly, isn't a touchscreen), 5-megapixel camera with flash, a full QWERTY keyboard, and BlackBerry 7.

When comparing it to the older Curve devices, it's an upgrade, but it's painfully behind its mid-range competitors.  Keyboard lovers may like this device, but if media and apps are what you enjoy, you'll want to look to Android.  Part 1 of 2.

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Terry Oakes
Terry Oakes BB os has nothing on Android
Junuj Lulul
Junuj Lulul Where on earth is your 30 day bb9900 challenge results?
Chad Allen
Chad Allen Just the fact that that question can be legitamatly asked should tell you all you need to know!
Sean Grant
Sean Grant just another fail by rim maybe they should change their name to rip...lmfao
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez @Hansel, you speak the truth.
Akib Akibrfakir Fakir
Akib Akibrfakir Fakir Yeah
Robert Centennial
Robert Centennial Its garbage just like the rest of rims devices
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley All blackberries are smartphones. Heck the are the Original smartphones. What's with the hate?
Itsok Imawelder
Itsok Imawelder BB is the smartphone, just because a phone does apps, and has a fast prosessor doesn't make it a smartphone! Android is only skin deep.
Tim Fuhrmann
Tim Fuhrmann Its as much a smartphone as any other BB. And in my personal experience, more of a smartphone than any android phone I have ever used.
Eric Quach
Eric Quach just because Blackberry has not enough apps, doesn't mean its outdated. lol. its actually a true phone for business users.
Mark Fisher Jr.
Mark Fisher Jr. I think they should discontinue that one and replace it with something more bigger and better.
Ridzuan Abd Malik
Ridzuan Abd Malik Bold 4. The ultimate ;)
Josue Cifuentes
Josue Cifuentes $399 for a BB no thanks lol
Tim Watson
Tim Watson As far as I am concerned, BlackBerry is dead and outdated!!!
Ernest Marvin Esteban
Ernest Marvin Esteban Nope. Smartphones can do lots of things.
Toreon Jones Sr.
Toreon Jones Sr. Wat yall guys think bout da HTC EVO design 4g?????
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz Out of date blackberry needs a new superhardware . Os 7 is ok.
Nathan Parks
Nathan Parks yeah, just an out of date one.
Justinian Freyal Sabbatius Kabiling
Justinian Freyal Sabbatius Kabiling Yes but missing many features up to this date

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