Cheapest BlackBerry, Curve 8520, finally released
Research In Motion (Rim) finally released a new type that carried a BlackBerry handset as bargains compared to the previous types, on Monday (27 / 7) local time. BlackBerry Curve 8520 this type of many previously called by the name Gemini.
Consumers will enjoy the first new product is in the U.S. and the UK early start later in August 2009. In the U.S., Rim T-Mobile will offer a price per unit of 129.99 U.S. dollars with a two-year contract starting August 5. For England, has not determined a price not yet announced the RIM and operator partners.
Many new things are present in this handset that was circulating a rumor finally become a reality. For example, the 8520 Curve is the first product that uses a BlackBerry trackpad optics as a means to replace the trackball navigation.
In addition, the Curve 8520 BlackBerry becomes the first product that has media keys at the top so that access music and video, such as play, repeat, and mute can be done more easily. There is also a BlackBerry Media Sync that allows synchronization with iTunes or Windows Media Player. In addition there are also applications that BlackBerry App World is an exchange application for BlackBerry.
Overview of appearance is not much different from the preceding, BlackBerry Curve 8900 (Javelin) with a QWERTY keyboard. However, there is little reduction in the Curve 8520 is only like 2 megapixel camera, while the 3.2 megapixel Javelin.
Screen 2.64-inch TFT LCD 320X240 pixels. Thickness only, 39 centimeters, the length of 10.9 cm and 6 cm wide. Weighing 106 grams. Some also feature equivalent to not support 3G, the new GSM / GPRS / EDGE. WiFi and Bluetooth do not lag. Curve 8520 using a 52 MHz processor, 256 MB internal memory and external memory slot supports microSD / SDHC 16 GB of that is now available to the next generation 32 GB.
RIM promises that this product supports the synchronization on the Apple Macintosh computer. Users can synchronize contact information, calendar, and note with the BlackBerry Desktop manager running on the Mac. However, this new application will be available starting September.
Curve 8520 is available in two colors, black and white.