The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is one of the sexiest BlackBerrys ever. But it is also one of the most crippled. You see, it has a puny 1,000 mAh battery. The first time I saw the battery rating years back, I wondered silently, “What were these guys thinking? Why would anyone put such a small battery in a BlackBerry?” I knew this was bad news.
I was right. Everyone I know who owns a Curve 9360 complains about how the battery empties at a horribly rapid rate and the phone requires recharging so often. Everyone.
Dad owns a BlackBerry Curve 9360 and he is sick and tired of it. Every time he mentions it, he mentions the poor battery life. He has replaced the battery with an original imported for him from the USA, and in a matter of months, it was back to the same old routine.
A 1,000 mAh battery on a BlackBerry is just plain bad news. In contrast, the Curve 9320 with similar specs has a 1450 mAh battery. That’s almost 50% more capacity, and it makes a difference. Dad is tired of not being able to use it as a proper mobile phone. It is more connected to the mains than not.
If you live in Nigeria where public power supply is never guaranteed, you must have an idea of how painfully frustrating it is to own a smartphone whose battery runs out on you in a couple of hours after a full charge. Owners of the BlackBerry 9360 are real heroes. I salute them.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.