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Curve 8530

BlackBerry® Curve™8530 Smartphone

Connect more on this advanced smartphone with 3G wireless speeds and Wi-Fi capability. And hook up your web-based email, BlackBerry® Messenger, and BlackBerry® App World™ when you add a Beyond Talk Plan for BlackBerry® smartphones.

What's Included

  • Free Ground Shipping
  • 30-Day Guarantee
  • Lost or Stolen Phone Replacement
  • Free Activation
  • 3G

    Enjoy faster web surfing, downloads, messaging, and more with 3G on your phone.

  • Camera

    2.0MP with x2 Digital Zoom NOTE: Picture and Video Messaging (MMS) will be available on your phone as soon as we fix a minor technical issue. We'll alert you when this feature becomes available. In the meantime, you can share photos and videos from your BlackBerry Curve through email or by uploading to Facebook® and MySpace™.

  • Bluetooth

    Go hands-free when you connect a headset or other Bluetooth-enabled accessory (sold separately).

  • Expandable Memory

    Up to 32GB

  • Screen Size

    3.0"

  • MP3

    Load and play MP3 files on your phone - take your playlist anywhere.

  • Text Messaging

    Say it all without saying a word. Whether you're in class, at work, on the bus, or just don't have time to talk, it's easy to get your point across with a text message. Send text to any mobile phone or email address.

  • Email & Instant Messaging

    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. Some phones also feature support for Microsoft® Exchange so you can sync your work email with your phone.

  • Mobile Alerts

    Entertainment headlines, sports scores, hot pix, and other fun stuff - sent right to your phone. Sign up to receive alerts on your phone. Real-time sports scores, Comedy Central's Joke of the Day, MTV News, our hunk/babe of the week, and many more.

  • BlackBerry Messenger

    Access BlackBerry Messenger for real-time messaging between BlackBerry smartphones. Send and receive text, pix, and videos.

  • Surf the Web

    Grab the internet and take it with you. No computer necessary. Browse the web right from your phone. Connect instantly to sites like Google®, Yahoo!®, Facebook®, MySpace™, and more. Get the latest headlines and hotlinks from Virgin Mobile, do a search, or type in your own web address and surf away.

  • Facebook®

    It's Facebook at your fingertips. Stay connected with your friends by uploading photos and notes from your camera phone, updating your status, and browsing profiles. You can also receive and reply to messages, pokes, and Wall posts all right from your web browser.

  • Twitter

    Follow friends, celebrities, and total strangers on Twitter. Post Tweets of your own so everyone knows what you're up to, 24/7.

  • YouTube™

    Banish boredom with access to millions of videos on YouTube. Check out the latest videos, post your comments and ratings, plus record and upload videos straight from your phone.

  • MySpace

    Take your friends with you wherever you go. Don't miss out on a single comment with MySpace on your phone. Keep up on your comments and messages around the clock or update your photos, blogs and more, right from your phone.

  • Google Maps™

    Search for businesses by location, get directions, and see real-time traffic conditions or get localized search help to find nearby ATMs, restaurants, movies, and more.

  • Google Maps™

    Search for businesses by location, get directions, and see real-time traffic conditions or get localized search help to find nearby ATMs, restaurants, movies, and more.

  • BlackBerry Maps

    Find your way to businesses, addresses, & more with BlackBerry Maps. View maps and get step-by-step directions.

  • BlackBerry App World

    Use BlackBerry App World to find advanced apps specially designed for your BlackBerry smartphone - shopping, weather, radio, and more.

  • Ringtones

    Choose from thousands of 'tones for your phone. Everything from the latest releases to the greatest hits - we've got it all. Songs, voices, sounds, and more. You can even choose different ringtones for different callers.

  • Ringback Tones

    Greet each caller with their very own ring. With Ringback Tones, you decide what callers hear while they wait for you to pick up the phone. Instead of a normal ring, callers can listen to a song, voice clip, or sound effect. Choose from hundreds of songs by your favorite artists.

  • Games

    Get your game on. We've got a huge selection for you to choose from - puzzlers, racing and action games, shoot-em-up's, classics, and more.

  • Graphics

    Ready to upgrade your mobile wardrobe? Your phone should never go naked. Dress it up with your favorite wallpapers and screensavers. Choose from celebs, hot girls, hot guys, sports, TV & movies, one-of-a-kind designs, and a lot more.

  • Video

    Watch videos on your phone. It's a lot easier than lugging your TV around. Stream popular clips, music videos, and even entire shows, right on your phone. Choose from comedy, sports, lifestyle, and more.

Specifications

    • BlackBerry App WorldTM
    • Attachment Viewing and Editing
    • WiFi Enabled - 802.11 b/g
    • Trackpad
    • 3G speeds where available
    • Full QWERTY keyboard
    • MP3 with Dedicated Media Keys
    • Maps and Navigation
    • YouTube
    • Mobile Web
    • Email + IM
    • Text + Pix Messaging
    • 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    • Bluetooth® Wireless
    • Memory card slot
    • Voice activated dialing

What You Get

    Charger
    Battery

Battery Life

    Talk Time: 4.5 hours
    Standby Time: 10.5 days

Dimensions

    Dimensions: 4.3" x 2.4" x 0.5"
    Weight: 3.9 oz

Resources

    Download Blackberry Curve User Manual
    View Blackberry Curve FAQs

    NOTE: Picture and Video Messaging (MMS) will be available on your phone as soon as we fix a minor technical issue. We'll alert you when this feature becomes available. In the meantime, you can share photos and videos from your BlackBerry Curve through email or by uploading to Facebook® and MySpace™.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want official answers? There's a good chance you can find them here.

How to program your BlackBerry 8530
Register your BlackBerry device at www.virginmobileusa.com and fill in their billing information. Once complete, turn on the device and everything will be pushed to your phone. There is no need for you to do any programming on the phone itself.
How do I send Picture Messages or Video Messages (MMS) from my BlackBerry Curve 8530?
Picture and Video Messaging (MMS) will be available on your phone as soon as we fix a minor technical issue. We will alert you when this feature becomes available.

In the meantime, you can share photos and videos from your BlackBerry Curve through email or by uploading to Facebook® and MySpace™.
How do I turn my phone on/off?
If you have not set your BlackBerry smartphone to turn on and turn off at specific times, hold the [END] key.

If you have set your smartphone to turn on and turn off automatically at specific times, on the home screen, click Turn Power Off.

If you want the smartphone to stay turned off until you press the Power key, click Full Power Off.

If you want the smartphone to turn on again at the sepcified time or for alarm or calendar reminders, click Turn Off.
How do I check my balance?
Please go to www.virginmobileusa.com and log in to check your account balance.
How do I save a number and name?
On the home screen, press [SEND] key to view recent call. Use trackpad to highlight desired contact. Press [MENU] key for option save, Add to Contacts.
How do I pair a Bluetooth headset with my phone?
Refer to the user guide of the Bluetooth device you are trying to pair with.

From the home screen of your BlackBerry, go to Setup. Click Setup Bluetooth. Click Search. Click a Bluetooth enabled device. If required, type the passkey for the Bluetooth enabled device on your BlackBerry device. Put your Bluetooth headset into pairing mode. (Refer to the headset's user guide for more information.)
How do I download ringtones, graphics, etc?
Please refer to App World for BlackBerry Ring Tones and Wallpapers.
How do I send a text message?
From the home screen go to SMS and MMS. In a message list, press the [Menu] key. Click Compse SMS Text. In the To field, perform one of the following actions: Type an SMS phone number (include the country code and area code). Type a contact name. Or type part of a contact name. Click a contact. Type a message. Press the [Menu] key. Click Send.

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