BlackBerry Curve 8520 - Black (T-Mobile) Smartphone
About this product
- Product InformationPowered by a 512 MHz processor, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 cell phone allows you to manage multiple applications at the same time. The Wi-Fi 802.11b/g connectivity of this BlackBerry smartphone lets you chat with friends, surf the net or check your mails anytime. The 2 MP camera of this BlackBerry cell phone lets you capture precious moments of your life. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 cell phone has a 2.46-inch display screen that provides a clear and refined view of all your contents. With a talk time of up to 4.5 hours, this BlackBerry smartphone allows you to communicate for a long time. The 256 MB internal memory of this BlackBerry cell phone helps in processing your data speedily.
- Family LineBlackBerry Curve
- Storage Capacity256MB
- Network TechnologyGSM/GPRS/EDGE
- BandGSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
- Camera Resolution2.0MP
- ConnectivityMicro USB
- Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSD
- Battery TypeLithium Ion
- Battery Capacity1150 mAh
- Battery Talk TimeUp to 270 min
- Battery Standby TimeUp to 408 hr
- Display TechnologyTFT LCD
- Screen Size2.4"
- Display Resolution320 x 240 pixels
- Color Depth16-bit (65000 colors)
- Touch ScreenNo
- Digital CameraYes
- QWERTY Physical KeyboardYes
- Email AccessYes
- Internet BrowserYes
- Height4.29 in.
- Depth0.55 in.
- Width2.36 in.
- Weight3.7 oz
- Antenna TypeInternal
Most relevant reviews
- jnl666Dec 28, 2015by
I'm not sure why this phone gets such high ratings. It's absolutely bullshit. I have owned 4 of them and every single one has been not new but barely used and have had nothing but problems. Where to begin? First one worked great for 1 year. Second one track pad stopped working (brand new after one month) so I took the track-pad from the first one that works great...second still does not work. Now the first one mysteriously will not work at all! Won't turn on or anything. Third one came with a battery that dies within 8 hours (new) won't unlock (keypad) with several other keys that will not work. Fourth one trackpad will not slow down with sensitivity settings turned down and likes to type a bunch of random keys in the middle of trying to do something like send a txt message and also like to randomly lock the keypad constantly while your doing something. I give this phone(s) 1 star rating because I see no option to give it a zero. Absolute garbage. Also I seen a ton of bad ratings for this phone on Amazon.Read full review
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- elvycollMar 28, 2012by
GREAT Phone and SERVICE
The device has a 2-megapixel camera with video recording. Image quality was decent, though colors looked a bit washed out. The smartphone supports stereo Bluetooth wireless accessories, and its Wi-Fi support allows you not only to connect to the Internet but also to make calls via a T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot or a T-Mobile home Wi-Fi router. The Bluetooth adapter worked well when I tested it with mono and stereo wireless headsets. Audio from the unit's earpiece was clear and loud, though not as rich and bassy as the sound from some other recent smartphones. Regardless, all calls were intelligible, even in moderately noisy settings like a busy cafeteria. When playing music, the audio quality of the handset was adequate but not remarkable.
The bright, 320-by-240 pixel, 2.5-inch screen is clear and sharp, and ideal for viewing e-mail and playing video. The Web2Go browser had problems rendering some Web pages, but the "column view" feature makes it easier to read complicated pages by showing them a one column at a time.
The Curve 8520 is clearly designed for the social networker. Aside from the Facebook app, the handset's instant messaging menu includes applications for AOL Instant Messenger, BlackBerry Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger. You can also download more programs via BlackBerry App World, which is preloaded on the device.
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 has some great multimedia and social networking features that will appeal to younger audiences. But with no speedy 3G connectivity, the Curve 8520 can't keep up with other smartphones on the market.Read full review
- fulano12112013Apr 18, 2012by
This is a great Blackberry device for the Verizon network. Keyboard is easy to use, after you've gotten used to it - especially if you were a touch screen user. Blackberry App world could be better and easier to use but it still offers some nice applications. The Bold 9630 would have to be one of the more higher end Blackberry devices you can get. Nice speeds and little to none freeze ups. If you're looking for a business email phone this would be a very good choice. Emails are received very quickly - sometimes faster than on my computer
- 1145803719@dele...Jul 22, 2013by
Low Cost Smart Phone-Full Featured-Reliable-Easy To Use
Older technology smart phone-yes. But for what I need it for-I consider it full featured. It is reliable, inexpensive, nice screen, good battery life, good sound quality and good reception. I like it!
- pre7or1anoApr 06, 2011by
The best One! For BB Users and Beginers...
The RIM Blackberry 8520 is a pretty nice device. It has a 2mpx for simple pictures, GSM network...etc...
The thing a like the most is that it fits in the hand, and feel light but great..
It isn't the best blackberry but for new users or people that just one text via bbm, and compose emails and Facebook.. it's great!!
Cheap but good...
I actually have another BB besides this one which is much better; The BB Bold2 9700. It has no point of omparation with this one. In fact is like comparing a GT Mustang and Honda Civic.. Both are cars but... hahaha! so the regular price for the BB Bold2 9700 is $550 while the Curve 8520 is no more than $180
Also Bold are known for be made for business purposes (better web browser, emailer, camera, and procesator...) and the Curve for uses (faster ram, better library for music and videos and more media networking apps!)
If you don't care about the attachments of a smartphone get this curve.. It has the same as the Bold but less quality.
You wanna have the best of the best? don't hesitate and get hi BOLD! :DRead full review