BlackBerry Curve 8530 - Royal purple (Sprint) Smartphone
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About this product
- Family LineBlackBerry Curve
- Storage Capacity256MB
- ColorRoyal purple
- 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
- amirh993Apr 03, 2011by
Awesome phone. The battery life is phenomenal!
This Blackberry was phenomenal! This phone is light, durable and accurate. It's lengthy battery life proved to be a great feature almost on a daily basis. I was also pretty impressed with the accuracy of the trackpad in the center of the phone, as well as the letter keys on the qwerty keyboard. The email reader, mobile internet speed and third-party app functionality were decent, but not impressive. I am Apple biased a little bit, but I also enjoy the functionality of other devices that live up to their means and impress users through design and purpose.
- clau.co2014Aug 26, 2014by
perfect, I like a lot is excellent quality and I love it, very nice and fast shipment, I am very happy with this purchase, I recommend, for countries that do not use simcard because it is very cute, but does not use simcard, has beautiful colors, is very fast, good camera,
- elvycollSep 17, 2011by
Easy to use phone light design !!!
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is identical to the 8520. It is slightly taller than the 8530, but narrower, thinner and lighter. Overall it feels like a much smaller device in your hand. It is very plasticy however; we won’t go as far as to call it cheap feeling, but RIM is really toeing the border here. The size fits nicely in your hand though.
The 2.4” display has a resolution of 320x240 and 65K colors, the same as the original Curve. It sits above a typical RIM QWERTY keyboard with a design similar to the 8330, which is to say individual hard plastic keys as opposed to the softer keys of the 9xxx series. What sets the two devices apart is that the 8530 replaces the trackball with an optical trackpad. The 8520 was the first RIM device we saw with this, but we’ve seen it on all RIM devices since save the trackball/pad-less 95xx series. The trackball wasn’t perfect, but we’re far from being crazy about its replacement. We definitely appreciate the sensitivity options, but no matter what we have it set to we just can’t be as precise as with the analog ball.
The keyboard is virtually identical to the the 83xx series with small plastic keys. It is better than most on the market and easy enough to type on, but it just can’t compare with the amazing QWERTYs found on the 9xxx series. Along the left side of the phone is the 3.5mm headset jack, microUSB charging/data port and one convenience key. On the right is the volume rocker and second convenience key. As found on the 8520, the top houses media playback keys, a touch we appreciate. The battery door features a nice looking carbon fiber finish, which is the only visual difference from the 8520. The 2.0 megapixel camera sits just above the door.
The Curve 8530 definitely feels entry level, more so than the Curve 8330. The original Curve still felt like a BlackBerry, but something about the size and weight of the 8530 makes it feel out of place in RIM’s lineup. The device almost feels hollow, and while our pockets very much appreciate the lightness it doesn’t pass our litmus test for feel.Read full review
- ubeclan07Sep 10, 2012by
Awesome phone, for an aweso e price!!
This is my backup phone if my iPhone breaks or dies! Love blackberrys tho! They are easy to use and just plain awesome, they are right up there with iPhones in my book!! I would recommend these to anyone, especially if you have. Your own business like I do, it's just a wonderful gadget for the tech savvy business person!!
- digital_distres...Mar 09, 2011by
Blackberry Curve 8530 is a Great Phone
I had used a blackberry curve 8330 with cricket and really loved the phone but decided to switch to the 8530 since it would be able to take advantage of cricket's blackberry plan where features such as apps, email, and such would work. The 8530 is a great phone and is a little more powerful than the 8330. I like the fact it has WiFi and the trackpad is much better than the old trackball. Due to the added features of the phone, the battery does not hold a charge as long as the 8330 did, but using an extended battery gives plenty of battery life while still allowing the use of all the extra features. Call quality is great, the keypad is easy to use, web browsing is pretty quick, and media quality such as music, photos, and videos are great as well. The camera takes great photos and video, but I do wish blackberry had not taken away the flash feature that the 8330 had but this phone does not. The location of the mini sd card slot is much more convenient than the 8330, you still have to remove the battery door to access it, but no need to remove the battery and wait for a re-boot and no tricky latch to deal with, it simply slides into it's slot and slides back out. All in all this is really an excellent phone especially if you are on the cricket network due to the limited choice of phones that will work with all the additional features.Read full review