BlackBerry Curve 8530 - black (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Curve 8330 (Verizon Wireless)
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Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 - charcoal gray (Verizon Wireless)

Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 - charcoal gray (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $199 at 1 store $99 at 1 store $74 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 47 reviews 3.5 stars out of 123 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date November 05, 2009 May 06, 2008 August 27, 2010 September 20, 2010
The Bottom Line While we're not huge fans of the design, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a good choice for first-time smartphone buyers and offers more than its GSM counterpart. Though we wish the smartphone supported Verizon's VCast multimedia services, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8330 is still an excellent smartphone that delivers on call quality and of course, e-mail. Though not the best BlackBerry on the market, the Curve 8530 is a great entry-level smartphone, especially with MetroPCS's inexpensive unlimited monthly plan. Despite its entry-level status, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a decent smartphone for the price.

Basic specs

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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
Weight 3.7 oz
4 oz
3.7 oz
3.7 oz
Talk time Info unavailable Up to 260 min
Up to 270 min
Up to 270 min
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Bluetooth 2.0
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
MetroPCS
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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