BlackBerry Curve 8520 Reviews and Deals

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8.3 out of 10 based on 5678 reviews.
BlackBerry Curve 8520: with 2MP camera, QWERTY keypad and 240 x 320 display. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser Business or web user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use
Decent Mp3 player
Nice Email client
Good Social Networking (i.e. facebook, twitter, BBM)
And a very good alarm for deep sleepers
Wifi capability allows for calls over router at house when there is no signal
Bad points:
Not the prettiest phone on the market
Lack of 3G can be frustrating when browsing
The phone itself can be a bit slow at times
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2010

Haris, Northampton Business or web user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great price great phone
Bad points:
Nothing
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2012

Confirmed purchaser Style and looks come

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
i baughht it friday gone and it is amazing but when u are on pay as you go how do u pay extra to get the internet :s ????
Bad points:
but when u are on pay as you go how do u pay extra to get the internet :s ????
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Sep 2010

Andrew, Appleby Basic text and chat

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great for Texts and calling, Good use of Internet and is loud. Easy to use..
Bad points:
Bluetooth takes a while to send. Apart from that I would give it 9's.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser Music and entertainment lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Amazing interface, themes are just OOFT... I got the black one then changed the battery cover to white, the contrast of it is brilliant :)
Bad points:
Hate the fact the battery drains when not in use! And frankly it freezes ALOT! :L
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2011

elaine, aberdeen Basic text and chat

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It is very easy to use when u know how, u can keep up to date with facebook/twitter while u are on the move, its like having a mini laptop built into ur bag
very snazzy phone
Bad points:
Instructions manual very basic and limited on where to find simple keys, i can normally figure out new mobile phones pretty quickly and normally without looking over the manual, this thing took 2 days too
If u are looking for a easyish phone to use, this aint it, even trying to find out where the ringtones are can be a headache,
quite flimsy at the back of the phone, constantly creeking like the plastic is away to snap
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Dec 2010

nathan, port talbot Style and looks come

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
nice looking phone
Bad points:
hard phone to set up
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2010

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Product Features

Operating system BlackBerry OS
Screen size (Inches) 2.46
Screen Resolution (pixels) 320 x 240
Shape of phone bar
3G No
Touchscreen or keypad QWERTY keypad
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Email
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 240
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 2
Talk time (Hours) 4.5
Stand-by time (Days) 17.0
Stand-by time (Days) 17
Depth in cm 1.39
Height in cm 10.9
Width in cm 6
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus No
Weight (g) 105
Weight (g) 106
EDGE Yes
FM tuner No
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) No
Java Yes
Release date 2009-07-27
Release date 2009-08-11

Also known as: BlackBerry 8520, BlackBerry? Curve? 8520, BlackBerry Curve, O2 BlackBerry Curve 8520, VODAFONE BlackBerry Curve 8520, Orange BlackBerry Curve 8520, Virgin BlackBerry Curve 8520, BlackBerry O2, BlackBerry Orange, BlackBerry Save 15, BlackBerry Tesco, BlackBerry T-Mobile, BlackBerry Virgin, BlackBerry Vodafone, Blackberry® 8520

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Features

Dedicated media keys
Control music and multimedia with dedicated media keys found atop the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520 smartphone. Skip over songs, pause music to talk, or repeat your favorites over and over.. You can even mute phone calls with the easy-access mute button.

Impressive typing and viewing experience
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone neatly fits in your hand. A full QWERTY keyboard makes typing and sending messages easy and comfortable. The bright screen displays over 65,000 colors, providing a great viewing experience.

Trackpad navigation
Access what’s important with trackpad navigation. Like a laptop, the trackpad lets you scroll through menus, icons and info by gliding your finger over it. Press and click to select an item and navigate to where you want to go.

Connect with Blackberry App World
Discover a world of possibilities and apps for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone at BlackBerry App World™. Get breaking news,and the latest scores. Track the markets, stay on top of Hollywood gossip, enjoy live radio or just play games.

Easy media sharing
Take photos or videos and upload them to photo sharing apps like Flickr Uploader, or social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. Send them to friends with MMS2, 3 messages, BlackBerry Messenger or other instant messaging apps.

Out of the box Mac compatibility
With the upcoming release of BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac you will be able to sync contacts, calendars, and notes with applications you use most. Use BlackBerry Desktop Software to enjoy a Mac experience on your BlackBerry smartphone.

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