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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Featured in Best Budget old

Announced
Nov 5, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 20, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a business-oriented smartphone with an industrial design and a trackpad, instead of a trackball for navigation. It features a pretty mainstream QVGA display, as well as a 2-megapixel camera, 3.5mm jack, GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (5.0.x)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.74 oz (106 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 167 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7627
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 528 MHz, ARM11
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 200
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (705 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.5 days (252 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser, RSS

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 05 Nov 2009

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 279

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This device is also known as BlackBerry Aries 8530


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