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.
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: 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 .