It's one of our favourite entry-level handsets this year and now Virgin Media customers can get their hands on the BlackBerry Curve 8520. Described by RIM as being your "first BlackBerry device" the handset is available for free on a range of 18 and 24 month contracts. All tariffs include unlimited mobile internet (well up to 1GB a month) and unlimited email access for up to ten supported email accounts including Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail and Virgin Media. Any existing Virgin Media customers who choose to upgrade to the BlackBerry Curve 8520 will receive additional unlimited calls to other Virgin Media customers.
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 features a full QWERTY keyboard alongside a touch-sensitive trackpad, rather than RIM's more traditional trackball. Despite its slim body, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is also bundled with Wi-Fi, two-megapixel camera and EDGE data speeds.