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BlackBerry Curve 8520, Black (AT&T)
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BlackBerry Curve 8520, Black (AT&T)

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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.29 inches, 2.36 inches, 0.54 inches
  • Weight: 3.84 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002ZG8H9S
  • Item model number: Curve 8520 BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,740 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

This follow-up to the Curve 8320 is slightly lighter and thinner, while switching to an optical direction control and rubberized sides. It also adds video capture, although other features are similar, including Wi-Fi with UMA, 2 megapixel camera, music player, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, and memory card slot.

The slim, affordable BlackBerry Curve 8520 for AT&T is perfect for those who need to be connected to work, friends and family while on the go. It features a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable, accurate typing, a touch-sensitive trackpad, and dedicated media keys, smoothly integrated along the top of the handset. In addition to Wi-Fi networking, the phone also provides easy mobile access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS), and popular social networking sites (including Facebook and MySpace).

The BlackBerry 8520 features a full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive trackpad for easy typing and navigation, built-in Wi-Fi, and an advanced media player.
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 can access the AT&T Wi-Fi network, the largest in the nation with more than 20,000 U.S. hotspots--including approximately 7,000 Starbucks locations. With a qualifying data plan, you'll get seamless and unlimited access to these domestic hotspots at no additional cost. And when traveling outside the U.S., BlackBerry Curve 8520 users can enjoy the best coverage worldwide with wireless voice coverage in more than 215 countries and wireless data coverage in more than 185 countries.

You'll be able to access BlackBerry App World to download applications from a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones, including games, entertainment, social networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity and more. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, 256 MB internal memory, microSD expansion up to 16 GB, quad-band GSM connectivity for global roaming, and up to 4.5 hours of talk time.

Staying Connected

With BlackBerry's push email technology, your email will find you without having to initiate a connection. BlackBerry devices are designed to remain on and continuously connected to the wireless network, notifying you as new email arrives. In addition to the text, you can also receive and view attachments in a wide range of popular file formats, including Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, and Adobe PDF.

Browse the web with the integrated, full-featured browser, which quickly and efficiently displays HTML pages as well as enables you to set up RSS feeds to stay connected to up-to-the-minute news and blog posts. And keep up with your contacts using a variety of instant message (IM) networks, including the integrated Blackberry Messenger as well as downloadable clients for Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, and Lotus Sametime.

For corporate users, this BlackBerry device delivers all the enterprise email and messaging capabilities you've come to expect. It's supported on the BlackBerry Internet Service, giving you access to up to 8 work or personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts), as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server, enabling advanced security and IT administration within IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.

Key Features

  • Quad-band GSM phone for good global voice connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz bands)
  • EDGE data connectivity providing average data speeds between 75-135 Kbps--fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture messaging, high-speed color Web access, and e-mail on the go.
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots on the go.
  • 2.6-inch color TFT screen supports 65K colors and has a 320 x 240-pixel resolution
  • Full QWERTY keyboard with built-in familiar layout lets you type messages easily without searching for the letter you want.
  • BlackBerry OS 5.0
  • Support for BlackBerry App World featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include travel, productivity, entertainment, games, social networking and sharing, news and weather, and more.
  • 2-megapixel camera features a 5x digital zoom, built-in flash, self-portrait mirror and full screen viewfinder.
  • Video capture capabilities in two resolutions (320 x 240 pixels for saving; 176 x 144 pixels for sending via messaging).
  • Upload photos and videos to to photo sharing sites like Flickr or social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.
  • Multi-format digital audio and video player with compatibility for MP3, WMA 9 Pro/WMA 10, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, and more.
  • BlackBerry Media Sync is built right into your BlackBerry Desktop Software and lets you sync your desktop iTunes or Windows Media Player music files with your BlackBerry smartphone. If you're a Mac user, just choose the "media" option and you're ready to sync your iTunes music collection from your BlackBerry smartphone onto your Mac.
  • Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity with stereo music streaming (A2DP) capabilities as well as hands-free headsets and car kits.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB.
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging (via popular services including AOL, Yahoo!, Windows Live Messenger, and Google Talk)
  • BlackBerry Browser for accessing Web sites.
  • Organizer tools including calendar, task list, memo pad, and calculator
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off

Vital Statistics
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 weighs 3.9 ounces and measures 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.54 inches. Its 1150 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.5 hours of talk time, and up to 408 hours (17 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.

What's in the Box
BlackBerry Curve 8520 handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 3.5mm headset adaptor, quick start guide

AT&T Services

  • Dual-band EDGE connectivity: This phone provides quad-band GSM coverage (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) for voice as well as GPRS/EDGE connectivity for receiving data. AT&T's EDGE network offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

  • AT&T Mobile Music enables you to access the Napster and eMusic subscription music services on your phone, stream music video, discover what's playing with Music ID song-recognition software, and find out what's hot with The Buzz music news portal.

Customer Reviews

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone! Great Service February 27, 2010
By olainez
Verified Purchase
I bought this phone by and the service was great! They didn't charge me a penny for delivery (UPS), and I had the best price possible for my BlackBerry. I waited for my brand new BlackBerry Curve 8520 2 days only. I saved hundreds of dollars, and after my purchase I just went to AT&T to connect my BB, and now it's working very well! I extremely recommend as the best and safest place for buying on the Internet.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entry Level Blackberry for New Users May 23, 2010
Length: 2:57 Mins
I picked up the Blackberry Curve 8520 with my corporate discount and walked away with a nice phone at a very reasonable price. I have to say that I really enjoy the web browser on the new BB. You can zoom in & out with ease. I thought no browser could compare to the iPod Safari besides the Android G1, but after getting this device - I can safely say that this browser is also one of the best. Its right behind the safari and G1. Prior models were confined to small screens, thirty-five dollar internet only data plans, and no ability to zoom in or out. You were subjected to a small screen and reading small text till your eyes was squinting like grandmas.

Nice price for new smartphone users
Nice fashion colors that only the CURVE series has
3.5 MM headjack
Nice form factor
New OS (ONly 5.0 OS for SPrint and Verizon users)
Decent call quality (No issues yet)
Excellent new broswer
Mini SD up to 16GB (Wish it was 32GB)
Use your songs as ringers
Personal Email (Up to 10 accounts can be added)
BB Meesenger
BB App World
Full HTML Web Browser (Sometimes)
Excellent Multimedia Player (Accepts every format possible)
Crystal clear screen for playing videos
Includes 2 chargers (Wall Charger & USB charger)
Includes ear phones

For long time BB users, this device is really just a cosmetic upgrade with a new OS (Flashier Icons)
Micro USB (No more Mini USB)
No Flash on the camera
Only one theme
Feels like a plastic toy
No threaded text messaging
Poor screen resolution
Non RIMM Consumer Changes Mind!
No 3G (ONly 3G for Sprint and Verizon users)

Good entry level smartphones for new users who want to save without paying the high price. However, Verizon has pricey data and text messenging plans which are a requirement. Its hard to justify the plan prices for such an average entry level device.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loving my Blackberry! June 12, 2010
Verified Purchase
Arrived Quick, Fast, and in a Hurry! Loved the price, paid a lot less than I would at the At&t store, kiosk, Wal-Mart, or EBAY! Brand new, no in Love. Hooked on my Blackberry! Thanks Amazon!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rate plans are misleading November 26, 2010
By rds950
Be careful when you select the rate plan for you. I do not use alot of minutes or data so I know I did not want an unlimited plan. The 500 mins was plenty for $39.99 and the unlimted text was great for $10. Their data plan however is not accurate. They offer a data plan of 200 MB for $10. This is not true when you select this plan you actually get bumped up to $15 a month data plan. They also are offering to wave the activation fee, but they do not tell you that you have to pay for the activation fee first then 4 months later you will get refunded the amount. And you do not find any of this out unless you call the carrier. So you sign a two year agreement thinking you paying one amount, because they allowed you to select that plan, when in fact you are automatically upgraded to a higher amount and never told.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blackberry December 5, 2010
Verified Purchase
I bought this phone in August and I'm very happy with it. It was my first purchase I made on Amazon and I somewhat doubted its durability. But nooo, no problems as of yet. A great price for a non-contract phone. But for those who seek a phone with a great camera, I would say, invest in a different blackberry that has flash. This phone does not have flash. Takes great pictures in broad daylight but you can't use it in low lit areas and that really sucks.
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