BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance 256 MB Best Price in India on 04-Jul-2022 + Expert Reviews

BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance 256 MB

Detailed Review


If you desire both longer battery life and higher resolution , then BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance is a satisfactory buy. You get Light Sensitive Screen boasts of in this phone in addition to the at par ones, enabling fine usability. The display of this phone boasts of 65 K colours. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance possesses a display of 6.35 cms; approximately 2.5 inches. This device is furnished with a TFT LCD display. You may find it a tad demanding to stick with the phone with its display size falling below 2.5 inches. This smartphone has a resolution of 320x240 pixels to present. This BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance bids sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing feast your eyes on.


The battery of this smartphone that bids 4 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a drawback area for heavy users. The at par Li-Ion battery is featured in this device. On 2G network, this device manages to bids 252 hrs of standby time.


With the Yes recording modes of this smartphone, and a resolution of Yes, 2 pixels, shooting video is as much a rage as clicking pictures. The kind of pictures and videos your camera produces does not depend only on megapixels. You are able to get surprisingly good results even with a Yes, 2 megapixels camera when the sensor is of good quality.

General Features

Weighing a moderate 105 g,the phone promises to not weigh down on your pockets. The basic accessories such as Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 2 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, Getting Started Guide, CD too is supplied in addition to the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance. If your smartphone is the saving grace of your business life, then Document Viewer, Pushmail of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance will definitely simplify and neaten your professional activities. This smartphone, with dimensions of 60x109x13.9, comes pre-loaded with a number of boasts of.


Thanks to the built-in GPS, you will never lose track while traveling as it constantly updates the device's instant location. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is a winner in a hectic lifestyle, as it lets for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. On top of the mobile data, this device moreover can be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. Whether it is about at par boasts of or advanced boasts of like Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert, this BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance smartphone is created with all such boasts of in it. This phone is furnished with a CDMA. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are satisfied by this smartphone.


Only basic utilities are able to be satisfied with such a low internal memory. You are able to easily amp up the internal storage of your device as it displays compatibility with the microSD memory cards. With 32, 2 GB of expandable memory, you don't have to constantly delete heavy files, videos, apps and images to free up the space, most of it are able to stay for as long as you like; plus the entire extendable storage is available unl.


The Blackberry OS v5 operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device. This BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance boasts of a platform that performs at a frequency of CDMA - 800 GHz. Lower processor frequency of this device is particularly pleasing for battery life but a strict no-no for multitasking.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Pushmail and much more, just like the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance. Although the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. The tiny memory of this BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance will not even last me a week. The expandable memory of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 0.528 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. I dunno what good is storage which is insufficient even for regular apps and programs. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup if you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance was its 2.5 inches display. The screen size of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 2 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. The small 0.256 GB internal storage of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 Reliance feels quite miserly. I don't understand the use of this storage if it can't contain all my media files.

Technical Specification

General Features

Business Features:Document Viewer , Pushmail
Keypad:Yes , QWERTY
Call Features:Conference Call , Speed Dialing , Loudspeaker , Call Timer , Call Divert
Model Name:Curve
Model ID:8530 (Reliance)
In the Box:Handset , Battery , Charger , Headset , 2 GB microSD Card , Data Cable , Getting Started Guide , CD


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MP4 , H.263 , H.264 , WMV9
Ringtone:MP3 , MIDI , 32 Polyphonic
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , eAAC


Video Recording:Yes
Other Camera Features:Fixed Focus , Geo-tagging
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 5x
Rear Camera:2 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , BlackBerry Maps
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g
Internet Features:Email
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB

Other Features

Phone Book Memory:Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Facebook , Twitter , BlackBerry App World , BlackBerry Messenger , Vlingo , Weather Bug , WorkOut Tracker
Additional Features:Optical Trackpad , Password Protection , Sleep Mode , AES or Triple DES Encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server , Vibrate Mode , Organizer , MMS Enabled , Dedicated Keys , LED Indicator , User-selectable Font Size , FIPS Validations , Voice Input


Warranty Summary:1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Weight:105 g
Size:60x109x13.9 mm


Display Resolution:320x240 Pixels
Other Display Features:Light Sensitive Screen
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Color:65 K
Display Size:2.5 inches


Talk Time (2G):4 hrs
Standby Time (2G):252 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1150 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB, 2 GB
Internal:0.256 GB


Operating Freq:CDMA - 800
OS:Blackberry OS v5
Processor Frequency:0.528 GHz