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The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a smartphone from the BlackBerry Curve series manufactured in Canada.

BlackBerry Curve 8520
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Compatible networksGSM 800/900/1800/1900 MHz
Availability by regionSeptember 2009
TypeCandybar smartphone
Form factorBar
Dimensions109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
Mass106 g (with battery)
Operating systemBlackBerry OS 5.0
CPU512 MHz
Memory256 MiB Application Memory
Removable storageMicroSDHC Hot-swappable, support for up to 32GiB
BatteryLi-Ion 1150 mAh battery lithium-polymer
Data inputsQWERTY thumb keyboard,
Touch Sensitive Optical Trackpad
Display320×240 px (0.1 megapixels), 2.46 in, up to 65 thousand colours[1]
Rear camera2-megapixel (1600 x 1200 pixels)
Front cameraNo
ConnectivityWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g,
Bluetooth 2.0,
micro USB,
3.5 mm audio jack


The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is an enterprise-based smartphone (as all Blackberry devices) and has standard features including mobile email, calendar and instant messaging amongst many others.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 has a new Touch Sensitive Optical Track pad Key feature as opposed to the standard Joystick used on many other BlackBerry devices -this is said to improve the ease of scrolling through menus, emails, Internet browser, and images as it is an optical sensor rather than a series of closely spaced buttons.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 was discontinued in April 2012, when the BlackBerry Curve 9220 was introduced as the successor to the BlackBerry Curve 8520.


  1. ^ "BlackBerry Curve 8520", GSM arena.