The announcement of the BlackBerry Curve 9370 preceded the introduction of the Motorola Droid 4, the Motorola Droid Maxx and a purple color option for the Motorola Droid Razr.
The BlackBerry Curve 9370 is considered an entry-level device offering of Verizon which features a QWERTY keyboard. Although the BlackBerry is not considered as the first choice of a number of industry watchers, the device is considered a notable device for communication.
The BlackBerry Curve 9370 has a number of features similar to that the Curve 9360 of T-Mobile, which was introduced into the last year.
The main hardware features of the BlackBerry Curve 9370 include an 800MHz microprocessor, 2.44-inch screen with a resolution of 480 by 360, five-megapixel rear-facing camera with a flash, and a pre-installed 2GB microSD memory card. Connectivity options of the device include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1
The BlackBerry Curve 9370 is a quad-band smartphone that supports GSM, EDGE and GPRS which offers wireless data and voice service in over two hundred countries. The device will also be utilized on the most reliable network of the country
The latest BlackBerry device will utilize the BlackBerry 7 OS although it will reportedly receive the BlackBerry 7.1 update along with other BlackBerry devices. The device also supports Near Field Communications or NFC, which would provide a number of capabilities such as the reading SmartPoster tags by simply tapping the device.
The BlackBerry Curve 9370 will likely appeal to world travelers since it features worldwide support for GPRS, EDGE, and GSM networks. The BlackBerry Curve 9370 will be available by January 19 through online stores as well as the retail outlets of Verizon. The device is available at around $100 with the two-year service contract and following a mail-in rebate of around $50.