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BlackBerry Curve 8530
5.7 out of 10

BlackBerry Curve 8530

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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
13 February 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 (Virgin Mobile)

PC Magazine
13 February 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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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
12 February 2010
  • 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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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Review

Brighthand
22 January 2010
  • Excerpt: The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is the latest in this popular line of smartphones. The new model offers a redesigned look, Wi-Fi, and other consumer-oriented features. Shaun Mahal brings us his[...
  • Pros: Trackpad, Updated styling, Battery life outperforms other BlackBerrys, Smaller than the Tour
  • Cons: Just average call quality, Small LED indicator, Low-resolution camera, Smaller than the Tour – less screen real estate
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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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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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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Naaptol
20 January 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.2

BlackBerry 8530 Curve

cellphones.ca
18 January 2010
  • 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.
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