BlackBerry 8520 Curve Violet
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The BlackBerry 8520 Curve is a sleek new BlackBerry with a rubberized body. The 8520 Curve has a full QWERTY keyboard for writing emails, texts and instant messages with ease. With BlackBerry push email, the 8520 can send and receive emails from a host of different accounts anywhere in the world. It also features an optical trackball for sensitive and highly accurate navigation, Wi-Fi, a 2 megapixel camera and expandable memory.
Standby battery time: 2 weeks and 3 days
Bluetooth allows users to pair with other Bluetooth devices. This allows a wireless connection to a Bluetooth headset or carkit so that you can carry out a conversation without the need to hold your handset. Particularly useful for conversing whilst driving.
- Built-in handsfree
You can use this phone's built-in speaker to listen to incoming or outgoing calls and music handsfree.
Almost all mobile phones now come with a built in camera and their quality is increasing to rival many stand alone point and shoot cameras. For example, the HTC Desire HD has an 8 megapixel camera, which enables you to take great photos, on the go.
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This phone is capable of sending and receiving email
- Full keyboard
A complete QWERTY "typewriter" keyboard as found on a regular PC keyboard.
Stands for General Packet Radio System. This basically allows you to browse internet websites using your phone. GPRS is mainly used for text based information - getting football results, checking train timetables, reading the news etc. GPRS is not bad at downloading pictures, however it is slower than 3G. You can use GPRS to received and send Multimedia messages such as a text with a picture.
It is advisable to choose a 3G handset for decent download speeds of videos and pictures rather than GPRS, however GPRS is pretty good for text based information and pictures with lower definition.
You can browse the Internet using your phone. The speed of browsing is dependent on the handset in question for example if the phone is 3G then your browsing speed will be significantly higher than a GPRS phone.
- Memory expandable via MicroSD card
This allows you to expand the phone's memory using MicroSD cards. MicroSD cards are available in various sizes, the most popular being 1GB or 2GB which can hold thousands of songs and hundreds of pictures.
- Micro USB
Smaller USB, requires an adapter to convert to normal sized USB, this is normally provided with the phone
- MP3 Player
The phone includes an MP3 player which allows you to play and store music. Works in a similar fashion to normal MP3 players in that you can upload Music onto the phone's memory or onto an external memory stick (size of memory slot dependent on phone). Once the music is loaded you can listen to it either on the phone's speakers or using a pair of headphones that is compatible with the handset.
- Multimedia Service MMS
Allows you to send and receive picture messages
- Polyphonic ring tone
Polyphonic ringtones are ringtones that play several types of tones at a time (up to 70 in recent phones)
Allows you to connect to wireless internet connections that are available in some public places such as airports and cafes
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