It has been the buzz for a while, but today its official according to a press release by Rogers.
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone will be available from Rogers
Wireless in two colors – black and violet.
Beginning today, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is available in
black from Rogers from $99.99 with activation on any combination of a 3 year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $45 per
month from Rogers. Some conditions apply. The BlackBerry Curve 8250 will be available in violet from Rogers in the coming weeks.

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Key features of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone from Rogers Wireless include:
–  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(R) Messenger, Google(R) Talk,
Windows Live Messenger(TM) and Yahoo! (R) Messenger
–  Advanced media player for music, pictures and videos, and a 3.5 mm
stereo headset jack, plus BlackBerry(R) MediaSync, which makes it easy
to sync iTunes(R) and Windows Media(R) Player playlists with the
–  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(R) concerts with Wireless Box Office(TM), a mobile ticketing
service 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(R) 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!(R), Windows Live(TM)
Hotmail(R), AOL(R) and Gmail(TM)
–  BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server support for enterprise deployments
with advanced security and IT controls

You can take a look at a BlackBerry 8520 Video by going HERE!

Full press Release HERE!

Visit Rogers Wireless by going HERE!

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