FCC gives thumbs up to the BlackBerry Curve 8520

FCC gives thumbs up to the BlackBerry Curve 8520
The FCC has given the thumbs up to the BlackBerry Curve 8520. The next stop for the device is expected to be T-Mobile where a July launch of the handset seems likely at a budget price. Verizon's version of the handset, the BlackBerry Aries 8530 (aka Gemini) has been delayed until February of next year according to a recent story we reported on. Originally, reports had the carrier offering this phone in September or October.

The 8520 replaces the usual BlackBerry trackball with an optical trackpad and it will offer Wi-Fi, even on the version for Big Red. However, 3G is a no go on this device. Still, for some BlackBerry fans, the question is whether or not you pick up the Tour next month, or save some bucks by holding out for the 8520/30.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Preliminary Specification | Review

source: FCC via BGR

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6 Comments

1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Why is TMobile getting it first if they already have the Curve 8900? I think I'll upgrade my phone to the Tour with a 1 year contract and then I'd be up for another upgrade by April.

2. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I dont understand why a provider with little to no known history of 3g capabilities gets to handle this phone...leave the big berrys to the big boys, and leave the pearl and pearl flip to T-Mobile

3. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

are you retarded? this phone doesn't have 3g. wow read the article before you post a comment

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I think all carriers should get phones at the same time to create more competative pricing. Obviously this concept is flawed by technology CDMA vs GSM, but hopefully contracts for exclusive rights will soon be a thing of the past.

5. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

wow dude uh the G1? how the hell do u think it would run w/o 3G? ya cuz downloading apps on EDGE? thats speed MyTouch3G, Samsung Behold Star and Gravity 2, Sidekick LX 2009, Dash 3G, S.E. CS8 and TM506, t-659 aka scarlet? any of those ring a bell?

6. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

my bad ppl meant to say samsung highlight lol in comment 5

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