Research In Motion (RIM) has announced the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone for customers in the UK. The handset, a new addition to the BlackBerry Curve series of smartphones, is expected to be available from wireless carriers in the UK beginning in August.
The slim new BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a smartphone that will come to the UK market in three attractive colours; black, violet and frost. For people who like to be connected, it provides easy mobile access to email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and popular social networking sites (including Facebook and MySpace) and features a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard for comfortable, accurate typing. It also features rich multimedia capabilities and access to music, games and other mobile apps for entertainment on the go.
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is a world phone, and is also WiFi-enabled to arm customers with fast web browsing and extended data coverage.
In addition to providing customers with the industry’s leading mobile email and messaging solution, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is designed to be efficient and convenient. It introduces an innovative touch-sensitive optical trackpad, which makes scrolling and selection smooth and easy for a great navigation experience. It is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature dedicated media keys, smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, giving customers an easy, convenient way to control their music and videos.
Said Carlo Chiarello, vice president, product management, Research In Motion: “More and more cell phone users are choosing to upgrade to a smartphone and the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 will undoubtedly convince many more people in the UK to make the switch. It is a great new addition to the BlackBerry Curve series and delivers all the great messaging, social networking and multimedia features that customers have come to love about BlackBerry smartphones.”