Blackberry Curve 8520 offered by T-Mobile in Q4?

By: T-Marco May 7th, 2009

We got news from BGR about the new Blackberry Curve 8520 (Gemini)  will hit T-Mobile USA in the Q4. This new Curve version will bring almost the same features compared with the 8900. But this version will have an optical trackball.

Here some specifications:

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Features and Specifications

Size (LxWxD)

109mm x 60 mm x 13.90 mm (4.29 x 2.36 x 0.54 inches)

Weight (including
battery)

106 grams (including battery)

Memory

256MB Flash Memory

Expandable Memory

Hot swappable Micro SD (located behind battery-cover). SDHC
supported.

Display

High resolution 320×240 pixel color display
Transmissive TFT LCD
Supports over 65,536 colours
2.46″ (diagonally measured)

Camera

2 MP camera with Fixed focus, no Flash, 5x digital zoom

Video Camera Format

Normal Mode: 320 x 240 pixel; MMS Mode: 176 x 144 pixel

Keyboard

35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard

Dedicated Keys

Send, End, VAD/PTT (User customizable), Camera (User customizable),
2 x Volume
Media Keys:
1. Play / Pause/ Mute
2. Back
3. Forward
Device lock: Long press of A* key with lock icon

Navigation

Trackpad – Located on front face of device, ESC Key to the right and Menu to the left of the trackpad

User Interface

Intuitive icons and menus

Notification

Tone, vibrate, on-screen and LED indicator; notification options are user configurable

Ringtones

32 Polyphonic – MIDI, MP3, SP-MIDI, WAV

Voice Input / Output

Integrated speaker and microphone, Hands-free headset capable, Bluetooth headset capable, Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone

GPS

Not supported

Wi-Fi

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 Server
Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
Support for UMA/GMA

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
1) Headset (HSP)
2) Hands free (HSF)
3) Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP)
4) Serial Port Profile
5) SIM Access Profile
6) Dial Up Networking (DUN)
7) Audio Source (A2DP)
8 ) A/V Remote Control Target (AVRCP)
9) Object Push Profile (OPP)

Media Player

BlackBerry Media Player
Video format support: DivX , DivX 5/6, XviD, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple
Profile, H.263, H.264, WMV3
Audio format support: .3gp, MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional
AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO / WMA10,

Ports

Micro USB port allows charging and data synchronization of the device with a USB “A” to micro-USB “B” cable

Power Adapter

+5V DC / 500 mA AC power adapter, with interchangeable location specific plugs

Charging Contacts

Charging through Micro USB port. No charging contacts

Battery

1150 mAhr removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell

Battery Life

Target: 4Hours Talk and 17 days Stand by
Actual measured figures will be updated on design and test completion

SIM Interface

Supports 1.8V & 3V SIMs

Keyboard Security

Password protection, keyboard , and sleep mode

Multi-Slot Class

GPRS Class 10 (Max 5 slots in total, or a combination of 4 down 2 up to a max of 5 slots at any one time.)
EGPRS Class 10 (Max 5 slots in total, or a combination of 4 down 2 up to a max of 5 slots at any one time.)

Network

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

Radio Specs


Quad-band support: GSM 850; GSM 900; DCS 1800; PCS 1900

Power class:
850 – Power Class 4; 850 – Power Class E2;
900(GSM) – Power Class 4; 900 – Power Class E2;
1800(DCS) – Power Class 1; 1800 – Power Class E2;
1900(PCS) – Power Class 1; 1900 – Power Class E2

Transmitting frequency: GSM 824-849 MHz; GSM 880-915 MHz; DCS
1710-1785 MHz; PCS 1850-1910 MHz

Receiving frequency: GSM 869-894 MHz; GSM 925-960 MHz; DCS
1805-1880 MHz; PCS 1930-1990 MHz

Bluetooth Radio Specifications
Single band support: ISM 2.4 GHz
Power Class: Bluetooth Class 2

Transmitting and receiving frequency: 2402 to 2480 MHz

AMR

AMR/Narrowband Half Rate (speech mode version 3), all 6 AHR rates
AMR/Narrowband Full Rate (speech mode version 3), all 8 AFR rates

Recommended Temperature Parameters

Handheld – Operating: 0 to 50°C / 32 to 122°F
Handheld – Storage: 10 to 30°C / 50 to 86°F, with battery
Travel charger – Operating: 0 to 45°C / 32 to 113°F

Baseline Software Support

GPRSOS Platform 4.2.0
BlackBerry 4.6.1 Applications

 

Thanks to Crackberry

 

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  5. Julio Feliciano on May 11th, 2009 9:30 am


    Will this New BlackBerry 8520 support Tmobile’s 3G Network or still use the old Edge Network that the 8900 uses?

  6. T-Marco on May 11th, 2009 11:19 am


    only EDGE, there is a new blackberry 3g coming in september. check out website

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