BlackBerry Curve 8530

  |   by Brighthand Staff

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is the latest in this popular line of smartphones. This model offers a redesigned look, Wi-Fi, and other consumer-oriented features. This smartphone has a QVGA display above a QWERTY keyboard. Between these two is an optical trackpad in place of a trackball or D-pad. This device puts an emphasis on multimedia; in addition to the necessary audio and video players, on top is a set of hardware keys dedicated to controlling music and video playback, as well as a 3.5 mm headset jack.

  • Pros

    • Trackpad
    • Updated styling
    • Battery life outperforms other BlackBerrys
  • Cons

    • Just average call quality
    • Small LED indicator
    • Low-resolution camera

Quick Take

On balance, however, unless you're a world-traveling power user, the Curve is a much better deal than any other BlackBerry for Sprint right now.

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