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

BlackBerry Curve 8520
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Manufacturer BlackBerry
Compatible networks GSM 800/900/1800/1900 MHz
Availability by Region September 2009
Type Candybar smartphone
Form factor Bar
Dimensions 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm
Weight 106 g (with battery)
Operating system BlackBerry OS 5.0
CPU 512 MHz
Memory 256 MiB Application Memory
Removable storage MicroSDHC Hot-swappable, support for up to 32GiB
Battery Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery lithium-polymer
Data inputs QWERTY thumb keyboard,
Touch Sensitive Optical Trackpad
Display 320×240 px (0.1 megapixels), 2.46 in, up to 65 thousand colours[1]
Rear camera 2-megapixel (1600 x 1200 pixels)
Front camera No
Connectivity WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g,
Bluetooth 2.0,
micro USB,
3.5 mm audio jack

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 .