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BlackBerry Pearl 8130 vs BlackBerry Curve 8530

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BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Remove phone

Posted: 15 Aug 2007
Market Status: Released
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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 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Dimensions4.20 x 1.95 x 0.55 inches (107 x 50 x 14 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm) 
Weight3.40 oz (96 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size 2.4 inches 
Resolution240 x 260 pixels320 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.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio 27.31 % 
Colors65 53665 536 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
FlashLED  
FeaturesDigital zoom, MirrorDigital 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, 312 MHz, Intel XScaleSingle 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.

32 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM256 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSDmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time3.66 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
4.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
 
Capacity900 mAh1150 mAh 
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Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry BrowserBlackBerry 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 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
Bluetooth2.02.1 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorminiUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M4, T4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced01 Oct 200705 Nov 2009 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 279 

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