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BlackBerry® Curve 8520

BlackBerry® Curve 8520




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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  SIM Mini-SIM
  Announced 2009, July
  Status Available. Released 2009, August
BODY Dimensions 109 x 60 x 13.9 mm (4.29 x 2.36 x 0.55 in)
  Weight 106 g (3.74 oz)
  Keyboard QWERTY
DISPLAY Type TFT, 65K colors
  Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.46 inches (~163 ppi pixel density)
    - Touch-sensitive optical trackpad
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Polyphonic(32), MP3 ringtones
  Loudspeaker Yes
  3.5mm jack Yes
    - Dedicated music keys
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
  Internal 256 MB
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
  EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  USB Yes, microUSB
CAMERA Primary 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
  Video Yes, QVGA
  Secondary No
FEATURES OS BlackBerry OS 5.0
  CPU 512 MHz
  Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
  Browser HTML
  Radio No
  GPS No
  Java Yes
  Colors Black
    - MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
    - MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
    - Organizer
    - Voice memo/dial
    - Predictive text input
BATTERY   Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery
  Stand-by Up to 408 h
  Talk time Up to 4 h 30 min

How do I...?


Find out how to make calls, send texts or MMS, add email accounts and more!


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Make Calls or Send Texts & MMS 


Make a call


  • Dial the phone number.
  • Press the Send button.

You can also enter part of a contact's name. Highlight the required contact and press the Send key.


Send a text message


  • Select Messages.
  • Press the menu key and select Compose SMS.
  • In the To field enter a number or contact name.
  • Type your message.
  • Press the menu key and select Send.

To send a picture message press the menu key and select Attach Picture before selecting Send.


Add my Email Settings


Contact the Forum for help with adding email to your phone. 


Pair a Bluetooth Device 


  • Switch the Bluetooth device on.
  • Press the BlackBerry® button. 
  • Select Manage Connections.
  • Select Setup Bluetooth.
  • Select Search.
  • Select the device you want to connect to and enter the passkey, if required.
  • Select Yes.

 Connect to a WiFi Hotspot 

  • Press the BlackBerry® button.
  • Select Manage Connections.
  • Select Wi-Fi and check the box to turn it on.
  • Select Setup Wi-Fi Networks.
  • Select Next.
  • Select Scan For Networks.
  • Select the name of the network you want to connect to.
  • Enter the password if required.  

Unlock Phone


Click here to request the unlock code.


Once you have received the code you will be able to unlock your phone.


You don't need your Three SIM card in the phone.


  • Turn on your mobile phone.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Options.
  • Go to Advanced Options.
  • Go to Sim Card.
  • Type MEPD using your BlackBerry ® keyboard (You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing).
  • Type MEP2 (MEP then [ALT BUTTON] then 2) (You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing).
  • You will then be prompted to enter your unlock code.
  • Enter your code and then press trackball to confirm.

Turn off your phone and turn it back on again - your phone is now unlocked. 

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