For quite sometime, we’ve been hearing about the upcoming BlackBerry Curve phone – Curve 8520. This latest BlackBerry Curve phone is the upgraded version of BlackBerry Curve 8320. Similar to most blackberry devices, the target customer of this latest BlackBerry phone is undoubtedly the working professionals for whom a smartphone is a necessity to manage their busy schedule. BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be launched by T-Mobile in USA.
BlackBerry Curve 8520 features
BlackBerry Curve 8520, which is also known as BlackBerry Gemini, is a stylish device. The trackball navigation of the earlier Curve phone has been replaced by optical trackpad navigation. BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be the first BlackBerry phone to feature optical trackpad. From sneak peeks of images, it is clear that the optical trackpad, featured in BlackBerry Curve 8520, will be one of the best among the optical trackpad featured cell phones. The 2.46-inch display of the handset is designed to support images of 320×240-pixel resolutions. The TFT LCD screen of the handset will support over 65K colors. Curve 8520 will have backlit full QWERTY keyboard.
There are dedicated camera, volume, and device lock and media keys. This is a speakerphone with integrated speaker and microphone. It supports Bluetooth and Edge. BlackBerry Curve 8520 has 256MB internal storage capability. Memory could be further expanded with the help of microSD memory card. BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a sleek device, measuring 4.29-inch (height) x 2.36-inch (width) x 0.54-inch (depth). It weighs 106 grams. The rechargeable phone battery will probably support 4 hours of talk time and 17 days of stand by time.
BlackBerry Curve is fitted with a 2MP camera with fixed focus and 5x digital zoom. However, flash is missing from the camera.Â This BlackBerry phone will run on quad-band GSM or GPRS networks. However, BlackBerry Curve will not support 3G. You cannot use this phone for finding your directions on the road, since it is not equipped with GPS. BlackBerry App World will be preloaded in this device.
From August 5, BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be available in USA from the retail stores, RPS and Wallmart.