Today, we compare the Cricket Blackberry Curve 8530and the Straight Talk Nokia E71. Both make for nice professional smartphones and both have similar features. However, we believe that the Nokia E71 is a much better choice. For one, it comes with a cheaper Unlimited Prepaid plan and for two, it has much more attractive features that the Blackberry Curve simply does not have. Take a look at the Straight Talk Nokia E71 and Cricket Blackberry Curve 8530 side by side comparison:

Straight Talk Nokia E71 Vs Cricket Blackberry Curve 8530

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Straight Talk E71

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Cricket BB Curve

Calling Plan $45 Unlimited Voice/Text/Data Only $60 Unlimited Voice/Text/Data Only
Roaming Included Additional Fees
Form Factor Monoblock QWERTY Monoblock QWERTY
Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.49″ x 2.24″ x 0.39″ 4.29″ x 2.36 “x .55”
Weight 4.47 oz 3.70 oz
Battery Standby Up to 15 days Up to 10 days
Battery Talk time Up to 5 hours Up to 4.5 hours
Technology GSM 3g CDMA EVDO
Operating System Symbian Blackberry OS
Browser HTML w/Flash HTML (Flash player download required for Flash support)
Internal Storage 110 mb 111 mb
External Storage microSD up to 8Gb microSD up to 2Gb
Email (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, Exchange, Etc.) Yes Yes
Downloadable Apps Yes (Nokia Ovi Store) Yes (BlackBerry App World)
Downloadable Java games Yes Yes
Navigation Location (Non GPS) GPS
Wireless (WiFi) Yes Yes
Video Call Capable Yes No
Camera 3 Megapixel 2 Megapixel
Front Secondary Camera Yes No
MP3 Player Yes Yes
Built in FM Radio Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes Yes
More Info on the Straight Talk Nokia E71 More Info on the Cricket Blackberry Curve 8530
Straight Talk e71
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