The BlackBerry Curve 8500 series is coming to all carriers, including Sprint, which offers the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530. Like most smartphones, the smartphone is a great foray into the world of electricity. smart phone for first time buyers. While it doesn’t have some of the premium design elements of other devices, the Curve 8530 is easy to use and has a ton of features. Sprint even sweetens the deal at an incredibly affordable $ 49.99 on a two-year contract. For this review we will focus on the smartphone performance and Sprint services, but for more information on the design and features of the phone, please read our reviews. We are about T-Mobile RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 and Verizon Wireless RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530.
We tested dual band (CDMA 800 / 1900MHz; EV-DO) in New York with the Sprint service, and its call quality was OK. Its sound quality is not original in our opinion; the voice sounded a bit soft and we could hear a soft screeching while settling into conversation. Callers said we sounded muffled and slightly soft on their ends. While these issues didn’t prevent us from chatting, they were definitely noticeable at both ends. The quality of its speakers is quite good. Again, however, its sound was a bit muffled, but we were still able to understand it and there was plenty of volume for us to hear even in louder environments.
We didn’t experience any dropped calls during our testing, and we didn’t have any issues with the overall performance of the smartphone. It handles most tasks with very little lag and no issues. Sprint’s 3G network is also relatively fast. CNET’s full website loaded in 54 seconds, and CNN and ESPN’s mobile sites loaded in 12 and 19 seconds, respectively.
We paired the smartphone with the Logitech Mobile Traveler Bluetooth headset and the Motorola S9 Active Bluetooth Headset without issue. Rich and balanced music playback audio via our Bose On-Ear Headphones and external media controls on top of your smartphone make it easy to see tracks without having to look. phone.