Blackberry Curve 8520 Out in the Philippines ! Price, Specs, Photo, Video

Get yourself a Blackberry this Christmas!

Blackberry Curve 8520 is available in the Philippines and runs for only around Php 17,000 without contract at some retail stores in Manila. Don't forget to look for the NTC sticker though.

“The new innovative touch-sensitive trackpad and dedicated media keys on the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone give users an enjoyable navigation experience and better access to their music,” said Gregory Wade, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific at RIM.

Here are the other specs:

BlackBerry OS
512MHz processor and 256 MB memory
2 MP Camera, 1600x1200 pixels
microSD (TransFlash), up to 32GB
2.64 inches screen
Full QWERTY keyboard
Touch-sensitive optical trackpad
GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP

Note: BB Curve 8520 does not support 3G

Here's the official promo video of BB Curve 8520:

For those who are interested to get it via Globe Plans, here are the rates.

Here are the Smart Plans - BB Curve 8520 rates:

Php 7,000 @ Plan 1200
Free @ Plan 1800
Free @ Plan 2500
Free @ Plan 3500

Read a dear TP friend's BB Curve 8520 Review via the link.

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  1. Getting a Blackberry this Christmas? Not me.

    Blackberry Curve vs Samsung Corby Pro -

    This Blackberry looks cool but my heart is already set to buy Samsung Corby Pro

  2. ^

    yup. I also like Corby Pro. I might get one by January. Heck, I hope Samsung sends me one. Hehe.

    Wishful thinking. :P

  3. Anyway, for those who are interested:

    Here are Smart Postpaid Plans offering Blackberry Curve 8520 :

    Php 7,000 @ Plan 1200
    Free @ Plan 1800
    Free @ Plan 2500
    Free @ Plan 3500

    and Globe Postpaid Plans (G-Flex) offering BB Curve 8520 :

    Extension Line G-Flex 250
    PhP 14,100.00

    Extension Line G-Flex 500
    PhP 12,600.00

    G-Flex 800
    PhP 10,850.00

    G-Flex 1200
    PhP 8,550.00

    G-Flex 1800
    PhP 6,950.00

    G-Flex 2500

    *plans info via Smart Gold and Globe official websites.

  4. hope to get this soon :)

    SMART Shockwave buddy prepaid kit price- P13,990 (pero mabili mawalan ng stock)

    Globe prepaid kit price - P 15,800

    openline around - P 16,000 to P 18,000 check out or

  5. hope to get this soon :)

    SMART Shockwave buddy prepaid kit price- P13,990 (pero mabilis mawalan ng stock)

    Globe prepaid kit price - P 15,800

    openline around - P 16,000 to P 18,000 check out or

    Techpinas, mas ok ba openline o I buy from smart and unlock it by myself using software better?

  6. I'm a constant reader TP and yes, I've been eyeing sa Corbypro pero I read this new post. Wondering po kuya, what would be a most likely longer lasting and worthy sa money and I will be a college student next year. So the phone would most likely be used for 3-4 years. :) Salamat sa pag rereply po. =)

  7. Hi Chayie!

    Thanks for the inquiry!

    IMO, if you want an unlocked BB, buy it unlocked. :) Mahirap na.

  8. Hi Mark!

    Thanks for checking out TP! :)

    Based on my experience, Nokia phones are most durable and reliable. If durability and reliability are the only qualities you are looking for in your next phone (@ this price point), check out E63 or E71, N85 or N86. :)

    I also like Corby Pro -- in fact, I might get one when it comes out. That phone looks hot and touchscreen + wifi + 3g + qwerty @ only Php12,000 is great.



  9. since this is the "entry-level" blackberry grabe ang demand sa market. here is a short kwento about how many attempts I have had to buy this phone.

    Attempt no. 1 - Smart Shockwave sale Greenhills theater mall - out of stock - December 23

    Attempt no. 2 - my Dad checked out the same Shockwave sale December 24 - sabi the day before may stock na daw pero wala pa rin

    Attempt no. 3 - SMART shockwave sale- Dec. 29 - wala raw stock pati Smart Business center sa greenhills wala daw. The same day somebody was selling openline sa greenhills 20k daw! super expensive naman...

    Mga online store 2 turned down magdeliver to my house and then the third one I called nagdedeliver sa area ko pero out of stock daw...

    Almost 10 attempts :( grabe frustrated na :( ayaw ko na yata. Hay TechPinas the BB 8520 review will have to wait until I can actually get my hands on an actual unit.

  10. ^

    Hi Chayie!

    That's quite sad nga.

    But that's your phone. Keep your eyes on the prize. :) Mapapasayo rin yan. :)

  11. ^


    CMKCellphones (via their official website) will sell BB 8520 for only Php 14,500 without contract come mid-January.

    You might want to check it out.

  12. thanks dear! I will find their website...ok ba tong company na to?:) thanks nabuhayan talaga ako ng loob :)

  13. hello techpinas,
    planning to get one BB curve 8520 soon just wanderin what apps can be useful for me as a health care practitioner/instructor?



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