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T-Mobile BlackBerry Gemini 8520 review, pics and comparisons

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The T-Mobile BlackBerry Gemini 8520 is slated as a low-end BlackBerry Curve, and it will definitely suit the intended market. While Power Users are going to yawn, early Pearl owners are going to want to upgrade to this device, especially because we’ve heard it’s going to come in some beautiful colors.

Before reading this review, as usual it’s not a commercially available device and therefore may not be the device you pick up from T-Mobile.

The 85xx Series Devices

The BlackBerry 8520 is a new-generation Curve and while the xx20 is the only device in the series so far, it surely won’t be the last. In the coming months (year), we can expect a rollout similar to that of other BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry 8510 will have GPS and the 8530 will be CDMA.

About the OS

The 8520 that I’m using is running OS 4.6.1.227, which seems to be the consensus around other sites who have got their hands on the device. While OS 4.6.1 is decent, it isn’t the OS 5 that we’ve all been waiting to use. Because this is a pre-release device, it could possibly ship with OS 5, which would be a dream come true.
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The BlackBerry Gemini 8520 battery casing issues

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I’ve been trying out the BlackBerry Gemini 8520 and I cannot for the life of me open the battery casing.

It may be that I don’t have enough calcium in my diet or it could also be that this battery casing is blogger-proof. Either way, my fingers are crossed that this changes before the device hits the market.

On a side note, don’t bother complaining about the video quality. I use a BlackBerry to take all my video and device pictures. I refuse to use an extra device. This isn’t BlackBerryandaCamcorder Cool.

Stay tuned because I’ll have a full review of the device up soon.

T-Mobile BlackBerry Gemini 8520 unofficial model gets reviewed

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The guys at PhoneArena put up a pretty lengthy review of the BlackBerry Gemini 8520. I’ll break down their review by section but if you want to read the full review, just head over to their site.

Design

While the 8520 Gemini is one of the newest devices to be released by RIM, the only thing truly new about it is the design. The 8520 is slated as an introductory Curve model and comes with a 3.4” screen which sits above a full QWERTY keyboard. Two convenience keys adorn either side and a simplistic back with the 2 megapixel camera at the top. The unofficial size is 4.25”x2.3”x0.5”, which makes it even smaller than the Curve 8900, and perhaps a touch lighter.
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T-Mobile BlackBerry Gemini 8520 spotted in ultra low rez

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Simon found a pic of the BlackBerry Gemini that is incredibly frustrating in its poor quality. If you’re sitting there looking at an unreleased device, here are a few tips:

  • Steady hands – Yes, it’s a sweet BlackBerry device that isn’t on the market, but shaking hands makes a blurry photo.
  • Megapixels please – At least 5 of them.
  • Angles – We need to see the front, back, side and top.

I have to give it to Kevin, he’s done the best job to date giving us some high rez images of the 8520. From that review, we see that the Gemini 8520 features rubber side keys, top-mounted media controls, and an optical pad replacing the classic trackball.

We’re expecting this to be an introductory smartphone device with a fairly low price point. Release dates aren’t exactly set yet, but we’re likely looking at an early August launch. Looking forward T-Mobile users?
More of those high rez BlackBerry Gemini 8520 images after the jump

Upcoming BlackBerry devices on AT&T leaked details

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There is a lot of hype surrounding the upcoming BlackBerry Onyx which is now unofficially confirmed on AT&T, along with the BlackBerry Onyx. The Onyx has been given hands-on review but the Magnum is still out there and has not been caught by the Internet yet.

So far, we know the BlackBerry Magnum is going to be an evolution in the BlackBerry Bold 9000 series. The device is rumored to have an HVGA touchscreen, QWERTY pad, quad-band GSM / GRS / EDGE, GPS, and WiFi.

Another unconfirmed device heading to AT&T includes the next generation Pearl which will pack 3G, 3.6 Mbps of HSDPA, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, trackball and SureType, and aGPS.

Finally, we’re expecting to see the BlackBerry Gemini roll out with a 512MHz processor, 256MB flash memory, 128MB RAM, Bluetooth, QVGA LCD, 2 megapixel sans flash, trackball, QWERTY keyboard, 3.5mm headset jack, a microSD slot, possibly GPS, and sadly, no 3G.

Which one would you like?

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BlackBerry 9300 is not the ‘Gemini’, we were right

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It appears as though our friends in the Waterloo area were spot on when they pinged us that the upcoming BlackBerry 9300 that BGR revealed yesterday was not in fact codenamed ‘Gemini’. BG did some digging of his own, and come up with this information:

Okay, we’ve got to have a little chat here about the BlackBerry 9300 which we referred to as the “Gemini.” Indeed there was some confusion on our part (yes, we made a boo-boo and we mistakenly referred to the BlackBerry 9300 as the “Gemini”. It is not the Gemini. The Gemini is apparently the codename for the BlackBerry 8325, a T-Mobile GSM/EDGE device with OS 5.0, a 320×240 display, 2 megapixel camera, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (they’re going to put 802.11n on a crap device?). It was slated to come out in September of this year but with 8900 Curve about to hit up T-Mobile we’d think it pretty stupid of RIM to release it, especially since it’s got some less than desirable specs. With all of this said, we can assure you that the device we were talking about is indeed real.

Hmm. So while the BlackBerry 9300 is not the ‘Gemini’, it’s 3G+Curve=Yay factor still leaves me burning with desire. As for the ‘actual’ Gemini, the BlackBerry 8325? Not so much.

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