While all of the hype has been on the Bold 9700, we seemed to forget that the Curve 85xx series was heading to carriers as well. Both Verizon and Sprint will be getting the Curve 8530, and today AT&T announced the 8520 will be available "in the coming weeks". The latest device to the AT&T lineup holds the same specs as its siblings and will carry a $99.99 pricetag (after mail-in rebate). A 2-year agreement and monthly data plan will be required.
New BlackBerry Curve 8520 Joins AT&T Smartphone Lineup
AT&T's Great-Value Smartphone Features Global Access, Slick Design, Robust Capability, Trackpad, Media Keys for easy access to Music and Entertainment, Preloaded Facebook and MySpace
DALLAS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T*, the choice for twice as many smartphone customers than any other carrier and the first U.S. carrier to offer BlackBerry® service, announced today it will introduce the best value in its BlackBerry smartphone portfolio with the addition of the BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 8520 from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM).
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a stylish, easy-to-use, compact smartphone offering the best value for consumer and business customers looking for BlackBerry service. The smartphone features a full QWERTY keyboard and touch-sensitive trackpad for easy typing and navigation, built-in Wi-Fi® and an advanced media player, plus dedicated media keys, smoothly integrated along the top of the handset, for a convenient way to control music and videos. The handset also provides global connectivity via phone, email, text, IM, picture messaging and social networking, with Facebook® and My Space applications preloaded.