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BlackBerry Curve 8520

(Black)
★★★★★ ★★★★★
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  • 512 MHz Processor
  • BlackBerry OS
  • 2.46-inch Screen
  • 2 MP Primary Camera

Warranty

1.5 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
This product is Permanently discontinued.

Key Features of BlackBerry Curve 8520

  • 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

BlackBerry Curve 8520 (Black) Price: Rs. 9,275

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.

Design

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)

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

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Reviews of BlackBerry Curve 8520 (Black)

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4

Oct 2, 2013

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Excellent Piece!!

First thanks to flipkart for delivering within one working day and blackberry is the only piece which is known for the unique security features....It is known for the best sound quality and the excellent application support....
Pros: Best price for the multifeatured brand.
Unique security(VP…
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Tess G

Mar 17, 2013

An average Product

I had bought BB 8520 in May 2011. Usage generally involves heavy calls , messaging occasionally and frequent texting on BBM.
In March 2013 I have been experiencing sudden hanging of the phone. Inspite of reloading the software several times, there seems to be no solution.
Battery life has al…
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Narayani Anand

Feb 27, 2013

Unbiased Review - DO NOT BUY.

I know it can be disorienting to have extraordinary and terrible reviews slapped in your face one after the other. But it is always better to see if negative reviews outweigh positives, and in the case of BB Curve 8520 - that is exactly the scenario.

Note: I bought a BB Curve in June 2011 a…
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Yashas Panjabi

Feb 6, 2013

Please don't buy a BB.

BlackBerrys are rip-offs. The only reason they sell is because of the brand status (which is NIL in the United States BTW, but no one cares about that). I'm on my 2nd Curve 8520 & I hate it very much. I just can't get a new phone right now, that's why I am not buying one. In the first one, I dropped… (View complete review)
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Gaurav Roy

Jan 8, 2013

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The Old Faithful...!!!

This is a simple, robust well performing phone for those who wish to talk and send email. If you wish to all the fancy stuff then you are looking in the wrong place. But give me this any day over all the touch screens when I want a feel of them ol' fashioned keys to be able to send messages without … (View complete review)

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Alok Mishra

Jun 4, 2012

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 acc…
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niladri mitra

Jul 7, 2012

worst service ever

i had bought this phone 1 years ago. suddenly a few buttons like a and return was not working. sent to service center . they declined to repair it. gave some technical reason. the bad part is they charge 220 even if they do nothing
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Varun

Apr 4, 2012

Been a good run with BB... but

Im a Blackberry user, have worked on this and the piece is (was) pretty good until RIM came out with their 'closing down' news! With all the Andys and Apples out there, its become tough for the manufacturers to compete. Cant remember the last time when they came with an OS update for 8250!So, if you really want to buy a smarty for a long go, stay away from BB, Cause BB without Blackberry Internet Service is gonna suck bad!
Cheers :)
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BB USER

Feb 24, 2012

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NOT WORTH BUYING BLACKBERRY

Delivery from flipkart was good

but Blackberry is of waste instead of that its better to go to SAMSUNG smart phone BB processor speed is less and option is less. battery life is 24 Hours. dont waste money by going with blackberry.
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Rahul Menon

Apr 20, 2012

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Awesome refreshing experience!!

First let me tell you that this is not just another phone in the market. This is a Blackberry that brings with it style and status quotient. Curve 8520 is an entry-level BB phone with almost all features that can be found in top-level BB. It is worth every penny of its cost!!

Pros:
1. Super cool looks. Very professional.
2. QWERTY keypad. Very useful for typing msgs, emails and of course BBM.
3. Commonly used Apps are free and good.
4. Push-mail. You can configure personal and corporate emails and you will get an alert on arrival of new mail.
5. BBM. Great communic…
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SAPTARSHI MAJUMDER

Feb 14, 2012

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 use…
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Narayani Anand

Feb 27, 2013

Unbiased Review - DO NOT BUY.

I know it can be disorienting to have extraordinary and terrible reviews slapped in your face one after the other. But it is always better to see if negative reviews outweigh positives, and in the case of BB Curve 8520 - that is exactly the scenario.

Note: I bought a BB Curve in June 2011 and writing this nearly 2 years later. Don't go by that. I vividly remember experiencing the first of many glitches within less than a month.

Let me guide you as to why you should not buy a blackberry.

1. "REASON TO BUY - BBM"

If you're getting the entry model BB, it is hi…
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Shwetank Kaushal

Sep 17, 2012

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Average

well i personally bought it for just showing off purpose...coz a bb is not that useful anyways...positive aspects of the phone are that it has a very nice camera...comparing your nokia, samsung 2MP cameras and a BB 2MP camera...BB was thumbs up, speakers are pretty impressive(very loud), internet surfing is quite fast provided on a wifi network.
Negative aspects include: no 3G(although it is an older model what can we expect), nd u need to have BIS(blackberry internet services) for IM and mail services and also BB App world which costs around Rs.399 on most networks or u need a wifi connec…
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P.M. Ravi Kumar

Dec 27, 2011

BlackBerry Curve 8520 is the best at this Price level

I have purchased a BlackBerry 8520 3 months back. It is one of the best and user friendly Mobile I ever used. This is the real
Phone for serious people and let the boys play with toys. 3G is
missing, otherwise almost all features are there.
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Samu John

Dec 21, 2011

Good Phone

its a great phone the keypad is the best feature of this phone, i.m's work great. however certain applications are a bit slow but too much shouldn't be expected at this price range. browsing speed is excellent for a 2g phone. Screen clarity is awesome.

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