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Blackberry Curve 8530

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Key Features

  • Blackberry v5
  • Performance

  • Display

  • Camera

  • Battery

  • 256 MB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available

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Blackberry Curve 8530 Specifications


Brand Blackberry
Model Curve 8530
Operating System Blackberry v5
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, CDMA
Network 3G: Available


Size Compare
Dimensions 109 (H) x 60 (W) x 13.90 (T) mm
Weight 105 grams


Screen Size
2.4 inches (6.1 cm)
Screen Resolution
320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density
167 ppi
Display Type


528 MHz


Internal Memory
256 MB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB


Main Camera

2 MP Primary Camera
Camera Features
Digital Zoom


1150 mAh
Type Li-ion
Up to 4.5(2G)
Standby Time
Up to 408(2G)

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g
with A-GPS


Video Player
Video Formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
Music Formats: Music Formats : MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP EVRC, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9, Windows Media 10 Standard/Professional with 3.5 mm audio jack, Dedicated music keys

Special Features

Java No
Phone Book Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
SMS Threaded View
Email IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, BlackBerry Connect
Other Facilities Ring ID, Picture ID, Multiple numbers per contact, Alarm, Calendar, To-Do / Tasks, Calculator, Notes.

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22 Expert Reviews for Blackberry Curve 8530

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  • BlackBerry Curve 8530 Review - Smartphone Reviews by MobileTechReview
    Tong Zhang
    31 Jan 2010 | mobiletechreview

    The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is the CDMA version of the new generation of Curve smartphones with an optical trackpad and music playback controls on top of the smartphone. We first saw this design on the BlackBerry 8520 GSM versions, and now the CDMA......

    Pros: Good trackpad and keyboard experience, good GPS performance ;

    Cons: Battery life isnu2019t very good

    Verdict: For Verizon users who have been waiting for the new entry-level Curve, the 8530 is finally here. The Curve 8530 is a solid smartphone with decent specs, and it has the new trackpad and the dedicated media control buttons on top. The smartphone feels....

  • Huawei Pinnacle (MetroPCS)
    Jessica Dolcourt
    29 Feb 2012 | cnet

    I haven`t used the word "fun" to describe a phone for a long time, but the thought crossed my mind after I began playing with the Huawei Pinnacle for MetroPCS. No, the portrait QWERTY cell phone doesn`t have flashing lights like the LG dLite, and it......

    Pros: The Huawei Pinnacle`s portrait QWERTY layout is familiar and easy on the eye. It presents a straightforward user interface and some extra goodies like a music player and the ability to create folders

    Cons: Call quality on the Pinnacle was mediocre, there are a few design flaws here and there, and the phone is a little sluggish. Video quality also tanked

    Verdict: On the strength of its budget price, its user interface, and its tools, the Huawei Pinnacle is a good choice for those who plan to use the phone primarily for texting and personal organization. However, some flaws, like mediocre call quality, cast a....

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Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 1 ratings)


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  • yes nice phone with awsum features
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    yes nice phone with awsum features
    08 Aug 2011
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    Pros: accordind 2 me bbm

    Cons: buttons

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