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BlackBerry Curve 8520

  • 512 MHz Processor
  • BlackBerry OS
  • 2.46-inch Screen
  • 2 MP Primary Camera
1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories BlackBerry India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 9275
Inclusive of taxes
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BlackBerry Curve 8520 (Black) Price: Rs.9275

Key Features

  • BlackBerry OS
  • 2.46-inch TFT LCD Screen
  • 2 MP Primary Camera
  • 512 MHz Processor
  • QWERTY Keypad
  • GPRS and EDGE Enabled
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is an entry-level RIM mobile that runs the BlackBerry OS. The 8520 comes with several powerful business functionalities like Push mail, well spaced QWERTY keyboard and excellent connectivity features. The BlackBerry 8520 is powered by a 512 MHz processor that is optimised for minimal power consumption.

The Curve 8520 features a 2 MP camera capable of 5x digital zoom and also supports video recording. The BlackBerry handset features a 2.46 inch TFT display with 320 x 240 pixels and supports 65K colors.


The chassis of the BlackBerry mobile is a combination of high quality plastic and rubber, which renders it extremely sturdy premium feel. The 35 concept full-QWERTY keyboard, coupled with the touch sensitive Optical Trackpad, allows error-free typing and seamless navigation. The Curve 8520 measures 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm and weighs 105 g, making it slimmer and lighter than the previous Curve handsets.

Battery and Storage

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 comes with 256 MB of internal memory and supports microSD cards up to 32 GB. A standard Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery powers the 8520 and gives a talk time of up to 4 hrs and standby time of up to 408 hrs.

Connectivity and Features

The Blackberry 8520 supports GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. A micro USB port on the lower spine allows data sync and charge. The dedicated multimedia keys on the 8520 lets you pause music, skip tracks, or set a song on repeat. RIM has also included a handy one touch mute button on the Curve 8520.

The Curve 8520 features a media player that supports eAAC+ and MP4 formats. The 3.5 mm jack lets you plug the mobile into your car stereo or any generic headphone. Other features in the BlackBerry phone include SMS, MMS, voice dialing, personal organizer functions and LED call indicator.

The BlackBerry 8520 supports navigation via BlackBerry Maps. Users can access the BlackBerry App world on the Curve 8520, and download tons of apps to suit their needs and interests. The 8520 supports access to Facebook and Twitter once the required widgets are installed. This handset also supports BlackBerry Messenger.

Specifications of BlackBerry Curve 8520 (Black)

In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 2 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, User Manual
Brand BlackBerry
Model Name Curve
Model ID 8520
Form Bar
SIM Type Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen No
Keypad Yes, QWERTY
Business Features Document Viewer, Pushmail
Call Features Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert
Handset Color Black
Operating Freq GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900
OS BlackBerry OS
Java Yes
Processor 512 MHz
Size 2.46 Inches
Resolution QVGA, 320 x 240 Pixels
Color 65 K
Other Display Features Light Sensitive Screen
Primary Camera Yes, 2 Megapixel
Secondary Camera No
Video Recording Yes
Zoom Digital Zoom - 5x
Other Camera Features Fixed Focus
Size 60x109x13.9 mm
Weight 105 g
Type Li-Ion, 1150 mAh
Talk Time 4 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 408 hrs (2G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 256 MB
Included Memory Card 2 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
GPRS Yes, Class 10, 48 kbps
EDGE Yes, Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB
Tethering USB
Navigation Technology with BlackBerry Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v2, Supported Profiles (HSP, HFP, SSP, A2DP, PBAP, SPP, AVRCP, DUN)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, eAAC
Video Player Yes, Supports MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
Ringtone MP3, MIDI, 32 Polyphonic
Other Features
SAR Value The SAR Limit Set by the FCC/IC is 1.6 W/Kg
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Practically Unlimited
Additional Features Optical Trackpad, Password Protection with Keyboard Lock, Sleep Mode, AES or Triple DES Encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Vibrate Mode, Organizer, MMS Enabled, Dedicated Keys, LED Indicator, User-Selectable Font Size, FIPS Validations, To View PDF Need to Buy Application from Blackberry Apps, Voice Input
Important Apps Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Messenger, Vlingo, Foursquare, MySpace, Instant Messaging
Warranty Summary 1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8520

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23 May 11
Over hyped BB

There is no denial in the fact that BB phones have been selling as pieces of hot cakes due to the cult brand status of BB in india but the consumer has to understand the purpose of their buy. Most buyers buy due to so called easier communication due to the Blackberry Messenger which cost Rs. 300 without internet and Rs. 400 with internet in which the buyer limits his communication profile only to the blackberry users on the other hand an android user may download a popular messenger like "whatsapp" or "yahoo messenger" which could run on a monthly GPRS internet recharge of Rs 98 (2GB upload/download) in which the communication proflie is not only extended to Android user but also the users on PC, apple's iOS, Blackberry, etc. as these apps are availabe for all OSs. Morever the Application database for BB is very limited and most of the Apps are paid. The only reason why BB was so popular amongst the Corporates was because of the secured encrypted E-mail service previously offered BB which also has now been lost due to the govt. The web browsing experience is so much easier in cases of any android phones like Samsung Pop/ galaxy II which have been competitively priced under Rs 10k. So there is really no specific reason to opt for a blackberry apart from the qwerty keypad feature.

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28 July 11
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Amazing Blackberry mobile phone at this price , blackberry rocks

Hey frnds,
I bought this phone from Flipkart, got it in just 2 days.
Presently I am using it and the best feature of this phone is the voice quality. The push mail service is awesome.
The track pad is quite smooth , don't know about the other blackberry phones but like it. I got little pain in getting synched with my earlier phone but after some surfing I got it fixed by synching it using gmail account.
Didnt used the app world because of the shitty services of Airtel.

Sound Quality: The sound is good, much louder than all other phones I used till now.

Camera: its ok and does its job well.

Querty Keypad: yeah the Querty keyword helps a lot in messaging and using the BBM services to its fullest. Initially you get some problem as the keys are quite small but when u get use to it, you enjoy it.

BBM (black berry messenger): One of the best timepass on this phone apart from the poker game. You can share any pic and gossip very easily. It even shows if the other person has read you msg or yet not received it. So u can keep a check if he or she is ignoring you.

Alarm: Its not loud ...very loud.

Problems: You cant add a number directly from the call logs to an existing contact. You have to copy the number, go to the contacts and then edit the contact, AND then paste it. huh

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76% of 75 users found this review helpful.
25 May 11
Overhyped phone

I just migrated to this cult phone after getting bored from Nokia N72 which in all terms was excellent in terms of battery life, connectivity and applications. Infact there are lots of java as well as symbian support with that phone. Alas, the new phone is just hyped to what mercedes is to cars.
There are very little applications available, and most of them are paid ones. Unlike the phone suite which came with nokia, i could not use the BB desktop application to write memos , chats or sms. All i can do is back up and synchronize the data. There are no in built facebook, gmail or orkut support, but the plugin has to be downloaded. Again the GPRS can not be customized like the earlier one, but one has to rely on the BB services to be availed from the phone company at a premium.

The only things are the good looks, high security, fast processor and cult of its own and disappointment of spending a large money to buy and use this phone.

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80% of 55 users found this review helpful.
04 June 12
Practicality of a blackberry

If you don't own a blackberry already, and are in the market for buying a new smartphone, you generally start out by comparing its specs with android phones in the same range to check for the wide range of apps that you can run.
But people, then you are missing out on what a phone should be for.
Its not a PlayStation portable or a media center or a replacement for your girlfriend/boyfriend using some of those cheesy apps.

Its a communication device,period.

I am assuming that atleast 99% of the people buying a smartphone in India are well off and at least have access to a computer at home.
So why do they need to watch a movie on a phone!
The current market trend ensures that people go for the smart-phones with the highest end specs to run Google's now bloated android 4.0
The quad core phones with dedicated graphic processing units
and a large touchscreen, are useful only to play games or watch movies. Its cumbersome to carry a big phone in your pocket in any case.
Admit it, however comfortable you are typing on a touchscreen, you would rather enjoy having a keyboard which can give that tactile feedback to your fingers.
Blackberrys have the best qwerty keyboards in the market.
When you hold one in your hands, it feels like a solid device with rugged build, not a fragile toy. It has an unified inbox for calls, sms, bbm, email, social alerts etc, which makes it feel more of a communication device than anything else.
Everything in the menus, make you feel that its a no nonsense workhorse. No fancy stuff, no cute apps, yet all the important ones are preinstalled.
And morever, you dont pay data rates when using a blackberry. The BIS plans are mostly unlimited with a fixed monthly charge. So you need not worry about some apps draining out your battery and data plans.

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8 of 9 users found this review helpful.
14 February 12
Nokia E5 offers much more at the same price

I am using BlackBerry Curve 8520 and Nokia E5 and I find E5 a better phone. GPS in Nokia E5 works great and has many times helped me to find the way but BB 8520 does not have GPS. In Nokia E5 you can edit word documents and rename the documents and create new word files. In E5 pdf files can be viewed clearly. In BB 8520 you can not create new word documents. pdf files can be viewed but the quality of the view is very poor. It's inbuilt memory is too small. The worst part is the availability of themes and applications. Nothing seems to be free and there's a price tag attached to most of the useful applications and interesting themes and the only from of online transaction accepted is through Credit Card. Further, the body has a distinct plastic feel and other than the logo there's not much difference in looks and feel between the BB 8520 and a cheap qwerty Micromax phone. Battery life is also not very promising. If you are not obsessed about the BB brand name and if you prefer utility more than showing off, then go for Nokia E5 and you will get much more than what BB 8520 has to offer for almost the same price. My verdict - do not go for this phone if you do not want to waste your money on a phone that should cost not more than Rs 5000/-. BB 8520 is over prized and not worth its cost. If you have Rs 10000 and if you want to buy a good phone then buy Nokia E5 and not Blackberry.

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