Media: BlackBerry Curve 8520

Table of contents

 

Album

The Album service is retired as of June 30, 2013.  Please use alternative photo saving options.

 

 

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Camera

Camera settings

 

How to adjust the camera settings.

 

To adjust the settings for how the camera takes or displays pictures, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Camera key on the side of the phone.
  2. Press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select Options.
  4. Scroll to and select the desired setting:
    • White Balance: This setting changes the contrast of the pictures taken to optimal for the listed conditions:
      • Automatic: The device automatically adjusts the contrast for each picture.
      • Sunny: Ideal for outdoor pictures on a sunny day
      • Cloudy: Ideal for outdoor pictures on a cloudy day.
      • Night: Ideal for pictures in low-light conditions.
      • Incandescent: Ideal for indoor pictures with incandescent lighting.
      • Fluorescent: Ideal for indoor pictures with fluorescent lighting.
    • Picture Size: To change the size of pictures taken. Larger pictures require more storage space.
      • Large (1600 x 1200)
      • Medium (1024 x 768)
      • Small (640 x 480)
    • Picture Quality: To change the quality of pictures taken. Finer quality pictures require more storage space.
      • Superfine: Best quality
      • Fine: Medium quality
      • Normal: Lowest quality
    • Color Effect
      • Normal: To take color pictures.
      • Black & White: To take black and white pictures.
      • Sepia: To take pictures with a sepia tint for an old-fashioned look.
    • Store Pictures: This gives you the option to store pictures you take to either the device memory or the media card, if available.
    • Folder: To change the default storage location for pictures taken with the camera.
  5. Press the Menu button.
  6. Scroll to and select Save.

 

Pictures - access

 

How to view or access pictures stored on the handset.

 

To view pictures, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Media icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Pictures icon.
  4. Select All Pictures.
  5. Scroll to and select the picture you want to view.

 

Pictures - delete

 

How to delete or remove pictures stored on the handset.

 

To delete or remove pictures, follow these steps:

  1. Menu
  2. Media
  3. Menu button (blackberry button)
  4. Explore
  5. Device Memory
  6. Home
  7. User
  8. Pictures
  9. Highlight picture
  10. Menu (blackberry button)
  11. Delete

 

Pictures – take / capture

 

How to take or save a picture or self-portrait.

 

To take a picture, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Camera key on the side of the device.
  2. Frame your subject.
  3. Press the touchpad to take a picture.

 

 

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Music player

Access music player

 

How to access the music player.

 

To access the music player, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Music icon.
  3. Scroll to and select All Songs.
  4. Scroll to and select a song to play.

 

Move music from computer to memory card

 

How to move music from a computer to the memory card in the handset.

 

To move files from a computer to the handset memory card, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the small end of your USB cable to your device and the large end of the cable to your computer.
  2. On your computer, open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager application.
  3. Click the Media icon.
  4. Under Media Manager, click Launch.
  5. Under My Devices, click or BlackBerry 8520 PIN [Your device PIN] [Media Card].
  6. Browse to the folder where you want to save the files.
  7. In the top part of the window, browse to the file that you want to move.
  8. Click Copy Down.
    • The 'Copy Files' window appears.
  9. Select one of the following methods to copy the files to your device:
    • Convert for optimal playback: To automatically convert the files to the optimal format and size for your device.
    • Copy with no conversion: To copy the files with the existing format and size.
    • Advanced conversion options: To select a destination format and size.
  10. Click OK.

 

Playlist – add files

 

How to add music files to a playlist.

 

To add music files to an existing playlist, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Music icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Playlists.
  4. Scroll to the desired playlist.
  5. Press the Menu key.
  6. Scroll to and select View.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Scroll to and select Add Songs.
  9. Scroll to and select the desired song.
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 to add additional songs.
  11. Press the Menu key.
  12. Scroll to and select Save.

 

Playlist - create

 

How to create a playlist.

 

To create a playlist, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Music icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Playlists.
  4. Scroll to and select [New Playlist].
  5. Select Standard Playlist.
  6. Enter the name of the playlist.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Add Songs.
  9. Scroll to and select the desired song.
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 to add additional songs.
  11. Press the Menu key.
  12. Scroll to and select Save.

 

Playlist – delete files

 

How to delete files from a playlist.

 

To delete files from a playlist, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Music icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Playlists.
  4. Scroll to the playlist.
  5. Press the Menu key.
  6. Scroll to and select View.
  7. Scroll to the song that you wish to delete.
  8. Press the Menu key.
  9. Scroll to and select Remove.
  10. Scroll to and select OK.
  11. Press the Menu key.
  12. Scroll to and select Save.

 

Playlist – delete playlist

 

How to delete a playlist.

 

To delete a playlist, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Music icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Playlists.
  4. Scroll to the playlist that you wish to delete.
  5. Press the Menu key.
  6. Scroll to and select Delete.
  7. Select Delete.

 

Playlist - play

 

How to play music files.

 

To play music files, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Music icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Playlists.
  4. Scroll to and select the desired playlist.

 

Supported music files

 

What are the supported music file formats.

 

This handset has a portable music player, which supports the following file formats and bitrates:

  • MP3
  • WMA
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • eAAC+

 

 

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Video

Access / play

 

How to access, play, or view video clips saved on the handset.

 

To view video clips, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Media icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Videos icon.
  4. Scroll to and select the desired video.

 

Record

 

How to record video.

 

To record video, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Right convenience key on the side of the device.
  2. Press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select Video Camera.
  4. Frame the subject.
  5. Press the touchpad to begin recording.
  6. Press the touchpad again to stop recording.

 

 

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