The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is not a high-end phone. It does not have a high resolution screen or GPS navigation. It has almost all the functions of the top-end BlackBerry models but the phone has an average performance.
Dimensions, weight and color:
Length: 109 mm
Width: 60 mm
Weight: 106 grams (including battery)
It is slim and lightweight.
Optical trackpad is a nice addition.
Media playback controls
Have almost all the functions of its expensive counterpart.
Does not have GPS or high speed internet.
Mediocre call quality.
Poor battery life.
- The phone is made of cheaper materials including glossy black plastic with rubber on sidewalls. Though optical trackpads can be found in high-end phones, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is an exception. It works pretty well but if you are reading a long document then it might create some problems.
- The BlackBerry Curve 8520 featuers a QVGA screen with a resolution of 320X240 which very low compared to the high quality screen of BlackBerry Bold but it works fairly well. You may feel frustrated watching movies or reading a text but it is workable.
- The phone has an average call quality. Info Sync reports:
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 did a nice job with phone calls, and it has a few cool tricks up its sleeve that can save you money under the right circumstances. Call quality was okay, but disappointing compared to better BlackBerry devices. Voices sounded a bit muffled on our end, and our callers reported a slightly digitized effect on the other side. Voice quality overall was mediocre.
- The phone has voice dialing system and this has a “soft key by default.” There is also the speaker phone.
- You can see all your messages in one message inbox which is a great feature. Email, IM, SMS texts, Facebook messages can be found in one spot. Users can access the messages individually.
- BlackBerry Curve 8520 comes with a 1,150mAh battery. It can provide six hours of talk time.
- The BlackBerry Curve 8520 comes with a powerful calendar that keeps track of appointments.
- The Data Viz Documents software allows to read various documents on the phone. Users can not create any documents. It can be used to open e-mail attachments, MS Word and Excel documents.
- Dedicated media keys makes it easy to listen to music. Instead of going through menus you can directly play your songs. The phone comes with a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack.
- The phone comes with a 2-megapixel camera but it does not have auto-focus.
BlackBerry Curve 8520 was launched on