The Blackberry 8520 Curve now comes in a new colour variant

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The Blackberry 8520 Purple is the latest colour variant of this popular handset. The name Blackberry has become synonymous with professional and effective mobile phone technology, and this particular variant is no different. Compact at only 109 mm x 60 mm wide and being only 13 mm thick this fully connected mobile phone offers sumptuous functionality encased within a sturdy and efficient handset.

As with most current Blackberry handsets, the front face contains both an effective 2.46 inch TFT display screen as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. The screen is colourful and is able to display up to 65,000 colours within the confines of a 320 x 240 pixel screen size. The full QWERTY keyboard is simple to use and has proven to be an effective means of data entry. In addition a touch sensitive optical track pad is provided for navigation around the functionality contained therein.

Connectivity is the main element of any particular Blackberry handset, this particular one offers a wide variety of useful connection options. Starting with class 10 versions of both GPRS and EDGE, as well as combining microUSB and blue tooth which is version 2.0 and comes with A2DP. Wi Fi connectivity is offered, which allows the handset to be utilised for web surfing and communication and is able to utilise a wide variety of nationally available Wi Fi hotspots.

Utilising a 512 MHz processor as well as its own Blackberry operating system offers a stable and reliable backbone and ensures functionality is fast and effective. With an internal memory of 256 MB, there is sufficient memory for most needs, however should additional memory capacity be required the integrated microSD card slot can be utilised to expand the memory up to 32 GB.

Although not renowned for entertainment features, the Blackberry 8520 Purple does feature an MP4/MP3 player, which supports all major video and audio file formats and provides the means for hours of downloaded media entertainment. In addition a 2.0 megapixel camera, which operates at 1600 x 1200 pixels, provides effective snapshot capabilities, with the alternative option of QVGA quality video recording provided as well.

The Purple Blackberry 8520 is one of the colour options, with the other being black. In addition to the aforementioned functionality the handset also provides an organiser and voice memo facility as well as a variety of games. The unit is an impressively stylish unit with the usual accoutrements expected within a Blackberry handset. Functional simplicity with an air of efficiency would accurately describe this handset.

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