After the promotional period dedicated to the telecommunication carrier’s online customers, the terminal will be available in all Orange shops.

The new BlackBerry Curve 8520 provides easy mobile access to e-mail, messaging and popular social networking sites (such as Facebook and MySpace) and features full-QUERTY keyboard for accurate and comfortable typing.

It also features rich multimedia capabilities and easy access to music, games and other mobile applications.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is operational in Orange Romania’s EDGE network and features Wi-Fi port to provide fast web browsing and extended coverage for data sharing.

The smartphone also has a touch-sensitive trackpad that enables more efficient scrolling and selection. It is also the first BlackBerry smartphone with dedicated media keys integrated along the top of the handset, offering an easy way to manage music and video files.

Apart from the standard accessories of BlackBerry Curve 8520, Orange offers a practical BlackBerry case in various color options, adapted to the clients’ new smartphones.

“Widespread services , such as internet, and mobile e-mail, multimedia entertainment as well as access to social networking sites are now easier to use by any client due to the new Smartphone Curve 8520, available with dedicated Orange subscription with prices starting from €5a month”, said Razvan Sturza, Product Manager Orange Romania.


- Full-QUERTY keyboard with touch-sensitive trackpad that enables prompt and accurate web browsing and typing;

- 256MB Flash memory with cutting-edge 512MHz processor for increased performance;

- Voice dialing and Bluetooth (2.0) for hands-free earphones, car kit, stereo headset and other Bluetooth peripherals;

- 2MP digital camera with zoom and video recording;

- Advanced media player for music, photos and video with dedicated keys and 3.5mm headphone jack, plus BlackBerry Media Sync that enables fast synchronization of iTunes or Windows Media Player music files;

- BlackBerry Internet Service support for access to up to 10 supported email accounts, including the most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail; and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, which provides advanced security and IT administration features for corporate servers;

- Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot, currently supporting cards of up to 16 GB and expected to support next generation 32GB cards when available; a 1GB card is included;

- Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g);

- Quad-band phone: EGDE/GPRS/GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

The new BlackBerry Curve 8520 from Orange will be available for prices ranging from €99 and €222 (VAT included) depending on the subscription type. BlackBerry Curve 8520 completes the BlackBerry Curve series that includes BlackBerry Pearl 8120, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve 8900, and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220.