Blackberry Curve 8520 is compatible with GSM sims only. No CDMA connection can be run in this mobile phone. It is enabled with 2G network of GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 only.
Dimensions of the Mobile Phone
If I talk about the dimensions or size of the mobile handset, then BB Curve 8520 is 109 mm long in height and 60 mm wide and the length of the mobile handset is 13.9 mm only. The weight of the mobile phone is 106 g only. This is a very light weighted mobile phone.
The screen of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in TFT type screen and having 65k Colors. The size of the display screen is 320 X 240 Pixels and the display is QWERTY keyboard enabled buttons. The trackpad on the top center of the keypad is touch sensitive and very much smooth as well as optical trackpad .
The call and message alert type of the mobile phone is polyphonic as well as MP3 ringtones with viberation too.This mobile phone is also having the loud speaker facility in it. Mobile handset is also having pre-loaded buttons for the music which is known as music keys. There is also space to get the compatibility of 3.5mm Jack.
Memory Power of the Mobile Phone
The phonebook has the power of unlimited contacts. It can also reserve all the call records like incoming, outgoing, missed etc. Internal memory power of the mobile phone is 256 mb which is provided in built by the BB and it can also be extended upto 32 GB with the help of external microSD memory card slot.
The mobile is enabled with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS, Edge Network, 3G Service and USB with micro USB services. By the help of these services you can easily transfer the data from mobile phone to mobile phone, PC to mobile phone and also access the internet through the help of services.
Blackberry Curve 8520 is having one camera at the back of the mobile phone with 2 mp. power which generates the image of 1600 X 1200 pixels sized. I can click still images and can also record video in good quality too with the help of the clarity feature. There is no other camera like Secondary Camera or Front camera is available in the mobile handset besides it is a 3G Phone. So Video calling from the mobile is quite difficult.
BlackBerry Curve 8520 is having having a BB operating system only as it is the product of BlackBerry. The processing unit of the mobile phone is 512mhZ. IM, Emails, SMS, MMS all of messages can been in the threads view in the inbox. No radio feature is available in the mobile phone but for listening music you can use the music player of the handset. As it supports Mp3, AAC, WMA, WAV audio files. For more entertainment you can also use the games folder of the phone. You can also download other games from the BlackBerry store as well as other apps too to enhance features in your handset.
At the stand by mode the mobile can run up to 408 hours which have been claimed by the company. But during the talktime session it can upto 5 hrs only.