Excellent battery (up to 5 days with moderate usage), good design, good sound, physically pretty resistant, but overally average performance & abilities. Not worth buying at the current prices, much better phones can fit within the same budget.
I just bought one it's ok for starter to BB world and it's price definitly suted me
Anonymous, 21 Mar 2012its an awesome phone it plays Avi,mp4 and ofc 3gpIt doesnt play avi. I have some avi vids on ma memory card from that were filmed from my digital camera and it doesnt play them
going to buy one tommorow.. hope to turns out good.. uhmm.. how long will it take to activate the bb subscription or services? tia....
hte phone is good buh the camera no flash light and we cannot upgrade to the latest os(operating system)
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2012yes working perfect with wi fiAre Yu Sure ??!!
I rily injoy my red bb 8520 because I can now download eny app without using wife thor the camera is not that good the 4ne is good....
black berry mobile is a good mobile but internet is very slow and camera resolution is very week. battery time is good but not very good.
anonymous, 19 Mar 2012since it's a wi-fi phone, is it compatible with youtube?????On my 8520, youtube is working very well with the Youtube app from Appworld ( http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/9001/?lang=en ).
8520 Is a good phone to operate but the battery life is not good rest all stuffs are good as look or features & to operate its very easy
very bad for internet have to take extra costly internet package,allso battery not good,camera not good.
pls tell if BB Curve 8520 has live streaming, tv & video play option. I tried it on mine but it never plays you tube, live streaming etc...
planning to buy this phone..can anyone pls tell me if i can use gprs without subscribing to blackberry network..and how is the battery life?
please let me know...
molly, 17 Mar 2012can someone tell me about the camera - is it good or not?bb 8520 is not a camera fon, no flash.
though it is 2g fon, u can browse the internet via wifi or data plan separate icon browser... ^_^
i love my BB 8520 except from the camera. anyway, i have my dslr so it doesn't matter.
I love my curve 8520 .... Its a nice phone ... Its portable. Easy to navigate and cool. I love the side keys and d music short cut keys ... Qwerty key pad is alrite. I don't give a damn about d flash light. D cam is clear......... 2.Mp.............. U will enjoy dis food wen u know how to manage ur processes and avoid lot of unnecessary multitasking... Well processor speed is okay(512MHZ) battery retains charge for a long time... And d EDGE (ehanced gprs) network is good cos I am in an area where d reception is alrite which mks my phone to b fast while accessing the internet..... Well I would advice all u guys to go for dis phone. Instead of wasting ur money in buying other BB phones , cos dis is cheap and its almost dsame with other expensive BB phones...