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BlackBerry Curve 8530
5.6 out of 10

BlackBerry Curve 8530

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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
17 August 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 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Sprint)

PC Magazine
2 August 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 8
8.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (MetroPCS)

PC Magazine
18 July 2010
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a nicely honed update to the existing Curve 8330, and an excellent value for MetroPCS subscribers looking for a proper smartphone.
  • Pros: Comfortable, usable form factor. Lightweight. Includes Wi-Fi, GPS, and push e-mail. Stellar plan pricing.
  • Cons: No 3G.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Virgin Mobile)

PC Magazine
4 July 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

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 (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

Expert Review

Naaptol
18 August 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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