The Blackberry Curve 8520 Overview by Cell2Get

Amongst the most famous and wells recognized brand names, BlackBerry has clearly shown evidence of how they operate. Their cell phones including accessories made it possible for Blackberry to compete in the market of cell phones and electronics. Although Blackberry’s 8300 Curve was a huge success in the marketplace, they designed a faster and more compatible version and named it the Blackberry Curve 8520. Despite the similarity of the name, many people do not see the difference between the phones but even physically there are few alterations which we will be looking further into.

Originally, the 8300 series of the Curve operates using a trackball to navigate the pointer, but the 8520 replaced the trackball with a touch sensitive optical trackpad eliminating the consequences for losing the ball. It has the same 2 mp camera which is a bit sharper than the original and features a QVGA video recorder in case something must be recorded without preparation. Of course these pictures, graphics and videos may be shared among family or friends through multimedia messaging instantly.

Needless to say that the 8520 plays music as well but also reads multiple formats of music such as MP3, eAAC+, WMA and WAV. For this reason, and this goes for many other phones, one may simply drag and drop their favorite music or audio file without the need to convert it unless of course if it is an OGG format or any other format not included in the compatibility list. However most of the music and audio are normally set to MP3 and WAV. The 3.5 mm slot permits normal headphones to be used so no need to go nuts looking for the proper multi jack or splitter; especially because the majority of the population already own 3.5 mm headphones.

Not only can it play multiple formats of audio but of video as well. These formats include MP4, H.263, H.264 and WMV which again are the automatic settings of most videos, movies, shows and clips. Heightening the video experience using the headphones would be a smart idea. Another great replacement of the 8300 is the storage space which will remain a problem as generations come. So instead of the casual 64 MB of internal storage and 4 GB external expansion, the 8520 introduces a smashing 256 MB internal storage and may be expanded to 32 GB using a micro SD or SDHC external storage. This is the ideal storage space for those who dislike making room for new media by getting rid of something already existing.

Operating systems are used to run the CPU, thus the 8520 uses the Blackberry OS version 5.0 allowing the CPU to run 512 MHz. The HTML browser allows you to surf the web which is considerably smooth. Great news for the internet people who can’t stand not going online, the 2G network operates perfectly fine and can be utilized with any carrier. The built in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g is yet another function to access the internet whether it’s a hotspot or a wireless local area network. Blackberry is always figuring out newer ways to better their equipment to become compatible with all users including the elderly and teens. From what we have seen we know to expect only the best by Blackberry.

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