RIM and Verizon Wireless have announced the upcoming availability of BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone, which combines full QWERTY keyboard, touch-sensitive trackpad, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity and external multimedia buttons in a single device, running new BlackBerry OS 5.0 that brings a variety of improvements.


Main Features Of BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Verizon Wireless):

  • 2.4-inch TFT screen with 320 x 240 pixels resolution
  • 2 megapixel camera with zoom and video recording
  • 256 MB of flash memory and 528 MHz processor
  • 3G-enabled (EV-DO), Bluetooth version 2.1 and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • Built-in GPS with support for location-based applications, including geotagging pictures and Verizon Wireless’ VZ Navigator service
  • Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, plus dedicated media keys and standard 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
  • BlackBerry Media Sync makes it easy to quickly sync music from your computer to the smartphone
  • Access to e-mail and messaging (IM, SMS, MMS), as well as popular social networking sites including Facebook and MySpace
  • Dedicated media keys smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, providing users 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 like Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail
  • Support BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and BlackBerry App World for instant access to thousands of applications
  • microSD/SDHC memory card memory slot for expandable memory
  • Available in Black and Smoky Violet color options

BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone which measures 109 x 60 x 14 mm and weighs 105g is slated to be available through Verizon Wireless starting November 20 for $99.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new 2-year service contract.

In addition to Verizon Wireless, Sprint is also scheduled to debut BlackBerry Curve 8530 soon, but no words on its price and availability yet.