Up Close and Personal BB Curve 8520

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-08-12 Email

Research In Motion's new smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 includes both business-oriented functionality as well as several consumer-friendly features, such as music and games. On the workday side of things, users can perform light editing of Word and PowerPoint documents, support up to 10 email accounts, and connect to the Web via WiFi and T-Mobile's mobile network. Our review found that the device managed to straddle both worlds effectively, giving something to both enterprise users and those who want a smartphone to better manage their off-time.

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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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