Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test BlackBerry Curve 8500 comes in  two diffrent varients like Blackberry Curve 8520 and Blackberry Curve 8530. BlackBerry Curve 8500 consist of features like 2.0MP Digital Camera Video Camera Capabilities, 256MB Flash Memory, Wi-Fi® enabled, Built-in GPS capabilities*, 3G network access*, Bluetooth® enabled, Multimedia Player, Wireless Email, Organizer, Browser, Phone and SMS/MMS.One can Customize his BlackBerry Curve smartphone with apps from BlackBerry App World. As far as pre-release reviews go, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in this. the 8500 series is simply the replacement to the Curve 8300 series. Expand full review.

The BlackBerry Curve 8500 series is making the rounds to all the carriers, including Sprint, which offers the RIM. Review. BlackBerry Curve 8530. Overview & Specs; Our Review. The Curve 8500 series first debuted on T-Mobile and has since made its way. The Blackberry Curve 8500, which is embedded with a QWERTY keypad, is among the latest upward ranged mobile handsets to have made its way. Read here and learn all about the specifications, features, and accesories of the BlackBerry Curve 8500 in an easy to read format.

Available Features

  • 2.0MP Digital Camera
  • Video Camera Capabilities
  • Supports BlackBerry App World™
  • 256MB Flash Memory
  • Wi-Fi® enabled
  • BlackBerry® Maps
  • Built-in GPS capabilities*
  • 3G network access*
  • Bluetooth® enabled
  • Multimedia Player
  • Wireless Email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone


  • Clear, high-resolution display
  • Transmisive TFT LCD
  • 320x240 pixel screen
  • Displays over 65,000 colors

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

Camera & Video Recording

  • 2.0 MP camera
  • Fixed Focus
  • No Flash
  • 5X digital zoom
  • Video Camera Recording:
    Normal Mode (320x240 pixel),MMS Mode (176x144 pixel)

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

Battery & Battery Life

  • Battery: 1150 mAHr removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
  • Talk Time: 4.5 hours
  • Standby Time: 17 days

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

BlackBerry Maps & GPS

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

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.

Size and Weight

  • Height:
  • 4.29 inches (109 mm)
  • Width:
  • 2.36 inches (60 mm)
  • Depth:
  • 0.54 inches (13.9 mm)
  • Weight:
  • 3.73 ounces (106 grams)

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test 

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

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test Ringtones & Notifications

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

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test


  • Bluetooth Curve 8520: Bluetooth® v2.0
  • Bluetooth Curve 8530: 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 Sterio (A2DP / AVRCP), Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test


  • Password protection
  • Keyboard lock
  • Sleep mode

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test


  • 802.11b/g enabled
  • Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM
  • WMM Power Save planned
  • Cisco CCX Certification planned
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Service
  • Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test

Wireless Networks

BlackBerry Curve 8530:
  • 3G Technology
  • CDMA Dual Band: 800/1900 MHz
  • CDMA Dual Mode: CDMA 2000 1X with Ev-Do
BlackBerry Curve 8520:
  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz EDGE networks

Voice Input and Output

  • Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Hands-free headset capable
  • Bluetooth headset capable
  • Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone

Blackberry Curve 8500 : Specs | Price | Reviews | Test


The Blackberry Curve 8500 is one of the most favorite Gadgets from Blackberry as the device has some features that would be helpful to people from all walks of life.

If convenience and the easiest user interface is what you give top preference for, this device is born for you. The design of Blackberry curve is done in such a way that it will perfectly fit in your hands so that a greater typing and viewing can be experienced. To meet the demands of the corporate world where time is everything, the full QWERTY keyboard is enhanced to have a faster performance, the typing sensitivity and speed.

The superior quality display sized 320*240 pixels gives quality output you expect from your smartphone. With a comparatively lower weight of 105 grams and dimensions of 4.29 inches height and 2.36 inches width, the Blackberry Curve will stick to your hand.

If you are new to the “track pad’ experience, this gliding experience is sure to make you wondered when you are to glide over the menus or to click on certain icons. This will not only make typing smoother but also get faster, similar to that of a laptop.

Another significant feature to be mentioned is the MAC compatibility with which transferring contacts, calendars, notes etc to and from your smart phone with your desktop PC is made possible.

Though the camera resolution is only 2.0 Megapixels, it gives quality pictures and videos than what is expected from a 2.0 megapixel camera. Though this seems to be a limitation to those guys who always treasure capturing those rare moments with great quality, jumping to conclusion before giving it a try will be foolishness.

As always expected from the smart phones, this device is also coming with GPS and supporting navigation systems to assist you find the way without having a guide.

To talk about connectivity, 3G support and enhanced Wi-Fi features are to give access to high speed internet on the go. You will never have to wait till you get back home to access your business online or to enjoy streaming videos without any hurdles.

The final judgment is to be made by the customer, for it is he who knows what he needs and what is best suited to meet his requirements.

BlackBerry Curve 8500 Price

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