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BlackBerry 8520 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi--International Version with No Warranty (Black)
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BlackBerry 8520 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

Product Specifications
Brand BlackBerry
Model 8520
Operating System Rim blackberry
Internal Memory 256.0 MB
Color Black
Display Size 2.5 inches
Primary Camera Resolution 2.0 megapixels
SIM Type Smartphone

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  1. 5 star (108)
  2. 4 star (64)
  3. 3 star (36)
  4. 2 star (23)
  5. 1 star (52)
Overall Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars
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  1.  The Rugged Black Beauty 3 March, 2014 On
    Blackberry range of phones powered by Research In Motion technology and its own patented Blackberry Operating System gives it a clear technological edge over other smart phones in the market. I have been using it for almost 2 years now.

    Positives: 1) This model has a special feature designed with elegant curved edges and hence the brand name. 2) It's 2.5 inch bright resolution screen gives stunning display even in broad day light. 3) It's 2 MP camera with 4X digital zoom is good enough to capture pictures and videos even at good distance with reasonable picture quality. 4) The rubber casing on the sides and back of the phone is one of the best features which protects it from damage even if slips of your hand, accidentally. 5) Its GPRS and EDGE technologies keeps one always connected on internet. 6) Other features loaded are Bluetooth, WIFI, MP3/MP4 player etc. 7) Blackberry Messenger - one of the popular application of this gadget is fun while chatting. 7) QWERTY keypad is quite comfortable to all those who are acquainted with keyboard typing. 8) Well designed keys to accommodate accurate finger punching. 9) Short cut keys on the top to directly access music player and camera on the side, without searching for the same using the keypad. 10) Very good battery life for a smartphone with so many features. 11) Equipped with high speed efficient processor. 12) It's unique feather touch rotary cursor is one of its kind in smartphone world. 13) Very good online customer service support. 14) Its wide and short design is quite good to feel on the palm.

    Negatives: 1) The small screen size ( just 2.5 inch) makes it unsuitable for watching videos and movies at length. 2) Keypad quality is not up to mark. 3) No dual sim mode. 4) Its low internal memory size leaves it crippled and unsuitable to store huge data. 5) Very expensive when it comes to replacement of defective parts. I had to pay Rs.1300/- for just a charger and Rs.1500/- to get the rubber casing replaced. 6) Though online service support (related to software) is good, very poor physical service point network. 7) Only Blackberry authorized apps can be accessed. Rest of the popular Android apps can be forgotten.

    Overall, I feel that this smartphone once used, can be quite addictive. One shall find it difficult to switch over to other brands after prolonged usage. One should buy this phone if one is just about to start using smart phone for the first time.
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  2.  Acceptable entry level phone but very few good apps 23 February, 2013 On
    I have used the Blackberry Curve 8520 for two years.

    Pros : Good comfortable keypad. For those who are heavy SMS/Email users, it is a convenient phone to use - the keypad is much easier to use compared to the touchscreen keypads of Android phones, iPhone etc.

    Using office applications like office email, office calendar etc on the 8520 is a breeze - the integration with Outlook is pretty seamless. If you work in sales, you can pretty much run your office out of your phone. (well...almost :)). The device also comes in built office suite - to open word docs, excel sheets and powerpoint slides - although documents with fancy layouts, animations, charts etc. often do not open properly. It sorely lacks a PDF viewer.

    Battery backup is good - it beats most touchscreen phones in the market today.

    Cons : You need a Blackberry internet plan to access internet on this phone. Such plans are often much more expensive compared to the normal 2G/3G mobile data plans. Also, you don't get the 3G data speed on Blackberry data plans - since this device lacks 3G. (I know ... for a smart phone to not have 3G is a cardinal sin).

    Also the app ecosystem is really small - it has nowhere near the variety and quality of apps offered by Android or iOS app stores. Also, most apps don't work properly either.
    Applications like Google Maps, Google Docs etc. don't work. Many apps that require an internet connection - like GTalk, LinkedIn etc. don't work over Wi-Fi - you need to use them only over a mobile data connection.
    In short, it is a smartphone that can be quite ex[pensive to use - since the Blackberry data plans are all very costly.

    Hope this helps.
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  3.  Really smart phone :) 20 December, 2013 On
    Hey All,
    I’ve been using this phone for almost an year now.Push e-mail service is very useful, but new mails take some time to be delivered to the inbox. My colleague uses a BB bold and the very email sent to him reaches within seconds but it takes 5 to 7 mins to reach my inbox. Looks of the phone is neat but when BB bold is kept beside this, the inferior quality is felt. The screen and the top buttons are a common fibre sheet that reduce the appearance. The phone has got a rubber material running around which has worn out on my pho0ne.Battery life is 1 day with an usage of 10 to 15 emails, 20 calls, 30 sms and 30 mins of browzing. But the phone goes to low battery before the end of day and I have learnt that a phone should not be used for call when on low battery as the radiation is 10 times more than normal.When the battery has reached 50 % within no time it would end.Has several menu options which is very convenient and uncommon to other phones. Contacts have several details and multiple options. Track ball is very convenient and responsive. Has no issues also. Memory card has a strange issue. Some of the files i.e., images, mp3 etc do not open in the gallery and when I remove the memory card and insert it back after few seconds all the files are seen. This would be alright for couple of days and again the files would not open and give and error message ’file error’. I need to remove the memory card and put it back again. Handsfree does not work fine. When handsfree is plugged in and I get a new call and answer it, the caller cant hear me. I then have to remove the handsfree jack from the socket and insert it back to answer the call. Very inconvenient especially while driving. Word, excel and ppt are very useful. Documents can be edited, comes in handy.BB does not use the regular GPRS connection but needs only BB internet package which is expensive. Sad.Overall a very good phone but has certain hardware jargons which will test your patience at times.
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  4.  Nice Phone ! 17 April, 2014 On
    A good phone to buy at all times. The quality of this handset is great and you would not have issues with it. I have been using this set since a while and have never had issues with it. The phone would never hang and you would not have any software related issues with it.
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  5.  heart of bb lovers 17 May, 2014 On
    as day by day the craze of blackbery has been reduced much but that doesnt make any diffrence with blackberry lovers like me its keypad still makes me feel awesoe m juz gt used to it and its nterface is too cool to make me unique from other so jus buy it
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