The Blackberry 8520 is one of a long line of Blackberry phones. It expands on the previous versions with some interesting advancements and uses the tried and tested Blackberry operating system.
A 2 mega pixel camera is provided with the phone which operates at 1600 x 1200 pixels. The camera also provides video record and playback functionality with video at QVGA quality. This is a useful alternative and allows for the user to choose which medium suits the situation best as it is not always ideal to take simple static imagery.
The phone has a 2.6 inch TFT screen which is vivid and bright. It displays 65,000 colors which means colors are represented in their true light. The screen is the main focal point of the phone.
For data entry the phone incorporates a Full QWERTY keyboard and a track pad is also available. The QWERTY keypad utilizes about half the front face of the phone and is simple and effective to use. It is the one feature that has become renowned within Blackberry phones. The track pad is effective and allows simple navigation around the relevant functions.
Internal memory of 256 Mb is provided with the handset, which can be expanded up to 16 Gb by using the available microSD slot. Connectivity is not an issue with this phone with multiple options available including GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, Blue tooth and micro USB all provided which offers numerous ways of connecting to devices for file sharing and synchronization amongst other things. The phone comes with satellite navigation in the form of GPS with A-GPS support
The Blackberry 8520 curve also incorporates several additional features such as an MP3 player and an organizer. These are useful additions which offer media playing whilst on the move and the ability to keep track of useful and important information. The phone is one which has a specific purpose and fulfils that purpose with style. It is popular for one reason; it is a phone which does exactly what it is designed to do and does it well.