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BlackBerry Curve 8530

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This follow-up to the Curve 8330 is slightly lighter and thinner, while adding Wi-Fi and switching to an optical direction control. Other features are similar, including 2 megapixel camera with video capture, GPS navigation, music player, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, and memory card slot.

not all versions have CDMA 1700 (AWS)

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Specs

 
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Modes
CDMA 850 / 1700 / 1900
CDMA  (2G / 3G)
850  Cellular / BC0  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
1700  AWS / BC15  Americas
1900  PCS / BC1  Americas
 
CDMA 1700 (AWS) on some versions only
Weight 3.7 oz   (105 g)
Dimensions 4.29" x 2.36" x 0.55"   (109 x 60 x 14 mm)
Battery Talk: 4.5 hours max.   (270 minutes)
Standby: 252 hours max.   (10.5 days)
1150 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
2.5"   diagonal
Colors: 65,536 (16-bit)
OS / Platform BlackBerry OS
Processor ?
Memory ?
FCC ID L6ARCL20CW » (Approved Nov 5, 2009)
L6ARCZ30CW » (Approved Jul 5, 2010)

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
supports LBS (navigation)
Ruggedized -
Wireless Charging -
Accessibility
Adjustable Text Size Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M4, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
v2007
Multiple Languages Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes
Alerts
External Display -
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 32
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, DUN, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3
version 2.1+EDR
Infrared (IR) -
Mobile Hotspot -
NFC -
PC Sync -
SDIO -
USB built-in micro-USB connector
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b,g
Contacts
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Customization
Changeable Faceplates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Supported Formats: MP3, WAV
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: EVDO r0
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser full HTML (desktop web)
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Side Keys media keys on top
Text Keyboard, Hardware Layout: QWERTY
backlit
Touch Screen -
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
Messaging
Email Client supports attachments (MS Office, PDF)
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: AOL, Windows Live, Yahoo!, Google Talk, ICQ
MMS Yes
Text Messaging (SMS) Yes
Text Messaging Templates -
Music
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP EVRC, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9, Windows Media 10 (Pro)
dedicated music controls on top
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 2+ megapixel
white balance control
DLNA -
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
Streaming Video Yes
TV Output -
Video Capture Resolution: QVGA (320 x 240)
Video Sharing -
Productivity
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet -
SyncML -
To-Do List Yes
Voice Memo Yes
Software
BREW -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) Yes
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes

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