Blackberry Curve 8520, new attempt to reach the general public

With the proliferation of email on most new advanced mobile phones, RIM is finding it increasingly difficult to complete the jump to the consumer market that began with the Blackberry Pearl. The new Blackberry Curve 8520 is your last attempt.

This Blackberry device is presented as a generalist profile element, with a poor resolution screen (320x240 pixels) and a 2 megapixel camera. Very little in line with what the company offers us with its new, more advanced models. They have even given up on the classic trackball so comfortable to use and have risked an optical trackpad that we do not know if it will be able to match the effectiveness of the famous Blackberry ball.

At least they have left the WiFi connectivity to compensate that it is not a computer or 3G and enhanced the multimedia function with dedicated keys. However, without a touch screen or spectacular interfaces, it is difficult to convince.

At the moment it comes out in the US from T-Mobile and in Europe with Vodafone in the United Kingdom.

More information | RIM.

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