T-Mobile introduces RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520
T-Mobile reveals the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520, which features an optical trackpad and dedicated music controls.
This will be RIM's first model with dedicated media keys, which are integrated along the top of the handset, and also replaces the trademark trackball navigator with a touch-sensitive optical trackpad (think
The rest of the smartphone's features are pretty standard. The quad-band world phone offers built-in Wi-Fi, with support for T-Mobile's Unlimited HotSpot Calling service, so you'll be able to make calls over Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, the Curve 8520 is not 3G-capable, however.
Other highlights include a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, Facebook and MySpace mobile apps, support for BlackBerry App World, and a microSD expansion slot. In addition to T-Mobile retail stores, you'll also be able to get the smartphone at Wal-Mart stores. We've already put in our request for a review unit, so check back soon for a full review.