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  1. cvlowe's Avatar
    No flash??

    No GPS??

    Sure the "trackpad" is cool.

    But why would I ever consider downgrading from my 8330 for this?

    Seriously, what is RIM thinking about. Tech gadgets should get more goodies with subsequent revisions. Even the "low-end" models.
    05-05-09 08:26 AM
  2. trinxified's Avatar
    You're not gonna upgrade or downgrade anything... 8520 is for GSM.

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    05-05-09 10:40 AM
  3. Molsem's Avatar
    So it won't work on CDMA carriers? Do you think a version, either of a similar model, or an entirely new device, will support EVDO? or even 4g?
    05-05-09 12:43 PM
  4. gregerator's Avatar
    Kevin *thinks* we'll see a full line. 8510 with GPS, and 8530 for CDMA. But with the EDGE radio used on the 8520 don't bet on 4G, but rather a Rev 0 radio, or less.

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    05-05-09 01:45 PM
  5. rrrebo's Avatar
    This phone is almost completely legacy 83xx hardware, most likely destined for the Go-phone market. RIM is simply putting good, proven, working technology into a lower-cost demographic. It might also be a cheaper way to test the trackpad idea before integrating it into the rest of their products.

    At any rate, this device line is not meant to be an upgrade for anyone currently. It will be a lower-cost alternative to the 8900 series.
    05-05-09 03:31 PM
  6. Fire-Detention's Avatar
    Dont do it.
    05-05-09 07:26 PM
  7. xxandres1126xx's Avatar
    anybody who has a blackberry curve 83xx can see this phone as an upgrade, anybody who has a 8900, 9000 or 9530 would be ******** to get this phone
    05-05-09 09:14 PM
  8. godofdeath's Avatar
    not really a big upgrade
    just more memory and stuff
    **** same camera now with no flash
    05-05-09 09:52 PM
  9. RichmaN's Avatar
    this is a media phone. dedicated buttons for mp3 use. everyone is haggling the specs but this is not meant to take the spotlight. just get more bb into more hands. especially teens and young professionals who use their phones for media purposes. also not not meant to replace the 8900 or bold. revolutionary or not, its still a bb and someone will buy it.
    05-05-09 10:48 PM
  10. Terrigno1's Avatar
    It looks very good aesthetically

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    05-06-09 07:44 AM
  11. cvlowe's Avatar
    anybody who has a blackberry curve 83xx can see this phone as an upgrade, anybody who has a 8900, 9000 or 9530 would be ******** to get this phone
    My point was its a downgrade even for the 83xx line.
    05-06-09 08:39 AM
  12. Saleen4971's Avatar
    the 83xx has media buttons - pause/play, volume up/down and song skip/repeat??
    05-06-09 09:19 AM
  13. VIDGMER's Avatar
    Yes this is awesome. I dont think this coming to tmobile, ( i could be wrong). this is for international gsm such as india, africa, on and on, (outside of North America). who knows..
    05-06-09 10:56 AM
  14. JHL78's Avatar
    My point was its a downgrade even for the 83xx line.
    How is it a downgrade from an 8320? What are you even talking about?
    05-06-09 05:49 PM
  15. FuturaxLabs's Avatar
    I think physically the phone looks really nice but i wouldnt ever pick one up with all the other choices for GSM carriers. I would choose the Bold or 8900 way before choosing the 8520. I also dont like the fact that they decided to take out the trackball for the optical track pad. One thing i love about my berries is the trackball and i dont think i could tolerate one without it. I wouldnt consider this an upgrade from the 8330 or 8310 either. It really only looks upgraded. But everyone has their own opinion and i would really like to have a hands on with the 8520 just to test drive it.
    05-06-09 05:56 PM
  16. robertmills's Avatar
    The 8320 has GPS and flash for camera. That's what he is talking about.

    How is it a downgrade from an 8320? What are you even talking about?
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    05-07-09 12:21 AM
  17. BergerKing's Avatar
    Well, think of it this way, the Flip is a niche-type of device, seems odd to a number of us, but fills a demand that some like. The Bolds and 8900 fill a segment, the Curves fill a broader segment.

    I like seeing that there are devices that fill in and give people options. The lower-end segment of our market can feel some love, too. How many variations do you see in a devices' life-cycle? How many Curve models? How many use all of the features they have now?

    Downgrade isn't necessarily a bad thing, for some folks, this will still be a major upgrade from a dumb phone.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-07-09 12:59 AM
  18. Mathrin's Avatar
    No flash??

    No GPS??

    Sure the "trackpad" is cool.

    But why would I ever consider downgrading from my 8330 for this?

    Seriously, what is RIM thinking about. Tech gadgets should get more goodies with subsequent revisions. Even the "low-end" models.
    Its a huge upgrade from a Motor RAZR. You shouldn't be so closed minded to think that every phone that RIM makes is for the existing Blackberry user.
    05-07-09 08:42 AM
  19. fresh876's Avatar
    Its a huge upgrade from a Motor RAZR. You shouldn't be so closed minded to think that every phone that RIM makes is for the existing Blackberry user.
    EXACTLY!

    This berry was developed to capture the low end users who are considering Berries but dont have the cash to fork out on one of the High-End Types(bold, Jevelin, Storms....etc)

    plus this phone actually looks like the Bold/Jevelin in design & the media keys are simply there to again....attract low end users. i'm pretty sure most Bold users are more into applications and email than mulitmedia - the average phone users who is typically all about ringtones & wallpapers will LOVE this berry.

    PLUS why not make a low end phone and capture that market, getting them hooked and maybe in a yr or 2 they may want to upgrade to a high end Berry.

    its all about target market - so if u already have a Berry (83xx upwards) then this phone is NOT for U

    the folks with older Berries or NO Berry @ all.....should consider this new phone
    05-07-09 10:48 AM
  20. trinxified's Avatar
    This phone is better than the 83xx series..

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    05-07-09 12:34 PM
  21. ninja please's Avatar
    this is more than likely targeted at new blackberry users, chill.
    05-09-09 02:03 AM
  22. original00's Avatar
    This phone is better than the 83xx series..

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    How is it better than the 8330 which has 3g, Flash and GPS?
    05-09-09 07:30 AM
  23. trinxified's Avatar
    How is it better than the 8330 which has 3g, Flash and GPS?
    Ummm, are you forgetting that the 8330 is on CDMA? The 8520 should be compared to 8310 and 8320, seeing as those are GSM.

    Although, it's probably expected that this Curve line will also hit CDMA carriers. Let's hope the 8900 hits first.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-09-09 09:13 AM
  24. SLVR6's Avatar
    The 8320 has GPS and flash for camera. That's what he is talking about
    Really? That's a new feature then....8320 is WiFi, 8310 has GPS.

    Not sure why people are freaking out about this berry. Seems evident if you compare the 8320 ad 8520 that you loose the flash (not that big of a deal since the 2MP cam is best outdoors), you can media buttons, optical trackball, 4x RAM, slicker casing, and the newer OS. Are you really going to cry over the flash (oh yeah, and the portrait mirror)? People comparing this to 8330 need to remember an 8530 would have the same psuedo 3G that the 8330 has. So again, you loose the flash and gain the other bits. Not bad I say if you aren't jonesing for the latest berry like most of us on these forums.

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    05-09-09 12:38 PM
  25. goldman's Avatar
    I think the 8520 looks very sexy and stylish.
    05-09-09 01:29 PM
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