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BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Phone (Virgin Mobile)

3.8 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
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  • High-resolution 320 x 240 pixel color display
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • 2.0 MP camera with 5x digital zoom and video recording
  • Blackberry messenger for instant messaging between Blackberry smartphones
  • What's in the Box: Samsung Intercept smartphone, li-ion battery, charger, Quick Start guide
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.5 inches, 1.9 inches, 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 2.72 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Description

Product Description

BlackBerry Curve 8500 Series smartphones neatly fit in your hand. Comfortably send messages with the full QWERTY keyboard. The bright 320x240 pixel screen displays over 65,000 colors, and delivers a great viewing experience. Access what's important with trackpad navigation. Like a laptop, the trackpad lets you scroll through websites, menus and icons by gliding your finger over it. Press and click to select an item and navigate where you want to go. Enjoy a Mac experience on your BlackBerry Curve 8500 Series smartphone. BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac allows you to sync contacts, calendars and notes with the applications you use most. Take photos, record videos2,3,4 and send to social networking sites or friends via email or IM apps. Control music and multimedia playback with dedicated media keys found atop BlackBerry Curve 8500 Series smartphones. Know where you stand and where youre going. GPS on your BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone works wit

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Keep in touch with friends and family with the BlackBerry Curve 8530 mobile phone that features text messaging and comes preloaded with social networking applications. The 2.0MP digital camera lets you document your adventures on the go. Connect more on this advanced smartphone with exclusive Blackberry features such as BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry App World, and WiFi capability. Enjoy faster web surfing, downloads, messaging, and more with 3G on your phone, plus the convenience of a Virgin Mobile prepaid smartphone plan.

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Get the message, wherever you are. Receive your emails and IMs on the go so you can connect with friends even when you're not by your computer. Access all the major instant message and webmail providers, such as Yahoo!, Windows Live, Gmail, and more. Send emails, browse the web, and even check your friend's status message, all with 3G speeds, or connect with the superior speed of a WiFi network.

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Get more done with exclusive Blackberry features. Access BlackBerry Messenger for real-time messaging between BlackBerry smartphones, and send and receive text, pics, and videos. Find your way to businesses, addresses, and more with BlackBerry Maps, which lets you view maps and get step-by-step directions. Use BlackBerry App World to find advanced apps specially designed for your BlackBerry smartphone--shopping, weather, radio, and more.

Staying Connected at Work or Home

With BlackBerry's push e-mail technology, your e-mail will find you without having to initiate a connection. BlackBerry devices are designed to remain on and continuously connected to the wireless network, notifying you as new e-mail arrives. In addition to the text, you can also receive and view attachments in a wide range of popular file formats, including Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF.

Browse the web with the integrated, full-featured browser, which quickly and efficiently displays HTML pages as well as enables you to set up RSS feeds to stay connected to up-to-the-minute news and blog posts. And keep up with your contacts using a variety of instant message (IM) networks, including the integrated Blackberry Messenger as well as downloadable clients for Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, and more.

For corporate users, this BlackBerry device delivers all the enterprise e-mail and messaging capabilities you've come to expect. It's supported on the BlackBerry Internet Service, giving you access to up to 10 work or personal e-mail accounts (including most popular ISP e-mail accounts), as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server, enabling advanced security and IT administration within IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.

Vital Statistics

The Blackbery Curve 8500 weighs 2.46 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches. Its 1150 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.5 hours of talk time, and up to 10.5 days of standby time. It runs on Sprint's 3G 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.

What's in the Box

Blackbery Curve 8500 smartphone, li-ion battery, charger, quick start guide.




Virgin Mobile Prepaid Pricing

With Virgin Mobile, you can pay only for the calling time you use. You can choose a monthly Beyond Talk plan with unlimited data and messaging and just the right amount of talk minutes for your needs.

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Virgin Mobile customers have access to the Sprint Nationwide Network, reaching more than 278 million people across the United States (see a map of Virgin Mobile's coverage area).




Key Features

  • High-resolution 320 x 240 pixel color display
  • Full QWERTY keyboard for a tactile typing experience
  • 2.0-megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom and video recording
  • 256MB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth for hands-free calling with connected wireless headsets
  • Dedicated media keys for one-touch access to controlling your entertainment
  • Smooth trackpad navigation
  • Blackberry Messenger for instant messaging between Blackberry smartphones
  • WiFi connectivity for sending emails, browsing the web, or checking for status updates
  • WiFi access to Blackberry Enterprise Server
  • Preloaded apps for Google Maps, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Music player plays popular audio formats such as MP3, AAC, WMA, and more
  • Video player plays MP4, H.263, H.264, and WMV-encoded video
  • Sprint's 3G network lets you enjoy faster web surfing, downloads, messaging, and more on your phone
  • Tethering capability for using your 3G phone as a wireless data connection for your laptop
  • 3.5mm headphone jack works with all brands of conventional stereo earphones and headsets

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches ; 2.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004Y051M4
  • Item model number: 8530
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,151 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Customer Reviews

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By SDG on October 28, 2011
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This is a nice little phone if you like Blackberries.
It had all the features you could need and comes at quite a low price.

Virgin Mobile however is not so amazing.
In the couple months I've had this phone, they've had to remote reset it twice just so that my text messaging service would work.
Their only redeeming quality is their low prices.

All in all, I'm quite happy with this phone and provider. Just make sure you look up coverage before you buy since Virgin's coverage can be kinda spotty.
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Not sure whats going on with the above reviewer but I got this phone 8530 Curve for Virgin Mobile and can send and recieve txt messages with my friends who are on AT&T (iphone's) with no problems. I have found no issues with the phone at all. Great interface, fast processing, and love the new track pad instead of the track ball. Maybe someone had bad luck or maybe the issue with ATT txt's was fixed, either way this phone is great get it and for $70.00 you get unlimited everything.
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This Blackberry Curve is a great small, compact but feature-filled cell phone. All the usual features work just fine, plus there are many terrific apps available at the Blackberry AppWorld Store, directly through the phone. Virgin Mobile's various plans let me pay for just what I need, with no contract. That means no onerous "Early Termination Fees", like with the contract companies. Plus, I can change my plan as my needs change, and I'm not stuck with the same thing for the length of a contract. Personally, I'll never go back to a contract.
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The BlackBerry 8530 is very fast, easy to operate, dependable, real small, and attractive. The only con I have with this phone is that it needs more applications, but this phone is very dependable. This is a good purchase. I highly recommend it.
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This was my first blackberry and I am glad i made the switch to go ahead with a blackberry. The Curve 8530 is one of the top blackberry phone line out there. These phones are great for handling Business like emails, surfing the web with lightspeed, texting and messenging. The Blackberry 8530 is definitely a worthy opponent to the iphones. The keyboard did seem to appear small but you get used to the keyboard fast. I love blackberry phones. Get yourself a blackberry my friend!
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I was really unhappy with my Android phone and wanted something that I could actually type with again! I am one of those people who gets new phone all the time just to get something new and fun. I have never had a phone that worked so well or efficiently. It is faster on the internet then my Android was. I actually receive all of my emails and messages on time. There is no stalling or glitches that riddled my Android before. The screen is slightly smaller than my full screen phone was before but I am ok with that! I can see everything perfectly and it is so easy to use. I was very unhappy to hear that Virgin Mobile isn't carrying Blackberry's anymore and if wanted to get a new one or I needed a new one I will probably have to go to another carrier but I am very very happy with this phone. Also the sender was quick and simple. Everything was new and packaged as advertised and I was very happy to hear that if I had ANY problems that they would have me send it back for FREE! I would defiantly recommend this product and seller!
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It is the best so far of VM beyond talk phones for music sound, headphone bass boost and playing MP3 and streaming Pandora radio.

PROS: easy, stable, notification light, speaker adjustable with treble bass and preset equalizer, headphone sound boost, voice commands, can add google for voice web search, wifi and cell connection can be shut off separately or both saving on batter usage when not using one or both, can pull sd card without unmounting no corruption issues, MMS sent to email as thumbnail and link to be able to view larger and rotate pic also download the full picture files. desktop syncing software with easy one click backup of all data on phone to computer, secure, can schedule automatic daily phone off and on to save battery....

CONS: small hard to see keys, no arrow keys, slightly saturated camera pictures with fixed focus, smaller screen, can not shut off camera sound (must use a app to mute it), camera only 2mp
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So i had purchased my 1st Blackberry Curve 8530 about 3 months ago and was so pleased with the device despite being told it was new and finding out it was not,it definitely looked bran new and works like new, But now i bought another one and this one was bran spankin new,crisp and a beautiful device,so i gave my old one to my son and hes ecstatic, you know, a 17 year old with a smartphone that has unlimited internet,data,texting,web based email,and 300 minutes of talk time for only $35 a month,include mine with the same plan and its only $74 and change per month with tax, compare that to the minimum of $80 a month on a regular network like T-mobile or verizon. For an entry level smart phone user, the blackberry 8530 is the way to go, sure i would love to get a torch or the new bold touch 9930, but i would have to put down a hefty deposit as my credit is a bummer,There are more things to do with this phone than you can imagine, so hard to put down, BB appworld< Blackberry messenger, video and photos,get a larger SD card than the 2 gig that comes with it and put thousands of songs and videos on it to enjoy with the click of your trackpad, just a sweet little device, i recommend this phone highly, just one thing though, contact(EMail) the seller before your purchase and in a nice way ask if the device is bran new and never used, i didnt do that the first time and it turned out to be refurbished,and if your looking for a refurb than no problem im sure if you get it and it doesnt work or something they would refund you or trade you for another, just make sure what there policies are for returns beforehand.. A 5 Star Device with Virgin mobile.....
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