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BlackBerry Curve 8520 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

by BlackBerry
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)


Price: £82.89 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • 2.0 MP digital camera
  • Clear, high-resolution display
  • Supports BlackBerry App World™
  • 256 MB Flash memory
  • Wi-Fi® enabled
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 6 x 10.9 cm ; 104 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 8520
  • ASIN: B002KQLUVU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 July 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,845 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • BlackBerry 8520 Sim-Free mobile phone
  • Battery
  • Handsfree headset
  • USB cable
  • User guide
  • PC Software CD
  • Charger


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
252 of 259 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PREMIUM PRODUCT FOR BUDGET PRICE 14 Nov 2009
Colour Name:Black
i took delivery of this bb a couple of days ago, and i have to say I'm quite impressed, having owned both a pearl and bold 9000 before i pretty much knew what to expect. However i was quite surprised with the build quality an overall design which i would go as far to say as being excellent. the new track pad works well and is far better than the tracker ball, setting up the device was easy, the software included allows you to port all your emails, calenders & contacts from a previous blackberry, the software now works with macs and will sync all your itune playlists and ical events. The phone feels comfortable and light in the hand and reminds me of the palm treo 680. Having read previous reviews slating the camera and screen i have to say i think there both pretty adequate, yes its no 12 mega pixel multimedia phone but people buy blackberrys for the there faultless email delivery and now excellent social media apps. All in all if you need email, a browser, social media and occasional multimedia on the go this is a excellent choice, and i personally have no regrets purchasing this phone. well done blackberry in bringing this budget phone to the masses.
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116 of 119 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little phone 27 Dec 2009
Colour Name:Black
I was a bit apprehensive about replacing my antiquated and very old straightforward phone with a Blackberry that seems to do everything but as I had a good contract deal I thought it was worth a go. I have spent several days working out how it works and reading up on it which I think is well worth doing if you want to take advantage of all the features this phone has to offer. Having done the homework I can honestly say that I find it very straightforward to use (although initially I couldn't make head or tail of it). I have set up e mail and Wi Fi with no problem at all (the phone gave the necessary prompts and it worked first time). Setting up instant messenger was a little harder as I tried to do it by connecting and downloading the instant messenger software via the PC without realising I needed to install the software and drivers for the blackberry on the PC first. Having done that I still couldn't install Windows live (because both computers in my house "said no" but I managed to install the windows live software with no problem at all by following the prompts on the phone and downloading via the browser on the blackberry........instant messenger on Windows live is working a treat on the Blackberry now. The internet connection is very good using the Wi Fi connection at home and the GPRS outside is slower but adequate. I find it a little difficult to read the web pages though as the screen is small and although you can zoom in it isn't as good as using a PC.....but OK if you have no other option. The biggest disappointment with this phone is the quality of the camera. Read more ›
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419 of 433 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Sim Free Means 4 Aug 2010
Colour Name:Black
To those asking Sim-Free means that the phone does NOT come with a Sim Card included and you must provide your own. It also means that you can insert almost ANY Sim Card of your choice - in other words the phone is unlocked. So you can choose whichever network you wish.
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115 of 119 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicted to my BB 9 Nov 2009
Colour Name:Black
I LOVE my new BlackBerry and would encourage people to join BB Mania :-) ok, so the camera's not so hot, but is that really what you'd get a BB for anyway? Messaging (SMS, E-mail, BB Messanger etc.)is super; the speaker phone is better than any phone I've had before; quite a good selection of apps to choose from; internet isn't bad, specially when there's WiFi; and the calender and sync-ing are excellent.
All in all....thumbs up.
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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars if you use apps get the iphone. 24 Jun 2010
Colour Name:Black
I bought this phone for my daughter's birthday, I have to say, she loves the phone it is fantastic for calendar, phonebook, music, texting etc. However the apps such as facebook, which are downloaded from blackberry just don't work, unless you subscribe to blackberry via your phone network. fancy making apps that don't work unless you pay extra (even if you are on wifi you still need to be subscribed) also, you cant install blackberry world either, her network is orange,
Pro's
wifi (easy to set up)
Qwerty keyboard (Although very small buttons)
bluetooth
mp3, videos, ringtones,pictures,voice memos
excellent calendar, Alarm clock,
address book
browser through wifi is almost as quick as iPhone
sms shows full conversation, mms good
built in apps memo pad, task pad, simple calculator , word to go,sheets to go(xl), slideshow to go(powerpoint) video cam, voice dialing, password keeper, are all excellent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great phone
Published 2 days ago by A. Faraji
3.0 out of 5 stars sync problems
can anyone help. when I try to sync my phone on blackberry desktop manager, it tells me to restore factory settings. Is this advisable? thanks
Published 9 days ago by alan mayner
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
5 star definately, bought it on here about 4 years ago, used it for about 2 yrs then gave it to brother all the time in good working condition, only problem was the back rubbery... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Akeel
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Great!
Product as described. Delivery was speedy. Satisfied customer indeedy! I needed a back up phone and this one was perfect. Reasonable price too!
Published 1 month ago by Chase
4.0 out of 5 stars Your basic smartphone needs (from not long ago...) The non-tech-head...
RIM used to be a big name in the mobile phone industry (Apple and Samsung killed them,) and its easy to see why when you use at this (even though it was a basic model compared to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by DPVC
4.0 out of 5 stars Undestroyable!!!
I got my bb 3 years ago as a present and it served me without !!any!! problems since then. It was dropped a hundred of times, left on the sandy beach in +40 degrees and used in... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Maciej Krzyminski
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for price
Quite pleased, just got here by date given but really STINKS of cigarettes! So could not give to my daughter who I got it for.
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Elaine V. Jones
2.0 out of 5 stars not what it was advertised to be
it was advertised used like new.the screen was scratched quite badly and the back didnt fit properly because one of the tabs were broken i am dissapointed to say.
Published 4 months ago by crapbag
1.0 out of 5 stars faceplate
the side of the faceplate was broken

wasnt good
didnt like it
it needed fixing
i got the right fixing
Published 4 months ago by ayo
3.0 out of 5 stars More scratches on screen than descibed cant use for email account as I...
When I bought this item I bought it so that I could get access to my emails but this is not possible with this mobile only the original owner can set this up to receive emails... Read more
Published 5 months ago by James Tucker
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