5MP camera 720p HD video recording Flash Continuous auto focus Face detection Image Stabilization Geo-tagging 4X digital zoom (still images only) Zero shutter lag All-touch screen Optical trackpad located on front of device ESC key to the right of trackpad Menu to the left of trackpad On screen keyboard: portrait SureType, QWERTY and multitap, landscape QWERTY Dedicated Keys: Send, End (Power), Menu, Escape, Camera (User customizable), Volume Up/Down (Fwd/Rwd for media, Zoom for camera), Mute (Play/Pause for media), Lock Talk time: Up to 6.2 hours (GSM), up to 5.9 hours (UMTS)1 Standby time: Up to 11.6 days (GSM), up to 11.8 days (UMTS) Music playback: Up to 50.2 hours Video playback: Up to 6.1 hours 1230 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery Talk time: Up to 6.8 hours (CDMA), up to 6.1 hours (UMTS)1 Standby time: Up to 13.4 days (CDMA), up to 1
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, MicroUSB cable, 4 GB microSD card, quick start guide
- Up to 6.8 hours of talk time, up to 320 hours (13.4 days) of standby time; released in August, 2011
- Fast 3G connectivity; international GSM capabilities; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking
- Professional mobile messaging with BlackBerry 7 OS, 3.7-inch touchscreen, 1.2 GHz processor, and Liquid Graphics technology
- 5-MP camera with HD 720p video capture; Bluetooth stereo music; 4 GB memory (plus 4 GB microSD card); HTML5 web browser
- Up to 5.8 hours of talk time; released in August, 2011
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 4 GB microSD card, USB cable, stereo headset, SIM card, documentation kit
- Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.4 inches ; 4.8 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B005HK0TF4
- Item model number: RIM8530BK
Fine balance of features
Stop complaining about lack of human awareness, and embrace your brain preferences
I find the two reviews before mine to be lacking self-awareness of how a human being interfaces with any device.
With self-awareness and proper training on what to pay attention to, you will notice about all phones the following:
1) Your eyes work very hard on a touchscreen to provide 100% visual confirmation of every action, and your fingers provide no confirmation or provide feedback to your brain.
2) Your fingers feel the keys on a physical keyboard, and add quite a bit of feedback to your brain along with your eyes, essentially provide a double-check.
Well aren't we lucky then:
This phone has both a few physical keys and a touchscreen.
Both of the prior reviews are complaining about personal preference, a lack of specific awareness of their own human body, and not the phone itself.
-- Buy a keyboard phone if you appreciate your "Muscle memory", and the tactile feel of the keyboard, definitely requires less of your eyes, and gives you a certain amount of passive force-feedback.
-- Buy a touchscreen phone if you appreciate 100% visual confirmation for every button, requiring more of your eyes and no passive force-feedback.
-- Buy this Blackberry if you want a mixture of the two, which is actually very nice.
Press the "end" key, which is always physically there, at any time in any application and it will kill/stop whatever app you're on.
Press the "escape" key, also which is always physically there, at any time in any application and it will almost always undo whatever you just did.
Press the "phone" key, oh--which is ALWAYS PHYSICALLY THERE, at any time in any application and the phone opens immediately for you to make a call.
CONS: I already pointed mine out, above, as did Re2st and Tom "Tom".