The first-ever touchscreen BlackBerry Curve phone really is a messaging marvel.
The fully touchscreen operated Curve 9380 teams the appealing rounded edges of the Curve with the amazing messaging and email functions for which BlackBerrys are famed. It also runs the latest version of the social networking focussed BlackBerry operating system, so it's terrific for staying in touch with all your nearest and dearest too.
Billed as a BlackBerry that's "all-touch" and "all-social", this is the latest addition to BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion's best-selling Curve range. And it's also the first-ever Curve phone with a touchscreen and, by common consent, the best handset in the line so far.
That's thanks to the fact that the Curve 9380 features an updated version of the brilliant BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging application. That means it's better than ever for organising get-togethers with your friends and chat. And adding to its credentials as a social networking phone is that Facebook and Twitter are pre-installed, with all feeds updating automatically and in a single location.
Because the Curve 9380 is powered by the latest BB7 version of the BlackBerry operating system teamed with a mighty 806MHz processor, it's also massively powerful. As a result, you can expect super-fast web browsing and get to all your favourite features faster and more efficiently than before.
But that's not all. You also get an excellent five megapixel camera with face detection and image stabilisation technology that's just right for taking fun snaps and recording videos. And to keep you entertained, there's a media player on board too with 30 hours of music playback and 5.5 hours of video.
Other features of this superb handset include an optical trackpad, an accurate portrait SureType QWERTY onscreen keyboard for tapping out emails and social networking updates, a 3.2-inch HVGA+ display and microSD card support to allow you to expand storage capacity by up to 32GB.