Jul 02

Blackberry Curve 8520 review

Hey guys


This is kieranfb here with a new post featuring the Blackberry Curve 8520 smartphone by Research in Motion, and is a pretty good phone at only £12.26 (£10.21 if you’re a current virgin media customer, which I am) a month when you buy it HERE from Virgin, so that’s a pretty good deal. It’s RRP is around £155 so like I said, very cheap for a Blackberry smartphone.

The phone itself features:

  • WI-FI
  • GRPS
  • Blackberry Messenger
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Trackpad
  • 2.0MP camera

And that’s just a few of the many advantages of a Blackberry curve. First I’m gonna tell you about Blackberry Messenger though.

Blackberry messenger is basically the same as texting, but only to Blackberry owners, and it’s free. It uses phone signal, not internet, so wherever you have signal you can use it, as it would be with texting. So that feature’s pretty cool.

Next thing: The camera. To be honest, it’s all very basic, with not many editing tools, and the camera itself isn’t very good quality, only 2MP, which isn’t very good for a phone camera. An average smartphone’s camera is 5MP these days, so like I said, it’s pretty poor. One thing I do like about it though is the effects which can be used, like black and white and sepia, they did good with that.

Another feature: QWERTY keyboard. The QWERTY keyboard works GREAT, and I especially like the speed dial which can be used on all 26 letters on the keyboard, so for example you can set it so holding down M calls mum and stuff like that.


And finally, onto the pros and cons:


  • WI-FI enabled
  • Push email service
  • Blackberry messenger
  • QWERTY keyboard


  • No GPS
  • No 3G
  • Generally slow a lot of the time


So yeah, that’s my review on the Blackberry Curve 8520, hope you enjoyed!