Curve 8530 Technical Specs

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Curve 8530 Technical Specs

Operating System

  • OS Type BlackBerry OS
  • Version 5


  • Main 2mp (1600x1200)
  • Video yes


  • Width 60.0 mm (2.34 inches)
  • Height 109.0 mm (4.25 inches)
  • Depth 13.9 mm (0.54 inches)
  • Weight 106 grams (3.7 ounces)

On Market

  • Announced November 2009
  • Released December 2009


  • Speed 528MHz


  • 2G Network CDMA 800, 1900
  • 3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • Form Factor Candybar


  • Capacity 1150 mAh
  • Type Lithium Ion
  • Talk Time 5 hours
  • Standby Time 252 hours


  • Internal 256MB
  • Call Record yes
  • Phonebook Unlimited entries
  • Card Slot microSD, up to 32GB


  • Purple, Black


  • Colors 65.5 thousand
  • Resolution 320x240 pixels
  • Size 2.46 inches
  • Type TFT

Connectivity & Data

  • Bluetooth v2.1 A2DP
  • GPS yes
  • HSCSD Revision 0, up to 153.2 Kbps
  • USB Revision 0, up to 153.2 Kbps
  • Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

Other Features

  • Web Browser HTML
  • Phisical Keyboard yes

Curve 8530 Press Review

BlackBerry Curve 8530
Last update 17/12/2009 17:00

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is the latest in this popular line of smartphones. This model offers a redesigned look, Wi-Fi, and other consumer-oriented features. This smartphone has a QVGA display above a QWERTY keyboard. Between these two is an optical ...

Rumor: Sprint to Release BlackBerry Curve 8530 in Red?
Last update 03/03/2010 17:00

With the release of the latest batch of BlackBerry upgrades there has been a definite lack of color. You used to always be able to count on the BlackBerry Curve and Pearl for some nice colors if you didn’t like the regular black and chrome. I still love ...

BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone available through Alltel Wireless
Last update 26/01/2010 17:00

BlackBerry fans and Alltel Wireless customers can now set their eyes upon a new smartphone. That’s right! The BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone is now available through Alltel Wireless. Users are offered exciting features like social networking and ...

BlackBerry Curve 8530 brings optical trackpad to Verizon
Last update 04/11/2009 17:00

Twinning nicely with its 8520 counterpart currently available on T-Mobile, RIM's BlackBerry Curve 8530 marks the brand's new low-end full QWERTY device with a 2 megapixel camera, 528MHz "next generation" core and QVGA display all paired up with EV-DO and ...

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Virgin Mobile)
Last update 30/09/2010 19:00

There are currently nine versions of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 for sale in the US. But the ones offered by Cricket, MetroPCS and Virgin Mobile demand special scrutiny. All three carriers sell this smartphone for a very low monthly rate, with no contract.

BlackBerry Curve 8530
Last update 06/11/2009 07:30

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 features an easy-to-use, highly tactile, full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive trackpad for reliable, responsive typing and navigation. The 256MB flash memory and 528 MHz next generation processor guarantees enhanced performance.

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Now at Boost Mobile
Last update 05/10/2010 13:03

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 has been around for a while, but now you can nab it without a contract for $249.99. And with that unlimited plan, you can e-mail, tweet and BBM all day and night until your thumbs cramp up. Try to stay seated and exercise a little ...

The BlackBerry Curve 8530, One Reason Why BlackBerry gets a Bad Rap
Last update 22/10/2011 00:34

Being a very big BlackBerry user, or fanboy some might say, I get asked a lot of questions about BlackBerry device. Most of the time I get questions from friends about my opinion on BlackBerry or I get asked technical questions about BlackBerry such as why ...

BlackBerry Curve 8530 now on Boost Mobile
Last update 05/10/2010 12:58

As its big brother Sprint moves on to the latest BlackBerry Curve 3G, Boost Mobile finally gets its predecessor, the BlackBerry Curve 8530. The Curve 8530 is rather long in the tooth at this point--it's about a year old--but if you're a Boost Mobile ...

BlackBerry Curve 8530
Last update 16/02/2010 17:00

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is the CDMA version of the new generation of Curve smartphones with an optical trackpad and music playback controls on top of the smartphone. We first saw this design on the BlackBerry 8520 GSM versions, and now the CDMA variants ...