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Available Features

  • 2.0MP Digital Camera
  • Video Camera Capabilities
  • Supports BlackBerry App World™
  • 256MB Flash Memory
  • Wi-Fi® enabled
  • BlackBerry® Maps
  • Built-in GPS capabilities*
  • 3G network access*
  • Bluetooth® enabled
  • Multimedia Player
  • Wireless Email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone
  • SMS/MMS
*Available only on the BlackBerry®
 Curve™ 8530 smartphone

Size and Weight

Height:
109 mm (4.29 inches)

Length:
60 mm (2.36 inches)

Depth:
13.9 mm (0.55 inches)

Weight:
106 grams (3.70 ounces)

Display

  • Clear, high-resolution display
  • Transmisive TFT LCD
  • 320x240 pixel screen
  • Displays over 65,000 colors
BlackBerry Curve 8530 display

Camera & Video Recording

  • 2.0 MP camera
  • Fixed Focus
  • No Flash
  • 5X digital zoom
  • Video Camera Recording:
    Normal Mode (320x240 pixel),MMS Mode (176x144 pixel)
BlackBerry Curve 8530: Device Back

Battery & Battery Life

BlackBerry Curve 8520:
  • 1150 mAh removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
  • Talk Time: 4.5 hours (approx)
  • Standby Time: 17 days (approx)
BlackBerry Curve 8530:
  • 1150 mAh removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
  • Talk Time: 4.5 hours (approx)
  • Standby Time: 10.5 days (approx)

BlackBerry Maps & GPS

  • Includes BlackBerry® Maps
  • Assisted, autonomous and simultaneous GPS enabled (BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone only)
  • e911 capabilities (BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone only)
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Data Input & Navigation

  • 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Dedicated Keys: Send/Power, End, Mute, VAD (User customizable), Camera (User customizable), 2 x volume/Zoom
  • Media Keys: Forward, Back, Play
  • Trackpad - Located on the front face of device. ESC key to the right. Menu to the left.
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Media Player

  • Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
  • Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP EVRC, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9, Windows Media 10 Standard/Professional
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Ringtones & Notifications

  • Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator
  • Notification options are user configurable
  • 32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, MP3
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Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth Curve 8520: Bluetooth® v2.0
  • Bluetooth Curve 8530: Bluetooth® v2.1
  • Headset Profile (HSP), Handset Profile (HFP)
  • Address Book Integration using AT commands and using OBEX (Object Push)
  • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
  • Bluetooth Sterio (A2DP / AVRCP), Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)
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Security

  • Password protection
  • Keyboard lock
  • Sleep mode

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 Service
  • Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
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Wireless Networks

BlackBerry Curve 8530:
  • 3G Technology
  • CDMA Dual Band: 800/1900 MHz
  • CDMA Dual Mode: CDMA 2000 1X with Ev-Do
BlackBerry Curve 8520:
  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz EDGE networks
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Voice Input and Output

  • Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Hands-free headset capable
  • Bluetooth headset capable
  • Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone