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BlackBerry Curve 8530
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BlackBerry Curve 8530

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Overall 6
6.0

Huawei Pinnacle (MetroPCS)

PC Magazine
8 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The Huawei Pinnacle is short on features, but it's a good option if you need a lightweight, budget-priced phone built for texting.
  • Pros: Comfortable keyboard. Lightweight. Good music player. Nice display.
  • Cons: Lackluster camera. Poor video playback. Short battery life.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Virgin Mobile)

PC Magazine
1 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry Curve 8530 may be a low-end smartphone nowadays, but it's a great buy when combined with Virgin Mobile's low-priced, nationwide service plans.
  • Pros: Very low monthly rates. Just enough smartphone power to get the job done.
  • Cons: Subpar screen resolution, camera sensor, and Web browser.
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Aaron's BlackBerry Curve 8530 Black review

phonedog.com
28 March 2010
  • Summary: It's clear that the target audience for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 is new smartphone users. Those upgrading from the Curve 8330 will face a tough decision: the Curve 8530, which offers the trackpad and Wi-Fi; or the Tour 9630, which offers a higher build quality and a high-resolution screen.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530

MobileTechReview.com
17 February 2010
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: Good trackpad and keyboard experience, good GPS performance., Pro: Good trackpad and keyboard experience, good GPS performance.
  • Cons: Battery life isn’t very good., Con: Battery life isn’t very good.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Sprint)

PC Magazine
28 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Sprint's version of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 is superior to Verizon's thanks to lower plan prices and more video services.
  • Pros: Refined form factor. Excellent keyboard. Plenty of streamed video services. Costs less than the Verizon version.
  • Cons: Sluggish Web browser. Could use a bump in screen and camera resolution. Middling battery life.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Verizon Wireless) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
17 December 2009
  • Summary: The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a good smart phone for work and play. The identically priced Droid Eris will be a more compelling device for many because of its better Web browser, larger screen, customizable touch interface, and larger selection of apps.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Phone Arena
15 December 2009
  • Excerpt: BlackBerry Curve 8530 Release Date: November 20, 2009 Admit it, you feel naked without your Curve, don’t you? The term crackberry isn’t just a clever play on words, it holds truth.
  • Pros: Compact design, Sports Wi-Fi, Good call quality
  • Cons: Price is high for what you get, More of the same
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
9 December 2009
  • Conclusion: RIM updates its popular Curve on Verizon by adding Wi-Fi, a faster CPU, and BlackBerry OS 5.0, but it's still not enough to lead the pack.
  • Pros: Lighter and faster than before. Finally includes Wi-Fi. Good voice quality. Excellent QWERTY keyboard.
  • Cons: Low screen resolution. Middling camera. Updated Web browser is still clunky.
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Review: BlackBerry Curve 8530

Geek.com
30 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Research In Motion has been fantastic in their ability to listen to customers and add features to the BlackBerry which have not been traditionally found in what many consider to be an enterprise smartphone.
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Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 Review

bgr.com
26 November 2009
  • Excerpt: With today being Thanksgiving and most blogs closing shop for the day, we thought it would be a perfect time for us to break out our review of the latest smartphone in Verizon’s line-up, the BlackBerry Curve 8530 .
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