BlackBerry Curve 8530

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Announced:
Nov 5, 2009
Status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 20, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Size:

2.4 inches

Resolution:

240 x 320 pixels, 167 PPI

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

27.31 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor

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)

Battery

Capacity:

1150 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

2 MP

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 6.3 oz (179 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Notification light

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Other:

Computer sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

MSRP:

$ 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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