BlackBerry Curve 8520 - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to A.D. @ 2009-11-19 12:25 from miZk - click to readYeah, the only phone I'd exchange this for is the Bold 2. No matter the cost, BB is totally worth the money. I know the 8900 and the storm have autofocus cams but from what I've read they aren't that good. Hopefully the Onyx is better. Still, BB will be, from now on, my number one favorite phone company!

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  • 2009-11-19 18:04
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> In reply to Albert @ 2009-11-19 08:45 from wHSK - click to readI tried creating a new word doc but it says I need to upgrade to a premium package. I guess editing will also require an upgrade.

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  • 2009-11-19 17:57
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-19 07:42 from Qxpu - click to readHey, yeah it plays youtube vids but I think only through wifi. Everytime I try watching vids without wifi it asks me to change to my wap connection and I don't think that's fast enough to play vids with.

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  • 2009-11-19 17:53
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I just wish they would have packed more juice into that battery of BB Curve 8520.

4.30 tt is not much. Considering, web/gprs activity which drains da battery faster.

RIM please take care of it next tym.

Love ur products otherwise...

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  • 2009-11-19 12:32
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> In reply to JRF @ 2009-11-18 14:42 from QxpX - click to readI believe Bold and the new Bold 2 already have the specs you are looking for. Also more multimedia means more processing power and more memory space so price rise. Considering the intended utility of the BB I fine it just fine. BB Curve 8530 is the 3G version of BB Curve 8520. Will upgrade to it once 3G is launched with pvt. operators in India...

About Apple, itz just a rich man's toy and they cash on everybit of their brand value...

I believe we should write to RIM about how they could make BB better and defeat any other stupid phones out there...

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  • 2009-11-19 12:25
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Can i create a new word document and edit word existing word document on this phone?....

thank you for your attention....pls help me with this...

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  • 2009-11-19 12:24
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hello guys i m using the blackberry 8520,it good to use, i have question how to make automatic keypad function any body tell me about this thanks

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  • 2009-11-19 10:44
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curve 8520 is absolutely perfect in my hands
best design and good performance at all.....
regards

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  • 2009-11-19 09:47
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Can i create a new word document and edit word existing word document on this phone?....

thank you for your attention....pls help me with this...

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  • 2009-11-19 08:45
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Could this phone play youtube videos ?

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  • 2009-11-19 07:42
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> In reply to aqua @ 2009-11-18 19:41 from utu5 - click to readI just tried that out on my 8520 and my gf's 8350i and no names show up. Just when I type the letters first. Maybe there's a way to make it do that with the numbers? Any help guys?

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  • 2009-11-18 22:34
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> In reply to JRF @ 2009-11-18 14:42 from QxpX - click to readHi JRF,
i have one question in my mind- when we dial some number[ like 9888776543 etc.], does this phone search the contacts containing similar numbers? i know this happens when we type a name and then the contact in question is displayed automatically on the screen from where we can dial it. but does this happen on typing the numbers also???
THANKS.

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  • 2009-11-18 19:41
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Can i create a new word document and edit word existing word document on this phone?....

thank you for your attention.

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  • 2009-11-18 16:46
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> In reply to A.D. @ 2009-11-18 13:59 from miZk - click to readThat is so true. But I think soon they should atleast attempt to make a phone with better multimedia functions. They seem to have the business area set. Plus, I don't use it for business purposes. This is my first BB (and one of the best phones I've owned!) And I see this as BB's attempt to grab part of the low/mid income users. This is a great phones with almost the same specs as a higher range BB (minus screen res, video reproduction capabilities)so its a great value for money for people like me who never bought one due to the price. So why can't they take a bite out of the multimedia section? I really hope they do because the perfect phone would need the security,be as stable as BB OS, and have a decent camera. That's why I bought the N85, but man did I regret it. If BB offered something a little more capable of multimedia creation they would never ever lose me as a customer (lol) and would make new ones. Nokia has the right idea but just can't seem to get it right. Others are trying and Apple just might have it. Of coarse I would pick BB over apple because I dont really like touchscreens. So, yeah in conclusion: I think BB wouldn't lose a thing adding a better camera to their phones. Maybe not a 5mpx with xenon, but a 3.2 mpx with a good autofocus and video recording in the already old 30 fps vga res and a dual led flash would make a great Curve/Bold/Storm.

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  • 2009-11-18 14:42
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> In reply to JRF @ 2009-11-16 12:02 from Qxpu - click to readI agree with you JRF... I too would love BB to add atleast 5 Mega-pix cam + Xenon Flash (Like Nokia N82) + 16m colors + state of da art audio & video capabilites and a 650+ Mhz processor but won't that make BB just like any stupid fon out there which focus neither non business / nor on entertainment?

I believe BB has always been focused at business users.

So all this frills r just a mkting gimmick which BB does not do

What do you think ??

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  • 2009-11-18 13:59
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> In reply to Davy @ 2009-11-17 12:50 from p@e0 - click to readAwesome Dave !! Good to haf u back in the BB camp :)... hope u haf tasted the Symbian junk that Nokia has been loading itz fonz n fooling it fanz with fancy look n feel but zero utility / perfomance...

All said and done this is by far the best 'Value for Money' business fon. n I am happy I am not one of those stupidz in India who have been waiting for almost 8-9 months like Nokia is gonna deliver this baby :D

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  • 2009-11-18 13:47
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> In reply to Connie @ 2009-11-17 17:04 from f4MB - click to readAbsolutley true Connie.. I m totally wid you on this one :D

Love this hotty :D

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  • 2009-11-18 13:43
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> In reply to Rajan @ 2009-11-17 14:19 from 9LHj - click to readU can always get 3rd party java based softwarez for this babe and the voice recording done ;-)

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  • 2009-11-18 13:42
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when are we seeing as riview of this baby?GSM

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  • 2009-11-18 10:53
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-16 12:26 from NHLF - click to readu would have to contact your network provider so they can activate BIS on your account.

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  • 2009-11-18 00:57
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