BlackBerry Curve 8520 announced in the UK and North America

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The BlackBerry Curve 8520 has been announced in both the UK and North America today. The latest device in the Curve series is an evolutionary step for devices with a new trackpad and a rubber bezel.

The device should be available for purchase in the UK at the beginning of August and T-Mobile has set a launch date at August 5th. Just over a week away!

The BlackBerry 8520 features:

  • Full-QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive optical trackpad for reliable, responsive typing and navigation
  • 256MB Flash memory and a 512Mhz next generation processor for enhanced performance
  • Premium phone features including voice activated dialing, and Bluetooth (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals
  • 2 MP digital camera with zoom and video recording
  • Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, with dedicated media keys and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry Media Sync, which makes it easy to quickly sync music from iTunes or Windows Media Player with the smartphone
  • Access to BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, social networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity and much more
  • BlackBerry Internet Service support for access to up to 10 supported email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail; and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration features for corporate deployments
  • Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot, supporting cards of up to 16 GB today and expected to support next generation 32GB cards when available; a 1GB card is included
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • Quad-band world phone: EGDE/GPRS/GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Personally, I thought the lack of a flash on the camera was strange. Why go all this way to build a consumer device, and leave out a key feature that consumers like?

    Will you be trading in your BlackBerry Curve 83xx for the 8520?

    • Ava Jennings

      I am excited that BlackBerry lovers will get to experience an upgraded version on the Curve, the BlackBerry Curve 8520.
      However, I was just amazed at how far technology has come, even within in the last couple of years. Almost all of my friends have a BlackBerry. When I asked them why, there’re responses are because of the phones’ applications.
      This phone gives you access to the BlackBerry App World, which allows users to connect with social networking sites and share news and weather, etc. This phone also allows its users to connect with all the major internet companies: Yahoo, Goggle and others.

    • Ava Jennings

      I am excited that BlackBerry lovers will get to experience an upgraded version on the Curve, the BlackBerry Curve 8520.
      However, I was just amazed at how far technology has come, even within in the last couple of years. Almost all of my friends have a BlackBerry. When I asked them why, there’re responses are because of the phones’ applications.
      This phone gives you access to the BlackBerry App World, which allows users to connect with social networking sites and share news and weather, etc. This phone also allows its users to connect with all the major internet companies: Yahoo, Goggle and others.

    • http://twitter.com/amirk/statuses/2870578480 amirk (Amir Karimuddin)

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    • http://twitter.com/barrypak/statuses/2870807349 barrypak (Aamir Barry)

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    • http://twitter.com/Randy120181/statuses/2870964045 Randy120181 (Randy B.)

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    • http://twitter.com/TreyDaPrince/statuses/2873446511 TreyDaPrince (Trey)

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