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BlackBerry Curve 8520

Written By ANE TUBE on Sunday, July 8, 2012 | 9:09 PM

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is an entry-level RIM mobile that runs the BlackBerry OS. The 8520 comes with several powerful business functionalities like Push mail, well spaced QWERTY keyboard and excellent connectivity features. The BlackBerry 8520 is powered by a 512 MHz processor that is optimised for minimal power consumption.

The Curve 8520 features a 2 MP camera capable of 5x digital zoom and also supports video recording. The BlackBerry handset features a 2.46 inch TFT display with 320 x 240 pixels and supports 65K colors.


The chassis of the BlackBerry mobile is a combination of high quality plastic and rubber, which renders it extremely sturdy premium feel. The 35 concept full-QWERTY keyboard, coupled with the touch sensitive Optical Trackpad, allows error-free typing and seamless navigation. The Curve 8520 measures 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm and weighs 105 g, making it slimmer and lighter than the previous Curve handsets.

Battery and Storage

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 comes with 256 MB of internal memory and supports microSD cards up to 32 GB. A standard Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery powers the 8520 and gives a talk time of up to 4 hrs and standby time of up to 408 hrs.

Connectivity and Features

The Blackberry 8520 supports GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. A micro USB port on the lower spine allows data sync and charge. The dedicated multimedia keys on the 8520 lets you pause music, skip tracks, or set a song on repeat. RIM has also included a handy one touch mute button on the Curve 8520.

The Curve 8520 features a media player that supports eAAC+ and MP4 formats. The 3.5 mm jack lets you plug the mobile into your car stereo or any generic headphone. Other features in the BlackBerry phone include SMS, MMS, voice dialing, personal organizer functions and LED call indicator.

The BlackBerry 8520 supports navigation via BlackBerry Maps. Users can access the BlackBerry App world on the Curve 8520, and download tons of apps to suit their needs and interests. The 8520 supports access to Facebook and Twitter once the required widgets are installed. This handset also supports BlackBerry Messenger.

Specifications of BlackBerry Curve 8520

General Features
In Sales Package: Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 2 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, User Manual
Form: Bar
SIM: Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen: No
Keypad: Yes, QWERTY
Business Features: Document Viewer, Pushmail
Call Features: Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert
Handset Color: Black
Operating Freq: GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900
OS: BlackBerry OS
Java: Yes
Processor: 512 MHz
Size: 2.46 Inches
Resolution: QVGA, 320 x 240 Pixels
Colors: 65 K
Other Display Features: Light Sensitive Screen
Primary Camera: Yes, 2 Megapixel
Secondary Camera: No
Video Recording: Yes
Zoom: Digital Zoom - 5x
Other Camera Features: Fixed Focus
Size: 60 x 109 x 13.9 mm
Weight: 105 g
Type: Li-Ion, 1150 mAh
Talktime: 4 hrs (2G)
Standby Time: 408 hrs (2G)
Memory and Storage
Internal: 256 MB
Included Memory Card: 2 GB
Expandable Memory Slot: microSD, upto 32 GB
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features: Email
GPRS: Yes, Class 10, 48 kbps
Edge: Yes, Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G: No
Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g
USB connectivity: Yes, micro USB
Tethering: USB
GPS Support: No with BlackBerry Maps
Bluetooth: Yes, v2, Supported Profiles (HSP, HFP, SSP, A2DP, PBAP, SPP, AVRCP, DUN)
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm
Music Player: Yes, Supports MP3, eAAC
Video Player: Yes, Supports MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
FM: No
Ringtone: MP3, MIDI, 32 Polyphonic
Other Features
Call Memory: Yes
SMS Memory: Yes
Additional Features: Optical Trackpad, Password Protection with Keyboard Lock, Sleep Mode, AES or Triple DES Encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Vibrate Mode, Organizer, MMS Enabled, Dedicated Keys, LED Indicator, User-Selectable Font Size, FIPS Validations, To View PDF Need to Buy Application from Blackberry Apps, Voice Input
Important Apps: Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Messenger, Vlingo, Foursquare, MySpace, Instant Messaging
  1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


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