BlackBerry 8520 Curve

AKA: BlackBerry Gemini

Available at: Fido, Rogers, Virgin Mobile

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Specs summary

Screen
2.6"

The BlackBerry 8520 Curve's screen is 2.6 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
512MHz

There is a 512 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1150mAh

The phone is powered by a 1150 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are: 17 days standby time, 270 minutes talk time.

Full Specs

Overview
Regions availableUSA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM Card
World Phone
Operating SystemBlackBerry

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Processor512 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
512 MB
RAM128 MB
ROM256 MB
GPS
Digital compassUnknown
FlightMode
Hearing Aid Compatible
TTY/TDD
Noise CancellationUnknown
SARHead: 1.22 W/kg
Body: 0.83 W/kg
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Accessories IncludedAC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, 1GB Memory Card
Power & Battery
TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1150 mAh
Removable Battery
Wireless ChargingUnknown
Video Playback TimeUnknown
Wi-Fi Surfing TimeUnknown
3G Surfing TimeUnknown
4G Surfing TimeUnknown
Talk TimeUp to 270 minutes
Standby TimeUp to 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design TypeBar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA
MaterialUnknown
ColorsBlack, Frost Blue, Fuchsia Red, Lavender, White
Dimensions [H x W x D]10.9 x 6.0 x 1.4 cm
(4.3 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight106 grams
(3.7 ounces)
Rugged Design
Antenna TypeInternal
Changeable Faceplates
Display / Screen
TypeColor
TechnologyLCD (TFT)
Colors65k
Resolution320 x 240 pixels
Pixel DensityUnknown
Size2.6 inches
3D
Secondary Display
Sensors
Graphics
Themes
Backlit Illumination
Zoom / MagnificationUnknown
Screen Orientation LockUnknown
Multi Touch
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake KeyUnknown
Home KeyUnknown
Mute KeyUnknown
Input TypeQWERTY
Navigation TypeOptical pad
Predictive Text Entry
Physical KeyboardUnknown
Voicemail Key
Any Key Answer
Voice Commands
Keypad / Screen Lock
External Volume Control
External Media Playback Controls
Call Management
Contact List CapacityDepends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact
Contact GroupsUnknown
Auto Answer
Voice Activated Dialing
Photo Caller ID
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing TypeHTML
BrowserBlackBerry Browser
Javascript
Flash
Email
Email ProtocolsPOP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features
Messaging ServicesSMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, MSN, Yahoo)
Push-to-talk (PTT)
Connectivity
USB
Bluetooth
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi802.11 b/g
WiFi EncryptionUnknown
Mobile Hotspot
WiMAX
Expansion Slots
Expansion Slots InfoMicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization
TV-out
DLNA SupportUnknown
NFCUnknown
UMA Support
Data Tethering Compatibility
Java Applications
Brew Applications
ECML / Digital Wallet
PictBridge
Camera
Front Camera
Built-In
Resolution
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Capture / Recording
Video Recording Parameters
Rear Camera
Built-In
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
LED
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Capture / Recording
Video Recording Formats
Unknown
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback
Audio FormatsMP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio
Video Playback
Video Playback Formats3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV
Streaming Video
External Speakers
Headset Jack
Custom Ringtones
Vibration Alert
Downloadable Ringtones
Ringtone Composer
Ringer ID
Haptic Feedback VibrationUnknown
Speakerphone
Apps
To-Do / Task List
Calendar
World Clock
Alarm
Stopwatch
Timer
Calculator
Currency Converter
Document ViewerUnknown
Weather
Stocks
Maps
Notepad
Voice Memos / Recorder
GamesDownloadable
Apps-
Included Software / Apps
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Additional CommentsBlakcBerry OS 5.0.0.822 update is available
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