BlackBerry Curve 8520 Reviews

Blackberry Curve 8520 (Gemini) is a low-end smartphones manufactured by Research In Motion (RIM). At first glance, Gemini blackberry curve similar to previous models – such as the blackberry curve 8900. Unlike the Curve 8900, BlackBerry Curve 8250 is equipped with Rollerball for navigation but using optical trackpad.

BlackBerry Curve 8520 – Another difference is the blackberry curve 8520 does not use a cover made of metal. Instead, curve 8520 using a cover made from plastic. The front of the Blackberry Curve 8520 is occupied by a 2:46-inch screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Below the screen there are buttons Call / End, optical pad for navigation and a QWERTY keypad. The control buttons for volume adjustment, camera and voice controls are located on the side.

BlackBerry Curve 8520BlackBerry Curve 8520 is equipped with a processor with a clock speed of 512 MHz, 256 MB of internal memory and Micro SD slot that can be expandable up to 16 GB. As a low-end mobile phone, Curve 8520 does not include 3G/HSDPA support. To keep prices low, the GPS also omitted on this model so that you can not use the blackberry as a navigation device.

Overall, the Blackberry Curve 8520 handset is comfortable to use. There are several features that are removed and the materials used are also different from other blackberries. This appears to be done to keep prices low. Despite the low price, Blackberry Curve 8520 still offers good functionality.

Plus factors: Cheap, Flat, Trackpad Responsive, Qwerty Keyboard, Social Networking Applications, Special Keys To Music

Minus Factor: No 3G, No GPS, No Camera Flash, Camera 2 Mpix

BLACKBERRY CURVE 8520 (GEMINI) Specification :

Dimensions / Weight / Form Factor

109 x 60 x 13.9 mm / 106 gr / Candybar

Processor / Memory

512 MHz / 256 MB Internal Memory

MicroSD Card Slot up to 16 GB

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Display

2:46 Transmisive inch TFT MCD, Resolution 320 × 240 pixels, 65,000 colors

Camera / Video Recording

2 Mpix, 5x Digital Zoom / Normal Mode (320 × 240 pixels), MMS mode (176 × 144 pixels)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Input / Navigation

QWERTY Keypad / Touch Sensitive Optical Trackpad

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Multimedia support

Video: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3

Audio: AAC-LC, AAC +, eAAC +, AMR-NB, WMA9 (.wma / .asf), WMA9 PRO / WMA 10, AAC-LC

Image: bmp, jpg, png, tif, WBMP

3.5 mm standard audio jack

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Ringtone

Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator

32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, MP3

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Data

GPRS Class 10 (4 +1 / 3 +2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps

HSCSD

EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps

Wi-Fi 802.11b / g

Bluetooth v2.0 A2DP

Micro USB

Network

Quad-Band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM / GPRS

Quad-Band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz EDGE

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Battery

Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh

Talk Time 4.5 hrs

Standby Time 17 days

Features offered on the Blackberry Curve 8520:

  • A-GPS support
  • MP3/AAC/AAC + / WMA player
  • DivX/XviD/MPEG4/WMV player
  • BlackBerry maps
  • Organizer
  • Voice dial

Blackberry Curve 8520 Price :

New Price Blackberry Curve 8520: Rp1, 650,000
Used Price Blackberry Curve 8520: Rp1, 300,000