The actual keyboard is arguably the celebrity of any BlackBerry device (in addition to the Torch 9860, for obvious factors), and that certainly is applicable here. Text input on the actual Curve 9360 is blissfully user-friendly. The keys themselves have a respectable amount of space between them, that avoids accidental multi-button presses.
RIM went to great lengths to keep your thickness of the Curve 9360 down which goes for the keyboard as well. The buttons sit lower within the casing than on previous Rim devices. Thankfully this doesn't create a drop in responsiveness or general comfort. If you've gotten swept up in the mobile CPU race recently, you may be disappointed to understand that the BlackBerry Curve 9360 is not sporting a flashy dual-core processor chip.
Instead, there's an 800MHz single-core chip beating in the centre of the phone. This puts it with an equal footing with the Lemon Monte Carlo and Motorola Escape -- two Android devices that aren't exactly about the cutting edge.
The humble nature from the CPU doesn't matter. The Contour 9360 positively purrs along, along with smooth scrolling, fast loading as well as generally pleasing performance. That's something which many dual-core Android devices cannot muster, despite their raw energy.
Of course, it could be argued which BlackBerry OS 7 is taxing the hardware a smaller amount than the incredibly versatile Google android 2. 3, but that's near the point. RIM has selected what seems to be the ideal processor for the duty at hand. We couldn't fault the phone's overall performance during our review period besides when it came to web site rendering.