BlackBerry Apollo 9360
Dimension: 10.9 x 6 x 1.1 cm, weight 99 gram, full QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, using plastic and metal material, 3.5 mm port audio.
The lock button at upper side, volume control, mute button and convenience key are on the right side. MicroUSB port placed at the left side.
Compare with previously Curve series. The Blackberry Apollo looks more elegant with metal ornament around the body. Slit that separate the left area buttons and right buttons area that you can find at Gemini (8520) were removed, this make the screen area, buttons and track pad seem neater.
TFT, 16 million color, 480 x 360 pixel, 2.44 inch (~246 ppi)
Compare with other variant of the new Blackberry generation, Blackberry Apollo have narrow screen and no touchscreen. If you like to watch some movie or browsing on your device this can be disadvantage.
BlackBerry OS 7.0 bundle 1555 (v126.96.36.1999, Platform 188.8.131.529)
The performa of Blackberry OS 7 is no different with other variant that use same OS (such as Monaco, Monza, Montana, Dakota and Torch 2). Even without touchscreen, Blackberry Apollo is already support NFC features.
Camera and Video Recorder
5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, maximum resolution VGA (680 x 480), video light, image stabilization, zoom 1.8 x
No auto focus camera for Blackberry Apollo. It’s look like Blackberry using different camera hardware for Apollo. When you can see the quality of photo result, it`s seem that Blackberry Apollo result image is lower than Monaco and Dakota, especially for sharpness.
For movie capturing settings, Maximum resolution is only 640 x 480px.
Video and Audio Player
Video player MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, shuffle, repeat, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
Blackberry Apollo video player support 3gp and mp4. Full screen default appear when you see you video collection, but it also has fit screen and actual size features.
Blackberry Apollo music player features were standard but more than enough for an portable music player. User still can control music player with 2 volume rocker button and a mute button to control volume, skip to other song or even pause and replay the music when Blackberry Apollo in lock position.
Sosial Network and Messaging
BBM version 6.0, push email, social feeds
It has new version of BlackBerry Messenger with a lot application of BBM connected were available in App World.
Not only Blackberry Messenger, social feeds allows you to see new update from Facebook, Twitter, GTalk and Yahoo Messenger through one application.
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Blackberry Apollo support with NFC, this technology makes Apollo faster when data exchange between other Blackberry and other hardware.
Li-Ion 1000 mAh (EM1)
Blackberry always has problem with battery, Blackberry Apollo only stand less than 20 hours with normal usage. unfortunately RIM doesn’t give any solution for this, Blackberry Apollo has battery with less power than Curve 3G which is has 1150mAh.
800MHz processor, 512 MB storage, 512 MB RAM
Blackberry Apollo has higher clock speed processor than Onyx 2 (9780) or even first generation of Torch (9800) which is more expensive than Apollo.
- BlackBerry OS ver. 7
- BBM 6
- Support NFC
- Prices higher for it’s class
- No Autofocus
- Max Video resolution only 640×480
- No touchscreen
Conclusion of BlackBerry Apollo 9360
Even has higher price for lower-middle class, The hardware for Apollo is already upgrade and OS 7 features which is had better performance from the predecessor.