Enterprise Mobility: Dialing Up 20 Details on New BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-08-05 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

Dialing Up 20 Details on New BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Dialing Up 20 Details on New BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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