BlackBerry Curve 8530 - black (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)
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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 $49 to $149 at 2 stores $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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 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 40 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 123 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date November 05, 2009 August 15, 2011 August 27, 2010 May 06, 2008 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. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the best QWERTY BlackBerry to date, but should be priced lower. 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. 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. Despite its entry-level status, the RIM BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 is a decent smartphone for the price.

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