Verizon adds the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 to its business catalog

Verizon adds the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 to its business catalog
Verizon officially announced that it will be offering the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530, starting November 20 at a price of $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a two-year service agreement. The phone that was previously said to be called just the Curve 2 will appeal to people on a tighter budget, who are on the lookout for a quality business-oriented model. The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 sports a QVGA display, 2-megapixel camera, 3.5mm jack, Wi-Fi and GPS, along with support for 3G and Wi-Fi. Its processor will be clocked at 528MHz, while the flash memory will be 256MB. The smartphone looks really nice and it will also replace the well-known trackball with a trackpad. It will come in two color solutions - black and smoky violet (whatever this may mean). Is this the BlackBerry handset that you wanted, or you would rather go for the high-end Storm2?

Expect our hands-on with the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 soon!

source: Verizon






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10 Comments

1. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Where's the 8930!!!!????

2. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

I don't know if they are getting that.

3. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Aw that sucks. This pad thing is ugly.

4. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I would welcome a trackpad instead of a trackball; my wife has the current curve and that lousy trackball is such a piece of shit!

5. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Never owned a blackberry, but from what I've heard, the trackball is usually the part that fails the most often, so this looks like a welcome change!

6. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

SPRINT JUST ANNOUNCED THEY ARE GETTING THIS PHONE TOO, AT LEAST NOW PEOPLE WILL HAVE A CHOICE. ME PERSONALLY NEVER HAD A PROBLEM W/ MY TRACKBALL .

7. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

i think this phone looks sharp...and amen to all those apposed to trackballs!!

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think i would get this over the tour.

9. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

The tour is a higher end phone, better keyboard, but this offers WiFi. Anybody know if the new Bold will come to Verizon or when the Tour 2 is expected?

10. Jimbo unregistered

The blackberry curve is most definitely a piece of poop phone. I've had this phone for only a few months now and ive had numerous problems. For example, The screen just went completely blank for no reason at all and i get a message about every 30 seconds that says either media card removed or media card inserted. So that makes things incredibly difficult for me because when those stupid messages are popping up, the phone is virtually useless.

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