The Blackberry Curve 8530 is set to be released by Verizon Wireless on November 20th, adding to the slew of new devices the company plans to release before the end of 2009.
The Curve 8530 features EVDO Rev. A data access, alongside WiFi, GPS (VZ Navigator comes standard) and a full Qwerty Keyboard for quick email and text messaging. Research In Motion has also thrown in a 3.5mm headphone port and dedicated media keys, unfortunately the camera still comes in at a paltry 2MP.
The device will also feature a MicroSDHC card slot for memory capabilities up to 16GB which users will want to take advantage of considering the low amount of available onboard storage (256MB).
Users will also notice the lack of a trackball which has been replaced by a trackpad, while the device should speed along at decent speeds with its included 528MHz processor
The Blackberry Curve 8530 will come in black and smoky violet colors and will cost $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, but only if you sign a 2 year contract and pick a data plan to complement your voice use, of course 99.9% of Blackberry users have a data plan so that shouldn’t concern most users.