1. ppbb's Avatar
    Can't seem to find much in the way of case selection for the 8530 (VZW).

    Does anyone know if the skin cases for thr 8520 fit for the 8530?

    12-06-09 01:51 PM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    They are exactly the same phone as far as look/sizes go.

    Just wish RIM would have given us 8520s the same 3G/GPS love
    12-06-09 01:57 PM
  3. GurvPP's Avatar
    Yeah exactly the same size, god knows why RIM didn't put 3G onto the 8520 :S
    12-06-09 02:02 PM
  4. ppbb's Avatar
    thank for the info! makes my shopping a lot easier.
    12-06-09 02:48 PM
  5. diegonei's Avatar
    Anytime, 8530 brother.
    12-06-09 02:51 PM
  6. jackbox's Avatar
    3G is cheaper to implement on CDMA. Prob part of all CDMA radio chips now so they activate it. On GSM you have to put an additional radio chip into the phone to ge 3G. That would have increased the cost of manufacturing a little and they wanted to keep this puppy cheap. In a lot of countries like Thailand, where I am, 3G is still experimental and only on a very few cells. So adding cost for something that isn't used would increase the cost unnecessarily for many countries around the world. They want you to buy the 9700 if you want 3G. In the future the radio chips will prob get combined then all the lower end models will get 3G also.

    Yeah exactly the same size, god knows why RIM didn't put 3G onto the 8520 :S
    12-06-09 11:27 PM
  7. diegonei's Avatar
    Jackbox, how much do AIS Thailand charge on a monthly plan for BIS?
    12-07-09 08:12 AM
  8. azfar's Avatar
    Hurm, I wish I can fit in 3G on my Curve 8520.
    12-07-09 09:13 AM
  9. RhinoGoat09's Avatar
    yea they fit and you should protect that little puppy
    07-15-10 10:13 AM