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BlackBerry Curve 8530

BlackBerry Curve 8530
BlackBerry Curve 8530 BlackBerry Curve 8530
Rs. 8,989 notify me when available See More Prices
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Product Features:

  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • 528 MHz Processor
  • 256 MB inbuilt
  • 1150 mAH Battery
  • 2.46 inches, 320 x 240 px display
  • 2 MP Rear Camera
  • Memory Card Supported, upto 32 GB
  • Blackberry OS, v5.0.
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Product Review:

  • Compact lightweight design
  • Fast processor
  • Spacious keyboard and responsive trackpad
  • Convenient multimedia keys;
  • Poor Web browser
  • Low-res screen
  • No camera flash;
BlackBerry Curve 8530 is currently not available in any stores.
25
Specs Score
Very Poor
Group: Rs. 7,500 to Rs. 10,500
This Phone:
25
Average:
56
Maximum:
Group Rank:  #306 out of  311 mobiles
Overall Rank:  #2080 out of  2922 mobiles

Quick Specifications[See Full Specifications]

  • General:
  • CDMA
  • Blackberry OS, v5.0.
  • Qwerty
  • 1150 mAH Battery
  • Display:
  • 2.46 inches
  • 320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera:
  • 2 MP
  • Technical:
  • 256 MB Inbuilt Memory
  • Memory Card Support, upto 32 GB
  • 528 MHz Processor
  • Connectivity:
  • 3G
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Extra:
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Analysis Group Range: Rs. 7,500 to Rs. 10,500

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Technical

CPU Speed

below average
This Device:
528 MHz
Group Avg:
1.3 GHz
Group Best:
2.5 GHz
...

RAM

This Device:
N/A
Group Avg:
1 GB
Group Best:
4 GB
...

Memory Inbuilt

below average
This Device:
256 MB
Group Avg:
8 GB
Group Best:
32 GB
...
Display

Display Size

below average
This Device:
2.46 inches
Group Avg:
5 inches
Group Best:
6 inches
...

Display Resolution

worst
This Device:
320 x 240 px
Group Avg:
720p
Group Best:
1080p
...

Display Ppi

below average
This Device:
163 ppi
Group Avg:
267 ppi
Group Best:
459 ppi
...
Camera & Battery

Camera Resolution

below average
This Device:
2 MP
Group Avg:
8 MP
Group Best:
16 MP
...

Front Camera

This Device:
No
Group Avg:
5 MP
Group Best:
13 MP
...

Battery Size

below average
This Device:
1150 mAH
Group Avg:
2300 mAH
Group Best:
5300 mAH
...
General

Thickness

below average
This Device:
13.9 mm
Group Avg:
8.9 mm
Group Best:
5.2 mm
...

Weight

above average
This Device:
106 g
Group Avg:
149 g
Group Best:
63 g
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Spec Score

below average
This Device:
25/100
Group Avg:
55/100
Group Best:
74/100
...

Advantages

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General
Has A Qwerty Keypad
Qwerty keypad allows you to type faster.
Camera
Supports Video Recording
You can record videos of beautiful moments, sceneries and watch them later.
Technical
Supports Memory Card
upto 32 GB
Memory cards give your device more storage capacity. So you can store more songs, photos and videos.
Connectivity
Supports 3G
3G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience.
Supports WiFi
You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.
Supports Bluetooth v2.1
Bluetooth enables you to wirelessly listen to music and calls using bluetooth headsets.
Supports GPS
GPS is used for determining your location. You can get directions to a place with the help of GPS.
Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Having 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.
Extra
Supports Video Player
Watch your favourite video songs and movies in video player. It supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV file types.
Supports Music Player
Listen to your favourite songs in music player. It supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR etc. file types.

Disadvantages

Display In Groups
Display
Relatively Smaller Screen
2.46 inches
It has relatively smaller screen than other mobile phones in this price range. You can get better.
Camera
Low Resolution Camera
2 MP
Low resolution camera will not take very sharp and clear photos.
No Front Camera
Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and do videocalling (on supported mobile phones).
Technical
Limited Storage Capacity
256 MB
Considering this phone's level of use, it has less amount of memory to store songs, videos, photos and applications.
Slower CPU
528 MHz
Slower CPU has trouble in running graphics rich applications.
Connectivity
Slower Download Speed On 3G
2 Kbps
A slower internet experience while browsing on 3G network.
Can't Output To TV
You can't connect your phone to a TV.
Extra
Doesn't Have A Compass
Compass Determines direction facing relative to North, East, West and South.
Doesn't Have A FM Radio
You Can't Listen to your favourite radio stations on your phone.
Battery
Short Battery Talk Time
4.5 Hours
With short battery talk time, you won't be able to talk continuously on the phone for a long period of time without charging.

Full Specifications

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General
Sim Type:CDMA
Dual Sim:No
Device Type:Smartphone
Release Date:November, 2009
Design
Dimensions:109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
Weight:106 g
Form Factor:Classic (Candybar)
Qwerty:Yes
Display
Type:Color TFT screen, 65K colors
Touch:No
Size:2.46 inches, 320 x 240 pixels
PPI:~ 163 PPI
Memory
Phonebook:Unlimited
Internal:256 MB inbuilt, 256 MB ROM
Card Slot:Yes, upto 32 GB
Connectivity
GPRS:No
EDGE:No
3G:Yes, 2 Kbps Download
Wifi:Yes
Bluetooth:Yes, v2.1
USB:Yes, microUSB v2.0
Extra
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS Support
3.5mm Headphone Jack:Yes
Camera
Camera:Yes, 2 MP
Features:Geo tagging
Video Recording:Yes
Front Camera:No
Technical
OS:Blackberry OS, v5.0.
CPU:528 MHz Processor
Java:No
Browser:Yes, supports HTML
Multimedia
Supports:MMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Recording, Voice Commands, Calendar
Email:Yes
Music:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR
Video:MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
FM Radio:No
Document Reader:Yes
Battery
Size:1150 mAH, Li-ion Battery
Standby time:10.5 days
Talk time:4.5 hours
70
Expert Rating
Good
Based on 7 Reviews
Positive:
4
Mixed:
0
Negative:
0
70
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  • Very low monthly rates
  • Just enough smartphone power to get the job done.
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    • Good call quality
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