I ve just bought 8520 for myself and a curve 8900 for my gf. All in all I think it works great for me. It takes great pix for a 2m camera and the battery last for 2 days with mid-to-heavy usage. The trackpad works well for me cuz my thumb is big. Tried it with my gf's phone and found that I had to use my nail to press down on the trackball otherwise I'd keep hitting the t /y buttons.
The buttons are about the same in size and shape but the 8900 has red colours whereas 8520 is black/grey. The screens are the same, cant really tell the difference when comparing them. The programs are almost identical but 8900 comes with GPS (which until now I've not been able to locate on my gf's phone)
All in all, I'm very pleased with choice I've made with the 8520. So , if u r not too concerned about GPS and 3.2mega pix camera and flash, then get it. The camera doesn't make much of a difference anyway when uploading to facebook, the 3.2 meg camera still takes bad pictures. At least with this phone u can save some money for a new camera!!
Nice phone. In South AFrica its available with unlimited data and mail at an entry level price of around 10 pounds or $20 per month. That includes your forst 200 min of call time.
Entry level but still a nice buy at a reasonable price
WB, 06 Oct 2009After reading a couple of the comments, I am even more confused. Is this phone junk or not? So... morepersonally WB i'd hold off on getting this phone, there are numerous better bb's out there for you. your best bet would be to wait for something like the bb onyx but if you want to get a phone now i'd go for the bb 9000 (bold) or 8900 (curve). They are tried, tested, and true when it comes to bb's
the 8520 has a great new design instead of the trackball but unfourtunatly it seems to fall short from there, i'd definitly suggest that you do try the phones for yourself before making any decisions. this is just my two cents worth =)
Is it possible to use the browser to download mp3 files to the 8520 curve blackberry phone?
in repy to rana!
i havfe one n it does send files via bluetooth n to tell you man...dis my 1stbb n im goin crazy
kwasos, 05 Oct 2009does this phone have a flash for night time pics ??:Sno
After reading a couple of the comments, I am even more confused. Is this phone junk or not? Some people thinks the world of it and others hate it. If I take it, I am stuck with it for the next 24 months...
There many Models Coming which not mention in here. New Bold 2 9700 come around begining of November, New Storm 2 9550 come sometimes end of this month and finally Storm 3 with slide key board by end of this year.
it is available in Europe, Serbia, one operator is offering this model with contract
Blackberry curve 8520 is going to be release in Singapore (Singtel, M1 & Starhub) by end of Oct, comes preloaded with a 2GB SD card and warrently.
Rana, 04 Oct 2009Did someone noiced who have this device that you can only send the files but cannot receive by... moreHi Rana,
if u want to receive files through the BT it's depend on the file type,,,
if u receiving media let's say ringtone you should go to ringtone in the media and press the menu key you will find an option "receive using BT" press it and it will connect automatically.
I hope i was helpful
Did someone noiced who have this device that you can only send the files but cannot receive by using blutooth.
connie, 30 Sep 2009 I have this phone the BlackBerry Curve 8520, and I have unlimited on device browsing and emai... morebro the iphone 3gs blasts bb an the andorid system interface outta the water, i currently own bb for a bussniess phone, an have thee iphone for personal use an the iphone is my top pick
Incredible this phone don`t have access to 3G networks. I don`t like.... I prefer NOKIA.