Spotted: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8520s
By Kevin Michaluk on 15 Jun 2009 02:11 pm EDT
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The above photo of a pair of T-Mobile-branded BlackBerry Curve 8520(s) has been making it's way around the net today, having first originated as a post in our CrackBerry forums. This is the first time we've seen the T-Mobile branding on a BlackBerry Curve 8520 (also known by its codename Gemini).

An Edge device (with WiFi/UMA) and an optical trackpad, you can think of the Curve 8520 as the new model year of the Curve 8320. In case you missed our web's first review of the Curve 8520, you can check it out at the link below. It really is a sweet device that'll make a great first smartphone (or upgrade for those who love their 83xx) when it hits the market, which could be sooner than later.

[ Hat Tip: IntoMobile ]

Topics: News & Rumors

24 comments

wward

.. from germany: i just returned the 8900 curve because i've seen this new device. my question is now: is this device going to be available in europe, especially germany?

bobdelt

Nobody knows. Nothing is official. Not sure why you have returned the 8900 - as that should still be a superior device.

mrsancho07

do anyone know when its gonna be available?!

ennTOXX

i'll miss you trackball *sniffle*

bobdelt

Good Riddance trackball - dont get stuck in place on your way out...

prettied

i would definitely consider this device if i didn't just upgrade to the 8900! i loved my 8320 :)

jamiedhouse

Wow first I see the new Android device for T-Mobile had leaked picks on Engadget today and now this... T-Mobile needs to lock things up a little tighter... Or dont and let us enjoy the leaked goodness!

mmaestro

It stretches out the anticipation of a new release meaning people are more likely to hang on to their contract or switch so they can get a new phone.

punisher135

This Is By Far The Ugliest Blackberry Ever Made I Have T-mobile I Use to Have A blackberry Curve 8320 And Damn i Really Liked it and i still do an always will but i got an unlocked storm now.. An 8900 3G Would Have done a GREAT replace, Then This Ugly Piece Of Crap!!!!

RIM: You Really Messed Up. This is By Far The Ugliest Device Ever Made.

gtm5901

post 10
p.s. I apologize for all the comments but it's the only way i'm allowed to PM.

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Itanium Shock

omg i want a new blackberry
but hey its better than nothing

Tricks

this is the one with the lower resolution screen, go 8900 or better. Driftwood or the often rumored "touchscreen" Blackberry is what I'm waiting for on the big T.

M7mdAA

Notice how one trackpad is black and the other is white

The Gift

release an equivalent to the 8900 with the added optical track and i'm sold...other than that, the curve 8520 would be a downgrade for me.

Make It Seven

I live in waterloo where RIM is located, and my buddy has had the gemini(8520) for months now haha oh how i love the blackmarket littered with blackberrys in waterloo... anyways, the optical trackpad is nice, works almost the same if not better then the trackball, screen is exact same as 8300 series along with the camera, nice keyboard which is pretty much identical to the 8900's except colour. Don't be fooled by lack of 3G and wifi. This phone is a cheap (although my friend paid a lot for it because its a prototype, his having a circular trackpad) blackberry that is just as useful as the rest minus blazing internet speeds.