bukas, 27 Dec 2009im about to buy this device as my first blackberry..so can anyone who had or currently use thi... moreWell, it depends. If you're in to streaming vids and picture taking then I would recommend something else. If you use just email and instant messaging mostly then, yes, I would recommend this. I think that edge and bis is ok for this because emails and IM work fast. My chats and emaila were never delayed. The only and biggest dissapointment would be that you can't stream vids through edge, 3g is what you need. But, something the review doesn't take into consideration is that this, being an introduction phone for people who want a Blackberry but don't want to spend as much on one, has great features for the price. An example, when I wanted to buy a blackberry (bold 9000 = $700 dlls in my country) I said "wow! What if it's not worth it?" then the 8900 came out and I decided to spend my 500 dlls on an n85 (which I regretted) and then decided to pay the 290dlls for this one. Half the price of others and similar features. Of course, it lacks a good camera, 3g, and others small thing but for the price, I'm very satisfied with the value for money. Of course, now I'm looking for something more, of course at a greater expense; the Motorola Dext (700 dlls) is what caught my attention being that I dont want to pay the 999 dlls of an iPhone 3gs or nokia n97, the iPhone isnt worth 1000 bucks, and nokia has been really buggy lately. So, bring on Android and Motoblur. Think befor you buy! And, if possible, play around with phones before purchasing.
im about to buy this device as my first blackberry..so can anyone who had or currently use this device tell me whether it is a wise decision or not to make if i buy this device?i really amaze by its design..
I just got mine yesterday. Working for me well so far. It's my first blackberry so i didn't wanna spend too much money on higher models like the bold and storms.
I want to tell GSMARENA team that they have mentioned two different things for one product
In specification the expandable memory is Up to 32 GB and in latest review it is saying
Up to 16 GB. And I don't agree with GSM review because I am using 8520 from last ten days
All I can say that this is a very good phone if some one is looking for
I will give 08/10
i got my BB 8520. activate BIS frm service provider & keep enjoying BB services. BB targets Niche, not like Nokia tht evry kid plays with it.
Review is much pathetic.
mine's touchpad, music keys & battery time all good :)
the traction pad is crap, it doesnt work, no 3g, no gps, except for the bis, its pretty crap, i might as well use a sony
the phone is a great size looks stylish..however the phone is pretty much just meant for that. it does not have 3G which is a bit dissapointing as it is meant to be a smart/business type phone.
wow! wow! i have 8520 in my hand right now. and it`s...............
Not the best phone I have had :)
however it's decent and responding
much better than my old storm :)
i have this bb 8520 phone and its a wrong discition to purchase this,
how to set password or lock all the media files both video audio & pictures so that nobody can see it without entering the password? plz help it.
Bobby, 25 Dec 2009just brought a Black Berry 8520 Curve in Thailand and moved over to maldives. Unfortunately th... moreHey, if your carrier doesn't support BB's Internet Service (BIS) then you won't be able to recieve any notificacions or push email or anything really, the only thing I'm sure you can do is use a wi-fi connection to browse web pages, either with the default or Opera browser. Just make sure that the web browser's settings are set to connect through public access points or something like that.
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2009how do you use the bluetooth on this phone i can tell you that if you want to receive a media file, you have to go to menu and pick your media file, press the menu button again and receive file from bluetooth device. of course you should pair first with the other bluetooth device
just brought a Black Berry 8520 Curve in Thailand and moved over to maldives. Unfortunately the local mobile network Dhiragu can not support internet options on this phone. Could someone please suggest what should I do so that I can start browsing a technician recommended Opera download any views ?????
I agree with some people, y do they compare BB with Nokia E71 and E72, no doubt these 2 phones are good at their level.
But BB OS is something different then symbian OS.
BB is king in its own ways....
Damn, the review sucked. Every review on a gudget phone from these guys should be more flexible. They wrote this comparing
it higher ranked phones? For one thing, mine came with a 2gb card (region dependant) and sunlight legibilty is great. Too bad they expect every phone to have the same things as higher end phones.
Damn, that's a harsh review. I guess you guy's didnt get anything for free this time from RIM? ^^
Brent Lockheart, 23 Dec 2009OMG, I hate gsmarena's reviews about blackberry phones. Why do you have to compare all BB phon... moreIn maintenance of this opinion I'd like to say that Curve 8520 is very special gadget for differently thinking people from undeviating:) Low price + balanced specifications = full satisfied