Duration of Test: Blackberry Curve 8520

When you first access the BlackBerry Curve 8520 compared to his siblings from the RIM forge conveys a rather mediocre look and feel, the plastic housing is not particularly high – what extremely narrow price of 230 euros, recommended by the manufacturer which also not surprised; the Smartphone even for less than 200 euros is on the Internet.

  1. Duration of test: Blackberry Curve 8520
  2. Accessories
  3. The BlackBerry Curve 8520
  4. Data sheet
  5. Rating

But the BlackBerry Curve 8520 understands it, to teach premature critics of wrong. “The device has at first surprised me, and the only positive”, thinks about Forum Member “Paxi” and stresses that the processing “for a device in this price category more than Alright”.
We can confirm that: the sturdy housing presents itself even after several weeks in use as a compact unit; only the battery cover creaks easily. Can convince the Rubberised finish on the case sides, and above and below the Akkudeckels: thus the BlackBerry Curve is prepared 8520 better against falls from his pants pocket than its big brother curve 8900 – even if RIM here provides no protection bag.
“Fatal3ty”, diligent scribes in the connect-Forum, has got to feel the consequences of missing holsters: “Unfortunately the piano black battery cover is very prone to scratching and I got into it after lengthy use numerous scratches.” Who wants to save the BlackBerry, which should so do not hesitate and get a matching pouch.
Controversial trackpad
Also the trackpad makes for conversation among curve users: while the control “processed quite well up on a little game” is for “Fatal3ty”, other users in various Internet forums looking for a trackball like the BlackBerry Curve 8900.
Fortunately, the sensitivity of the trackpad in the setting options can be customize the personal taste, so it easily and fast can browse after a short settling time through each menu level. However dust accumulates in the space between the trackpad and housing quickly – all the more reason to buy a protective case and not blank in the trouser or jacket pocket to carry his BlackBerry.
The dust problem occurs also on the backside: 2 megapixel resolution, the image quality of the camera is only mediocrity. due to the rubber sheath, also gather specks of dust in front of the lens and affect the quality of the image.
Important purchasing criterion for a BlackBerry is, of course, the full writing desk. And on this point also the inexpensive entry-level curve not behind his more expensive BlackBerry colleagues need to hide. Although the pressure point of the keys is harder than about when the overall still better to use bold 9700, but for the pushers are bombproof. So emails can be in the stressful business life and with short fingernails typing quickly and safely. The good haptics is rounded off by the rubberized and thus non-slip control buttons for the music and video player on the front side of the BlackBerry.
Painful gaps
Equipment-side RIM has saved the GPS receiver and a UMTS module itself. But it hardly hurt both failures in everyday use: to save battery capacities, many business users turn off anyway the 3G-Betrieb of their BlackBerry.
Since the RIM-server and E-mail Web pages optimally prepare for the presentation on the BlackBerry, the data transfer in the GSM network works surprisingly quickly. Who wants to navigate necessarily with the BlackBerry Curve 8520, which can connect easily an external GPS receiver via Bluetooth with your mobile phone. However, the Transflective 2.5-inch screen with its 320 x 240 pixels not necessarily good resolution as digital controller. Also when displaying certain Web pages, about magnus.de, the display with clarity can score – here you must bring the sections to read by magnifying glass and zoom in on apparent size.
In terms of speed when surfing the Web can be the 8520 for it does not splash out: equipped with the GSM data Accelerator EDGE loads Smartphone Web pages enjoyable afloat; is a Wi-Fi hotspot in the vicinity, the page design succeeds even faster.
The BlackBerry’s own push mail service shall ensure that incoming e-mail messages are routed automatically to the device. In the endurance test, the service worked very reliable; each E-Mail sent for testing was always on time – both transmit and receive direction.
Received or stored on the unit or the included 2 GB MicroSD card Word -, and Excel documents are with the exception of PowerPoint presentations that can be read only by Annex also edit. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 not by House has a PDF Viewer on board, but in the BlackBerry App world, RIM shop for additional software, products can be found. BeamReader PDF Viewer as supports password-protected PDFs and costs less than ten euros after the ten-day test period.
Freely configurable menu
BlackBerry App world for the 8520 incidentally not pre-installed but can downloaded via the mobile browser under our site and played directly on the device the BlackBerry option in the cell phone contract – provided. Then the icon for the software shop can be found in the main menu under “Download”.
The BlackBerry button left next to the trackpad icon in the grid can be solved and conveniently placed on the desired menu level. In this way the main menu can be generally individually, where it is advisable to place the most commonly used applications such as the mailbox, the Web browser, or just the app world on the top menu bar, as it appears then also on the home screen.

A real alternative?

If dubbed as a beginner’s model, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 make the business demands of BlackBerry users. The battery can withstand a demanding working day with heavy mail traffic, occasional Surftripps and several telephone calls, must spend however night – as most smartphones – power.

The reception characteristics have in the connect-laboratory test satisfactory proved: underground rides with the Stuttgart tram was often only a reception bars in the display to see, the contact tore off but completely at any time. When calling, the BlackBerry also presented itself from its best side and was able to convince with clean sound in transmission direction.

Conclusion: it is a for a time with the small curve you no longer want to miss his professional qualities. He is also a real bargain for the current price.

Travel to Britain, the United States, or in the RIM country Canada need another adapter to charge the BlackBerry for the local socket. Gratifying that the factory supplied mains plug can withstand all common on the world voltages ranging from 100 to 240 volts. So only the respective adapter clip must be inserted mechanically.
17 euro
Bags and cases
Each environment requires her own outfit – when it comes in a fine restaurant in the evening, yes also to throw themselves into shell. Want to stylishly dress up also your BlackBerry is an inexhaustible range of pretty boxes to choose from. Since no Holster found in the scope of supply of the curve 8520, have spoilt for choice in the RIM shop, or as well as one of the countless third-party and cannot seek out appropriate pockets in all conceivable finishes, designs and colors.
starting from 20 euro
SanDisk MicroSD memory cards
Who wants to take full advantage of the multimedia capabilities of BlackBerry and properly load it with pictures, music and videos, which will quickly with the included 2 GB memory card capacity. Fortunately, larger MicroSD cards are today no longer unaffordable. A 4 GB large memory card costs about 15 euros, while whopping 68 euro are due for the 16 GB version.
starting from 15 euro
Freedom universal wireless keyboard
For prolific writer, the US company freedom offers a foldable Bluetooth wireless keyboard, which also works with the BlackBerry Curve. Only drawback: the keyboard is available only in the US Key QWERTY, the German keymap with “Z use of” and “Y” is unfortunately not available.
100 euro
Handsfree BlackBerry VM-605
Pleasant chat: with a Plug and play Kit calls for a fair price hands free in the car or in the Office. Thanks to clip clip the chat box can be easily on the sun visor mount and easily operated with one hand. During the phone call, the unit will be used to suppresses echoes and reduces annoying background noise. The data sheet certifying the battery a decent 13 hours talk time and compatibility with GPS map applications for the Narrator. Clutter there is no Fortunately, Bluetooth, thank.
80 euro
Bluetooth headset BlackBerry HS-500
Whether in everyday business or in road traffic: with the Wireless Headset HS-500 from the RIM forged keep the hands during a call on the keyboard or on the steering wheel. The stylish mobile companion should always meet the optimum sound with an automatic volume control and thanks to multi key telephony capabilities with just the touch of a button take care of how to accept calls, Mute microphone or activate voice dialing. According to the manufacturer that can filter out successfully HS-500 background noise, making pleasant phone calls should be possible. Also chic: With the selected card applications from third-party maps detailed driving directions should be talked about the speakers directly into your ear. The headset is compatible with all newer BlackBerrys.
60 Euro
BlackBerry presenter
The minds of the BlackBerry manufacturer RIM made up something nice with their latest addition of BlackBerry Presenter: PowerPoint presentations directly from the BlackBerry with the small box are transferred on a beamer. The presenter’s plug S-video, or VGA connector on a video projector or TV and is connected to the BlackBerry via Bluetooth. The mobile documents should arrive so wireless on the projector; the BlackBerry users can move freely during the presentation and completely do without a laptop. The black box supports resolutions of 640 x 480, 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768 pixels. Also, the light weight is an ideal travel companion: the dwarf will just weigh 140 grams and measuring only 86 x 60 x 23 mm.
The minds of the BlackBerry manufacturer RIM made up something nice with their latest addition of BlackBerry Presenter: PowerPoint presentations directly from the BlackBerry with the small box are transferred on a beamer. The presenter’s plug S-video, or VGA connector on a video projector or TV and is connected to the BlackBerry via Bluetooth. The mobile documents should arrive so wireless on the projector; the BlackBerry users can move freely during the presentation and completely do without a laptop. The black box supports resolutions of 640 x 480, 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768 pixels. Also, the light weight is an ideal travel companion: the dwarf will just weigh 140 grams and measuring only 86 x 60 x 23 mm.
Who wants to update its BlackBerry in optical terms, which can adjust the font style, and font size the personal gusto under “Settings/screen/keyboard”. The response of the trackpad can be individually adjusted in this sub-menu.
Magic
For inputs that are repeated often, so-called car texts are available. Under “settings/AutoText” can be preset Auto text edited or created their own new. So you can easily define a shortcut for your name and automatically insert “Hans Müller” as for “hm”.
Thought with
Deals when entering E-Mail addresses, as in the screen you can see when you first press the space button the @-sign, the second time a point a.
Platt making
Only with caution: ALT + SHIFT + del forces a restart with complete loss of data.
Radio silence
Who wants to tap from abroad in the case of cost, you should disable the BlackBerry data services in roaming mode. This succeeds under “Connections manage/service status/mobile radio options”. With same option, you can deactivate the radio electronics of your BlackBerry by the way on the plane.
Keyboard shortcuts
alt + shift key: the numeric mode. alt + shift + H: Displays system information; alt + click on the trackpad: the marking feature enabled, yet even old + click gives the command to copy the selection. shift + scrolling with trackpad corresponds to a multiple selection in the mailbox.
Finger
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Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system
Processor / clock speed (MHz)
internal memory (MB)
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch
Battery type / variable
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE
HSDPA / HSUPA
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP
… SIM access, phone book / HID
USB type / storage / charging
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch)
Resolution (PX)
Number of colors
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert
Handsfree / mute
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML
SMS / MMS
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)
Image / notes field / date of birth
Appointment management
Day / week / month view
weekly / annual events
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit
Consider Excel / edit
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting
Flash / https / home / Favorites
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC
Video player / full screen display
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel)
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS
Navi-software / onboard / offboard
Navi / route planner
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm
Weight (grams)
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours)
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)
type. Endurance (hours)
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 10/09
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points

 
 

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