RIM Product Manager Discusses the BlackBerry Curve 8520

By Bla1ze on 28 Jul 2009 11:14 am EDT
RIM Product Manager Discusses The New BlackBerry Curve 8520M Product Manager Discusses The New BlackBerry Curve 8520

It's been a while now since RIM has launched their own blogs and so far it's mainly consisted of tips and tricks and tutorials posted on an infrequent basis -- always good, but readers such as myself were expecting a deeper look into things. The latest entry on the blogs is more of what I was looking for really... an interview with RIM's BlackBery Curve 8520 product manager. A rather interesting readb-- even despite its sales pitch feel ;)

Pankaj took the time to explain why WiFi was placed in the device as well as shares his feelings on the new trackpad since this is the first device out the door with it. It offers a different look at RIM, a much more personal one, although as our pal Ronen points out, some "hard hitting" questions were left out such as why no GPS was integrated or why no flash was put in place on the device.

Sure it's an "entry level" device (Wal-Mart will have it for $48.88 on qualified upgrades) and they are using some left over 83xx series parts (the 320 by 240 display), but I'm sure they could have worked in a flash - the original 83xx series had a flash with no impact on battery life.

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So this is the "new" entry level BlackBerry that has less features than the one it replaces? Am I the only one who think this makes no sense? I'm liking my 8330 even more than I already did after reading about this phone.


makes sense to me when you consider the new curve lineup. You can get an 'upgraded' curve or a 'downgraded' curve depending on your budget and desires.


CDMA customers do not have the 89xx option, unfortunately.

Itanium Shock

no flash, but yet it has music control keys.. i would buy it, maybe.


I'm interested in seeing how the optical track pad works out. No flash though, bummer.