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BlackBerry 7520 review

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The BlackBerry 7520 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
BlackBerry
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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BlackBerry released the 7520 on April 1, 2005.


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BlackBerry backs up the 7520 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The BlackBerry 7520's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 3 days standby time.

BlackBerry 7520 Specs

Overview
Release date April 1, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
iDEN
Data:
GPRS
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM 4 MB
ROM 32 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Headset, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Arctic Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 7.4 x 2.8 cm (4.5 x 2.9 x 1.1 in)
Weight 173 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry -
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Phonedog

Its a replacement to just about anything...

from Phonedog
Pro: email, chat, games, maps, address book, search options Con: size, ending call is a little long. battery needs a reset every once in a while. Using experience: 8 months Very smart piece with very intelligent features. extremely user friendly, local maps search features, smart email features, ver...More
Pro: email, chat, games, maps, address book, search options Con: size, ending call is a little long. battery needs a reset every once in a while. Using experience: 8 months Very smart piece with very intelligent features. extremely user friendly, local maps search features, smart email features, very easy to use, ITS ALL YOU NEED...i just hope it had a tiny printer inbuilt into it at the size of a small sticky pad.. Less

So many things to dislike about this thing...

...that it''s really difficult to figure out where to start. Nevertheless, here goes: --Awful form factor. Exactly like two wall plates stuck together. A buddy of mine refers to it as "sticking a dinner plate next to his head". Not only uncomfortable, but the speaker is small enough that if you don''t...More
...that it''s really difficult to figure out where to start. Nevertheless, here goes: --Awful form factor. Exactly like two wall plates stuck together. A buddy of mine refers to it as "sticking a dinner plate next to his head". Not only uncomfortable, but the speaker is small enough that if you don''t put it close to your ear, you won''t hear anything. Yeah, yeah; I know it has a speakerphone mode, but the rest of the planet doesn''t want to hear my conversations, so this is hardly a practical solution. --Awful as a phone. If I talk on it long enough (say, more than 15 minutes), the person on the other end will say, "You''re breaking up," or "I can''t hear you...hello?" Probably related to the last complaint (keep reading, but know it''s going to be awhile before you get there). --Inconsistent and unintuitive interface. This HAD to have been designed by engineers and not actual users. For example, to unlock it, you just start typing the password. But to read an encrypted e-mail, you have to enter the password, then scroll to "OK" and hope pressing the scrollwheel/enter button works. Which brings me to... --Select/enter button located right next to (and I mean RIGHT NEXT TO) deselect/ESC button. This is just plain idiotic. It''s too easy to press deselect/ESC, which, if you''ve scrolled through a tedious menu means you get to start over again if you accidentally hit it. The select button is a scrollwheel; too much pressure or a slight rotation and you pick something you didn''t want. Which takes me back to... --Idiotic default menu choices. To make a call you have to type in the number, then hit the select/enter/scrollwheel button TWICE. What the hell did they think I wanted to do with the number? Sure there are times when I want to enter it into the address book, but most of the time I just want to make a call. Same thing with messages; gotta hit it twice to read. The default choices often make little sense. It takes too much work to just use it. Some of these things would have been excusable 20 years ago, but not now. --Mystery freezes. You can let the phone sit for hours without doing anything, but pick it up to do ANYTHING, and 10 to 15 seconds after you start, you get a 10 to 15 second freeze, where nothing EXCEPT THE BACKLIGHT works. Sometimes you get an hourglass; usually you don''t get anything. It just freezes. Very helpful when you''re composing a message; really handy for losing the train of thought you had going. Oh, and it''s especially pleasant when you start to dial a number and the phone FREEZES ON THE NUMBER you pressed causing the tone to play for 5 or more seconds. It''s also nice when the phone decides it needs to do something---you have no idea what---but whatever it is happens to be more important than that voice call you were making, and it just freezes on you. --WTF? Instead of getting a busy signal, the phone displays---not making this up---"User not available". This thing sucks. I can''t wait to get rid of it and get a cell phone. Less

Not great as a phone

A lot of functionality. User friendly. You''ll always be availble 24/7 now (thats not neccesarily a good thing). Not great as a phone as its oversized and awkward. If I had the choice I would have gone cell phone with a HP handheld instead. The new blackberry seem a little slimmer so maybe they''de be...More
A lot of functionality. User friendly. You''ll always be availble 24/7 now (thats not neccesarily a good thing). Not great as a phone as its oversized and awkward. If I had the choice I would have gone cell phone with a HP handheld instead. The new blackberry seem a little slimmer so maybe they''de be ok. I''m in sales and use ACT! and would rather have the ability to have ACT! handheld which I don''t think the Blackberries have yet. Less

My BlackBerry

Over all I Like my blackberry, What I would like to see is the actual program for office powerpoint, enable so when you open a powerpoint email you can actual see the presentation in real view. Also I would like to be able to have some different ringtones and not have to search the whole internet for...More
Over all I Like my blackberry, What I would like to see is the actual program for office powerpoint, enable so when you open a powerpoint email you can actual see the presentation in real view. Also I would like to be able to have some different ringtones and not have to search the whole internet for them. Make the blackberry more user friendly and upgrades when they come out make them more affordable. Less

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