Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 to be called simply as the Curve 2?

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Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 to be called simply as the Curve 2?
The team over at CrackBerry was able to get their hands on a Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 where they posted an initial review of the next RIM device slated for release on Big Red. With so many versions of the Curve name being thrown around, there was also some speculation as to what Verizon will ultimately brand this unit. With the Storm2 poised to hit the streets in a couple of days, it seemed like a no brainer to aptly name the successor to the original Storm with a number two slapped on at the end. With that logic in mind, the same fate may occur with the BlackBerry Curve 8530. As they mention in their initial review, the potential of using the Curve 2 name is apparent with the increase in specs over its predecessor. It appears that the notion of bigger is better has been implied in almost every category – double the flash memory at 256MB, faster CPU, and Wi-Fi connectivity. One argument mentioned was the fact that the Curve 8530 was missing out on some of the profound features found on the Curve 8900. Regardless of what the user opinions might be, all of it points to a telling sign that the simple Curve 2 moniker will stick with it. For the folks who have used the Curve 8330 for Verizon Wireless, the shorter name would probably make more sense because the brand reputation has already been instilled inside of them. Which ever way you want to call it, the Curve 8530 or more simply the Curve 2, will continue to be as one of RIM's most popular line of BlackBerry handsets.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 2 8530 Preliminary Specifications

source: CrackBerry



1. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

I don't want this one... I want the 8930. Where is that one? Will it come out for Verizon, and I thought the 8930 was the Curve 2.

2. bad_andy313

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

Your point is easy to understand. The reason you thought the 8900 series was the curve 2 is because it was released before the 8500 series, but looking @ them spec wise we see that the 8500 is the joint phone between the 8300 & 8900 series. The only thing that makes it actually feel newer would be the trackpad.

3. jporterweb

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

Umm Phone Arena. The Storm 2 is not going to be called the Storm 2. Internally at VZW its called Storm 2, however the branding of the product is actually Storm 9550. No 2 in this one.

7. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I find that very funny... If you go onto blackberry's website they are clearly calling it the STORM2 9550... along with verizon and all other companies selling verizon wireless service (i.e. best buy, go wireless and many more)... Just an FYI so you don't make the same mistake again there buddy.

9. jporterweb

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

OK buddy, I've seen the Accessories in store. The high gloss silicone covers for instance. They are all marked "Storm 9550" No 2 involved... so whatever you say Buddy.

10. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Well then you are just an idiot... go to BLACKBERRY'S website it it CLEARLY named STORM2... i don't care what the accessory packages say... i am going based off of what the MANUFACTURE (RESEARCH IN MOTION) HAS NAMED THE PHONE NOT WHAT SOME AFTERMARKET COMPANY IS CALLING IT ON THERE ACCESSORY PACKAGE!!! Do your research in the future if you feel your input is important... which in this case is not because you are without a doubt 100% wrong... it's ok though mistakes happen.

11. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009


12. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Does it really matter what the Junk2 is called....Junk2...Junk2 9550....still junk. Polish a turd, its still a turd.

4. Homotechual

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

The Curve 2 is the 8900, spec wise it makes complete sense! Since the 8330 has GPS and the 8520/8530 don't. The 8530 is just a budget version of the 8900. You can call it Curve 1.5 :P

5. Homotechual

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

P.S Shame on Verizon! With the failure of the Tour you would imagine they would pick up a device as sleek and successful as the 8900 which has proven T-mobile lots of sales.

6. videobandit

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're completely correct. Shame on Verizon Wireless for not using the 8900 series which runs exclusively on GSM, why the hell shoud Verizon come out with a phone that will work on their network?

8. Shell

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I have the tour and have NEVER had an issue. FYI videobandit you are funny.

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