BlackBerry Curve 8520 coming to Bouygues Telecom

By on August 6, 2009 at 7:46 AM.

BlackBerry Curve 8520 coming to Bouygues Telecom

While many of our readers think the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is about as boring as it gets, truth be told it’s infinitely more functional than most devices in its (Walmart or Amazon) price range and it invites a whole new demo over to Berry. One of our RIM ninjas hit us up this morning to let us know that within the next month it should be available for purchase in France from Bouygues Telecom. A hard price and street date have yet to be set, but we can’t imagine that it will cost all that much, if anything at all, considering the $0.01 – $48.88 pricing we have here in the states. Vive la Curve.

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RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Curve 8520

By on July 27, 2009 at 4:54 AM.

RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Curve 8520

And yet another oft-leaked BlackBerry has become official as Research In Motion has finally announced the BlackBerry Curve 8520. Heading to T-Mobile USA and Vodafone UK in August, the BlackBerry 8520 is RIM’s latest attempt at luring in the average consumer to its line of smartphones with a very budget friendly price. In the UK, Vodafone UK subscribers should be able to get the 8520 at no charge provided they take on a contract with a monthly tariff of £25 or more (considerably cheaper than the average BlackBerry plan) while in the USA T-Mobile clients will have to wait a bit longer to find out just how much it is that they’ll be asked to pay. Since we’re sure that you’re all more than familiar with the specs of the 8520 by now, let’s just focus on one thing that that’s super cool about the 8520 — it’s compatible with OS X straight out of the box. Does this mean that the Mac version of Desktop Manager will debut before its scheduled September release? It certainly looks as if this is the case.

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More evidence of August 5th launch for T-Mobile's BlackBerry Curve 8520 uncovered

By on July 25, 2009 at 3:20 PM.

More evidence of August 5th launch for T-Mobile's BlackBerry Curve 8520 uncovered

We’re still waiting on official word from T-Mobile but with each passing day, the rumored August 5th launch date gets more plausible. This time around, an alleged leaked T-Mobile document reaffirms the date and rehashes the 8520′s specs. Pricing is noticeably absent from the sheet so for the time being all we have is the Walmart price of $78.88 through October, at which time the price should drop to an incredible $48.88. Of course if you are a really cool kid you’ll have already received a voucher for a free 8520, but then again that voucher did come at a high cost — you had to sit through Transformers 2.

Thanks, Jake!

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T-Mobile said to be dropping the BlackBerry Curve 8520 on August 5th

By on July 21, 2009 at 7:52 AM.

T-Mobile said to be dropping the BlackBerry Curve 8520 on August 5th

According to the guys and gals over at BlackBerry Rocks, T-Mobile USA will be releasing the BlackBerry Curve 8520 née Gemini on August 5th. This latest in a series of yet-to-be-confirmed 8520 release dates flies in the face of a previous report by Engadget, which mentioned a two-month Walmart exclusivity period for the 8520 (you do remember it’s headed to Walmart, right?). Either way you slice it, since the the FCC has already signed off on the new budget Curve and it’s currently being shown off across the country to VIP customers at BlackBerry Night at the Movies, we know this is one BlackBerry that is just about ripe for the picking.

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BlackBerry Onyx with optical trackpad is all smiles for Mr. Blurrycam

By on July 10, 2009 at 9:31 AM.

BlackBerry Onyx with optical trackpad is all smiles for Mr. Blurrycam

We’ve been saying that this would be the case for as long as we can remember, but today a new photograph has emerged which lends irrefutable evidence to our long-standing claim. The BlackBerry 9020, for now known by its codename Onyx, will be shipping out retail-style with an optical trackpad in lieu of the trackball. Based on the photograph above it’s impossible to tell if what we’re looking at is a late prototype or an early production unit, but seeing as the Onyx has already begun its factory journey we certainly can’t rule the later out. Mmmm, optical goodness.

Thanks, Nan!

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Nokia's E72 revealed by way of YouTube

By on June 14, 2009 at 2:48 PM.

Nokia's E72 revealed by way of YouTube

Think your $99 Nokia E71x from AT&T is all that? It might very well be, but you might just change your tune and turn green with envy as Nokia’s Conversations blog has just posted a video of its successor, the E72, to YouTube and it looks to be quite a nice update. A 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, optical trackpad, 3.5mm headphone jack and S60 FP2 are all we know about the device at this point in time, though we’re sure there’s plenty more to come in the near future. The video has since been removed from YouTube, so hit the jump for a couple of up close and personal screen caps.

Thanks, David!

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Live images of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 "Aries" emerge

By on May 23, 2009 at 9:58 AM.

Live images of the BlackBerry Curve 8530 "Aries" emerge

Another day, another up and coming BlackBerry spotted in the wild. Today’s device is the BlackBerry Curve 8530, codenamed Aries. A CDMA variant of the T-Mobile bound Curve 8520 Gemini, the Aries features the same QVGA display, 2 megapixel camera, dedicated media keys, microSD support, rubberized body, metal battery door and oh so nice optical trackpad. As for whether or not the Aries will share the same pre-paid fate as the Gemini remains to be seen, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it become a BlackBerry in a Box. Hit the jump for a couple more pics.

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