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BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Reliance)

  • CDMA Handset
  • 3G Network Support
  • 2.46-inch TFT Screen
  • 2 MP Primary Camera


1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
This product is Permanently discontinued.

Key Features of BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Reliance)

  • CDMA Handset
  • BlackBerry 5 OS
  • 3G Network Support
  • 2.46-inch TFT Screen
  • 2 MP Primary Camera
  • QWERTY Keypad
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Reliance) Price: Rs. 10,990

Research In Motion is expanding its line of BlackBerry Curve phones and the BlackBerry Curve 8530 is one of them. The handset is a CDMA phone with a QWERTY keyboard. This CDMA handset does not have a separate SIM card slot. The small buttons on the keyboard has a fair amount of space between the keys which allows faster typing. The phone is powered by BlackBerry OS 5.0 with a 528 MHz processor which enhances the performance of the phone. The Curve has 2.46-inch TFT LCD screen which deliver pictures at resolution of 320 x 240 pixels.

A 2 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom and video recording capabilities is sported by Blackberry Curve 8530 smartphone. You can fine tune the photos with the help of white balance and add colour effects. The smartphone also offers Geo-tagging photos. The videos can be recorded at a resolution of 320x240 pixels.


The BlackBerry Curve 8530 has a lightweight and compact design. The handset has a touch-sensitive optical trackpad, which helps the user to navigate features on the mobile. The Curve has a rubber covering on the edge of the phone which creates an easier grip for the user. The keyboard is designed with small plastic keys which makes typing easy. The handset also features dedicated music keys which helps you to change tracks without going to the menu.

Storage and Battery

The Curve 8530 has an internal memory of 256 MB which can be expanded up to 32 GB using microSD, microSDHC cards. The phone is powered by Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery. When fully charged, the Blackberry Curve 8530 gives a talk time up to 4 hours and a standby time up to 252 hours.

Connectivity and Features

The BlackBerry 8530 offers Internet browsing capabilities through 3G and Wi-Fi. You can download email attachments quickly and make use of the Push-mail facility. The phone has a microUSB port for charging and PC synchronisation. The Bluetooth connectivity lets you to exchange important data from other devices. Other features like BlackBerry maps, Document viewer and Predictive text input are also available in the phone.

Along with this, the game enthusiasts can also play and download games of their choice. The handset provides messaging features like MMS, Instant Messaging and SMS (threaded view). A-GPS helps you in navigating to the desired location. Blackberry Curve 8350 also offers Group Connect, permitting it to set-up group conversations among your friends.

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Specifications of BlackBerry Curve 8530 (Reliance)

Brand BlackBerry
Business Features Document Viewer, Pushmail
Keypad Yes, QWERTY
Form Bar
Call Features Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert
Model Name Curve
Touch Screen No
Model ID 8530 (Reliance)
In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 2 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, Getting Started Guide, CD
Video Player Yes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
Ringtone MP3, MIDI, 32 Polyphonic
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, eAAC
Video Recording Yes
Secondary Camera No
Other Camera Features Fixed Focus, Geo-tagging
Zoom Digital Zoom - 5x
Primary Camera Yes, 2 Megapixel
Internet & Connectivity
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (HSP, HFP, SSP, A2DP, PBAP, SPP, AVRCP, DUN)
Navigation Technology A-GPS, with BlackBerry Maps
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g
Internet Features Email
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB
3G Yes
Other Features
Phone Book Memory Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory Yes
Call Memory Yes
Important Apps Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Messenger, Vlingo, Weather Bug, WorkOut Tracker
Additional Features Optical Trackpad, Password Protection, Sleep Mode, AES or Triple DES Encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Vibrate Mode, Organizer, MMS Enabled, Dedicated Keys, LED Indicator, User-selectable Font Size, FIPS Validations, Voice Input
Warranty Summary 1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
Weight 105 g
Size 60x109x13.9 mm
Resolution QVGA, 320 x 240 Pixels
Other Display Features Light Sensitive Screen
Color 65 K
Size 2.46 Inches
Talk Time 4 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 252 hrs (2G)
Type Li-Ion, 1150 mAh
Memory and Storage
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Included Memory Card 2 GB
Internal 256 MB
Operating Freq CDMA - 800
OS Blackberry OS v5
Processor 528 MHz
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