BlackBerry Curve 8520 (Black, 256 MB)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 (Black, 256 MB)

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1.5 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
  • 256 MB ROM | Expandable Upto 32 GB
  • 6.25 cm (2.46 inch) QVGA Display
  • 2MP Rear Camera
  • 1150 mAh Li-Ion Battery
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.
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In The Box
  • User Manual, Headset, Charger, Data Cable, Handset, 2 GB microSD Card, Battery
Model Name
  • Curve 8520
  • Black
Browse Type
  • Smartphones
SIM Type
  • Single Sim
SAR Value
  • The SAR Limit Set by the FCC/IC is 1.6 W/Kg
Display Features
Display Size
  • 6.25 cm (2.46 inch)
  • 320 x 240 Pixels
Resolution Type
  • QVGA
Display Type
Display Colors
  • 65 K
Other Display Features
  • Light Sensitive Screen
Os & Processor Features
Operating System
  • Blackberry
Primary Clock Speed
  • 512 MHz
Operating Frequency
  • GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage
  • 256 MB
Expandable Storage
  • 32 GB
Supported Memory Card Type
  • MicroSD
Phone Book Memory
  • Practically Unlimited
Call Log Memory
  • Yes
SMS Memory
  • Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available
  • Yes
Primary Camera
  • 2MP Rear Camera
Primary Camera Features
  • Fixed Focus
Secondary Camera Available
  • No
HD Recording
  • No
Video Recording
  • Yes
Digital Zoom
  • Digital Zoom - 5x
Call Features
Conference Call
  • Yes
Call Divert
  • Yes
Phone Book
  • Yes
Call Timer
  • Yes
Speaker Phone
  • Yes
Speed Dialing
  • Yes
Call Records
  • Yes
Connectivity Features
Supported Networks
  • GSM
Internet Connectivity
  • GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi
  • No
  • Yes
Micro USB Port
  • Yes
Bluetooth Support
  • Yes
Bluetooth Version
  • 2
  • Yes
Wi-Fi Version
  • 802.11 b/g
  • No
USB Tethering
  • Yes
  • No
USB Connectivity
  • Yes
  • Yes
GPRS Features
  • Class 10, 48 kbps
Audio Jack
  • 3.5 mm
EDGE Features
  • Class 10, 236.8 kbps
Map Support
  • BlackBerry Maps
GPS Support
  • No
Other Details
Keypad Type
Social Networking Phone
  • No
Instant Message
  • Yes
Business Phone
  • Yes
JAVA Support
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Voice Input
  • Yes
  • Yes + downloadable
  • Curve
  • HTML
Ringtones Format
  • Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Other 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
Important Apps
  • Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Messenger, Vlingo, Foursquare, MySpace, Instant Messaging
Multimedia Features
FM Radio
  • No
Audio Formats
  • MP3, eAAC
Music Player
  • MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
    3.5 mm audio jack
Video Formats
  • MPEG-4, H.263, WMV9, H.264
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity
  • 1150 mAh
Battery Type
  • Li-Ion
Talk Time
  • 4 h 30 min
  • 60 mm
  • 109 mm
  • 13.9 mm
  • 105 g
Warranty Summary
  • 1.5 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
Ratings & Reviews
295 Ratings &
43 Reviews
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  • 155
  • 63
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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...

Ravi Soni

Certified Buyer

Jul, 2011

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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...


Jun, 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!!

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 emai...

Rahul Menon

Certified Buyer

Apr, 2012

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A matter of choice

Look guys ,

Unlike Android & Symbian based phones , This phone is not meant to entertain you . Blackberry , from the get go , has targeted the business class costumers . By this , I mean the one's who want to make the most out of their phone for official works & tasks other than entertainment .

If u want your phone to entertain you , I would advice that you don't go 4 this phone .

But if u like to reflect class , Go 4 it ! :)

I love my phone ! :) :) :)

Samir Kaluskar

Sep, 2012

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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 o...

Saptarshi Majumder

Feb, 2012

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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(VPN,Internet) features
Excellent trackpad and keypad with very smooth functioning
Excellent camera clarity.

Cons: Once applications are installed,there is issue of hanging the piece
Trackpad sometimes will ...

Md Ayaz

Certified Buyer

Oct, 2013

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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 mai...

Shwetank Kaushal

Certified Buyer

Sep, 2012

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My first (Sort of) Smart phone

I have got my blackberry curve 8520 for over a year now, and i thought will talk about just advantages and some problems this phone has given me.

On the plus side first.
1. Extremely great placement of keys
2. Touch pad is the best in the industry
3. Blackberry menu and navigation is extremely easy and well laid out
4. Good reception and sound.
5. The email function look feel and ease of type is unmatched.
6. I am a rough user and the phone has dropped a large number of times, with no proble...

Rushad Patel

May, 2012

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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 looking at the keyboard.

Since I carry 2 phones, 1 to speak & message and 1 to game/ surf/ watch videos/ etc., I think this phone plays its role perfectly as the former. I bought this to replace m...

Gaurav Roy

Certified Buyer

Jan, 2013

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Superb phone!!

This phone is really very good.Using this hand set for a long time. Pretty handy while texting. As usual being BB its good.
The music quality is pretty good.
Battery backup is awesome.
The display is blowing and the Optical trackpad is amazing,almost like a touch Screen scrolling around the phone.
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 keybo...

Nitin Mudgal

Nov, 2012

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