Enterprise Mobility: Dialing Up 20 Details on New BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone
Research In Motion's new BlackBerry Curve 8520, released Aug. 5, includes a variety of features designed to help the device compete against the Apple iPhone, the Palm Pre and other smartphones that have recently seized the spotlight. In addition to a light and slim form factor, the Curve 8520 includes a variety of multimedia and music options seemingly tailor-made to appeal to the consumer segment. In a nod to small businesses and the enterprise, the new smartphone integrates features such as Wi-Fi access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. RIM has also been building an accessory ecosystem for its smartphones, including the Bluetooth-enabled BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone VM-605, which allows for voice-activated calling while driving at ludicrously high speeds. Finally, RIM is pushing BlackBerry App World, from which users can download a variety of apps for their device.