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BlackBerry Curve 8520 review: BlackBerry Lite

22 December 2009 | Read the review | Post your comment
BlackBerry Curve 8520 review: BlackBerry Lite - read the full textWith the Bold almost reaching perfection in the BlackBerry arts, new horizons need to be explored to keep the spark alive. The tall task to pioneer new territories (in BlackBerry terms anyway) falls on to the Curve 8520. The new Curve has a price tag that’s easier on the wallet...


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Hi just want to comment about configuring Gmail - I have downloaded Gmail Mail App from Gmail website with my internet Package in Dubai and it sync perfectly fine. Of course the encryption and other features are not there but Gmail App notifies when u have new mail which can be configured in the settings - [GSM Arena Wrote - Business level encryption and syncing options cost, we agree, but a device has questionable value to common users as long as they cannot set up a Gmail inbox without a BIS account.]

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  • 2009-12-27 09:54
  • 9xdB

> In reply to Sumiran @ 2009-12-25 05:40 from vGNL - click to readblack berry 8520

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  • 2009-12-26 13:52
  • vG1E

This device is selling like hot pancakes at Phones 4u. Thank you RIM.

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  • 2009-12-26 11:48
  • mCSY

which one should i go for ??
1) Blackberry curve 8520
2) Nokia E 63

Guys pls help me out

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  • 2009-12-25 05:40
  • vGNL

Im a teenager im not a geek i am borderline amazing lol but im not stupid(when it comes to life however i may be in school work) and im not smart so where does that put me
anyway in the past 6 months ive had 3 blackberry's cause once i had one i decided i wanted another i started off with the 8800 still love it then in spetember i bought a curve 8310 then 2 weeks ago i got the 9700 i still use them all i just chose to use one every week just gonna say this i came from a motorola Q9h which ment i needed a bigger qwerty keyboard so ni went for the 8800 but if your a first time blackberry person then either the pearl or curve

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  • 2009-12-24 23:38
  • mRtq

had my 8520 a couple of months and love it to pieces, my only comment would be that my case has started to come apart, i work for a mobile retailer and we've also had a couple come back for the same reason so its good but could be better!

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  • 2009-12-24 10:42
  • mqqH

When you say that you're a little skeptical whether one handset can convince the masses that BlackBerries are now as much about pleasure as they are about business, then I think I should really comment on this..

In Indonesia big cities shopping malls, it's very common to see kids and teenagers carry two-three mobile phones with them, the standar GSM (usually a Nokia), a CDMA phone (for cheaper airtime), and a Blackberry (for chat and social network). So I believe the majority of BB user here fall to younger generation, simply because they are more tech-savvy than the older.

With the introduction of Curve 8520, RIM surely reads the market and creates a perfect entry level to its product line. Here, it's just like selling sweets, with appealing price tag, option of 12-months installment, BIS daily price plan from the operator, many wouldn't resist the treat, including me. :)

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  • 2009-12-24 04:42
  • wr9Y
  • Surabaya, Indonesian
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my friend have bb Gemini white edition, but i preffer to choose Blackberry onyx...

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  • 2009-12-23 11:57
  • wrkr

Symbian S60v3 still BETTER.

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  • 2009-12-23 11:36
  • PFxQ

Hello GSM Arena,

Are you sure BB 8520 supports DivX? I was actually surprised because I read a lot of reviews and watch many videos on this phone over the internet, and none of them mentioned it before. If it's true I'm certainly going for 8520 instead of E63 since both are available for the same price in my carrier's offer.

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  • 2009-12-23 09:26
  • mN}1

> In reply to [deleted post]@GSM Arena Admin You do deserve a kick on your ass for a super late review of this Blackberry Unit. When you are one of the best websites user do not expect such long delays..

Newz Beeter late than never.

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  • 2009-12-23 08:31
  • Mf5s

2 megapixel camera with fixed focus

Hey, RIM, I don't want to take pictures of flowers with a Blackberry but I NEED to take photos of documents and stuff. At least a chep auto focus would be regular. Fixed focus, no way.

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  • 2009-12-23 02:47
  • Ljsy

jajajaja your comment not that many teens have a bb in there pocket.... you haven't been in PTY, PANAMA, everyone have one and probably 90% of the people that have it dont use it for business, just for fun and talking with friends (im one of them).

Nice review but I still prefer the 8900.

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  • 2009-12-23 00:12
  • LKG}

Thank you GSM Arena for the review, the best one on the internet. The 8520 is one of the phones that I own.
BlackBerry does so many things right, and the Unlimited Blackberry Subscription make the 8520 the best value for money smartphone in the world at the moment, and because of it's size and track pad this is my default BlackBerry, and I use it almost exclusively.
It does not have an FM Radio (my only real complaint, but hopefully by next year BlackBerry will include that in their phones)

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  • 2009-12-22 22:34
  • f4PZ
  • Andy of da phone sho
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do not speculate on the blackberry until you can spell its plural

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  • 2009-12-22 19:55
  • mqMx

i got mine about 3 months before... why the delay GSMarena????

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  • 2009-12-22 19:52
  • sng6

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