BlackBerry Curve 8520

Posted:
Mar 18, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Aug 3, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

2.6 inches

Resolution:

320 x 240 pixels

Pixel density:

152 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

33.04 %

Colors:

65 536

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

2 megapixels

Software Features:

Digital zoom

Video recording:

Yes

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 inches (109 x 60 x 13.9 mm)

Weight:

3.74 oz (106 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Notification light

Keys:

Left: Other; Right: Volume control, Other

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Music player:

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 512 MHz

RAM:

0.1 GB

ROM:

256 MB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

BlackBerry

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Serial Port (SPP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

microUSB

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1150 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

4.50 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time:

17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

BlackBerry Browser, RSS

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3)

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Notes

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect

Instant Messaging:

Yes

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 01, 2009

FCC ID value:

L6ARCG40GW link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.22 W/kg

Body:

0.83 W/kg
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This device is also known as BlackBerry Gemini

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.55 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Lacks GPS

Description

BlackBerry Curve 8520 is somewhere in the BlackBerry lineup between the Curve 8300 and the Curve 8900. The handset is equipped with a 2MP camera, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi and a QWERTY keyboard.

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