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BlackBerry Curve Black Unlocked GSM Smart Phone w/ Full QWERTY Keyboard / Wi-Fi / 2 MP Camera (8520)

  • Blackberry OS
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
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The smallest, lightest BlackBerry offering a full QWERTY keyboard, the Curve 8520 is wrapped in a sleek, metallic finish with clean lines and soft edges. Its compact size is crammed with incredible features which include a 2.0 MP camera with 5x digital zoom, a versatile media player with Bluetooth connectivity and stereo headset support, and support for a wide variety of multimedia formats.

The 2.46-inch diagonal, 64,000 color, 240x320 pixel screen features light-sensing technology that adjusts the backlighting of the screen as well as the keyboard, based on your environment. Customizing the screen with your own themes and wallpaper will keep yours from being confused with those who've also purchased this popular "smartphone".

Easy to use and navigate, you can adjust the control sensitivity through the Settings menu, making sure your BlackBerry does things exactly how you like it. The improved key spacing and tactile response earn raves from almost every user. It's even equipped with a 3.5 mm headset jack, so you can plug in your favorite headphones! RIM continues to innovate and improve their product line, and the Curve is an exquisite example of their attention to detail. Try it out today!

  • newegg Versatile Functionality The BlackBerry Curve 8520 incorporates daily PIM functions (address book, calendar, to-do lists, etc.) with advanced features such as wireless email, Internet browser, Instant message programs and a media player, ideal for both daily and business use. Plus a full QWERTY keyboard is featured for convenient and quick typing.
  • newegg BlackBerry Internet Email Service The BlackBerry Internet Email Service allows you to integrate your BlackBerry device with up to 10 supported business or personal email accounts. Receiving personal and business emails and viewing attached files can now all be done within your palm.
  • newegg 2.0-megapixel Camera A 2.0-megapixel camera with built-in zoom and flash is integrated into the BlackBerry Curve 8520 so you can capture every moment in perfect clarity.
  • newegg Bluetooth 2.0 Technology The BlackBerry Curve 8520 provides hassle-free Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity to Bluetooth-enabled headsets, cell phones, computers and more. Transfer and share photos, music, videos and documents in great convenience using your BlackBerry Curve 8520.
  • newegg Wi-Fi Support With the Wi-Fi-capable BlackBerry Curve 8520, easily access the Internet for data and voice services via virtually any accessible Wi-Fi network.
  • newegg Quad-band International Phone The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is compatible with four types of GSM frequencies – 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 1900 MHz. Whether you make phone calls in the US or anywhere else, the quad-band capability ensures you make phone calls all the time over local mobile phone networks.

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In addition, the cell phone box may arrive unsealed and the cell phone may appear previously handled. The unlocking procedure requires unsealing the box and manually handling the cell phone. In this case, the cell phone should not be considered “tampered with” or “defective”.

Model

Brand
BlackBerry
Series
Curve
Model
8520
Color
Black
Form Factor
Smart Phones

Connectivity

Wireless Radio
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T, T-Mobile, Simple Mobile, Red pocket (US Carrier), Rogers, Fido (Canada Carrier)
Wi-Fi Support
IEEE802.11b/g
Data transfer
GPRS, EDGE, WiFi

Function

Audio
Audio format support: AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO/WMA 10, AAC-LC

32 Polyphonic, MP3 Ringtones
Message
SMS, MMS
Email
Wireless Email
Additional Function
Wi-Fi

Configuration

Operating System
BlackBerry OS
Processor
512MHz processor
Internal Memory
256MB Flash Memory
Card Slot
MicroSD(TF Card)
Card Capacity Support
Up to 16GB

Display

Main Display Size
2.46"
Main Display Color
65K
Main Display Format
TFT
Main Display Resolution
240 x 320

Keyboard

Qwerty Keyboard
Yes

Camera

Camera
2.0 MP With Video Capture
Camera Zoom
5X

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
Expansion
3.5mm Headset, microUSB

Battery

Battery Type
C-S2
Battery Capacity
1150mAh
Talk Time
Up to 4.5 hours
Standby Time
Up to 408 hours

Software

Software
Multimedia Player, Organizer, Browser

Specification

Specifications
Supports BlackBerry App World

Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3

Picture Format Support: bmp, jpg, png, tif, wbmp

Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator

User configurable notification options

Password protection

Keyboard lock

Sleep mode

Dedicated Keys: Send, End, VAD/PTT (User customizable), Camera (User customizable), 2 x volume

Media Keys: Play/Pause/Mute, Back, Forward

Trackpad - Located on the front face of device, ESC key to the right, Menu to the left.

Intuitive icons and menus

Size

Dimensions
4.29" x 2.36" x 0.55"
Weight
3.7 oz.

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty
NO Manufacture warranty

Return for refund within: 30 days

Return for replacement within: 90 days

Limited 90 days warranty by PDAGIANT

Service Phone: 1-866-603-0640

Support Email: support@pdagiant.com

Operation Hour: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST (Mon-Fri)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


Customer Reviews of the BLACKBERRY 8520

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  • YUSEV M.
  • 11/24/2011 6:06:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: Everything you can expect from a Blackberry Curve

Cons: Wish it was made with a flash

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  • Richard G.
  • 5/15/2011 6:28:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst one RMAd

Pros: Navigation and selection via the center button is pretty convenient. Looking forward to another chance with it...

Cons: Received opened item, was supposed to be new in box.

Could not get WiFi to work with a DHCP IP address for internet access, even though it seemed to indicate an active connection with my router.

Other Thoughts: Trying to get this to work with AT&T. Was able to make calls OK. Hoping the wifi radio was bad in this one. RMAd and new one hopefully on the way.

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  • M R.
  • 3/13/2011 4:50:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMY first BB

Pros: Sleek design. VERY light weight. Love the touch pad.
I have a Nokia N900 which is basically a workout weight in my pocket. However, the N900 is a small Linux computer, so for that I can't compare.

Cons: Small screen compared to the N900. But still looks great.
Small keys for typing but getting used to it (vs. N900)

Other Thoughts: T-Mobile brand BB with T-mobile service. It works!

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  • Christopher A.
  • 8/11/2010 5:47:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsinternational version

Pros: Decent phone for the price, WiFi, bluetooth, no trackball, feels solid, bright crisp and clear screen.

I liked the trackball, don't get me wrong, but the lack of an actual ball is nice...

Cons: International version. I'm not sure if all of them are, or just the one that I got, but mine is the international version, which for the phone itself doesn't really matter, but my charger is huge now because of it... thankfully I have my old blackberry charger that works for it. In order to use the charger in the US it requires a US socket adapter (included) but then it sticks out about 5 inches from the wall...

Other Thoughts: I feel as though Newegg should put on there that this is the international version if that's really what it is, or maybe I should call customer service and see if I just happened to get one by "mistake"...

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  • EDWIN E.
  • 7/3/2010 10:07:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBlack Berry 8520

Pros: Not a bad phone

Cons: I do'nt know what happened to Newegg but it took them 2 weeks to validate my address, I was ordering from them now for over 2 years and when I ordered this phone next day, they kept telling me to validate my address. I payed for next day and it took 2 weeks with no explanation.

Other Thoughts: Newegg is falling down on the job. Why would it take over 2 weeks for them to deliver a phone. No explanation was given I just wanted to cancel the order if it was so much problem for them to mail it to me.

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  • Andreas C.
  • 1/7/2010 7:35:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: 0

Cons: Not 3G! $0.00 Value Trash

Other Thoughts: Trash

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  • Joseph W.
  • 12/2/2009 2:32:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsnice blackberry

Pros: It's like an endless box of features! Using Jar2Alx converter, you can install a PLETHORA of software, including games, apps, IM, etc! Due to the standard headphone connection, I can hook this up into my car and use the AUX output to turn my car into a BIG speakerphone AND still use the microphone on the blackberry to talk! the music also works correctly. The touchpad is a nice upgrade over most blackberries, you wouldn't believe how apparently easy it is to take the trackbakk out of a blackberry (I've seen numerous floor models without their trackball, due to people abusing them)! You can even connect your blackberry to your PC and us it as a modem, which is pretty cool! You can also convert your videos using the blackberry software and put it on your phone! The QWERTY keyboard is actually quite nifty to have, and the battery life is a little bit above average.

Cons: Sadly there's been times where the keypad or trackball wouldn't make their beeping noises (you can turn this feature on and off). The logo on the battery compartment isn't built as a tough (it's been about a month since I've had mine and only ONE part of the blackberry logo is still on there, and the imprints are still there).. the Internet is sometimes slow on this device, and some webpages don't display properly. for what it's worth, if you turn the wi-fi on, it seems to work faster, depending on connection. Youtube is also a bit flakey, but it does work. The only way to fully turn off this blackberry is to take off the battery (yeah, using the turn off program or holding the power button down only puts it to sleep, which may explain a faster reboot). Browser with javascript support is considerably slower, and is actually turned OFF by default.

Other Thoughts: It does most things you want it to do... but of course it still can't butter the toast, clean your room, and make dinner :p

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  • Barbara B.
  • 12/2/2009 6:56:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Phone

Pros: the best part is no track ball... I have no problems with this phone

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/24/2009 3:56:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet.

Pros: Phone does what I need. It calls and texts. I don't use the fancy junk.

Cons: None that I am aware of.

Other Thoughts: If you don't care for 3g or internet at all its good. I disabled the data under options so I am not using it at all. Save some greeny leafy spendy money.

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  • Edward L.
  • 10/20/2009 7:56:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood entry level Blackberry

Pros: Very nice UI, keyboard is very good to type on despite its small size. The new trackpad is very sensitive and you can adjust its sensitivity inside one of the manual items

Newegg.ca's unlock price vs the non-contract price for the Canadian carriers

Putting applications and ringtones into the blackberry are very simple. Lots of free apps and you don't have to go through BB's app store for applications.

Very nice screen.

Cons: The BB built in browser is a little bit dated but there are plenty of free browsers you can download and install.

Some of the built in apps doesn't work within a BB data plan. Try to sync to google calendars via wifi without the BB data plan and this doesn't work at all. hopefully OS 5.0 will let me use some of these apps without subscribing to BIS.

Still trying to figure out how I can install the chinese character set into the device.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my wife as she wanted a qwerty keyboard for SMS. I use an iPhone myself and one of the major problems with the iPhone is the stupid virtual keyboard. I was enjoying typing stuff on the 8520's keyboard and rarely would I mistype a word.

No 3G and GPS might be a problem for some but if you need a good smartphone and don't care about data, this is definitely a good choice

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