Official: Rogers BlackBerry Curve 8520 now available!


Even though the BlackBerry Curve 8520 began to hit stores a couple days ago, Rogers and RIM sent out a press release to officially announce that it’s available in black and violet.

You can get the Curve 8520 on the following price plans (with a Voice and Data plan of $45 per month):
3-year contract promo: $99.99
2-year contract: $399.99
1-year contract: $399.99
No Contract: $449.99

John Boynton, Rogers EVP and CMO said “Rogers and RIM have a proud history, dating back over ten years, of bringing Canadians the best in smartphone hardware and technology. Rogers is thrilled to offer this latest BlackBerry Curve to our customers looking for a stylish and cutting edge smartphone at an attractive price.”

Here are some key specs and features of the 8520:
– Highly tactile, full-QWERTY keyboard for fast, accurate typing

– 2 MP digital camera with zoom and video recording

– High-resolution, light sensing 320 x 240 display that automatically adjusts backlighting

– 512 Mhz next generation processor and 256 MB Flash memory

– Instant messaging with BlackBerry Messenger, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger

– Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry MediaSync, which makes it easy to sync iTunes and Windows Media(R) Player playlists with the smartphone

– The urMusic application provided by Rogers allows you to sideload your music for FREE and discover, browse and download songs from all your favourite artists. urMusic also gives you access to the best Live Nation concerts with Wireless Box Office, a mobile ticketingservice where Rogers pays the service charges

– Enhanced web browser that displays full HTML for a desktop-style browsing experience on the go

– Access to BlackBerry(R) App World(TM), featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more

– Expandable memory via a microSD/SDHC memory card slot, supporting up to 16 GB cards today and expected to support next generation 32GB cards when available

– Premium phone features including voice activated dialing and Bluetooth(R) (2.0) support for hands-free headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals

– BlackBerry Internet Service support that allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, AOL and Gmail

– BlackBerry Enterprise Server support for enterprise deployments with advanced security and IT controls

More here at Rogers