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specs

  • Smartphone
  • BlackBerry
  • 2.5 inches
  • 256 MB
  • 2 megapixels
  • 3G (up to 4.5 hours)
  • T-Mobile
  • 2.36 x 4.29 x 0.55 in
  • 3.74 oz
  • August 5, 2009

General

  • Smartphone
  • BlackBerry
  • Bar
  • Internal

Input

  • QWERTY keyboard (3 rows)
  • Yes
  • Optical pad

Power

  • 3G (up to 4.5 hours)
  • 408 hours
  • Li-ion (Removable, 1150 mAh capacity)

Camera

  • 2 megapixels
  • Records video

Storage

  • 256 MB
  • microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

  • 802.11 b, g
  • WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Yes
  • 2.0 + EDR
  • A2DP [stereo audio]

Media

  • Yes
  • AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
  • h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
  • Streaming / internet

Messaging

  • Yes
  • Yes

Browser and email

  • HTML
  • POP3, IMAP, Push email (BlackBerry)

Apps

  • Other

Carriers

  • North America (US)
  • T-Mobile

Radio type

  • GSM
  • GSM, GPRS, EDGE
  • 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Yes
  • SIM card

Display

  • 2.5 inches
  • 240 x 320
  • LCD (Color, Backlit)

Audio and voice

  • 3.5mm
  • Mono
  • Yes
  • Yes

Hardware

  • 512 MHz
  • 128 MB
  • 2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)

Controls

  • Mute switch, Keylock

Other features

  • Yes
  • Yes

Size & weight

  • 2.36 inches (h)
    4.29 inches (w)
    0.55 inches (d)
  • 3.74 ounces

Pricing & availability

  • Available
  • August 5, 2009
  • July, 2009
  • $399.99 USD

Colors

  • MPN: CURVE8520BLK
    UPC: 610214619198
    Amazon ID (ASIN): B002KQLUVU

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8530 Verizon specs

  • Smartphone
  • BlackBerry
  • 2.5 inches
  • 256 MB
  • 2 megapixels
  • 3G (up to 4.5 hours)
  • Verizon / Alltel
  • 2.36 x 4.29 x 0.55 in
  • 3.74 oz
  • December, 2009

General

  • Smartphone
  • BlackBerry
  • Bar
  • Internal

Input

  • QWERTY keyboard (3 rows)
  • Yes
  • Optical pad

Power

  • 3G (up to 4.5 hours)
  • 408 hours
  • Li-ion (Removable, 1150 mAh capacity)

Camera

  • 2 megapixels
  • Records video

Storage

  • 256 MB
  • microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

  • 802.11 b, g
  • WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Yes
  • 2.0 + EDR
  • A2DP [stereo audio]

Media

  • Yes
  • AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
  • h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
  • Streaming / internet

Messaging

  • Yes
  • Yes

Browser and email

  • HTML
  • POP3, IMAP, Push email (BlackBerry)

Apps

  • Other

Rings / alerts

  • Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones

Carriers

  • North America (US)
  • Verizon / Alltel

Radio type

  • CDMA
  • Yes
  • SIM card

Display

  • 2.5 inches
  • 240 x 320
  • LCD (Color, Backlit)

Audio and voice

  • 3.5mm
  • Mono
  • Yes
  • Yes

Hardware

  • 512 MHz
  • 128 MB
  • 2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)

Controls

  • Mute switch, Keylock

Other features

  • Yes
  • Yes

Size & weight

  • 2.36 inches (h)
    4.29 inches (w)
    0.55 inches (d)
  • 3.74 ounces

Pricing & availability

  • Available
  • December, 2009
  • November, 2009
  • $399.99 USD

Colors

  • UPC: 843163051515
    Amazon ID (ASIN): B007M4EFP8

General info

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8530 Sprint specs

  • Smartphone
  • BlackBerry
  • 2.5 inches
  • 256 MB
  • 2 megapixels
  • 3G (up to 4.5 hours)
  • Sprint-Nextel
  • 2.36 x 4.29 x 0.55 in
  • 3.74 oz
  • December, 2009

General

  • Smartphone
  • BlackBerry
  • Bar
  • Internal

Input

  • QWERTY keyboard (3 rows)
  • Yes
  • Optical pad

Power

  • 3G (up to 4.5 hours)
  • 408 hours
  • Li-ion (Removable, 1150 mAh capacity)

Camera

  • 2 megapixels
  • Records video

Storage

  • 256 MB
  • microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

  • 802.11 b, g
  • WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Yes
  • 2.0 + EDR
  • A2DP [stereo audio]

Media

  • Yes
  • AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
  • h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
  • Streaming / internet

Messaging

  • Yes
  • Yes

Browser and email

  • HTML
  • POP3, IMAP, Push email (BlackBerry)

Apps

  • Other

Rings / alerts

  • Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones

Carriers

  • North America (US)
  • Sprint-Nextel

Radio type

  • CDMA
  • Yes
  • SIM card

Display

  • 2.5 inches
  • 240 x 320
  • LCD (Color, Backlit)

Audio and voice

  • 3.5mm
  • Mono
  • Yes
  • Yes

Hardware

  • 512 MHz
  • 128 MB
  • 2.0 (Micro-USB port, USB charging)

Controls

  • Mute switch, Keylock

Other features

  • Yes
  • Yes

Size & weight

  • 2.36 inches (h)
    4.29 inches (w)
    0.55 inches (d)
  • 3.74 ounces

Pricing & availability

  • Available
  • December, 2009
  • November, 2009
  • $399.99 USD

Colors

  • UPC: 843163054394
    Amazon ID (ASIN): B0032JTPMU

General info