BlackBerry Curve 8530


Released December 2009
2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Dimensions 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
Weight 106 g
Display TFT, 65K colors
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels, 2.46 inches
Keyboard Full QWERTY keyboard
Camera 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Video Yes
Navigation Trackpad
Memory 256 MB internal, microSD external
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared Port No
USB Yes, microUSB
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh
  Stand-by: Up to 408 h
  Talk Time: Up to 4 h 30 min
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  Getting Started Guide

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Specifications

Data Input & Navigation

  • 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Dedicated Keys: Send/Power, End, Mute, VAD (User customizable), Camera (User customizable), 2 x volume/Zoom
  • Media Keys: Forward, Back, Play
  • Trackpad – Located on the front face of device, ESC key to the right, Menu to the left.

Voice Input & Output

  • 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • M4, T4 rating for hearing aids (in cellular bands only)

Media Player

  • Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
  • Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP EVRC, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9, Windows Media 10 Standard/Professional

Ringtones & Notifications

  • Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator
  • Notification options are user configurable
  • 32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, MP3


  • Bluetooth v2.1
  • Headset Profile (HSP), Handset Profile (HFP)
  • Address Book Integration using AT commands and using OBEX (Object Push)
  • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
  • Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP / AVRCP), Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)


  • Password protection
  • Keyboard lock
  • Sleep mode

Wireless Networks

  • CDMA Dual-band: 800/1900 MHz
  • CDMA Dual-mode: CDMA 2000 1X with EV-DO

Camera & Video Recording

  • 2.0 MP camera
  • Fixed Focus
  • No Flash
  • 5X digital zoom
  • Video Camera Recording:Normal Mode (320×240 pixel), MMS Mode (176×144 pixel)


  • 802.11b/g enabled
  • Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Cisco CCX certification
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Server
  • Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
  • Support for UMA

GPS & BlackBerry Maps

  • Includes BlackBerry Maps
  • Assisted, autonomous and simultaneous
  • Built-in GPS hardware with A-GPS support


  • Clear, high-resolution display
  • Transmissive TFT LCD
  • 320×240 pixel screen
  • Displays over 65,000 colors

Battery & Battery Life

  • Battery: 1150 mAh removable / rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Talk time: up to 4.5 hours (approx)
  • Standby time: up to 10.5 days / 252 hours (approx)

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Pictures

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BlackBerry Curve 8530 Video

BlackBerry Curve 8530 User Review

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