BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Red, Available in South Africa

Posted by David Fein, RIM-affairs Correspondent
on Mar 17th, 2010 GMT +2

Red8520 sml 171x300 BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Red, Available in South AfricaJOHANNESBURG, South Africa - For a limited time, the BlackBerry 8520 Curve is available in red from Vodacom, South Africa. This phone is especially for the BlackBerry lover with style, loaded with features and is the same Curve that has become popular all over the world.

The 8520 Curve employs the new trackpad, touch-sensitive and smooth-scrolling for navigation on the device. A full QWERTY keyboard, large colorful screen, dedicated media keys (the first BlackBerry to have them), built in Wi-Fi, quadband connectivity, advanced media player, and a 2 megapixel camera, with video recording round out the major features of this offering.

The Curve also has 256MB flash memory, and expandable memory to 16GB today with support of the 32GB cards when available. The smartphone runs on OS 5.0, the new standard operating system, and brings the BlackBerry Internet Bundle, which includes access to 10 email accounts, and great integration with the most popular social networking applications.

BlackBerry and Vodacom are introducing the traditionally business-oriented black smartphone to new markets by emphasizing style with color choices and easy media access on reliable and market-tested devices. Vodacom is not alone, with the introduction of three colors for the Curve 8530 on Sprint and Verizon in the USA.

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