Overview of Blackberry Curve 8520
The Blackberry Curve 8520 will be the first Blackberry device to feature an optical mouse. This easy-to use navigation control goes hand-in-hand with the social media functions that the Blackberry 8520 also includes, so communication with family, friends and colleagues has never been easier on a Blackberry. The 8520 is compatible with your favourite social-networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and also includes special instant messenger services designed specifically for the Blackberry platform.
With a full QWERTY keyboard, soft, rounded edges and a slim and sleek design, the 8520 has the traditional look and feel of a Blackberry design. The display on the Blackberry 8520 is outstanding, with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution and 65k colour display capability, ensuring that media playback and web browsing is of the highest quality. MPEG4 video is supported so that you can enjoy videos, while a range of image file-types can be viewed, including .bmp and .jpg. A wide selection of audio types are compatible with the Blackberry 8520, including MP3, which you can take advantage of using the 3.5mm audio connection.
Connectivity is another strong point of the Blackberry Curve 8520. WiFi and Bluetooth are built-in, while quad-band connection is available on GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks. Once connected to the web, you can connect to Blackberry App World to get the latest news updates, play games, or enjoy live radio. The 1150mAh Lithium cell battery offers 4.5 hours talktime on the Blackberry 8520, or 17 days stand-by time, meaning you can make the most of your Blackberry all day, every day.
Features of Blackberry Curve 8520
- New trackpad navigation
- Social media compatibility
- Dedicated media keys
- 2MP Camera
- WiFi & Bluetooth
- 320 x 240, 65K colour screen
- Quad-band connectivity
What's in the Box of Blackberry Curve 8520
- BlackBerry 8520 Curve
- Battery (CS-2)
- Data cable
- Stereo headset with mic
- Mains charger
- Software CD
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Capacity (Up to)|
|Type||Trasnmissive TFT LCD|
|Resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Version||2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate|
|Functions||HSP, HSF, DUN, A2DP, AVRCP, Sim Access, Serial Port|
|Version||IEEE 802/11 b/g|
|Keyboard||QWERTY keyboard with backlight|
|Hardware Buttons||Send, End, VAD/PTT (User customisable), Camera, Volume and Media keys|
|Other||5X Digital Zoom|
|Front Facing Camera|
|Digital Compass and Gyro|
|Formats||AAC-LC, AAC , eAAC , AMR-NB, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO/WMA 10, AAC-LC|
|Formats||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3|
|Recording||Normal Mode (320x240 pixel),MMS Mode (176x144 pixel)|
|Near Field Communication|
|GSM||Up to 4.5 Hours|
|GSM||Up to 17 days|
|Dimensions||109 x 60 x 13.9mm|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
It has a standard SIM card slot
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
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|Overall Rating||3 Stars||Good|
||5 Stars||Buy it now!|
Recommend to a friend? Yes
"The best value smartphone money can buy."
Recommend to a friend? No
"Rubbish. Screen too small for internet to be of any use. Should have saved up for an iPhone!"
"a great device. Not as responsive as a Bold or a Curve 8900, but nonetheless an exceptionally good piece of tech for the price. RIM got rid of the trackball ..... at last :)"
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