Pros

  • Responsive trackpad
  • Useful dedicated media keys

Cons

  • No 3G data support
  • Browser had trouble with some Web pages

At A Glance

Though it lacks high-speed 3G support, the Curve 8520 smartphone is a solid messaging and multimedia device.

Manufacturer’s Description

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone neatly fit in your hand. Comfortably send messages with the full QWERTY keyboard. The bright 320x240 pixel screen displays over 65,000 colors, and delivers a great viewing experience. Take photos, record videos and send to social networking sites or friends via email or IM apps. Control music and multimedia playback with dedicated media keys found atop BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphones.