BlackBerry Curve 8530

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Announced:
Nov 5, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 20, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Display size:

2.4 inches

Resolution:

320 x 240 pixels

Pixel density:

167 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

27.31 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

2 megapixels

Video recording:

Yes

Design

Dimensions:

4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 14 mm)

Weight:

3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Notification light

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7627

Processor:

Single core, 528 MHz, ARM11

GPU:

Adreno 200

ROM:

256 MB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC

OS:

BlackBerry (5.0.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS

Other:

Computer sync

Battery

Capacity:

1150 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

4.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 05, 2010

FCC ID value:

L6ARCZ30CW link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.24 W/kg

Body:

0.66 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 279

This device is also known as BlackBerry Aries 8530

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Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.55 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera

Description

The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a business-oriented smartphone with an industrial design and a trackpad, instead of a trackball for navigation. It features a pretty mainstream QVGA display, as well as a 2-megapixel camera, 3.5mm jack, GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi.

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