BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 video confirms NFC rumorsRumor
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 15th, 2011 at 1:39 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor, Videos
BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 video confirms NFC rumors
A video of the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 has surfaced on the German website MacBerry.de showing some NFC skills, which confirms it is an NFC capable device. However, just yesterday we reported exclusively that BlackBerry NFC phones are shipping without the kind of support needed to truly utilize near field communications and are giving users a poor NFC experience. We speculate that this is why some carriers are blocking NFC at the software level for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930. The BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 can be seen below in a silent video which does indeed confirm that it has an NFC chip on board. We see in the video that the NFC is tuned on and off, but there is no demonstration of the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 actually reading an NFC tag. What is really interesting is how small these keyboard-less BlackBerry phones really are. It shows that RIM is heading in a different direction to woo the masses. In the video, we see the phone compared for sizing against the current Curve and Storm which shows that RIM got the memo that thin is in and that less is sometimes more.
BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 NFC phone specs
Specs are light on the ground at the moment but we do know that the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 allegedly has a 800MHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor. We have also heard the phone features a 5 megapixel camera, 1GB Flash, 512MB RAM, microSD card slot, WiFi and Bluetooth. The BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 is rumored to launch in Q4 of this year in both GSM and CDMA flavors. So, we can guess you will be able to get one on the carrier of your choice at launch. We just hope by that time that the BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 is launched that it actually comes with support for most NFC tags and with some NFC software so you can use it. A BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 NFC phone without the use of NFC is kind of redundant.