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BlackBerry Curve 8520


BlackBerry
Qwerty
Curve 8520
BlackBerry Native OS
Yes
Yes
270 Minutes
No
Yes
  • Built for receiving and send emails
  • Large screen
  • 2MP camera with flash
  • The Bold is a bit bulky and expensive.
  • The Web browser isn't that easy to navigate.
  • Talk time 270 Minutes
BlackBerry
1300 787 435
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About BlackBerry Curve 8520

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 represents a bridge in many ways. A bridge between businessmen and party boys. Between meetings and mixers. And between BlackBerry fanatics and new users. With a barrel of fun features while still maintaining its business chic, the Curve 8520 should delight people regardless of where they stand on the bridge.  

Trading a metal finish for a rubberlike edge, the Curve 8520 actually feels less serious in your hands than other BlackBerries. The other big physical difference is a trackpad on the control panel, replacing the traditional BlackBerry trackball. It is similar to a laptop mousepad and has superior responsiveness despite its small size.  

Read more about the BlackBerry Curve 8520

Main 
Mobile styleQwerty
Keyboard typeQWERTY keyboard
Thickness13.9 mm
Weight60.0 mm
General 
Device controlQWERTY keyboard
ColoursBlack
Keyboard typeQWERTY keyboard
Operating system 
Operating systemBlackBerry Native OS
Display 
Screen resolution320 x 240 Pixels
Number of colours65K
Communication 
Web browserYes
GPSNo
GPS type
BluetoothYes
Video chatNo
Wi-FiNo
E-mailYes
MMSYes
SMSYes
USB connectionmicroUSB
Mobile TVNo
Battery 
Talk time270 Minutes
Standby time408 Hours
Battery typeLi-Ion 1150 mAh
 
Camera 
Camera resolution2
Camera flashNo
Video captureYes
Digital zoom
Video playerYes
Video file formatMPEG-4, WMV, H.263, H.264
Picture file formatsJPEG, EXIF
Applications 
WallpaperYes
Predictive text checkerYes
Sync with PC/MacYes
Voice diallingYes
OrganiserYes
Navigation softwareNo
Alarm clockYes
CalculatorYes
CalendarYes
PhonebookYes
GamesYes
TimerYes
Stop watchYes
Google mapsNo
Language optionsNo
Audio 
SpeakersStereo
FM tunerNo
Music playerYes
File formatsMP3, AAC, WMA, ASF, eAAC
Built-in microphoneYes
RecorderYes
Speakerphone
Ringtone typesMP3, Polyphonic, Digitised Audio
Vibrating alertYes
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BlackBerry
1300 787 435
  • Built for receiving and send emails
  • Large screen
  • 2MP camera with flash