Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 Features and Specifications

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Features and Specifications
By Adam Zeis on 20 Nov 2009 12:01 am
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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Features and Specifications

Full Features and Specs List for the BlackBerry Curve 8530

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Specifications

Size (LxWxD) 109 x 60 x 13.90 mm
Weight (battery included)
105 g
Memory
256 MB internal flash memory
Expandable Memory
Micro SD (located under battery, accepting up to 32 GB card*)
Battery
1150 mAh removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell
Battery Life
4.5 hours talk time, 10.5 days standby time
Video Camera Format Normal mode: 320 x 240 pixel; MMS Mode: 176 x 144 pixel
Navigation
Trackpad – Located on front face of device,
ESC Key to the right and Menu to the left of the trackpad
Dedicated Keys Send, End, VAD (User customizable),
Camera (User customizable), 2 x Volume
Media Keys:
1. Play/Pause/Mute
2. Back
3. Forward
Device lock: Long press of A* key on home screen
Camera
2 MP camera, 5x digital zoom
Keyboard
35 key backlit QWERTY
Voice Input/Output
Integrated speaker and microphone, hands-free headset
capable, Bluetooth® headset capable, integrated hands-free
speakerphone, voice notes recorder
Rating for hearing aids: M4, T4 (rated in cellular bands only)
Ringtones
32 Polyphonic – MIDI, MP3, SP-MIDI, WAV
GPS
Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS enabled
with preloaded BlackBerry Maps application and for e911
capabilities. Both User Plane & Control Plane GPS is supported
Wi-Fi
802.11b/g enabled
Wi-Fi® Alliance Certifications:
WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM
WMM Power Save planned
Cisco CCX certification planned
Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Server
Media Player
BlackBerry Media Player
Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3 and WMV9
Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP
EVRC, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9, Windows Media 10
Standard/Professional
Picture format support: bmp, jpg, gif, png, tif, wbmp
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 2.1 with support of the following Bluetooth profiles:
1) Headset (HSP)
2) Hands-free (HFP)
3) Serial Port Profile (SPP)
4) Dial Up Networking (DUN)
5) Stereo Profile (A2DP)
6) A/V Remote Control Target (AVRCP)
7) Phone Book Access (PBAP)
8) Secure Simple Pairing (SPP)
Headset
3.5mm stereo headset capable
Ports
Micro USB port allows charging and data synchronization
of the device with a USB “A” to micro-USB “B” cable
Power Adapter
+ 5V DC/500 mA AC power adapter with interchangeable
location-specific plugs
Network
CDMA Dual Band: 800/1900 MHz
CDMA Dual Mode: CDMA2000 1X with EVDO
Keyboard Security
Password protection and screen lock
 

Stay in Touch

Features
Benefits
Trackpad
Access the things that are important to you quickly and easily using the new trackpad. Based on optical technology, the trackpad helps you easily scroll through the information you need, with an experience similar to the trackpad on a laptop computer. A subtle press and click allows you to select the item and get you to where you are going.
Phone
With the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone, you’ll have all the tools you need to help make calls — and life — a whole lot easier. Have the features of a desktop phone with you when you’re between appointments or running late.
Send and receive text and picture messages (SMS and MMS) Keep in better touch with contacts who prefer text and picture messaging.
Enhanced web mail Whether you use Gmail, AOL Mail, Windows Live or Yahoo! Mail, you can enjoy on-the-go access to your favorite supported web mail.
View attachments
You can open some of the most popular documents and graphic attachments even when you are on the go. That includes JPEG, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint Files.5
Edit Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint files Enjoy the flexibility of working on most Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint Files from just about anywhere. You will also enjoy many of the same features you do on your computer - copy and paste, change font sizes and colors, adjust bullets and numbering, and more.
Instant Messaging
Chat from just about anywhere using Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger or ICQ apps built specifically for BlackBerry smartphones.
Social networking for BlackBerry
smartphones
Stay in touch with Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, Flickr Photo Uploader for BlackBerry smartphones, MySpace for BlackBerry smartphones.
 

Entertainment on the Go

Features
Benefits
Media Player
Watch your videos and listen to your music all with the excellent visual and sound quality you expect from your BlackBerry Curve smartphone.
You can even build playlists to suit every mood.
Dedicated Media Keys
Stay in control of your music easily with dedicated media keys on the top of your BlackBerry Curve smartphone. Listen to music while you’re on-the-go and easily skip to the next tune, pause a song or play your favorite song over and over again. You can even mute a call by using the easy-to-access mute button on top of the BlackBerry smartphone without missing a beat.
Video Recording
With built-in video recording you'll love recording and watching videos.
2.0 MP Camera
With a digital camera built right into your BlackBerry Curve smartphone, you can capture special moments no matter where they happen, and share them with friends, family and contacts in an email or picture message (MMS).1,6 Or view them right away on the large, colorful screen on the BlackBerry Curve smartphone. You can even upload your pictures onto photo sharing or social networking sites like Flickr or Facebook right from your BlackBerry Curve smartphone.
BlackBerry Media Sync
BlackBerry Media Sync lets you sync your desktop iTunes or Windows Media Player music files with your BlackBerry smartphone. In just a few easy steps, you can take your tunes on the go, wherever you go.10 BlackBerry Media Sync is built right into your BlackBerry Desktop Software. So if you are a Mac Computer user, just choose the "media" option and you're ready to sync your iTunes music collection from your BlackBerry smartphone onto your Mac.
Mobile streaming
Access videos, music or even sports and news clips from the web sites built for mobile streaming. The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone is built to support fast browsing and downloads.
 

Browse, Shop and Buy

Features
Benefits
Pre-installed BlackBerry App World storefront Personalize your BlackBerry smartphone with apps from the BlackBerry App World storefront and discover how to put more of your life on your BlackBerry smartphone.
 

Instant Information

Features
Benefits
Wi-Fi support
Wi-Fi delivers fast download speeds and web browsing, and can be used to provide access to BlackBerry data services in Wi-Fi hotspots or other areas with Wi-Fi networks - including your home or office.
Built-in GPS capabilities
Designed to work with BlackBerry Maps and other location based software, use it to help determine where you are and how to get where you need to be. And with the BlackBerry Curve smartphone, you don't have to sacrifice guidance for accessibility - you can view maps and directions even when you're using the phone.
HTML browsing
A responsive, dynamic browsing experience to help you get the information you need, when you need it.
BlackBerry Service
Once activated, you've got the freedom to browse the Internet, make calls or chat with an instant messaging contact, from just about anywhere.

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5 comments

deke09

This phone should be colorful unlike RIM's flagship devices without their own dedicated media keys. (I wish the Storm2 had some.)

Anyway, it should have come out looking as sharp as a line of iPod Nanos. No flare whatsoever. Does RIM hate color?

Cyrilmak

"Access videos, music or even sports and news clips from the web sites built for mobile streaming. The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone is built to support fast browsing and downloads."

So this is a Storm2 in a super uber disguise eh?

Mr. Orange 645

It just seems to fill a different niche. Just like my Storm 2 is for those that want the BlackBerry platform in a touchscreen package. This device is for the consumer-level customer though it would be an effective business device. The media keys just nails it as a consumer device.

My first device was a 8330 and the 9550 is my second device. Both are great devices and I seriously doubt the 8530 will disappoint anyone who understands the target customer. After looking at the specs I am very impressed with the 8530 and would really like to try one myself.

gammasoft

This is an entry level phone. I already have the 8330. I'm not sure what to upgrade for. I had the Storm2 for 2 weeks. I needed a real business phone that i could bang out emails fast and furious. The Storm2 didn't work for me. I'm waiting for a phone that has all of the features of the Storm2 but is serious like the tour (GPS, World and WIFI). The 9700 might be a great choice but I'm married to V for the time being. Till then, I'll sit on my curve 8330.

Trock12

Just got thew 8530 and love it... it finally solves the rolling ball mause problem...