|The BlackBerry 8530 comes with 3G and GPS support and offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. A 528 MHz next-gen processor and dedicated media controls further enhance the experience of using the Curve 8530. A highly tactile QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive trackpad make for responsive typing and easy navigation. This BlackBerry smartphone offers a smooth navigating and browsing experience with BlackBerry OS 5.0. You can send your e-mails in real time by syncing the messages of this Curve 8530 with your company's BlackBerry Enterprise server. You can also access up to 10 personal/business POP3 or IMAP4 e-mail accounts and many IM clients come uploaded. The digital audio player of this Blackberry smartphone syncs with iTunes and Windows Media Player. Along with the 256 MB flash memory, the Blackberry 8530 has a microSD expansion slot (for up to 16GB card), so that you can easily store all your multimedia files.|
|Family Line||BlackBerry Curve|
|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X / EVDO|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1150 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 270 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 252 hr|
|Display Technology||TFT LCD|
|Display Resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
"The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 has 3G and GPS support, which the T-Mobile version did not. The compact smartphone also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 2-megapixel camera."
The smartphone feels a bit cheap in the hand and has a low-resolution screen. You can only save apps to the phone's main memory.
"While we're not huge fans of the design, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a good choice for first-time smartphone buyers and offers more than its GSM counterpart."