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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: BlackBerry has a distinguish position and market share in the mobile industry. Mostly known as a business phone, Blackberry has launched a series of smartphones to ensure smooth business operations, and BlackBerry 8530 Curve is one of them.
Excerpt: The Blackberry 8530 offers newcomers to the world of RIM an entry-level device that doesn’t feel entry-level at all. If you’ve decided to upgrade to a smartphone then the BlackBerry 8530 may well persuade you to take the plunge.