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  • Social connections
  • Dedicated media keys
  • BlackBerry® Messenger
  • Convenient size
  • BlackBerry® Maps & GPS

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Social connections

Share moments as they happen and socialize on the go, with Facebook® and Twitter® apps.

Take a short cut

Dedicated media keys

Play, pause and resume music and videos at the touch of a button. Enjoy your entertainment again and again, just the way you want to.

Chat, flirt, mingle

BlackBerry® Messenger

With intuitive chat-style layout and unlimited characters, it's the next best thing to talking. Take real-time communications to the next level with BBM™.

Small size, big results

Convenient size

With its compact and lightweight design, BlackBerry® Curve™ 8500 Series smartphones tuck away almost anywhere. So many features, one little package.

Find your way

BlackBerry® Maps & GPS

The map has evolved with turn-by-turn routes, locations and directions delivered right to your smartphone.

Small wonder

Height 4.29 in / 109 mm
Width 2.36 in / 60 mm
Depth 0.55 in / 13.9 mm
Weight 3.7 oz / 105 g

Easy on the eyes

Color Display
  • High-resolution 320x240 pixel colour display
  • Light-sensitive screen
  • User-selectable font size
  • Transmissive TFT LCD

A long life

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  • 1150 mAH removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Talk time: Up to 4.5 hours (approx.)
  • Standby time: Up to 10.5 days / 252 hours (approx.)

Media your way

  • Video formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV9
  • Audio formats: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCELP EVRC, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA9, Windows Media 10 Standard / Professional

Pick a color


  • Black
  • Oyster
  • Pink
  • Red/Black
  • Royal Purple
  • Silver

Photo finish

  • 2.0 MP camera
  • 5X digital zoom
  • Fixed focus
  • Video recording

This is key

  • 35-key backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Front facing optical trackpad
  • ESC key to the right of the trackpad
  • Menu key to the left of the trackpad
  • Dedicated keys: Send/Power, End, Mute, Menu, Escape, Left & Right convenience keys (default voice activated dialing and camera), 2x volume/zoom
  • Media keys: forward, back, play

A great memory

  • 256 MB onboard memory
  • Expandable memory with support for microSD cards
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The Wi-Fi advantage

  • 802.11 b/g
  • WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise
  • Cisco CCX certified
  • Wi-Fi® access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Bundle
  • Support for UMA (carrier-dependent)

Hands free clarity

  • 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • M4, T4, rating for hearing aids (in cellular bands only)

Additional Features

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    Choose your alerts, don't miss a thing

    • Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones
    • MP3 ringtones
    • LED indicator
    • Vibrate mode
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    Your security

    • Password protection with keyboard lock
    • Sleep mode
    • AES or Triple DES encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
    • Optional support for S/MIME
    • FIPS validation
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    Bluetooth essentials

    • Bluetooth® v2.1
    • Headset profile (HSP)
    • Handsfree profile (HFP)
    • Address Book Integration using AT commands and OBEX (Object Push)
    • Phone book access profile (PBAP)
    • Serial port profile (SPP)
    • Secure simple pairing (SSP)
    • Stereo audio (A2DP / AVRCP)
    • Dial-up networking (DUN)
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    Carrier networks

    • CDMA Dual-band: 800/1900 MHz
    • CDMA Dual-mode: CDMA 2000 1x with EV-DO

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