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BlackBerry Curve 8520 vs Nokia C3

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 8.5

Posted: 18 Mar 2009
Market Status: Released

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 8.9

Posted: 13 Apr 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneFeature phone 
OSBlackBerry  
Dimensions4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 13.9 mm)4.55 x 2.29 x 0.54 inches (115.5 x 58.1 x 13.6 mm) 
Weight3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.02 oz (114 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.6 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels320 x 240 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

152 ppi167 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Colors65 536262 144 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
FeaturesDigital zoomDigital zoom, Self-timer 
CamcorderYes320x240 (QVGA) (20 fps), 176 x 144 pixels 15 fps 
Hardware
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 512 MHz  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM64 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM 
Built-in storage 0.055 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 8 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.50 hours
the average is 12 h (736 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (736 min)
 
Stand-by time17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
 
Capacity1150 mAh1320 mAh 
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Multimedia
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser, RSSOpera mini 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
DataEDGEEDGE 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherUMA, Computer syncComputer sync, SyncML 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 13 Apr 2010 

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