BlackBerry Curve 8520 announced

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Rim have finally announced their latest non-3G Qwerty Smartphone. Unlike previous BlackBerry models the 8520 sports an optical track-pad instead of the standard trackball used by Rim. The same kind of user control was introduced by Samsung with the i780 more than a year ago and is used is several other phones like the Epix, Omnia and SE Xperia. This new Curve also has dedicated media keys on top and out of the box Mac support for syncing contacts, calendars and applications. The official product page can be found here

According to SlashGear the 8520 should be available at T-Mobile USA and VodaFone UK

Update: T-Mobile’s Press Release