The Verizon BlackBerry Curve 8530 is now available.  You can pick the device up for $99.99 after a $100 instant rebate.  Something tells me that the Curve 8530 is going to a pretty big hit for Verizon.  It is the second BlackBerry to support OpenGL ES (3D graphics), and the price point is very attractive.

The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is also the first Verizon BlackBerry with the optical trackpad.  No more trackball issues like its predecessor.

Find a full list of features after the jump…


  • Dual–band 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EV–DO Rev 0 networks
  • 256MB Flash Memory, 128MB RAM
  • BlackBerry® Device Software v5.0 Integrated Email, Phone, SMS, Browser, Calendar, Address Book, and additional organizer applications
  • English, French and Spanish language support
  • BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) — add up to 11 email addresses to the BIS, including 10 supported email accounts and one BlackBerry email account
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) — works to provide functionality such as single mailbox integration, remote address book look–up and more (1 email address)
  • Display: Clear, High Resolution, 2.5″ (dia.) color display TFT LCD (320×240 pixel). Supports over 65k colors
  • Full Backlit QWERTY Keyboard w/Trackpad Navigation
  • microSD™ memory card support: up to 16GB
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera, 5x Digital Zoom and Video Capture
  • Integrated speaker and microphone, Hands–free headset capable (3.5mm 4 Pole)
  • BlackBerry Media Player
  • Bluetooth® Supported profiles: Headset (HSP), Hands–free (HFP), Serial Port (SPP), Dial–up Networking (DUN), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP). OBEX Profiles: PBAP.
  • WiFi Ready (802.11 b/g)
  • Ring Tones: 32 Polyphonic + vibrate (MIDI, SP–MIDI, MP3, WAV)
  • Text, Picture and Video Messaging (MMS)
  • VZ Navigatorsm for spoken turn–by–turn directions
  • Stand–alone and Assisted GPS
  • Visual Voice Mail capable
  • Mobile Broadband Connect capable (Windows only)
  • Instant Messaging applications for BlackBerry
  • Social Networking for BlackBerry
  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody® (subscription, wireless and PC downloads)
  • V CAST Video on Demand capable
  • BlackBerry App World Support
  • Device protection and keyboard lock
  • SAR Info – 1.31 w/kg for ear; 0.66 w/kg for body
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4
  • Total Equipment Coverage is Available


  • Dimensions: 4.29″ (H) x 2.36″ (W) x 0.55″ (D)
  • Weight: Approximately 3.7 oz. including Battery
  • Standard Lithium Battery (1150 mAh)
  • Usage: Up to 270 minutes of talk time OR
  • Standby: Up to 252 hours