Feeds

'Gemini' BlackBerry Curve finally confirmed

The 3G-less 8520

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Research in Motion (RIM) has announced a fresh addition to its BlackBerry Curve mobile phone family: the 8520.

blackberry_curve_8520

RIM's latest Curve: the 8520, which doesn't support 3G

First rumoured to have been in development back in May, the latest Curve model measures 4.2 x 2.3 x 0.5mm, weighs in at 106g and sports an optical trackpad for navigation – instead of the family’s established trackball.

The 8520 doesn’t – as previously reported – feature 3G connectivity. Instead RIM has opted to equip the BlackBerry with quad-band GSM and Edge. Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi support is also included on the phone, RIM said.

A 2.6in display will show off all the pictures snapped on the phone’s rear-mounted 2Mp camera – which can also record videos. A Micro SD card slot serves as your storage option on the Curve 8520.

The phone's battery will provide 4.5 hours of talk time, or sit awaiting orders for up to 17 days, RIM said.

An official UK launch date or carrier hasn’t been announced, but a Vodafone advert for the BlackBerry Curve 8520 has already been leaked online. The phone will be available through T-Mobile in North America from 5 August. ®

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.