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  1. jaseneb's Avatar
    Went into a Walmart and saw the 8520 in the case today (Aug 1st) next to the G1. I told the sales rep I want to get this phone for my daughter. She said sure we can do that. I was eligible for a full upgrade so the 8520 cost me 48.88 + tax. I knew that the phone didn't officially come out until Aug 5th but I guess she didn't know that. Funny thing was when I called T-Mobile today to check on my account I mentioned that I just picked up the 8520 and he told me "How" it doesn't come out until Aug 5th and he kept saying are you sure it's a real 8520 with the T-Mobile markings etc.. So, I guess the lady at Walmart wasn't informed of the release date. Thanks sales rep for not paying attention in your staff meeting

    My biggest complaint would be the resolution as it's a real step down from my 8900. You notice the poor resolution right away when looking at the home screen and icons. The 8900 higher resolution really makes a difference. IMO. But, I have to say I really like the optical track pad and the all black bezel. It's running 4.6.1.259. Oh yeah, and it is a lot lighter than my 8900.



    Anyway that was my adventure today just wanted to share it with fellow Crackberryers (not sure if that's a word).
    08-02-09 01:24 AM
  2. Alerio's Avatar
    Damn im going to walmart tomorrow
    08-02-09 01:35 AM
  3. LuisT's Avatar
    Haha, that hilarious! Good for you.

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    08-02-09 01:53 AM
  4. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    The 8520 is looking better and better. Won't replace my 8900 but would make an excellect gift or swap out berry/backup.

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    08-02-09 01:55 AM
  5. CatAlex's Avatar
    Cool. Congrats on the new BB!

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    08-02-09 02:00 AM
  6. johnnyp9898's Avatar
    lucky haha
    08-02-09 02:01 AM
  7. es_bih's Avatar
    Went into a Walmart and saw the 8520 in the case today (Aug 1st) next to the G1. I told the sales rep I want to get this phone for my daughter. She said sure we can do that. I was eligible for a full upgrade so the 8520 cost me 48.88 + tax. I knew that the phone didn't officially come out until Aug 5th but I guess she didn't know that. Funny thing was when I called T-Mobile today to check on my account I mentioned that I just picked up the 8520 and he told me "How" it doesn't come out until Aug 5th and he kept saying are you sure it's a real 8520 with the T-Mobile markings etc.. So, I guess the lady at Walmart wasn't informed of the release date. Thanks sales rep for not paying attention in your staff meeting

    My biggest complaint would be the resolution as it's a real step down from my 8900. You notice the poor resolution right away when looking at the home screen and icons. The 8900 higher resolution really makes a difference. IMO. But, I have to say I really like the optical track pad and the all black bezel. It's running 4.6.1.259. Oh yeah, and it is a lot lighter than my 8900.



    Anyway that was my adventure today just wanted to share it with fellow Crackberryers (not sure if that's a word).
    With a low-res screen the battery will at least be better, the screens are what eat battery up, the VGA, half-VGA, etc... screens that the newer BBs and HTCs have are real battery killers, but look so good
    08-02-09 02:43 AM
  8. newsboy76's Avatar
    Wow congratulations with the new phone

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    08-02-09 05:20 AM
  9. experiment 626's Avatar
    Is the resolution about the same as the 8320? If so, that's not too bad.

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    08-02-09 09:45 AM
  10. jaseneb's Avatar
    Is the resolution about the same as the 8320? If so, that's not too bad.

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    Yeah, it's 320 x 240 which is not bad if your coming up from a 8320 but IMO the 480 x 360 on the 8900 really makes a difference.
    08-02-09 01:34 PM
  11. lieman's Avatar
    I just can't wait for the other higher-end devices to start using the trackpad too. It just looks way more sleek and, assuming it works as well as I hope it will, it's going to save so many headaches and precautions when it comes to keeping my trackball clean and dirt-free.
    08-02-09 01:42 PM
  12. big_time2's Avatar
    What city (state) is this Wal Mart located in? I am going now to try and buy me one
    08-02-09 01:59 PM
  13. godzilla07's Avatar
    With a low-res screen the battery will at least be better, the screens are what eat battery up, the VGA, half-VGA, etc... screens that the newer BBs and HTCs have are real battery killers, but look so good
    It has the same battery as the Curve 83xx models but with a faster processor. And my 8900 lasts me 2 days now, a day and a half with Beejive on.
    08-02-09 02:26 PM
  14. jaseneb's Avatar
    Forgot to mention that vibrate on the 8520 is a lot better than the 8900. Again, the track pad works flawless and if I could have a track pad on my 8900 it would be the best BB on the market IMO.
    08-02-09 02:49 PM
  15. big_time2's Avatar
    Didn't want to start a whole new thread, but I just went to a local Wal Mart and picked one up... They didn't have them out on the display but I just asked to buy one.







    08-02-09 03:09 PM
  16. LuisT's Avatar
    WOW, that is crazy that you guys got them in ahead. I should go to my local Walmart and ask if they have any. How much did the total come out for you? @Bigtime2

    -Luis
    08-02-09 03:14 PM
  17. big_time2's Avatar
    Yup, I think you should too.

    I was not eligible for an upgrade so I paid full price, it was $367.50 with taxes.
    08-02-09 03:20 PM
  18. jaseneb's Avatar
    Congrats 'bigtime2'. You were able to pick one up before I could tell you what city and state I picked mine up in.
    08-02-09 03:25 PM
  19. big_time2's Avatar
    Yeah, as soon as I saw your post I went to a local Wal Mart and picked one up.

    Thanks for posting, otherwise I would have waited until the 5th.
    08-02-09 03:29 PM
  20. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Anyone think the 350 plus price tag is good? Or is it over priced for the features this phone offers well don't offer.
    08-02-09 03:42 PM
  21. big_time2's Avatar
    It might be expensive. If you look at how much other devices cost without a contract this is pretty good, I think.

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    08-02-09 03:57 PM
  22. Alerio's Avatar
    I think its def worth the 370 if u look at the bold its 600 so 370 is not bad for a lower end blackberry

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    08-02-09 05:40 PM
  23. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Hmmmm i was hoping more for 300 USD or so but 360 in't to bad. Really interested into giving my GF a full keyboard BB that won't frustrate her with being slow yet won't make me break up with her for dropping it. Was thinking pearl flip but a 8520 is looking like the ideal candidate
    08-02-09 05:51 PM
  24. experiment 626's Avatar
    Yea,if anything the 8520 kills the Pearl Flip.Unless I absolutely had to have a flip phone this would be my choice of the lower-end BBs.

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    08-02-09 06:01 PM
  25. big_time2's Avatar
    It's not a bad phone. I've had it for a few hours now and I like it.

    The resolution is not as great as it is on the 8900, but its not bad.

    I like the track pad a lot, I think it's better than the track ball. One thing that I'm having a hard time is scrolling while online. On the 8320 it takes 10 rolls with the trackball to get to the bottom of a website, while with the track pad it takes about three or four moves (or whatever you want to cal them). So, sometimes when I just want to scroll up or down a little bit, it scrolls way more than what I wanted. Thats going to take some time to get used to.
    08-02-09 06:31 PM
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