PhoneArena managed to get some hands-on time with the unreleased BlackBerry 8520, which according to the back of the device will be part of the Curve family. Overall the team at PhoneArena was fairly impressed with this new low end Curve. Just case you don’t know much about the Curve 8520 here’s a recap: The BlackBerry 8520 feautres a full QWERTY keyboard with dedicated media keys at the top of device, 2.0 megapixel camera with no flash, Wi-Fi, GPS and RIM’s new Optical trackpad. Here’s a quick excerpt from their overall thoughts on the device:
Overall the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a fine device for what it is. It may not be the finest in fit and finish, but it brings the best Blackberry features to a low-end device. The size and weight are good, the display is ample and the optical trackpad brings a bit of innovation. RIM has some work to do on the Curve’s performance, but if they fix that we don’t see why this device won’t be very popular.
Check out all of PhoneArena’s review on the BlackBerry Curve 8520 here.