BlackBerry Gemini (Curve) 8520 Features and Specifications now available!

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CrackBerry Kevin was able to get a full chart of the BlackBerry Curve 8520’s features and specifications.

I’d really like to know what everyone else thinks of the Curve 8520 so far. I think the TrackPad (optical trackball) is a very cool idea, but just that and media keys being on the top doesn’t cause too much excitement for me. It will have Wi-Fi, but no GPS and a flashless camera that’s 2MP (compared to 3.2MP Curve 8900 camera).

What do you think? Check out the full features and specs chart after the jump.

BlackBerry Curve 8520 Features and Specifications

Size (LxWxD)109mm x 60 mm x 13.90 mm (4.29 x 2.36 x 0.54 inches)
Weight (including


106 grams (including battery)
Memory256MB Flash Memory
Expandable MemoryHot swappable Micro SD (located behind battery-cover). SDHC


DisplayHigh resolution 320×240 pixel color display

Transmissive TFT LCD

Supports over 65,536 colours

2.46″ (diagonally measured)

Camera2 MP camera with Fixed focus, no Flash, 5x digital zoom
Video Camera FormatNormal Mode: 320 x 240 pixel; MMS Mode: 176 x 144 pixel
Keyboard35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
Dedicated KeysSend, End, VAD/PTT (User customizable), Camera (User customizable),

2 x Volume

Media Keys:

1. Play / Pause/ Mute

2. Back

3. Forward

Device lock: Long press of A* key with lock icon

NavigationTrackpad – Located on front face of device, ESC Key to the right and Menu to the left of the trackpad
User InterfaceIntuitive icons and menus
NotificationTone, vibrate, on-screen and LED indicator; notification options are user configurable
Ringtones32 Polyphonic – MIDI, MP3, SP-MIDI, WAV
Voice Input / OutputIntegrated speaker and microphone, Hands-free headset capable, Bluetooth headset capable, Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone
GPSNot supported
Wi-Fi802.11b/g enabled

Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM,

WMM Power Save planned

Cisco CCX certification planned

Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry Internet Server

Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi

Support for UMA/GMA

BluetoothBluetooth v2.0 + EDR

1) Headset (HSP)

2) Hands free (HSF)

3) Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP)

4) Serial Port Profile

5) SIM Access Profile

6) Dial Up Networking (DUN)

7) Audio Source (A2DP)

8 ) A/V Remote Control Target (AVRCP)

9) Object Push Profile (OPP)

Media PlayerBlackBerry Media Player

Video format support: DivX , DivX 5/6, XviD, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple

Profile, H.263, H.264, WMV3

Audio format support: .3gp, MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional

AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 PRO / WMA10,

PortsMicro USB port allows charging and data synchronization of the device with a USB “A” to micro-USB “B” cable
Power Adapter+5V DC / 500 mA AC power adapter, with interchangeable location specific plugs
Charging ContactsCharging through Micro USB port. No charging contacts
Battery1150 mAhr removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
Battery LifeTarget: 4Hours Talk and 17 days Stand by

Actual measured figures will be updated on design and test completion

SIM InterfaceSupports 1.8V & 3V SIMs
Keyboard SecurityPassword protection, keyboard , and sleep mode
Multi-Slot ClassGPRS Class 10 (Max 5 slots in total, or a combination of 4 down 2 up to a max of 5 slots at any one time.)

EGPRS Class 10 (Max 5 slots in total, or a combination of 4 down 2 up to a max of 5 slots at any one time.)

NetworkQuad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks

Quad-Band: 850/ 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz EDGE networks

Radio Specs

Quad-band support: GSM 850; GSM 900; DCS 1800; PCS 1900

Power class:

850 – Power Class 4; 850 – Power Class E2;

900(GSM) – Power Class 4; 900 – Power Class E2;

1800(DCS) – Power Class 1; 1800 – Power Class E2;

1900(PCS) – Power Class 1; 1900 – Power Class E2

Transmitting frequency: GSM 824-849 MHz; GSM 880-915 MHz; DCS

1710-1785 MHz; PCS 1850-1910 MHz

Receiving frequency: GSM 869-894 MHz; GSM 925-960 MHz; DCS

1805-1880 MHz; PCS 1930-1990 MHz

Bluetooth Radio Specifications

Single band support: ISM 2.4 GHz

Power Class: Bluetooth Class 2

Transmitting and receiving frequency: 2402 to 2480 MHz

AMRAMR/Narrowband Half Rate (speech mode version 3), all 6 AHR rates

AMR/Narrowband Full Rate (speech mode version 3), all 8 AFR rates

Recommended Temperature ParametersHandheld – Operating: 0 to 50°C / 32 to 122°F

Handheld – Storage: 10 to 30°C / 50 to 86°F, with battery

Travel charger – Operating: 0 to 45°C / 32 to 113°F

Baseline Software SupportGPRSOS Platform 4.2.0

BlackBerry 4.6.1 Applications