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BlackBerry 8530 Prepaid Phone (Virgin Mobile)
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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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- Size (LWH): 3.5 inches, 1.9 inches, 0.9 inches
- Weight: 2.72 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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.
Keep in touch with a phone that features text and access to social networking. View larger
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.
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).
- 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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I returned it. The buttons are very stiff, hard to push, and too close together. Not very user-friendly.Published 11 months ago by Aimee Minter
GREAT little smartphone! Virgin Mobile STILL does activate these on there network. It was updated to 5.0.1OS when I activated the phone. The keyboard on this is AWESOME. Read morePublished 12 months ago by iluv2workout101
When i got it it was dirty and had marks on it. Someone had used it and played in the dirt with it, it still had the pictures they took together on it..... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Belle Harwood
The 8530 was a belated birthday gift. The item arrived on time and in good condition. The receipiant loves this model blackberry was pleased and to date has not registered any... Read morePublished 18 months ago by JAF
It wouldn't let me activated da phone and it had slow reaction too it give me too battery's n it will break in a secondPublished 20 months ago by Lanithia
I purchased this phone a while back and I sent it right back. The blackberry system is super slow and the phone kept freezing, also at times kept turning off for no reason. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Angel383