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. The smartphone feels fast running multimedia apps like music and video, and it supports the new VZ Navigator 5.
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.
Conclusion: In keeping with tradition the Curve 8530 is a very solid performer when it comes to call quality. Callers rated us as an 8.5/10, saying that we sounded very clear but that they could tell we were on a cell phone. On our end they sounded good as well, although a bit quiet. Callers sounded very close as well, as if they were sitting right next to us. The 4.5 hours of talk time is a noticeable departure from the original Curve’s 6 hours, especially since they use the...
Pros: Compact design, Sports Wi-Fi, Good call quality
Cons: Price is high for what you get, More of the same