Verizon Wireless has announced that the BlackBerry Curve 8530 (codenamed Aries) will be launched in November 22, 2009.The BlackBerry Curve 8530 is a CDMA version of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 (codenamed Gemini).
The phone will have a QVGA touch screen display, full QWERTY keyboard, 2-mega pixel camera, and a touch-sensitive trackpad.
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 will run on the 528 MHz next generation processor. Other features include EV-DO connectivity, Bluetooth (version 2.1), Wi-Fi, GPS with support for location-based apps and Verizon VZ Navigator, 3.5-mm headset jack, 2-mega pixel camera with zoom and video recording, and MicroSD card support.
The phone offers microSD card support for up to 16 GB cards today and for next generation 32 GB cards whenever available.
Multimedia features include advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV audio formats, AMR dedicated media keys placed along the top of the phone, and BlackBerryÂ Media Sync.
Users can access popular social networking sites, e-mail, messaging, and the BlackBerry App world that provides information about weather, news, games, entertainment and so on.
The phone will be available in black, red and royal purple.
The BlackBerry Curve 8530 will be available at a price of $99.99 on contract, after a $100 mail-in rebate.
The phone will also be available via Sprint. It has yet to announce the launch date or the price of the phone.
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 was launched in India on August 4, 2009, the second country in which it was launched after the UK, at a price of Rs 15,990. It is likely that the BlackBerry Curve 8530 too will find its way to India early on.