BlackBerry Curve 8530 (MetroPCS)
Manufacturer: BlackBerry Part number: PRD26497019
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- Reviewed by: Nicole Lee
- Reviewed on: 08/31/2010
The good: The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 for MetroPCS has a lightweight and compact design with features like Wi-Fi, EV-DO, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2.0-megapixel camera. It has fantastic call quality as well.
The bad: The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 has a low-resolution screen, and we experienced spotty 3G service.
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.
by johnwwayne on November 21, 2012
Pros: It has GREAT sound quality. Clear calls and the ringer is out of this world. Battery life is good also. Good pictures in and out of doors.
Cons: I can't get many games but then again I'm at work alot.
Summary: If you are a Blackberry fan like I am you wouldn't go wrong with this one. Metropcs is studily growing and this Berry is right on time. I love ...
Summary: If you are a Blackberry fan like I am you wouldn't go wrong with this one. Metropcs is studily growing and this Berry is right on time. I love it.
Very good phone for a CDMA provider like Virgin Mobile.
by djchrysys on January 8, 2011
Pros: does a lot, very easy to use well supported unlike the palm centro I recently broke. I love the fact that replacement parts are so easy to find on Amazon so if I ever brake it I can fix it and even customize it!
Cons: battery goes fast if you run a lot of apps(but with a spare battery or 2 and a external charger for thos you can easily have enough juice to keep you going if you cant plug in).
Summary: I miss my touch screen on this at times the track pad works great most of the time but its overly sensitive on Opera mini when browsing. It does lock ...
Summary: I miss my touch screen on this at times the track pad works great most of the time but its overly sensitive on Opera mini when browsing. It does lock up from time to time but I do have several apps running on it most of the time such as 2 email accounts, 2 social net working sites, Yahoo chat, and a few other back ground apps for info like weather and such. I don't think I would go back to any other phone brand after having this BB for a few weeks now the extra security Rim packs into these phones is great they do multimedia well you can find apps from many sources it uses flash unlike some other phone. Just a down right well built phone, would love to have a bold or torch after this since they run the BB OS 6 but OS 5 on this one runs very well too. And as I mentioned above this is the first phone I was ever aware of having an external battery charger for them which is really cool.
I LOVE THIS PHONE :)
by DamnnMiranda on January 5, 2011
Pros: BBM, Great Phone Quality :) And So Much More !!
Cons: Freezes Some Times.
Summary: Great Battery Life, Good Phone, Sturdy Wont Break Easily, Love The Track Pad, Metro Is Unlimited Everything, Youtube Uploads Fairly Fast, Bottom Line Its An Amazing Phone And I Wouldnt ...
Summary: Great Battery Life, Good Phone, Sturdy Wont Break Easily, Love The Track Pad, Metro Is Unlimited Everything, Youtube Uploads Fairly Fast, Bottom Line Its An Amazing Phone And I Wouldnt Trade It For Any Other :) If Your Looking For A Great Phone Buy This Blackberry :) You Wont Regret It !
Best phone every !!!!!!!!!!!
by thrillwill18 on September 4, 2010
Cons: The keyboard is a bit small
Summary: i wouldn't trade it for any other phone
Summary: i wouldn't trade it for any other phone
0 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: BlackBerry
- Part number: PRD26497019
- Description: BlackBerry Curve 8500 series smartphones neatly fit in your hand. Comfortably send messages with the full QWERTY keyboard. The bright 320 x 240 pixel screen displays over 65,000 colors, and delivers a great viewing experience. Know where you stand - and where you're going. GPS on your BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone works with BlackBerry Maps. Pinpoint your location and get turn-by-turn directions to your destination.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Full keyboard
- Phone Design PDA
- Integrated Components GPS receiver,
- Width 2.36 in
- Depth 0.55 in
- Height 4.29 in
- Weight 3.7 oz
- Body Color Black
- Technology CDMA2000 1X
- Band CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider MetroPCS
- Operating System Blackberry OS
- Input Device(s) QWERTY keyboard
- Phone Navigation Buttons Trackball
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Yes
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs MySpace,
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
Multimedia messages (MMS),
- Data Transmission EV-DO
- Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g,
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- WLAN Security WPA,
- Bluetooth Profiles Serial Port Profile (SPP),
Object Push Profile (OPP),
Hands Free Profile (HFP),
Headset Profile (HSP),
Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN),
Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP),
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP),
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Voice control,
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty 32
- Ring Tone Formats MP3,
- Additional Features E-911 compliant,
- Personal Information Management Synchronization with PC,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards eAAC+,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- RAM 256 MB
- User Memory 256 MB
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC - up to 32 GB
- Sensor Resolution 2 megapixels
- Focus Adjustment Focus free
- Digital Zoom 5
- Video Recorder Resolutions 176 x 144 (QCIF),
320 x 240 (QVGA)
- Features Video recording
- GPS Navigation A-GPS receiver - Simultaneous GPS (S-GPS)
- Type LCD display - Color
- Technology TFT Transmissive
- Diagonal Size 2.5 in
- Display Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
- Color Depth 16-bit (65000 colors)
- Multi-language Menu Yes
- Display Languages English,
- Connector Type Headset jack - Mini-phone 3.5 mm
- Technology Lithium ion
- Capacity 1150 mAh
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 270 min,
Standby - up to 252 hour(s)
- Compliant Standards HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Power adapter,
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F