BlackBerry Curve 8520

Wi-Fi enabled With the BlackBerry Curve 8520 connect to your home wireless network or a Wi-Fi hotspot to check email, shop online, stream videos and music or even make phone calls. When there's no Wi-Fi access, your smartphone automatically switc...


Wi-Fi enabled
With the BlackBerry Curve 8520 connect to your home wireless network or a Wi-Fi hotspot to check email, shop online, stream videos and music or even make phone calls. When there's no Wi-Fi access, your smartphone automatically switches back to normal cellular coverage.

BlackBerry Maps
Know where you're going, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone comes with BlackBerry Maps built in. 2.0MP Digital Camera
Video Camera Capabilities
Supports BlackBerry App World
256MB Flash Memory
Wi-Fi enabled
Bluetooth enabled
Multimedia Player
Wireless Email
SMS/MMS General     2G Network     GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Size     Dimensions     109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
Weight     106 g
Display     Type     TFT, 65K colors
Size     320 x 240 pixels, 2.64 inches
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Touch-sensitive optical trackpad
- Wallpapers
Sound     Alert types     Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone     Yes
- Dedicated music keys
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory     Phonebook     Yes, Photocall
Call records     Yes
Internal     256 MB
Card slot     microSD (TransFlash)
Data     GPRS     Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
HSCSD     Yes
EDGE     Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G     No
WLAN     Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth     Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port     No
USB     Yes, microUSB
Camera     Primary     2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
Video     Yes, QVGA
Secondary     No
Features     OS     BlackBerry OS
CPU     512MHz processor
Messaging     SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser     HTML
Radio     No
Games     Yes + downloadable
Colors     Black
GPS     No
Java     Yes
      - MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/ASF player
- MP4(H.263/H.264)/WMV player
- Organizer
- Voice dial       
Battery     Standard battery, Li-Ion 1150 mAh
Stand-by     Up to 408 h
Talk time     Up to 4 h 30 min
3G No
Bluetooth Yes
Camera Yes
Connectivity With Bluetooth
Design Standard
Email Yes
Expansion Slot microSD
Internal Memory 0.256 GB
Internet Yes
Manufacturer BlackBerry
Model Number 8520
Music Yes
Network Compatibility Quad Band
Operating System BlackBerry OS
Radio No
Standby time 408 hrs
Talk time 270 mins
Video Yes
Weight 106g
User Reviews

Overall rating

Value for Money
Met Expectations
Screen Clarity
Would Recommend
Battery Life
Ease of Use
I recommend this product
03 May 2010

I bought this product relatively recently but I love it. I had a HTC S621 and there is no comparison, the blackberry is infinitely better in all respects.


An easy to use phone with great battery life and Wi-fi internet access.


04 May 2010

This is a beautiful phone.


It has a beautiful design

Its very large

A good all rounder...
26 May 2011

Overall a good product for its price, definitely recommend it..

By Jacques Beetge

A multipurpose all rounder for its price.


Lovely phone
28 May 2011

By unaiza abdul

With BlackBerry Messenger you can contact anyone anywhere in the world, who owns a BlackBerry without any cost.

Its a very delicate product

Best BlackBerry phone
28 May 2011

By amna tanzil

QWERTY Keyboard Good Design

No GPS Not 3G supported

My BlackBerry
30 May 2011

By Marlene Bester

BlackBerry Curve 8520 is easy to use.

no GPS functionality

BlackBerry Curve 8520
02 Jun 2011

I would recommend this phone to everyone as its the best in the market if you looking for a BlackBerry but have budget constraints. This is the one due to its good value for money and it is highly durable. I just love it and after using for 2 years I still don't want to part with it. It has become a part of me.

By Meenaz Tariq

Good value for money and highly durable

Battery goes down fast if net surfing used a lot.

The ultimate phone for the ultimate housewife
02 Jun 2011

This phone loves house wives! Every phone wishes to belong to a housewife so it can be used and abused and even get thrown into the wall sometimes! It's a fashion statement! They should make a waterproof prototype so we can chat in the shower as well. Please Note that you should keep your phone in your pocket when going shopping because other people will snatch it out of your baby's nappy bag!!

By Zan-Mari Vosges

You have the world at your fingertips! Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Mxit - you can chat with anyone - anywhere! You can download mp3's, watch videos on Youtube, enter competitions and yes... even do shopping! The sky is the limit with this phone!

Two small annoying problems: The battery dies unexpectedly and when you have a few apps open at the same time, the on board memory goes on strike! Battery pull is the only solution!

Best phone to have
08 Jun 2011

By Nicole

E-mail, Unlimited Internet, BBM messenger

No 3G, EDGE is slow

05 Jul 2011

By Vanda Chittenden

I can literally do everything from my Red BlackBerry. Who needs a computer?

The screen is not to strong, I accidentally sat on my Blackberry and the screen was damaged (dented in permanently).

The Best
31 Jul 2012

The best phone ever



Battery could be better.