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  1. Checks007's Avatar
    Please can someone tell me what is the difference between the 9500 and the 9530? I am hoping to get the new Storm phone, but don't want to buy the 'wrong' one!
    Thank you
    11-17-08 03:32 AM
  2. Skyys's Avatar
    Please can someone tell me what is the difference between the 9500 and the 9530? I am hoping to get the new Storm phone, but don't want to buy the 'wrong' one!
    Thank you
    Not being mean but reference my avatar and sig please! Search function is your friend! And no need to post the same thread twice in different forums.



    But since you are new, the main difference between the two is the radio frequencies on which they work and on which they possibly could work (CDMA vs GSM). And maybe the OS versions they are running upon release. Welcome to CB btw!
    Last edited by skyys; 11-17-08 at 04:12 AM.
    11-17-08 04:03 AM
  3. Checks007's Avatar
    Thank you. Sorry for being so unaware of how things work here. I only posted twice because I thought I had posted in the wrong place the first time. Apologies.
    11-17-08 04:27 AM
  4. Skyys's Avatar
    Thank you. Sorry for being so unaware of how things work here. I only posted twice because I thought I had posted in the wrong place the first time. Apologies.
    No need for apologies. Everyone was once new here. Sorry, if I came off rude. Wasn't trying to be an ******* or anything.
    11-17-08 04:36 AM
  5. noaim's Avatar
    Please can someone tell me what is the difference between the 9500 and the 9530? I am hoping to get the new Storm phone, but don't want to buy the 'wrong' one!
    Thank you

    I will add that it could also depend were you live =)

    In the usa verizon is 9530 so if you buy it in the usa thats pretty much what you will get it will still have the ability to roam out of country but verizon network is the main network for it in the usa.

    The 9500 is for across the pond.


    Hope this helps.
    11-17-08 05:04 AM
  6. Freeze Gopher's Avatar
    Oh wait, I know this one!!

    30!!!
    11-17-08 10:10 AM
  7. spangler07's Avatar
    Oh wait, I know this one!!

    30!!!
    Hahaha score.

    No, but really: the difference is US/Canada get 9530, everyone else gets 9500.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-17-08 10:15 AM
  8. roguecorsair's Avatar
    so if the only diff is the cdma thing whyis there more apps on handango for the 9500 than the 9530 and when i tried to purchase it said it doesnt run on my operating system?
    11-25-08 05:16 PM
  9. Clover86's Avatar
    You have to remember that the 9500 and 9530 are not exactly the same (radios and software due to service providers) so each has a very similar OS but in the same respects it is also very different.
    11-25-08 05:22 PM
  10. opportunity2's Avatar
    Very good question im glad you asked, heres what I know for sure, the blackberry storm 9500 has wifi, comes standard with a 16gb(9530 has an 8) memory card and I understand is much faster. I think the camera may be a little better also but dont quote me.
    12-01-09 09:28 PM
  11. chuckh0308's Avatar
    Good grief...if you dnt knw the answer, don't reply. It is like the blind leading the blind...lol!

    The 9500 is GSM only.

    The 9530 is CDMA AND GSM.

    Otherwise they are the same...

    And neither one offers GSM 3G frequencies in the US and Canada. Only EDGE. 3G is CDMA only here.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-01-09 10:07 PM
  12. djm1947's Avatar
    Very good question im glad you asked, heres what I know for sure, the blackberry storm 9500 has wifi, comes standard with a 16gb(9530 has an 8) memory card and I understand is much faster. I think the camera may be a little better also but dont quote me.
    Do you realize that you provided an incorrect answer to a year old post??
    12-01-09 10:32 PM
  13. chuckh0308's Avatar
    Do you realize that you provided an incorrect answer to a year old post??
    LOL, I didn't even realize the age of the thread. I just saw the response and had one of the face/palm moments!
    12-01-09 10:53 PM
  14. Gil718's Avatar
    Lol I think he was trying to make reference to the storm2. I was surprised no one said anything about the storm2 since the OP asked about getting the NEW storm. But that's a moot point since this is an old thread.
    12-02-09 08:30 AM
  15. pkcable's Avatar
    The threads is over 1 year old.
    12-02-09 03:36 PM
  16. JazzyStahh's Avatar
    Can you put a GSM sim card in 9530? e.g T-mobile UK?

    Sorry for digging up a old thread.
    11-01-11 06:02 PM
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