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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Okay I guess!”

Written on: 03/09/2012 by corrieellen (2 reviews written)

So I've had my Blackberry curve since about January 2012. To begin with I was more than excited! It was my first blackberry mobile, and after all the hype surrounding it I couldnt wait to start. The phone is attractive, a deep purple which a QWERTY keyboard. However I have more criticisms than compliments. It takes about 3 minutes to get into the phone. The trackpad sticks like mad. I have even had to use another phone for weeks due to the trackpad not working and not being able to do anything… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“My juicy little Blackberry!”

Written on: 10/07/2012 by Mi55Behaviour (8 reviews written)

I got blackberry a couple of weeks ago, and i have to say I'm just a little bit impressed! I used to have a Bold at work so I thought I knew what I was getting, but I was pleasantly surprised with the revamped design which is excellent. The new style pad works really well and is much better than the old style tracker ball. Setup was really easy and I have synced emails, calenders & contacts from a previous blackberry (great!). The handset itself feels good - even for those calls that go on… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Bargain of the decade at 10 quid a month”

Written on: 09/06/2012 by Tr1xx (7 reviews written)

This was a massive leap forward in technology for me, changing from my previous simple mobile phone on PAYG. I love how you can use a standard USB cable to synchronise Contacts, Calendar, Tasks etc. with MS outlook on a PC. You never again need have out-of-date details. Wi-fi, web access, email are all superb. BBM is incredibly useful if you have friends or family with a Blackberry. Auto-correct works perfectly (I loathe predictive). Battery life is very reasonable considering my usage. Web… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Please upgrade to OS 5 for best performance”

Written on: 24/04/2012 by ash4elisha (3 reviews written)

its a really good phone, although it can be quite difficult to navigate your way around as the menu system is bloated with options, but you will get used, I love the push email options, and the GPRS speed is suprisingly quick, for a low speed connection. the battery is okay for only a day, but it may last longer if you stop fiddling with it like i do… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Best Phone I have EVER had!!!!”

Written on: 29/02/2012 by Rixtar (3 reviews written)

Ok , This is a epic phone! There are things that other people have disliked , for example battery life the actual phone App availability The buttons But i love this phone!!! I do not understand what is wrong with the battery life! It is amazing! The buttons are fine once you have got used to them! The only bad thing is the apps , they are not very good , and there are not much on blackberry app world. Other than that , BBM is great! Its a great way to socialize! i am addicted! Its great for… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Disappointing as a smart phone”

Written on: 05/12/2011 by Adam89 (2 reviews written)

I had this phone for over a year purchased it new as an upgrade to the existing phone I had. The phone worked nicely when using it as a mobile phone only, after a few weeks the downsides to the phone started appearing, below I will list the points I can think of that annoyed me to no end with this phone- * Internal Memory as rubbish (due to the fact that all downloaded apps MUST be saved to internal memory, and there is no way to expand this), after I had downloaded only a handful of apps the… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Love it!”

Written on: 04/09/2011 by drinmurf (14 reviews written)

I was going to get the 9300 but decided not to because there is literally no difference apart from the fact that the 9300 is 3G and the 8520 is not. I am so happy with my BB. BBM is a fantastic feature, easy to use and very handy. Querty keyboard is very simple to get used to and feels really nice. The phone feels heavier than the 9300 which personally i think is a good thing. At first i was worried about the size of the screen but it is very easy to get used to. I cant really see why people… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Blackberry messenger is the only great thing on here! ”

Written on: 20/08/2011 by Pinky91 (3 reviews written)

I have been using a Blackberry 8520 for a year and half now. I was initially quite excited to have a smart phone, as I can access the internet and download apps, however once I started trying things out I had soon realised it was not worth it as the internet is very slow and downloading too many applications can slow down your phone. Also, after a year my phone is slowly dying on me, the battery life does not last as much as it use to and my keypad is constantly breaking – this shows this… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“This phone is amazing, seriously efficient, long...”

Written on: 16/12/2010 by Leanne44 (41 reviews written)

This phone is amazing, seriously efficient, long battery life and massive amounts of space. All of my emails are sent directly to my phone and I can read and reply anywhere on the go, internet connection is great, and I love using Blackberry Messenger. The application centre is crammed with all sorts of apps for the phone itself e.g. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Tumblr, Windows Live Messenger. On this phone I can do just about anything the same as I can on the computer only I can also make calls… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“this phone is very helpful when doing emails or...”

Written on: 06/12/2010

this phone is very helpful when doing emails or texting but when using the browser it is quuite slow and the voice controll dosent understand half the things i say to it but overall i think this phone is brilliant with all the things i use it for and the qwerty keyboard is very helpful when you need to write something fast or if you cant be botherd with long things and you want to get it over and done with… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“For me an absolutely dreadful phone. Based on the...”

Written on: 29/11/2010

For me an absolutely dreadful phone. Based on the folowing;
Battery life - needs charging at leasy every other day, more often if used much.
Notification of messages / missed calls. A very small envelope is shown in the top of the display and it's not at all clear what they mean, this is compounded by;
Absolutely awful menu's and lists. Too many, too complicated and very confusing.
Very tiny querty keyboard. If you have small digits, maybe you can get by with it, but I found I was always… Read Full Review

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Tr1Xx's Comment

Written on: 09/06/2012

"Each to his own" I suppose. Personally I don't have any issues with the icons, although I did have to read up on one that misteriously appeared (voicemail). I usually get 3 days battery life, but "Witter" can be a drain if you leave it running on a popular hashtag like #BGT. Regarding keypad, try growing your thumbnail a bit . . . I find that immensely helpful. I could never go back to a basic phone after owning this one.

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Top phone.. maybe Blackberry isnt hip now what with...”

Written on: 13/11/2010 by Burchester (1 review written)

Top phone.. maybe Blackberry isnt hip now what with the iPhone and other phones with all the huge screens, but give me a proper keyboard anytime. It has all the features and apps that you really need, plus email management is better than anything out there. Size is good and easy to use. Of course the price i got it at doesnt hurt :P Used a phone deal comparison site so it came a lot cheaper. Mind you after a few months I might have changed my tune about touchscreens lol!… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“Blackberry Curve 8520 ”

Written on: 02/11/2010 by JonSea16 (4 reviews written)

Blackberry Curve 8520

For - Light, compact, very intuitive to use (far easier than my old Samsung). Nice little touches like the LED that flashes when a message has arrived. I really like the optical tracker ball (although for the first day I found it very sensitive). It is a 2G phone but most of the time I am using it in a WIFI area so this is not normally limiting. So far it has been very reliable - I have just needed to reset it once when it froze during a power-off.

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“I actually got this phone as a "downgrade" from the...”

Written on: 17/10/2010 by jamzack (2 reviews written)

I actually got this phone as a "downgrade" from the Bold after it got wet, I wasn't disappointed at all, I prefer the sensor in the middle as opposed to the bolds ball which had a habit of sticking! I find the internet a lot slower on loading time but I rarely use it and stick to the apps side of it which is a lot quicker. I also like the bbm (blackberry messenger) function, if you have friends with a bb, it's a great way to keep in touch, especially as it's free too!… Read Full Review

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BlackBerry Curve 8520

“I got a great deal on this phone. Originally I wanted...”

Written on: 27/09/2010 by cavalierkc (4 reviews written)

I got a great deal on this phone. Originally I wanted an iPhone, however seeing as the iPhone would cost me twice as much a month when I would mainly be using it for phoning and texting.

You have to get a bolt on package for use of data transfer and e-mail etc. Overall this was still quite cheap all-together.

The phone is easy to use, the internet is fairly quick. You don't get the ease of use with the internet as you get with an iPhone, however it's not much of an issue.

You can get many… Read Full Review

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