As expected, its video quality wasn't the best, given the Curve's low-resolution screen. Images looked a bit grainy, especially during action sequences. That said, media playback was smooth with synchronized audio and video, so watching clips in short spurts was fine. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 supports the Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV as well as NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile.
The RIM BlackBerry Curve 8530 features an 1150mAh lithium ion battery with a rated talk time of 5.4 hours. In our battery drain tests, the Curve 8530 lasted 5.3 hours on single charge. According to FCC radiation tests, the Curve 8530 has a digital SAR rating of 1.31 watts per kilogram and a Hearing Aid Compatibility rating of M4, T4.
Sprint packages the BlackBerry Curve 8530 with an AC adapter, a USB cable, a 2GB microSD card, a wired stereo headset, a software CD, and reference material. For more add-ons, please check our cell phone accessories, ringtones, and help page.