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Photos: BlackBerry Curve 9360 launched - RIM adds next device to BlackBerry 7 range

NFC and upgraded camera onboard...
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By Jo Best on
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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

NFC and upgraded camera onboard...

At the British Academy of Film and Televsion Arts - that's Bafta to you and me - RIM unveiled the fourth device for the UK market bearing its recently released operating system, BlackBerry OS 7.

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

The fourth BlackBerry 7 phone is the newest addition to its Curve portfolio, the Curve 9360.

The 9360 will be the second BlackBerry to feature NFC - a short-range wireless tech most commonly used for contactless payments and ticketing.

So far, UK consumers have proved largely resistant to the charms of contactless payments, but RIM is predicting the Olympics will give take-up a boost. "Use cases will come," said a BlackBerry spokesman.

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

Unlike the previous three BlackBerry 7 handsets released for the UK market, the Curve 9360 has no touchsreen - navigation is by means of the trackpad seen in the centre above the keyboard.

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

The Curve range has had its camera updated, with the 9360 now sporting a five-megapixel camera.

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

The camera sits to the top of the device, opposite the LED flash (left).

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

There is a white version of the mid-tier device in the works, according to RIM, while the black device is expected to hit the shops next month.

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RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360

As you'd expect, the device comes with wi-fi and GPS.

Onboard memory is 512MB, expandable to 32GB through microSD.

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