BlackBerry Curve 8530 (MetroPCS) comparison

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BlackBerry Curve 9360 (T- Mobile)

BlackBerry Curve 9360 (T- Mobile)
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Price $150 at 1 store $379 at 1 store $114 to $154 at 2 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
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Release date August 27, 2010 August 23, 2011 June 21, 2012 July 01, 2011
The Bottom Line 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. The RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360 makes a great entry-level offering for those already in the BlackBerry camp.

Basic specs

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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight 3.7 oz
3.49 oz
4.7 oz
4.8 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Up to 300 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
NFC
Bluetooth
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Service Provider MetroPCS
T-Mobile
Unlocked
Unlocked
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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