BlackBerry Curve 8520 to also be Offered in White?! **Should** be Available in Early August

By Kevin Michaluk on 8 Jul 2009 07:25 am EDT
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White BlackBerry Curve 8520

Update: Errr.. maybe it's more of a silver than arctic white. Either way, it's definitely another color option other than black. We've also heard (not confirmed) that the BlackBerry Curve 85xx series will ultimately be available in a variety of vibrant colors - think Coke label red, blue, etc.. I guess we'll see with time if this pans out or not, but hope it does! *

T-Mobile must be busy this week bringing partners up to speed on the upcoming release of the BlackBerry Curve 8520, as last night we received multiple tips from individuals who caught a glimpse from T-Mo of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in white (click the image above for another photo).

If you think back to the earliest photo of the "gemini", it actually looked white in that image (though it was a black and white looking photo), but all pre-release devices that have surfaced to date (including T-Mo branded ones) have been in black. I'm not sure at this point if they'll offer it in white at launch or if the second color option will be phased in at a later date. As for release date, there's nothing concrete yet, though it sounds like T-Mobile has been saying "early August". Now for the big question... would you buy the Curve 8520 in White or Black??!

Topics: News & Rumors

39 comments

dlarej15

id buy it in white if it came to verizon

m4mitchell957

i feel like white is kind of a girl color but i guess not really?

flamingkitties

White, the most neutral colour in the world, is a girl colour!? Not really. Even if it was, I would like to point out that girls do own BlackBerrys, I am a girl and I have one.

usmcnyc

Looks more like silver to me, like the old curve, just a slightly lighter shade of silver

big_time2

That's what I was thinking also, just like the silver (titanium tmo calls it I think) 8320.

thenashy

Can someone tell me what the little contacts icons are on the home screen.

I've seen it, but don't know what it is??

threedeckstew

t-mobile faves you can get free calls to them or something like that!

thenashy

Ahh fair enough. Thanks.

big_time2

Definitely black if the price is not outrageous.

websolutions

The picture above is of white. I am not sure how exactly black looks like. But my personal choice is always black.

itsdollar

Maybe they will/can do NFL team colors like NY Giants blue. I'd get that but not white.

kjdoug

It's the new Michael Jackson option..
It don't matter if it's black or white...
I won't buy it!

parampreet

The only thing that can pull me away from my Bold is the Oynx ! ;)

scurvydlicious

Weren't there rumors before that these berries were going to have interchangeable faceplates? Maybe this is a naked berry? I didn't know if you had heard anymore on that, because the image you posted looks like an "early" leaked image where they were talking about faceplates.

Kevin Michaluk

Good question... I shot that down back in a blog post and forum post a while back. When that first image leaked, we were told by some sources there'd be changeable faceplates... but then it turned out that was just the "lens" covering over the display/front of the device that "looked changeable". However, the battery cover is always removeable..which is a faceplate of sorts. So I'd say that it was half right/half wrong dating back.  The big news was of course the optical trackpad...which going back to those early photos still showed a trackball. So things definitely changed along the way through development a bit.

scurvydlicious

Thanks for the response... It would have been nice to have interchangable faceplates, more crackberry bling bling to sell :) Good work keeping on top of everything Berry related, thanks.

Shattaz

Insiders sighted it at a local provider. No word on multiple colours only Black there so far!

mookish

RIM: "Let's offer 10 different blackberries that all have the same core functions, they'll keep buying/upgrading/switching, and pouring money in our pockets just to get the same email lol"

impalass96

I would get it in Black!

PaloAltoWorldView

August 1 on T-Mobile USA, November 1 on Verizon and AT&T.

dilorenzo

Am... so actually the correct name should be Whiteberry, not? :-p

ellusionist_88

Im not feeling it....I am a rough guy, and white or even silver will just get dirty. very nice but not for me...

BlackBerryAdict

I don't see why RIM doesn't make the trackpad white or silver, according to the device color. That black trackpad looks odd in the middle of a light-colored device.

Sara_cakes

I don't like it when Blackberrys are in another colour, I believe they look best in a dark colour or black.

White is just...urgh no!

bgwavrder

In any color. Wouldn't want to downgrade from the 9000 or 8900. I will check out a T-mo store or kiosk to try out the track pad though.

Jewelzz

I'm not liking the over all look of this BB

MsFefe

No way... Not diggin' that at all!

experiment 626

Where is the Driftwood? I see plenty of pics/news of this BB bottom-feeder and the Onyx but nothing on a 3G BB that's "supposed" to be out in less than 3 months?

redwanhuq

yuck. hands down, ugliest blackberry/phone i've ever seen.

howlingthunder

I would really just like the damn thing to be affordable, and for TMO to not make me extend my contract for another decade to get it. I would not get white.

casperwhiteboy

Cheap.

That phone looks very very cheap.

Boo BlackBerry, keep the black/titanium look.
Red wasn't bad either.

But white? No way.

doertem

guh, looks like someone whitewashed their phone with their jeans....hideous!

laffmista

I would prefer burgundy.

MONIONLY

IS ANY ONE ELSE HAVING THIS PROBLEM AND IF NOT HOW DO I FIX IT? SIGNED TIRED OF REBOOTIG TO GET ANYTHING DONE.MONI.

DNRuffin

I think it is the Frost color, like the BlackBerry 8120 that T-Mobile has. There sure are a lot of blind people. How is that white in anyway? Anyways, it's no better than the Curve 8300.

gwtiff54

Thats one ugly berry!!!