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90
mrtav5
The Curve 8520 is very close to a Curve 8310 so it took me literally no time...read more
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TheAnimeIs
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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sffsipete
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
BlackBerry
Screen size
2.522
Internal memory
2567
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
T-Mobile
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
QWERTY keyboard (3 rows)
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Optical pad

Power

Talk time
3G (up to4.5 hours)
Standby time (max)
408 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1150 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (2 megapixels) (Records video) (No)

Location

Location support
No

Storage

Internal memory
256 MB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
UMA support
Yes
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR (A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Streaming / internet)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Apps

Java
Other

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
2.5 inches
Screen resolution
240 x 320
Screen type
LCD (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
512 MHz
RAM
128 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Controls

External controls
Mute, Keylock

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
Yes
TV-out
No
Model
8530 Verizon

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
QWERTY keyboard (3 rows)
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Optical pad

Power

Talk time
3G (up to4.5 hours)
Standby time (max)
408 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1150 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (2 megapixels) (Records video) (No)

Location

Location support
No

Storage

Internal memory
256 MB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
UMA support
Yes
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR (A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Streaming / internet)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Apps

Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA (EV-DO rA) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
2.5 inches
Screen resolution
240 x 320
Screen type
LCD (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
512 MHz
RAM
128 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Controls

External controls
Mute, Keylock

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
Yes
TV-out
No
Model
8530 Sprint

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
QWERTY keyboard (3 rows)
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Optical pad

Power

Talk time
3G (up to4.5 hours)
Standby time (max)
408 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1150 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (2 megapixels) (Records video) (No)

Location

Location support
No

Storage

Internal memory
256 MB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
UMA support
Yes
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR (A2DP [stereo audio])

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Streaming / internet)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Apps

Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA (EV-DO rA) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
2.5 inches
Screen resolution
240 x 320
Screen type
LCD (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
512 MHz
RAM
128 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Controls

External controls
Mute, Keylock

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
Yes
TV-out
No