Research in Motion’s cell phones have been the business standard ever since email was introduced to the mobile market. An enormous BlackBerry clipped to your belt was a symbol for the technologically capable businessman (and woman) long before the notorious Bluetooth headset. More players have joined the smartphone game, but RIM still remains king of the business market and has successfully entered the consumer market. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is RIM’s most recent entry for consumers and it’s available through Verizon Wireless.

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Specifications:

  • Provider: Verizon Wireless
  • Operating System: BlackBErry v5.0
  • Display: 2.5-inch 320×240 pixel TFT LCD
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel camera
  • Music: MP3, WMA, AAC/AAC+
  • Video: MPEG4, WMV, H.263, H.264
  • Memory: 256MB internal + microSD expansion
  • Dimensions: 4.29H x 2.36W x .55D inches
  • Battery: 270 mins talk time | 252 hours stand-by

Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1+ | WiFi b/g