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BlackBerry Curve 8530

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  • User Score (257)
    7.6 7.6 from 257 reviewers
  • Expert Score (22)
    7.0 7.0 from 22 reviewers
  • Design (8)
    6.4 6.4 from 8 reviewers
  • Value for money (4)
    7.9 7.9 from 4 reviewers
  • Features (5)
    7.0 7.0 from 5 reviewers
  • Ease of use (8)
    6.2 6.2 from 8 reviewers
  • Performance (2)
    8.3 8.3 from 2 reviewers
  • Sound quality (14)
    7.3 7.3 from 14 reviewers
  • Sound (2)
    5.0 5.0 from 2 reviewers
  • Durability (4)
    7.1 7.1 from 4 reviewers
  • Looks (4)
    7.9 7.9 from 4 reviewers
  • Battery performance (25)
    5.9 5.9 from 25 reviewers
  • Display (18)
    6.6 6.6 from 18 reviewers
  • Sturdiness (6)
    6.6 6.6 from 6 reviewers
  • Build quality (14)
    6.0 6.0 from 14 reviewers
  • Camera (14)
    5.6 5.6 from 14 reviewers
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BlackBerry Curve 8530

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a slim smart-phone or PDA developed by Research in Motion (RIM) that comes with a 2.4-inch TFT transflective touch screen that provides 65,000 colours with 320-by-240 pixel resolutions, a built-in 2.0-megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, video recording and playback functions, e-mail, messaging and variety multimedia features. This phone is compatible with high-speed 3G technology which is compatible with Verizon Wireless' 3G network that enable …

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BlackBerry Curve 8530

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a slim smart-phone or PDA developed by Research in Motion (RIM) that comes with a 2.4-inch TFT transflective touch screen that provides 65,000 colours with 320-by-240 pixel resolutions, a built-in 2.0-megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, video recording and playback functions, e-mail, messaging and variety multimedia features. This phone is compatible with high-speed 3G technology which is compatible with Verizon Wireless' 3G network that enable users to access the web using broadband services, works on CDMA network band 800/1900MHz, support Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP wireless technology without the hassle of using wired cables, comes with a 528MHz processor along with 256MB of flash memory, plus it also support microSD/SDHC/TransFlash card. It is designed with a full-QWERTY keyboard for easy typing and sending of messages along with a touch-sensitive optical trackpad. The smart-phone is available in black, purple or red colour enclosure. It supports location navigator through its built-in GPS technology that support geo-tagging function, and Wi-Fi capabilities (with RTT/EV-DO that supports 802.11b/g).

Features

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 measures in at 4.2-inch (109mm) in height, 2.3-inch (60mm) in width, 0.55-inch (14mm) in depth and 3.7 ounces (105 grams) in weight. A 2.4-inch touch screen provides a clear viewing tool with a 320-by-240-pixel resolutions TFT display of up to 65,000 colours for users to view. It comes with a 256MB of flash memory, but this can be expandable with a MiroSD/MicroSDHC or TransFlash card with up to 16GByte of memory for further storage capabilities. It also works on 3G networks and it is also compatible with dual-band CDMA/Ev-DO networks 800/1900 MHz, and support Bluetooth 2.1 technology with A2DP. Together with 3G high-speed capabilities, this mobile phone can be used for quick transfer of data, audio and video streaming, Web surfing, multimedia messaging and email. The device supports file format such as MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3, plus it also features polyphonic and MP3 ring tones. It is powered by BlackBerry OS 5.0 for its operating system together with 528 MHz processor, plus it is also preloaded with BlackBerry Media Sync, BlackBerry App World for easy searching of the internet and downloading; and supports Java applications. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is also equipped with built-in 2.0-megapixels camera with 5x digital zoom. In addition, it also works as a video camera for recording video and playback. Other basic offerings include wireless e-mail, support email configuration for IMAP4/POP3/SMTP/Exchange, text messaging (SMS), Instant messaging (IM), Picture messaging (MMS), Predictive text input (SureType), a built-in speakerphone, alarm clock, calendar, phone book, call records features, Photo-call, a task list, a notepad, calculator, internal antenna and a 3.5mm headset audio jack. The PDA uses the standard removable/rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with battery capacity of 1150 mAh. Its battery life for usage time is rated up to 4.5 hours, while the estimated stand by time is rated up to 10.5 days from a fully charged battery.

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