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

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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 $4 at 1 store
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)
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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 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date August 27, 2010 November 05, 2009 August 23, 2011 June 05, 2013 July 11, 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. 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.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.97 W/Kg
Info unavailable
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight 3.7 oz
3.7 oz
3.49 oz
4.9 oz
4.3 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 Bluetooth 2.1
Service Provider MetroPCS
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
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Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Info unavailable GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) / 3G 900/1700/2100 (Tri-band)
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