(Updated) Blackberry Curve 9360 Announced By T-Mobile

Update: Not 5 minutes after we post that the Curve 9360 have been discovered on T-Mobile.com as coming soon, we receive an email announcing the official launch! The Curve will be available in an exclusive pre-sale for business customers beginning today, September 21 and available at T-Mobile retail stores on September 28th for everyone. The exclusive Merlot color will be available starting on October 12th. The Blackberry Curve 9360 will be available for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. 

We’re not entirely sure when the Blackberry Curve 9360 first appeared on T-Mobile.com but a number of you caught it this morning so we imagine it hasn’t been up there for long. T-Mobile has it marked as “coming soon” and with all the materials retail stores are receiving we’re still holding out hope that this phone will launch sometime in the next few weeks. Provided today is Wednesday and T-Mobile’s common launch day for devices we’re now looking to next week for a possible launch.

The BlackBerry Curve 9360, the next generation of the Curve family, is launching on September 28. This powerful, compact device is the thinnest BlackBerry Curve to date and features the new BlackBerry 7 OS, a full QWERTY keyboard, and pre-loaded apps like Cequint Caller ID, MobiTV, and TeleNav. The Curve 9360 also comes with a 5 megapixel camera and is able to support Wi-Fi calling right out of the box.

The simple and intuitive interface makes this affordable smartphone a great fit for any customer looking for a device with the tools to help them coordinate their social life, family, and work. The Curve 9360 will come in two colors: merlot, which will be exclusive to T-Mobile, and black.

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  • Derrick227

    just to verify, will it be on the prepaid line the same day it launch on sept 28th? i will be already out of contract on the 23rd and i want to go prepaid with tmo on this phone. also do i cancel my service with tmo, and then just sign up for prepaid or do i just stay on after my contract is up? please help =]

    • T. Ferguson

      Care has to convert your account to prepaid pay as you go then you purchase the plan you want.

      • Derrick227

        so just call them when my contract is up??

    • 4g
      • http://twitter.com/eb101 mynameseli

        can i email you to?

        • 4g

          yes

        • Derrick227

          DONT EMAIL HIM!!!

        • 4g

          Scared of making money so so sad.

        • 4g

          Scared of making money so so sad.

    • Gwapo

      Just switch wiht the value plan (ind $49.99…talk 500 mins, unlimited txt and data).it is a lot cheaper than classic. Just buy the 9360.

  • Jrau13

    This comes with wifi calling(UMA) right out of the box and the 9900 doesn’t????

    • ogopogo

      One note to the whole issue around UMA and WiFi calling. They are not exactly the same. UMA is more robust than WiFi calling and allows you to hand off calls from WiFi to a cell tower seamlessly. i have UMA on my 9700 and is is indeed seamless. I have used WiFi calling on the Mytouch4G, and it requires that you stay within WiFi proximity. the other MAJOR benefit is that UMA calls are extremely clear.

      • Juan perez

        Is the 9810 torch 2 uma compatible? Coz I use it a lot and really want this feature…if it doesn’t have it I may go to a droid…I’ve been a crackberry user for a while…and don’t wanna switch if t mobile and BB don’t offer enough I will leave like everyone else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    Not sure what happened to my last comment but anyway as I was saying….
    That’s a damn fine price a device that not only out classes the last gen Curve but the last gen Bold as well.  How do they expect to off load any 9300′s on Saturdays sale with this being availible next week?

  • Brianb

    Oddly, this Curve HAS UMA! The lower model has UMA!! but the 9900 doesn’t!  Crazy huh!

    UMA is a chipset.  It is HARDWARE.  The processor combo on the 9900 wasn’t compatible with UMA so they left it out.

    The software wifi for the 9900 won’t sound nearly as good as uma nor will it switch off from tower to access point.

    I go with the curve if you need voip or UMA.  The possible 9900 solution will not be nearly as good as real hardware UMA.  Phonedog already did testing on it.  Sound quality is poor using a software app (which is what they are doing).

  • Jaygqitalia

    How much to buy off contract?

    • Derrick227

      i think someone said $229.99?? idk

  • Jaygqitalia

    How much to buy off contract?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PLQOQ2XSKXB5T34C66LNRZF3BA R

    Can someone please help?

    I’ve done a comparison on T-Mobile’s site between the 9900 and the 9360, and it looks like the primary differences are that the 9900 is 4G, has a touchscreen and way more ROM and RAM.  Also, the 9900 is a little bigger and heavier, but has much better battery life.

    I am not familiar with UMA and it’s not even mentioned in the comparison on T-Mobile’s site.

    Does anybody think that the 9900 is worth an extra $230?

    And given that the 9900 will be $99 on 9/24, that seems like the obvious choice.

    Thanks!

    • Jaygqitalia

      UMA and WIFI calling are just making phone calls thru your wifi when you dont have a good signal. UMA is better because you dont get your call dropped if you walk outside the wifi zone. With the 9990 on the 24th. You are still paying 250 with taxes on top of it upfront. You will get your 150 back in 6 to 8 weeks. Be prepared to pay at least 325 that day. You also need to finish paying the phone off with 15 dollars a month for for 20 more months. Im pretty sure the 9360 will cost less then 250 total without extending contract. In the end , its up to you. I have a Curve 3G that has been swapped 3 times. Im pretty sure if mine messes up again, I will be upgraded right into this new phone lol. Cant wait.

    • Brianb

      I would save the cash.  The processor is slightly slower but it runs OS 7 and has UMA or wifi calling.  It doesn’t have touch screen but UMA is highly useful.

      The 9900 will NEVER have real UMA (because it’s a hardware chipset). 

      The touch screen is all you really gain with the 9900 but you lose the UMA or Wifi calling.

      With the curve you don’t have touch screen but DO have UMA.

    • Brianb

      I would save the cash.  The processor is slightly slower but it runs OS 7 and has UMA or wifi calling.  It doesn’t have touch screen but UMA is highly useful.

      The 9900 will NEVER have real UMA (because it’s a hardware chipset). 

      The touch screen is all you really gain with the 9900 but you lose the UMA or Wifi calling.

      With the curve you don’t have touch screen but DO have UMA.

    • Brianb

      I would save the cash.  The processor is slightly slower but it runs OS 7 and has UMA or wifi calling.  It doesn’t have touch screen but UMA is highly useful.

      The 9900 will NEVER have real UMA (because it’s a hardware chipset). 

      The touch screen is all you really gain with the 9900 but you lose the UMA or Wifi calling.

      With the curve you don’t have touch screen but DO have UMA.

    • Suecopel

      Battery life on the 9900 is NOT good. In real life if you leave the 4 G radio on you will drain the battery in a day or normal use.  IT sucks the battery twice as fast as my 9780.  If you shut of the 4g radio you save ALOT of battery.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PLQOQ2XSKXB5T34C66LNRZF3BA R

      Thanks, everybody.  I appreciate it.  I’ve been waiting a long time to get a new Blackberry!  (I still have the Pearl, believe it or not.)

      It sounds like 9360 is probably the way to go, but first two other questions:

      If the 4G radio is turned off, does that mean all cellular capability is off, or can it be switched to 3G, EDGE, etc.

      Does 3G drain the battery as much as 4G?

      Thanks again!

      • Marco

        3g uses less battery…I use edge most of the time and can go two days easily.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PLQOQ2XSKXB5T34C66LNRZF3BA R

      Thanks, everybody.  I appreciate it.  I’ve been waiting a long time to get a new Blackberry!  (I still have the Pearl, believe it or not.)

      It sounds like 9360 is probably the way to go, but first two other questions:

      If the 4G radio is turned off, does that mean all cellular capability is off, or can it be switched to 3G, EDGE, etc.

      Does 3G drain the battery as much as 4G?

      Thanks again!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PLQOQ2XSKXB5T34C66LNRZF3BA R

      Thanks, everybody.  I appreciate it.  I’ve been waiting a long time to get a new Blackberry!  (I still have the Pearl, believe it or not.)

      It sounds like 9360 is probably the way to go, but first two other questions:

      If the 4G radio is turned off, does that mean all cellular capability is off, or can it be switched to 3G, EDGE, etc.

      Does 3G drain the battery as much as 4G?

      Thanks again!

  • Youngt82

    Blah blackberry’s are boring now

  • Youngt82

    Blah blackberry’s are boring now

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_54E2BTO4ALDUWBAHTX7IXS3BP4 Lawanda Fuentes

    Still can’t believe it I just got a $827.89 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prîces at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use http://jmb.tw/52bf

  • Austinclock

    How much is it unsubsidized( without an a contract)?

  • Roycollinson

    It’s available REALLY someone tell T mobile because I tried to get it and it’s NOT available as at 16:00 Pacific time today-They know nothing about it.WTF

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Are you a business customer?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Are you a business customer?

    • Roycollinson

      Yes,with multiple lines.Also got moved to 3 different people .One said he saw about it on TMO but the computer doesn’t allow it to be done (phone not listed)

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  • david brand

    wow, blackberry isnt dead yet ? on life support definitely….dead soon…get an android phone….blackberry is old news

    • Derrickps3

      shut up, blackberry is and will remain popular because it’s great email and social abilities. it’s one of the best non touch screen devices, im tired of android and going back to bb

    • Derrickps3

      shut up, blackberry is and will remain popular because it’s great email and social abilities. it’s one of the best non touch screen devices, im tired of android and going back to bb

  • david brand

    wow, blackberry isnt dead yet ? on life support definitely….dead soon…get an android phone….blackberry is old news