BlackBerry Storm 9530

68
Global
Score
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
1 GB
Screen size
3.25 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to6 hour)
Standby time (max)
356 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1400 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (3.2 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (no)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location)

Storage

Internal memory
1 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
no
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control], DUN [network sharing])

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
yes (POP3, IMAP, Push email)

Apps

Apps (default)
Array
Java
J2ME

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North America (US, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM, CDMA (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (UMTS / WCDMA, HSDPA) (1xRTT, EV-DO r0, EV-DO rA)

Display

Screen size
3.25 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480, 360)
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

RAM
128 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Array

Other features

FM tuner
no
FM transmitter
no
Infrared port
no
NFC or RFID payment
no
PictBridge
no
Ruggedized
no
TTY / TDD
no