BlackBerry Curve 8520 On The Global Market

By Bla1ze on 22 Oct 2009 09:53 am EDT
BlackBerry Curve 8520 On The Global Market

All right, we all know the BlackBerry Curve 8520 has some less then desirable specifications when compared to other devices that are currently and soon to be available. Granted, I have spoken before about the BlackBerry Curve 8520 having similarities to the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in its processor and memory allocation, and I even compared it to the BlackBerry Bold. While the BlackBerry Curve 8520 may not mean much to most folks, one thing I noticed recently is that the 8520 is making a big splash in the global market. So, while it may not have fully taken off here in the US and Canada, the writing is on the wall that the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is still quite a popular and money making device for Research In Motion and indeed does serve a purpose.

If anyone has looked at the RIM press release website recently, the statements I'm making here should be quite clear. Serbia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Russia are all among the global markets wherein RIM has launched the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and these are just examples. The RIM press release page is mainly covered by other areas around the globe, and RIM is meeting demand for a cost effective BlackBerry across the board. How this will impact RIM's financial earnings remains to be seen, but clearly the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a hit and that bodes well for BlackBerry users everywhere.

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BlackBerry Curve 8520 On The Global Market


I see the 8520 as like a Cayenne...not a true Porsche, but it's a cash cow and financially-sound move. (Except that the 8520 is entry-level, rather than premium like the Porsche SUV.)

But what do cash cows give companies? The R&D funding to build even better products!

when is it coming out for Verizon!

Despite this being a lower device then what I currently have I would love to buy it as a back up.

releasing the 8520 is rim/blackberry's best move so far. t=i manage a t-mobile shop and the amount of sales that this will create is ridiculous. they have basically covered the student/not so well off market in one fell swoop. our biggest selller for quite awhile was the 8900. i fully expect the 8520 to over take it

I understand that this 8520 was marketed towards new BB user and for a great price, but honestly I've been a BB user for many years and theres nothing entry about it. Yeah the resolution is from 2001, but the device is solid, fast, and the trackpad is AMAZING compared to the trackball. I got the 8520 to compliment my 3GS, which is my personal device. Long story short, the 8520 is perfect for anyone looking for a emailing & BBM device.

Im on my 4th BB which is a Bold, and I would consider trading it for the 8520 because I just think its slick! I love the tracpad and the size is great. I entered the colorware contest that solomandrin is putting on and I said I would take the 8520 if I won.(not knowing if the 9700 would be out at that time)

You want to trade the flagship BB for an entry level BB with a lower resolution screen, lower build quality and camera with no flash?

The Bold is, in my opinion (and other Bold owners I know), the nicest looking BB RIM has ever put out and the 8520 looks like the cheap entry level BB that it is. The only thing not entry level about it is the price, especially if you want to buy it outright.

I just love my 8520 Curve ;D

Just a perfect device for it's money.

... cam could be better, though ;)