Verizon Wireless Introduces the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Phone

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion today introduced the
BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone, an exciting new addition to the
BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones. The slim BlackBerry Curve 8530
smartphone gives customers access to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network,
built-in GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities, as well as easy access to music,
games and other mobile apps for entertainment on the go. The BlackBerry
Curve 8530 smartphone is expected to be available from Verizon Wireless
beginning Nov. 20 for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new
two-year customer agreement on a voice plan with an Email and Web
feature or an Email and Web for BlackBerry plan. Customers will receive
the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers
may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Data plans
for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone begin at $29.99 when added to
any nationwide voice plan. 


Available colors: Black and Smoky Violet

Key features:

  • Easy-to-use, highly tactile, full QWERTY keyboard and
    touch-sensitive trackpad for reliable, responsive typing and navigation
  • 256 MB flash memory and 528 MHz next generation processor for enhanced performance
  • Supports voice-activated dialing and Bluetooth (version 2.1), with
    support for hands-free headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other
    Bluetooth peripherals
  • 3G-enabled (EV-DO)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • GPS with support for location-based applications, including
    geotagging pictures and Verizon Wireless’ VZ Navigator(SM) service
  • 2.0 megapixel digital camera with zoom and video recording*
  • Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with
    dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry
    Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync music from your
    computer to the smartphone**
  • Access to BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing
    catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for
    BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, social
    networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity and much more
  • Access to e-mail, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and popular social networking sites (including Facebook and MySpace)
  • Rich multimedia capabilities, including dedicated media keys
    smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an
    easy, convenient way to control their music and videos
  • Support for BlackBerry services with access to up to 10 supported
    e-mail accounts, including most popular ISP e-mail accounts such as
    Yahoo! , Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail, and BlackBerry Enterprise
    Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration
    features for corporate deployments

Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot,
supporting up to 16 GB cards today and expected to support next
generation 32 GB cards when available.



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