BlackBerry Curve 8520


Released August 2009
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Dimensions 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
Weight 106 g
Display TFT, 65K colors
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels, 2.46 inches
Keyboard Full QWERTY keyboard
Camera 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Video Yes
Navigation Trackpad
Memory 256 MB internal, microSD external
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared Port No
USB Yes, microUSB
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh
Stand-by: Up to 408 h
Talk Time: Up to 4 h 30 min
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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Specifications

Data Input & Navigation

  • 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Dedicated Keys: Send/Power, End, Mute, VAD (User customizable), Camera (User customizable), 2 x volume/Zoom
  • Media Keys: Forward, Back, Play
  • Trackpad – Located on the front face of device, ESC key to the right, Menu to the left.

Voice Input & Output

  • Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Hands-free headset capable
  • Bluetooth headset capable
  • Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone

Media Player

  • Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
  • Audio format support: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP EVRC, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9, Windows Media 10 Standard/Professional

Ringtones & Notifications

  • Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator
  • Notification options are user configurable
  • 32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, MP3


  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • Headset Profile (HSP), Handset Profile (HFP)
  • Address Book Integration using AT commands and using OBEX (Object Push)
  • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP), Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
  • Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP / AVRCP), Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)


  • Password protection
  • Keyboard lock
  • Sleep mode

Wireless Networks

  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz EDGE networks

Camera & Video Recording

  • 2.0 MP camera
  • Fixed Focus
  • No Flash
  • 5X digital zoom
  • Video Camera Recording:Normal Mode (320×240 pixel), MMS Mode (176×144 pixel)


  • 802.11b/g enabled
  • Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Cisco CCX certification
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Server
  • Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
  • Support for UMA

GPS & BlackBerry Maps

  • Includes BlackBerry Maps
  • Assisted, autonomous and simultaneous
  • No built-in GPS hardware


  • Clear, high-resolution display
  • Transmissive TFT LCD
  • 320×240 pixel screen
  • Displays over 65,000 colors

Battery & Battery Life

  • Battery: 1150 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Talk Time: 4.5 hours (approx)
  • Standby Time: 17 days/408 hours (approx)

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Pictures

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Video

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Review

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2 Comments & Trackbacks
  1. Nelson Sirona

    Dear Sir,
    I am using BlackBerry Curve 8520. And was quite disappointed to know that this device DON’T support GPS. (No Built in GPS Hardware.)

    What can be done if I’m trying to used SmartRunner which needs a GPS support?
    An optional device required?

    Btw, how come Blackberry & Google map both can be used in Blackberry curve 8520 although it don’t have GPS hardware support?

  2. Nhla


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