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Curve 8520

Spotify for BlackBerry now available… with a catch

December 21st, 2011

Spotify announced on Wednesday that its BlackBerry client is now out of beta and officially available for download. Spotify is a free ad-supported desktop music service that allows its users to listen to any song they want, provided it has been licensed by Spotify. Users who want to take advantage of the service’s mobile features, …

Rogers to release the BlackBerry Curve 8520 on October 9th for $100?

October 6th, 2009

We’ve known for the longest time that Rogers will soon be releasing the wallet friendly BlackBerry Curve 8520, but up until now we’ve (or anyone, for that matter) been unable to figure out the exact release date and pricing of one of the worst kept phone secrets in recent memory. The release date, as tipped …

Rogers begins shipping Curve 8520 literature; launch to come sooner than we think?

September 16th, 2009

In case anyone had doubts that Rogers is on the cusp of releasing the BlackBerry Curve 8520, Rogers dealerships across the country have just begun receiving literature for RIM’s latest low-cost QWERTY smartphone. No surprises were included with the official documentation, but the appearance of the literature so early indicates that Rogers might be planning …

Rogers’ BlackBerry Curve 8520 comes out of hiding

September 13th, 2009

We recently told you that both the Curve 8520 and the Bold 9700 were entered in Rogers’ upgrade system, and now the former can finally be found in its natural habitat — and by natural habitat, we mean leaked shots on BGR. Currently running OS 4.6.1.274, the Rogers 8520 appears to have escaped from one …

BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 8520 show up in Rogers’ upgrade system

September 11th, 2009

Get ready, BlackBerry adoring Canadians, because both the Bold 9700 and Curve 8520 have popped up in Rogers’ upgrade system. There’s no official word yet on when we’ll see both devices launch, although the smart money is that the Curve will come sometime in early October followed by the Bold in late October (this could …

So much for Walmart; Amazon selling BlackBerry Curve 8520 for $0.01

August 5th, 2009

Sorry Walmart, it looks like your time in the sun was over before it began — at least as far as the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is concerned. Not really of course, since Walmart presents the handset to an entirely new range of consumers across the country, but you know what we mean. We spilled the …

BlackBerry Curve 8520 now available from T-Mobile

August 5th, 2009

Hmmm. Here you are thinking, “Wow, I really want one of those sweet new BlackBerry Curves with an optical sensor trackpad and that slim, sleek body — I’m just not sure what to pay!” $49? $130? $49? $130? The decision is difficult indeed, but it’s time to get cracking folks. The Curve 8520 is now …

BlackBerry Curve 8520 blessed by FCC; T-Mobile subscribers' mouths water

June 30th, 2009

Yeah, we’ve already confirmed that the BlackBerry Curve 8520 will be dropping on T-Mobile next month but while the Tour trolls are occupied with a flurry of new fodder, why not take a moment to enjoy it once again? Mmmmm, optical trackpad. T-Mobile customers are often forced to wait what seems like ages for hot …

T-Mobile's Walmart roadmap: BlackBerry 8520 launching in July?

May 8th, 2009

We just got our hands on an internal T-Mobile roadmap that is specifically for Walmart stores. This indicates what devices Walmart will carry, when, and at what price. Lucky for us, there’s some good stuff on here! Starting off is the BlackBerry 8520 — a device that’s not too new to us. What is new …

Images of production BlackBerry Curve 8520 aka Gemini surface

May 1st, 2009

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the much-rumored BlackBerry Curve 8520, codenamed Gemini, but there’s no question that when it rains it pours. We showed you what now appears to be an early prototype back in March and gave you some preliminary specs, but it looks like quite a few things have …