Monday, 12 October 2009

The Blackberry 8520 offers connectivity whilst on the move

The Blackberry 8520 is the latest Blackberry phone to enter the mobile phone market. It is an accomplished phone with a multitude of useful features. The distinctive styling that has become synonymous with this brand is evident. The QWERTY keyboard still adorns the front face whilst the updated functionality makes this handset even more useful than previous versions.

As mentioned, the phone comes with a Full QWERTY keyboard and a trackpad. The keyboard is the main element of the phone and one of the reasons for its popularity. The keypad is simple to use and responsive to touch. Combined with its ability to email and access the internet, the phone is an excellent tool to keep in contact whilst out and about. The touch sensitive optical trackpad offers the means to access functionality in an effective manner.

The Blackberry 8520 comes with a 2.6 inch TFT screen which displays 65,000 colours at a pixel size of 320 x 240 pixels. The screen and keypad take up the front panel of the phone. The display is bright and colourful whilst being large enough to be
able to view images clearly.

The phone provides a 2 mega pixel camera which operates at 1600 x 1200 pixels. This is good enough to take good quality images to be displayed on the aforementioned TFT screen. For those who prefer the medium of video, recording and playback are offered
at QVGA quality. Many situations are more suited to moving images rather than static, and this option is a useful addition.

The phone comes with GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, Blue tooth and microUSB as well as Wi-Fi. This means the phone can connect to multiple devices and conduct numerous tasks as well as accessing the variety of nationally available hot spots. The GPS with A-GPS
support element of the phone offers satellite navigation as a main feature of the handset.

The Blackberry 8520 curve measures 109 mm x 60 mm wide and 13 mm thick. It weighs 106 grams. It comes with an internal memory of 256 Mb which can be expanded up to 16 Gb by using the available microSD slot. The phone is a work horse, it uses a 512
MHz processor and the Blackberry operating system for its functionality. It is a tried and tested handset which has a loyal band of followers.

Author: Alan Reed

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