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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jul 2009
Market Status: Released

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Posted: 08 May 2008
Market Status: Released

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Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (5.0.x)BlackBerry 
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)4.41 x 2.44 x 0.56 inches (112 x 62 x 14.2 mm) 
Weight3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 5.2 oz (149 g)
FeaturesFull keyboardFull keyboard 
Physical size2.4 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels480 x 360 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 ppi250 ppi 

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.

Screen-to-body ratio27.31 %25.69 % 
FeaturesLight sensor  
Camera2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Hardware Features Autofocus 
Software FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo taggingDigital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
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 - 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 ROM0.25 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Capacity1150 mAh1400 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time4.50 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 15 h (874 min)
Stand-by time10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 15 days (365 h)
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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 
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 
Phone features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M3 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 

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.

OtherComputer syncComputer sync 
Officially announced05 Nov 200916 Jun 2009 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 279  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

05 Jul 201029 Jun 2009 
FCC ID value: L6ARCZ30CW linkFCC ID value: L6ARCF70CW link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

Head1.24 W/kg1.43 W/kg 
Body0.66 W/kg0.53 W/kg 

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