The BlackBerry Curve 8530 has been released on the CDMA network by Tata Indicom, on a combination of pre-paid and post-paid plans. Customers will also be given the Gold 900 data package free of cost for two months, as well as free live TV on their mobiles for the first 3 months, if they subscribe before 30th June, 2010. The phone will also have access to the BlackBerry App World, and will support up to 10 email accounts simultaneously.
According to Mr. Pradeep Dwivedi, Senior Vice President, Tata Teleservices Limited, the BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a “very approachable smartphone available at a very affordable price”. He goes on to say: “We believe that the BlackBerry Curve 8530 supported by our extensive network will appeal to young professionals and students who want easy-to-use smartphones with rich communications and multimedia features that allow them to stay connected through social networking sites, instant messaging services including BlackBerry Messenger, and email.”
Check out the specifications of the mobile below. And, to keep up with GSM mobiles, we presume Tata Indicom will use its CDMA 1X EV-DO network (currently on the Photon data cards) to provide 3G services to its customers. Also note that the photo-synching option is currently only available for Windows-based PCs.
2.46-inch (320x240) tranmissive TFT LCD 65K colours
2MP fixed focus with 5x digital zoom, and QVGA (320x240) video recording
Candy bar QWERTY with optical trackpad
CDMA 850/1900 MHz
CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO
Class 10 (4 1/3 2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Class 10, 236.8 kbps
microSD, supporting up to 32GB
Dedicated music keys, 3.5mm audio jack, and support for MP3/eAAC /WMA/WAV formats
Support for MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV formats
WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.1 A2DP, microUSB
1150 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 252 hours standby time, and 4.5 hours talk time
Yes, with A-GPS, and BlackBerry Maps