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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jul 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (5.0.x)BlackBerry 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)3.98 x 1.97 x 0.69 inches (101 x 50 x 17.5 mm) 
Weight3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.60 oz (102 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches2.6 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels240 x 320 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 ppi154 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors65 53665 536 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Additional display

Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

 TFT 
Resolution

Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

 128 x 160 pixels 
Physical Size 1.60 inches 
Colors

Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

 65 536 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Flash Yes 
FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo tagging  
CamcorderYesYes 
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 processorAdreno 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 ROM128 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time4.50 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
3.50 hours
the average is 12 h (707 min)
 
Stand-by time10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)
 
Capacity1150 mAh900 mAh 
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Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser, RSSBlackBerry Browser 
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 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-DOEV-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.

GPSGPS 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphonePolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced05 Nov 2009  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 279  

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