Blackberry Curve 8520 : Sexiness in a different level | Specs Review

Posted on 27 December 2009 by author

RIM has been innovating their Blackberry phones lately, looking back we all know the main reason and purpose of a Blackberry phone, and that is to cater business individuals with their corporate needs and we all know communication is top priority! As we move forward and as the demand and need for innovating things specially when it comes to technology, people get too demanding. Is that the reason why Research in Motion decided to build Blackberry Curve 8520? Is this their way of getting out of the mainstream and make things a little bit fun for Blackberry?

Blackberry Curve 8520 is not your ordinary Blackberry that will support your corporate and business communications, since RIM has included a dedicated Music Key to this smartphone! So why did RIM decided to clothe their Blackberry with a music key? Are they trying to provide a new feature or are they trying to give Blackberry a whole new look and this is just the start?


I myself have been wondering why they decided to give Curve a twist, could it be that they are looking to target a new line of clients since Blackberry have been known to a lot of people working in the Corporate World, can it be that RIM is now planning to make their smartphone line likeable to teens too?

Or could it be just RIM’s way of adding spice and introducing something new to the public just for the sake they have something new injected to their Blackberry phones?

Whatever their reason is, I just hope that the new feature is something an owner of a Blackberry Curve 8520 will be happy about, ‘not’ frustrated about and wishing that it was never there since it’s just a piece of junk!

Oh well this are what this gadget will be delivering you guys out there who wishes to own one.

Blackberry Curve 8520 Specifications: ‘with my comment’

  • TFT screen with  QVGA resolution (I am not happy about this)
  • QWERTY keyboard (as usual)
  • Quad-band
  • GSM
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 megapixel cam fixed focus
  • 512MHz
  • BlackBerry OS v4.6
  • Trackpad navigation
  • MicroSD card slot (16GB)
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Office document editor
  • Dedicated music keys
  • A lot of unusable features if you don’t have the BlackBerry Internet Service plan
  • DivX and XviD video support

While these are the lame things this phone has;

  • The OS gives basic text-only submenu (they should have re-invented this one by now)
  • Unimproved  camera resolution
  • Not equipped with an FM Radio
  • Not equipped with 3G support
  • Not equipped with TV-out
  • Stiff and unresponsive Music keys
  • Not equipped with a GPS receiver

Well so far I am not impressed with this phone (but I am not taking my word back that this phone is indeed sexy, unfortunately not so functional too). So much for owning a Blackberry! Check this video out for more hands-on details about this gizmo.


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