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About this product
- Product InformationThe 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 LineBlackBerry Curve
- Storage Capacity256MB
- Network Generation3G
- Network TechnologyCDMA2000 1X / EVDO
- BandCDMA 800/1900
- Camera Resolution2.0MP
- Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSD
- Battery TypeLithium Ion
- Battery Capacity1150 mAh
- Battery Talk TimeUp to 270 min
- Battery Standby TimeUp to 252 hr
- Display TechnologyTFT LCD
- Screen Size2.4"
- Display Resolution320 x 240 pixels
- Color Depth16-bit (65000 colors)
- Touch ScreenNo
- Digital CameraYes
- QWERTY Physical KeyboardYes
- Email AccessYes
- Internet BrowserYes
- Height4.29 in.
- Depth0.55 in.
- Width2.36 in.
- Weight3.7 oz
- Antenna TypeInternal
Most relevant reviews
- dewdadsMay 01, 2015by
Overall Very Good Product
The smartphone's general performance was snappy. It performed most tasks with very little delay. We only had one uh-oh moment: after ending a phone call the screen froze halfway when trying to go back to the Home screen, but it returned to normal after about a minute. This seemed to be an isolated incident, as it didn't happen again during our review period and we didn't experience any system crashes. We found the royal purple one online new for discount here on ebay.. http://ebay.to/1zAuHAX
- seduva94Jul 21, 2016by
It can only be used with spring and it can't be unlocked or put an other sim card. Just a terrible buy. I just give away my money.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
- patysalas400466Feb 11, 2014by
good value for a used phone
easy to use phone and great value for used phone. had some superficial scratches but otherwise the phone was in good shape
- pakistanmp3Oct 15, 2011by
Though not the best BlackBerry on the market, 8530 is a good smartphone.
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 generally fits into the BlackBerry line up as a refresher to the now ubiquitous Curve 83xx, and is meant to sit between entry-level models like the Pearl and Pearl Flip, and higher end models like the world-dominating Tour and Bold.
For just $50 from Sprint, users get an innovative trackpad, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G coverage, and a surprisingly impressive 2 megapixel camera -- all rolled into a nicely sized form factor.
The Curve 8530 compares will the Tour 9630 -- both models are available from Sprint, but the Curve is more affordable.
BUILD & DESIGN
Overall the Curve 8530 has a fashion-forward design aimed at a younger consumer audience. Instead of a chrome bezel and pronounced convenience keys that you find on the Tour, you'll find a rubber strip around the side with convenience keys that seem to bulge out of its sides. On the top of the device you find a set of media-control keys.
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530The front of the phone shows off what is perhaps its best feature -- the trackpad in place of the traditional trackball. Whether you're a seasoned BB veteran or a newcomer, you'll appreciate the intuitive, easy to use reliable performance of the trackpad. This one feature alone might be enough to knock the Tour out of contention.
The keys on the keyboard are a "chicklet" holdover from the previous generation.
The Talk, End, Return and Menu keys are redesigned as if they are part of the screen -- not a design choice I'm particularly fond of.
The screen itself pales in comparison to the beautiful display on the Tour, but there is nothing outright wrong with it. There's nothing to complain about, but if you were to hold your Curve up to a Tour, you'd notice the difference.
The biggest annoyance, design-wise, is the LED indicator light. On a regular BlackBerry there's no way you're going to miss a message. You will not be distracted by the LED light on the Curve 8530, the indicator which is just a touch bigger than the tip of a ballpoint pen, and its light is... understated, to put it kindly.
Size and Weight
The Curve 8530 overall is smaller than the Tour, and feels lighter, though it still has a very sold and composed feeling to it. You won't hate yourself for dropping this phone -- it feels like it can take a beating which is refreshing compared to some of today's delicate phones.
I've already mentioned that the Curve has a big leg-up over its brethren by having a touchpad instead of the trackball. The aspect where the 8530 really hits it out of the park is with its operating system. The Curve 8530 features BlackBerry OS 5.0, currently the only device on the Sprint lineup to do so.
The 5.0 operating system isn't revolutionary, but offers nice many little improvements, such as wirelessly syncing of contacts with certain email providers, the ability to flag messages for follow up, better application permission management, and vastly improved ability to manage ringing profile settings.
BlackBerry Curve 8530 for Sprint The processor on the Curve 8530 is less powerful than some of its contemporaries, including the Tour, and sometimes it would hang. For most of what you do most of the time, however, you won't notice this lack of power. Power users, on the other hand, should consider a more powerful device.
Generally the 8530 is a solid performer, but its call quality is only just average.Read full review
- tivtiffMay 07, 2014by
I'm Glad I got it. 2 Thumbs up.
I purchased this phone as a replacement for my 8330. It took some getting used to, but just like with any new device once you find out just how to use it with all the features you find out how great it really is. I love this phone. 2 Thumbs up.