Blackberry Curve 8520 (BB Curve 8520)

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Product Code: BB-8520
Manufacturer: RIM
Rating: * * * * *


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
Operating SystemBlackBerry
Version
Custom Skin
Processor
Speed
Dual Core
Quad Core
Make/Model
Other
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSDHC
Capacity (Up to)
RAM256 MB
ROM
Internal Storage
Capacity
Display/Screen
Touchscreen
Size2.46
TypeTrasnmissive TFT LCD
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Other
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850/900/1800/1900
Speed
3G/HSPA
Frequencies
Speed
4G
Frequencies
Speed
Bluetooth Yes
Version2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
FunctionsHSP, HSF, DUN, A2DP, AVRCP, Sim Access, Serial Port
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802/11 b/g
DLNA
Version
Ports
DataMicroUSB
PowerMicroUSB
Audio
Video Out
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
KeyboardQWERTY keyboard with backlight
Optical TrackpadTrackball
Hardware ButtonsSend, End, VAD/PTT (User customisable), Camera, Volume and Media keys
Other
GPS
Antenna Type
A-GPS
Built-in Software
Camera Yes
Megapixels2.0
Flash
Camera Lens
Other5X Digital Zoom
Front Facing Camera
Type
Sensors
G-Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Digital Compass and Gyro
Light Sensor
Audio
FormatsAAC-LC, AAC , eAAC , AMR-NB, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO/WMA 10, AAC-LC
Recording
Video
FormatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3
RecordingNormal Mode (320x240 pixel),MMS Mode (176x144 pixel)
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
Battery
Capacity1150 mAHr
Typelithium-ion
Removable
Call Time
GSMUp to 4.5 Hours
3G
Standby Time
GSMUp to 17 days
3G
Dimensions109 x 60 x 13.9mm
Weight 106g
Software
Other
Warranty

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?

Yes

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Overall Rating * * * * * 3 Stars Good

Shaun McGill 3rd May 2011

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"The best value smartphone money can buy."


Gem 11th October 2010

Overall Rating
1 Stars Poor

Recommend to a friend? No

"Rubbish. Screen too small for internet to be of any use. Should have saved up for an iPhone!"


jamal 29th August 2009

"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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