BlackBerry Curve 8520 – Features, Specs, Price and Tariff

Airtel has introduced BlackBerry CURVE 8520 to Indian mobile customers. BlackBerry Curve 8520 is priced approximately at Rs. 15,990

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Features

Dedicated Media Keys

Control music and multimedia with dedicated media keys found atop the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone. Skip over songs, pause music to talk, or repeat your favorites over and over. You can even mute phone calls with the easy-access mute button.

Trackpad Navigation
Access what’s important with trackpad navigation. Like a laptop, the trackpad lets you scroll through menus, icons and info by gliding your finger over it. Press and click to select an item and navigate to where you want to go.

Slim Simplified Design
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone neatly fits in your hand. A full QWERTY keyboard makes typing and sending messages easy,and comfortable. The bright screen displays over 65,000 colors, providing a great viewing experience.

Easy Media Sharing
Take photos or videos4 and upload them to photo sharing apps like Flickr Uploader2, 3 or social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace . Send them to friends with MMS2, 3 messages, BlackBerry Messenger or other instant messaging apps.2

Apple Computer Support
With the upcoming release of BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac you will be able to sync contacts, calendars, and notes with applications you use most. Use BlackBerry Desktop Software to enjoy a Mac experience on your BlackBerry smartphone.

Multiple Email Account Integration
Take your email with you. Add up to 10 supported personal and work email addresses to your BlackBerry smartphone. Each mailbox is automatically updated whenever you send, delete, file or read messages on your smartphone.

Text Messages (SMS and MMS)
Communicate on the go with contacts who are using phones or other mobile devices that support SMS or MMS 1. Last-minute change of plans? Fire off a quick text message to keep everyone up-to-speed.

Instant Messaging
Take your instant messaging with you. Instant messaging (IM) applications on BlackBerry smartphones1 keep you in touch with your IM contacts—no matter where you are or what you’re doing.


BlackBerry smartphones support the following instant messaging applications.

  • BlackBerry Messenger
  • Yahoo! Messenger for BlackBerry Smartphones
  • Google Talk for BlackBerry Smartphones
  • Windows Live Messenger for BlackBerry Smartphones
  • View a Flash demo
  • AOL Instant Messenger for BlackBerry Smartphones
  • ICQ for BlackBerry Smartphones
  • IBM Lotus Sametime
  • Microsoft Office Communicator and Live Communications Server 2005
  • Novell GroupWise Messenger

BlackBerry smartphones deliver a superior voice experience, with top-of-the-line phone features, including:

  • Built-in speakerphone – Perfect for hands-free calls and convenient conference calls.
  • Voice Activated Dialing (VAD) – Just say the word to initiate a call with anyone in your contact list. Plus, you can use VAD along with the built-in speakerphone or with a Bluetooth headset for hands-free dialing.
  • Polyphonic and mp3 ringtones – Personalize your device with downloaded ringtones, or create your own from songs stored on your smartphone
  • Conference calling – Easily initiate a call with multiple people at once.
  • Voicemail attachment playback – Listen to your voicemail attachments in mp3 format.
  • Bluetooth enabled – Enjoy hands-free dialogue via headsets and car kits.
  • Desktop Phone Functionality – Use your BlackBerry smartphone as your desktop phone with the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System.

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Specifications

Available Features

  • 2.0MP Digital Camera
  • Video Camera Capabilities
  • 256MB Flash Memory
  • Wi-Fi® enabled
  • Bluetooth® enabled
  • Multimedia Player
  • Wireless Email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone

Size and Weight

Height: 4.29 inches (109 mm)
Width: 2.36 inches (60 mm)
Depth: 0.54 inches (13.9 mm)
Weight: 3.73 ounces (106 grams)

Battery & Battery Life

  • Battery: 1150 mAHr removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
  • Talk Time: 4.5 hours
  • Standby Time: 17 days


  • Clear, high-resolution display
  • Transmisive TFT MCD
  • 320×240 pixel screen
  • Displays over 65,000 colors
  • 2.64″ (diagonally measured)

Camera & Video Recording

  • 2.0 MP camera
  • 5X digital zoom
  • Video Camera Recording:
    Normal Mode (320×240 pixel),MMS Mode (176×144 pixel)

Data Input & Navigation

  • 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Dedicated Keys: Send, End, VAD/PTT (User customizable), Camera (User customizable), 2 x volume
  • Media Keys: Play/Pause/Mute, Back, Forward
  • Trackpad – Located on the front face of device, ESC key to the right, Menu to the left.
  • Intuitive icons and menus

Media Player

  • Video format support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3
  • Audio format support: AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO/WMA 10, AAC-LC
  • Picture Format Support: bmp, jpg, png, tif, wbmp

Ringtones & Notifications

  • Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator
  • User configurable notification options
  • 32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, MP3


  • Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
  • Headset (HSP), 3.5mm Headset Capable
  • Handsfree (HSF)
  • Serial Port Profile
  • SIM Access Profile
  • Dial Up Networking (DUN)
  • Stereo Profile (A2DP)
  • A/V Remote Control Target (AVRCP)


  • Password protection
  • Screen lock
  • Sleep mode


  • 802.11b/g enabled
  • Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM
  • WMM Power Save planned
  • Cisco CCX Certification planned
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Service
  • Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
  • Support for UMA/GMA

Wireless Networks

  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz EDGE networks

Airtel Blackberry Internet Tariff Plans, Charges, Rates in India


Rs. 249, 15 paise per KB
Rs.499, 500 KB, Usage Charges in excess of free data provided: 50p/KB
Rs.1099, Unlimited usage,
*Applicable for BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry connect handsets
*Taxes Applicable


Rs. 899 plan, unlimited usage for 30 days
*Charges above are only for data usage
*Available only for BlackBerry smartphones
*Above plans not valid on international roaming

Airtel BlackBerry Personal Mail Tariffs

Rs 299/- unlimited usage,
* Taxes applicable for postpaid
* Charges above are only for data usage
* Data usage limited to email data and messenger data. Internet browsing restricted
* Available for BlackBerry and BlackBerry smartphones
* Above plans not valid on international roaming

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