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Verizon Wireless Introduces The BlackBerry Curve 8530 Smartphone

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone, an exciting new addition to the BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones. The slim BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone gives customers access to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities, as well as easy access to music, games and other mobile apps for entertainment on the go.

Available colors: Black and Smoky Violet

Key features:
    •    Easy-to-use, highly tactile, full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive trackpad for reliable, responsive typing and navigation
    •    256 MB flash memory and 528 MHz next generation processor for enhanced performance
    •    Supports voice-activated dialing and Bluetooth® (version 2.1), with support for hands-free headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals
    •    3G-enabled (EV-DO)
    •    Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
    •    GPS with support for location-based applications, including geotagging pictures and Verizon Wireless’ VZ Navigator(SM) service
    •    2.0 megapixel digital camera with zoom and video recording*
    •    Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry® Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync music from your computer to the smartphone**
    •    Access to BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry® smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, social networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity and much more
    •    Access to e-mail, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and popular social networking sites (including Facebook and MySpace)
    •    Rich multimedia capabilities, including dedicated media keys smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos
    •    Support for BlackBerry services with access to up to 10 supported e-mail accounts, including most popular ISP e-mail accounts such as Yahoo! ®, Windows Live™ Hotmail®, AOL® and Gmail, and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration features for corporate deployments
    •    Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD™/SDHC memory card slot, supporting up to 16 GB cards today and expected to support next generation 32 GB cards when available

Source: Verizon

* Video recording requires microSD card, sold separately
** Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies

Added: 11/05/2009