BlackBerry Curve 8530 (MetroPCS) comparison

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BlackBerry Curve 9360 (T- Mobile)

BlackBerry Curve 9360 (T- Mobile)
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BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10
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Motorola Droid Maxx

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Price $99 at 1 store $259 at 1 store $99 to $105 at 2 stores $49 to $399 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 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)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 2.5 stars out of 47 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 24 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date August 27, 2010 November 05, 2009 August 23, 2011 June 05, 2013 July 19, 2013
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. 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 RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360 makes a great entry-level offering for those already in the BlackBerry camp. The BlackBerry Q10 is a great phone for QWERTY diehards and e-mail addicts, but anyone who doesn't need a physical keyboard should skip it. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.97 W/Kg
0.32 W/Kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 3.7 oz
3.7 oz
3.49 oz
4.9 oz
5.89 oz
Talk time Up to 270 min
Info unavailable Up to 300 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
NFC
Bluetooth
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Service Provider MetroPCS
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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