The Blackberry 8520 is a great budget phone and is among the cheapest Blackberry phones on the market. It is a great option for a present to a student or those prone to lose their phones! The Blackberry 8520 would also be an excellent entry point for someone wanting to buy a cheap Blackberry as they are unsure if they will use their new Blackberry and the features it offers.
The Blackberry 8520 will support mobile access to both Facebook and MySpace, as well as offering the usual email and messaging services. Also available in Blue.
BlackBerry 8520 features at a glance:
- Dimensions: 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
- Weight: 106 g
- Talk time: Up to 4 h 30 min
- Standby time: Up to 408 h
- Display: 480 x 360 pixels, 2.4 inches
- Supports over 64K colours
- Camera: 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
- 5 x Digital Zoom (Auto Focus)
- Video Recording, Video Streaming
- Trackball feature for easy access
- Full QWERTY keyboard layout
- Dedicated music keys, Optical Pad
- BlackBerry maps
- DivX/XviD/MPEG4/WMV player
- MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA player
Enhanced Web Browser
- BlackBerry OS, 3.5 mm
- Memory expandable via microSD (upto 16Gb)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
- Quad Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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The Blackberry Curve 8520 will be the first Blackberry device to feature an optical mouse. This easy-to use navigation control goes hand-in-hand with the social media functions that the Blackberry 8520 also includes, so communication with family, friends and colleagues has never been easier on a Blackberry. The 8520 is compatible with your favourite social-networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and also includes special instant messenger services designed specifically for the Blackberry platform.
With a full QWERTY keyboard, soft, rounded edges and a slim and sleek design, the 8520 has the traditional look and feel of a Blackberry design. The display on the Blackberry 8520 is outstanding, with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution and 65k colour display capability, ensuring that media playback and web browsing is of the highest quality. MPEG4 video is supported so that you can enjoy videos, while a range of image file-types can be viewed, including .bmp and .jpg. A wide selection of audio types are compatible with the Blackberry 8520, including MP3, which you can take advantage of using the 3.5mm audio connection.
Connectivity is another strong point of the Blackberry Curve 8520. WiFi and Bluetooth are built-in, while quad-band connection is available on GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks. Once connected to the web, you can connect to Blackberry App World to get the latest news updates, play games, or enjoy live radio. The 1150mAh Lithium cell battery offers 4.5 hours talktime on the Blackberry 8520, or 17 days stand-by time, meaning you can make the most of your Blackberry all day, every day.