BlackBerry Curve 8520 "powerful and user-friendly"

17 September 2009 — 5:00 PM

Trading in an old BlackBerry could help pay for a new one

Research In Motion has highlighted some of the features of one of its latest devices that could interest those recycling mobile phones.

The manufacturer explained the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is designed with a number of facilities that make it ideal "for people who like to be connected".

Among these are easy access to mobile email and messaging, as well as the option to engage with others using social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.

The comments followed the announcement the BlackBerry Curve 8520 - which is already available in the UK - is to be launched on the Trigcom network in Norway.

Purchasing manager for the carrier Jan Hatlebrekke said: "It is a powerful and user-friendly smartphone that will appeal to a wide range of both retail and business customers."

The handset boasts a full qwerty keyboard, touch-sensitive optical trackpad, 256MB of Flash memory and a 512Mhz next generation processor.

In Britain, the 8520 can be picked up on Orange, O2 and T Mobile.

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