BlackBerry 8520 Curve

AKA: BlackBerry Gemini

Available at: Fido, Rogers, Virgin Mobile Canada

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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 available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM Card Yes
World Phone Yes
Operating System BlackBerry

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Processor 512 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
512 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.22 W/kg
Body: 0.83 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1150 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
270 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Black, 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)
Weight 106 grams
(3.7 ounces)
Rugged Design No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Optical pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Call Management
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser BlackBerry Browser
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, MSN, Yahoo)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Front Camera  
Built-In No
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Capture / Recording Unknown
Video Recording Parameters
Rear Camera  
Built-In Yes
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom 5x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Capture / Recording Yes
Video Recording Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments BlakcBerry OS 5.0.0.822 update is available
Related Links BlackBerry 8520 Curve Manual (PDF)
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