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Safety and Product
Information
BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone
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Contents
Important safety precautions........................................................................ 3
Safety information......................................................................................... 7
Electrical safety .............................................................................................. 7
Battery safety and disposal ............................................................................ 9
Device disposal.............................................................................................. 10
Safe use guidelines........................................................................................ 10
Driving and walking safely............................................................................. 10
Accessories.................................................................................................... 11
Antenna care................................................................................................. 12
Operating and storage temperatures........................................................... 12
Interference with electronic equipment....................................................... 13
Dangerous areas........................................................................................... 14
Service........................................................................................................... 15
About emergency calls and the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System................ 17
Additional safety guidelines ......................................................................... 17
Compliance information.............................................................................. 21
Exposure to radio frequency signals............................................................. 21
Specific absorption rate data ....................................................................... 23
FCC compliance statement (United States).................................................. 26
US Information Concerning the Federal Communications Commission
("FCC") Requirements for Hearing Aid Compatibility with Wireless Devices
...................................................................................................................... 28
Industry Canada certification ....................................................................... 30
Class B compliance........................................................................................ 30
EU regulatory conformance ......................................................................... 30
Additional regulatory conformance ............................................................. 31
Product information: BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone......................... 33
Legal notice .................................................................................................. 35
Important safety precautions
Before you use your BlackBerry device, it is important that
you read the compliance information and the guidelines for
the safe use of your BlackBerry device that are found in this
guide. To find the latest safety and product information, visit
www.blackberry.com/docs/smartphones.
Use only approved batteries with your BlackBerry device.
Use of batteries that have not been approved by Research In
Motion might present a risk of fire or explosion, which could
cause serious harm, death or property loss.
Use only RIM approved holsters. Use of holsters that have
not been approved by RIM might, in the long term, present a
risk of serious harm.
Use only RIM approved chargers. Use of chargers that have
not been approved by RIM might present a risk of fire or
explosion, which could cause serious harm, death or
property loss.
When you wear the BlackBerry device close to your body,
use a RIM approved holster with an integrated belt clip or
maintain a distance of 0.98 in. (25 mm) between your
BlackBerry device and your body while the BlackBerry device
is transmitting. Use of body-worn accessories, other than
RIM approved holsters with an integrated belt clip, might
cause your BlackBerry device to exceed radio frequency (RF)
exposure standards if the accessories are worn on your body
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while the BlackBerry device is transmitting. The long term
effects of exceeding RF exposure standards might present a
risk of serious harm. For more information about the
compliance of this BlackBerry device with the FCC RF
emission guidelines, visit www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid and
search for the FCC ID for your BlackBerry device as listed
below:
• BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone: FCC ID
L6ARCG40GW
Do not rely on your BlackBerry device for emergency
communications. The wireless networks that are necessary
to make emergency calls or send messages are not available
in all areas, and emergency numbers (such as 911, 112 or
999) might not connect you to emergency services in all
areas. If you have the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System
installed on your BlackBerry device, see the "About
emergency calls and the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System"
section for more information about emergency calls.
Do not disassemble your BlackBerry device. Your BlackBerry
device contains small parts that might be a choking hazard.
Keep your BlackBerry device away from medical devices,
including pacemakers and hearing aids, as they might
malfunction causing serious harm or death to you or others.
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Do not put your BlackBerry device in contact with liquids as
this might cause a short circuit, a fire or an electric shock.
When you use your BlackBerry device speakerphone, never
hold the BlackBerry device to your ear. Serious and
permanent hearing damage could occur.
Exposure to flashing lights on the BlackBerry device can
cause epileptic seizures or blackouts and might be
dangerous to you or others. If you are susceptible to
epileptic seizures or blackouts, consult your physician before
you use the BlackBerry device.
Do not use your BlackBerry device while driving unless you
are permitted by law to use the BlackBerry device in handsfree mode. Using your BlackBerry device while driving could
put you and others at greater risk of an accident causing
serious injury, death or property loss.
Do not use your BlackBerry device in the presence of petrol
fumes as it might present a risk of fire or explosion.
Do not use or store your BlackBerry device in temperatures
that exceed 104°F (40°C) as the BlackBerry device might
become hot.
Do not dispose of your BlackBerry device in a fire as this
might cause an explosion resulting in serious injury, death or
property loss.
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Turn off your BlackBerry device when on an aircraft. Using
your BlackBerry device on an aircraft might affect aircraft
instrumentation, communication and performance; might
disrupt the network; might otherwise be dangerous to the
operation of the aircraft, its crew and its passengers; and
might be illegal.
BlackBerry devices are not inherently safe and cannot be
used in the presence of explosive fumes, explosive dust or
other explosive chemicals. Sparks in such areas could cause
an explosion or fire resulting in serious injury, death or
damage to property.
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Safety information
Please read these safety and operating instructions before using the
BlackBerry® device or any accessories provided with the device. Keep these
instructions for future use.
In some countries there may be restrictions on using Bluetooth® enabled
and wireless devices with encryption software. Check with your local
authorities.
Electrical safety
Charge the BlackBerry device using only the charging accessories provided
by or specifically approved by Research In Motion for use with this
BlackBerry device. Any approval from RIM under this document must be in
writing and must be from a person authorised to provide such approval.
Use of any other accessory might invalidate any warranty provided with the
BlackBerry device and might be dangerous.
Approved charging accessory models for the BlackBerry Curve 8520
smartphone
ASY-04195-002
ASY-18071-001
ASY-18072-002
ASY-18078-001
ASY-18078-003
ASY-18080-003
ASY-18080-007
ASY-18083-001
ASY-18683-001
ASY-18685-001
ASY-24479-005
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Use the charging accessories provided with the BlackBerry device or any
other RIM approved charging accessories only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. Before you use any power supply,
verify that the mains voltage is in accordance with the voltage printed on
the power supply. Connect the BlackBerry device only to products that bear
the USB-IF logo or have completed the USB-IF compliance programme.
Do not overload power outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles
as this might result in a risk of fire or electric shock. To reduce the risk of
damage to the cord or the plug, pull the plug rather than the cord when
you disconnect the charging accessory from the power outlet or
convenience receptacle.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where the power cord
connects to the BlackBerry device. Unplug charging accessories during
lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Do not use charging accessories outside or in any area exposed to the
elements.
For more information about inserting the lithium-ion battery and
connecting the power supply, see the documentation that came with the
BlackBerry device.
To buy accessories for your BlackBerry device, contact your wireless service
provider or visit www.shopblackberry.com.
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Battery safety and disposal
The BlackBerry device contains a removable lithium-ion battery. Do not
dispose of either the BlackBerry device or the lithium-ion battery in a fire.
Dispose of the lithium-ion battery in accordance with the laws and
regulations in your area governing disposal of such cell types.
The lithium-ion battery might present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not disassemble, crush or puncture the lithium-ion battery.
Do not heat the lithium-ion battery above 140°F (60°C). Do not allow metal
objects to contact the battery terminals.
CAUTION: Use only the lithium-ion battery that Research In Motion
specifies for use with your particular BlackBerry device model. RIM specifies
lithium-ion batteries for use in BlackBerry devices in compliance with IEEE
Std 1725-200x. Using any other lithium-ion battery might invalidate any
warranty provided with the BlackBerry device. In addition, there might be a
risk of fire or explosion if you replace the battery with an incorrect battery
type. Please ensure you dispose of used batteries according to the
instructions set out in this safety information booklet.
Children should not handle batteries unless they are supervised by an adult.
When this icon appears on your BlackBerry device, the lithiumion battery is not inserted correctly or an invalid lithium-ion
battery is inserted. If you inserted the lithium-ion battery that is
specified for use with your particular BlackBerry device model,
remove and reinsert the lithium-ion battery. If you inserted an invalid
lithium-ion battery, remove it immediately and insert the lithium-ion
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battery that RIM specifies for use with your particular BlackBerry device
model. Verify that the battery connectors align with the connectors on your
BlackBerry device.
Device disposal
The BlackBerry device should not be placed in household waste
bins. Please check local regulations for information about the
disposal of electronic products in your area.
Safe use guidelines
• Do not place heavy objects on the BlackBerry device.
• Do not attempt to modify or service the BlackBerry device.
• Do not attempt to cover or push objects into openings on the
BlackBerry device unless instructed to do so in the BlackBerry
device documentation supplied by Research In Motion.
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Do not use sharp objects on the screen.
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Do not use excessive force on the screen.
Driving and walking safely
Give your full attention to driving; driving safely is your first responsibility.
You are responsible for knowing and obeying the laws and regulations
regarding the use of wireless devices in the areas where you drive.
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Research In Motion recommends that you do not use your BlackBerry
device while you drive. Instead, consider having a passenger in the vehicle
use your BlackBerry device for you, or find a safe location to stop your
vehicle before you use your BlackBerry device.
Store your BlackBerry device safely before driving your vehicle. Do not use
any charging accessory as a means of storing your BlackBerry device while
you are in a vehicle. If your vehicle is equipped with an air bag, do not place
your BlackBerry device or other objects above the air bag, or in the air bag
deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly stored or
installed and the airbag inflates, serious injury could result.
Radio frequency (RF) signals might affect improperly installed or
inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles. Check with the
manufacturer or its representative regarding your vehicle. If any equipment
has been added to your vehicle, you should also consult the manufacturer
of that equipment for information on RF signals.
Do not use your BlackBerry device while walking or engaging in any activity
that requires your full attention. Inattention to vehicular traffic or other
pedestrian hazards could result in serious injury, death or property loss.
Accessories
Use only those accessories approved by Research In Motion (RIM). Using
any accessories not approved by RIM for use with this particular
BlackBerry® device model might invalidate any approval or warranty
applicable to the device, might result in the non-operation of the device
and might be dangerous.
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Antenna care
Use only the supplied integrated antenna. Unauthorized antenna
modifications or attachments could damage the BlackBerry® device and
might violate U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations.
Operating and storage temperatures
Situate the BlackBerry device or device accessories away from heat sources,
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
If you are not going to use the BlackBerry device for more than two weeks,
turn off the device power, remove the battery and follow the operating and
storage temperatures listed in the following table:
Device operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Device storage
50 to 86°F (10 to 30°C)
Travel charger operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Travel charger storage
-22 to 167°F (-30 to 75°C)
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Interference with electronic equipment
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from radio frequency (RF)
signals. However, certain electronic equipment might not be shielded
against the RF signals from the BlackBerry device.
Pacemakers: Consult a physician or the manufacturer of your pacemaker if
you have any questions regarding the effect of RF signals on your
pacemaker. Verify that you are using the BlackBerry device in accordance
with the safety requirements associated with your particular pacemaker,
which might include the following requirements:
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Always keep the BlackBerry device more than 7.88 inches (20 cm)
from the pacemaker when the BlackBerry device is turned on.
• Do not carry the BlackBerry device in your breast pocket.
• When using the phone on the BlackBerry device, use the ear
opposite the pacemaker for making and receiving calls to
minimise the potential interference.
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If you have any reason to suspect that interference is taking
place, turn off all wireless connections on the BlackBerry device
immediately. Stop using your BlackBerry device and consult a
physician.
Hearing aids: Some digital wireless devices might interfere with some
hearing aids. In the event of such interference, consult your wireless service
provider or contact the manufacturer of your hearing aid to discuss
alternatives.
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Other medical devices: If you use any other personal medical device,
consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if the device is
adequately shielded from external RF energy. Your physician might be able
to assist you in obtaining this information.
Health care facilities: Turn off all wireless connections on the BlackBerry
device in health care facilities when any regulations posted in these areas
instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities might be using
equipment that could be sensitive to external RF energy.
Aircraft: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) regulations prohibit using the radio of
wireless devices while in the air. Turn off all wireless connections on the
BlackBerry device before boarding an aircraft. The effect of using the
BlackBerry device with wireless connections turned on in an aircraft is
unknown. Such use might affect aircraft instrumentation, communication
and performance, might disrupt the network, might otherwise be
dangerous to the operation of the aircraft and might be illegal. With all
wireless connections on the BlackBerry device turned off, use only nonradio based device applications in accordance with airline regulations for
electronic devices.
Dangerous areas
The BlackBerry device is not an intrinsically safe device and is not suitable
for use in hazardous environments, where such devices are required,
including without limitation, in presence of gas fumes, explosive dust
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situations, operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or
communication services, air traffic control and life support or weapons
systems.
Potentially explosive atmospheres: Turn off all wireless connections on the
BlackBerry device when in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere
and obey all signs and instructions. Sparks in such areas could cause an
explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always,
clearly marked. They include fuelling areas such as petrol stations; below
deck on boats; fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities; vehicles using
liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane); areas where the air
contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust or metal powders; and
any other area where you would normally be advised to turn off your
vehicle engine.
Do not use the phone on the BlackBerry device to report a gas leak in the
vicinity of the leak. Leave the area and, if the phone is available and active
on the BlackBerry device, make the call from a safe location.
Blasting areas: To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn off all
wireless connections on the BlackBerry device when in a “blasting area” or
in areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio.” Obey all signs and instructions.
Service
Only qualified service personnel should perform repairs to the BlackBerry®
device. Disconnect the power supply cables from the computer or electrical
outlet and refer the BlackBerry device or charging accessory for service to
qualified service personnel if any of the following situations occur:
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the power supply cord, plug or connector is damaged
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the BlackBerry
device or charging accessory
the BlackBerry device or charging accessory has been exposed to
rain or water
the BlackBerry device or charging accessory becomes very hot to
the touch
the BlackBerry device or charging accessory has been dropped or
damaged in any way
the BlackBerry device or charging accessory does not operate
normally by following the instructions in the user documentation
the BlackBerry device or charging accessory exhibits a distinct
change in performance
Do not attempt to disassemble the BlackBerry device or any charging
accessory.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, adjust only those controls that
are covered in the user documentation for the BlackBerry device. An
improper adjustment of other controls might cause damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the BlackBerry
device, charging accessory or any other accessory to normal operation.
Failure to observe all safety instructions contained in the user
documentation for the BlackBerry device will void the Limited Warranty
and might lead to suspension or denial of services to the offender, legal
action or both.
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About emergency calls and the BlackBerry Mobile Voice
System
The BlackBerry MVS is not designed or intended to be a replacement for
traditional telephone service. Additional arrangements must be made,
separate from the BlackBerry MVS, for you to obtain access to traditional
fixed or wireless telephone services, such as emergency calling capability.
RIM and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors and employees
shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any personal injury,
death or damages arising out of or in connection with the inability to access
emergency call services (for example, 911, 112, 000 or 999) through the
BlackBerry MVS. By using the BlackBerry MVS Client, you agree to the
above.
Additional safety guidelines
Speakerphone: The BlackBerry device is equipped with a speakerphone
that can generate audio levels loud enough for phone call operation while
holding the BlackBerry device at an arm's length from your head. When
using your BlackBerry device speakerphone, never hold the BlackBerry
device to your ear. Serious and permanent hearing damage could occur.
Camera: Certain jurisdictions might prohibit or restrict your use of certain
features on the BlackBerry device. If your BlackBerry device model has a
camera, the following statements are applicable to you:
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When taking, processing or using pictures, obey all laws, regulations,
procedures and policies, including, without limitation, any copyright,
personal privacy, trade secret or security laws which might govern or
restrict you while using the BlackBerry device. Honour the personal rights
of others. Copyright protections might prevent you from copying,
modifying, transferring or forwarding some pictures, music (including ring
tones) or other content. Do not aim the camera directly at the sun or any
other bright light. This action could cause serious damage to your eyes or
damage the BlackBerry device.
Flashing lights: Exposure to flashing lights on the BlackBerry device can
cause epileptic seizures or blackouts and might be dangerous to you or
others. In the event that you experience, or your use of the BlackBerry
device causes in others, any disorientation, loss of awareness, twitching,
convulsions or any involuntary movements, stop using the BlackBerry
device immediately and consult a physician. If you are susceptible to
epileptic seizures or blackouts, consult your physician before using the
BlackBerry device. The LED notification light is located on the front of your
BlackBerry device, in the top right corner. Caution: Use of controls or
adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified
herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Audio files: The BlackBerry device has the capability to play audio files.
When listening to audio files using headphones, permanent hearing loss
might occur if headphones are used at a high volume. Avoid increasing the
volume of your headphones to block out noisy surroundings. If you
experience ringing in your ears or muffled speech, consult a physician to
have your hearing checked.
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Liquids and foreign objects: Never push objects of any kind into the
BlackBerry device or device accessories through openings as this action
might cause a short circuit, a fire or electric shock. Do not use the
BlackBerry device or device accessories near water (for example, near a
bath or a sink, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool). Never spill
liquid of any kind on the BlackBerry device or device accessories.
Stability: Do not place the BlackBerry device or device accessory on any
unstable surface. It could fall, thereby potentially causing serious injury to a
person and serious damage to the BlackBerry device or device accessory.
Take care when using the BlackBerry device with any charging accessories
to route the power cord in a way that reduces the risk of injury to others,
such as by tripping or choking.
Cleaning: Do not use liquid, aerosol cleaners or solvents on or near the
BlackBerry device or device accessory. Clean only with a soft dry cloth.
Disconnect any cables from the computer and unplug any charging
accessories from the electrical outlet before cleaning either the BlackBerry
device or the charging accessory.
Cleaning the battery cover: If it is necessary to clean the battery cover on
your BlackBerry device, remove the battery cover carefully and keep your
BlackBerry device away from all liquids. Clean the battery cover with a soft
cloth that is dampened with water and mild liquid detergent. Verify that
the battery cover is completely dry before you put it back on your
BlackBerry device. For more information about handling the battery cover,
see the printed documentation that came with your BlackBerry device.
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Repetitive strain: When using the BlackBerry device, take frequent breaks.
If you experience any discomfort in your neck, shoulders, arms, wrists,
hands (including thumbs and fingers) or other parts of the body when using
the BlackBerry device, cease use immediately. If discomfort persists,
consult a physician.
Holster: The BlackBerry device might not come with a holster (body-worn
accessory). If you wear the BlackBerry device on your body, always put the
BlackBerry device in a BlackBerry device holster equipped with an
integrated belt clip supplied or approved by Research In Motion. If you do
not use a holster equipped with an integrated belt clip supplied or
approved by RIM when you carry the BlackBerry device, keep the
BlackBerry device at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body when the
BlackBerry device is transmitting. When using any data feature of the
BlackBerry device, with or without a USB cable, hold the BlackBerry device
at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body. Using accessories that are not
supplied or approved by RIM might cause your BlackBerry device to exceed
radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. For more information about radio
frequency exposure, see the "Compliance information" section of this
document.
Carrying solutions: Most BlackBerry carrying solutions for BlackBerry
devices, for example holsters, totes and pouches, incorporate a magnet
into the physical structure of the carrying solution. Do not place items
containing magnetic strip components such as debit cards, credit cards,
hotel key cards, phone cards or similar items near BlackBerry carrying
solutions which incorporate a magnet into the physical structure of the
carrying solution as the magnet might damage or erase the data stored on
the magnetic strip.
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Compliance information
Exposure to radio frequency signals
The BlackBerry device radio is a low power radio transmitter and receiver.
When the BlackBerry device radio is turned on, it receives and also sends
out radio frequency (RF) signals. The BlackBerry device is designed to
comply with Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ministry of
Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and Industry Canada (IC)
guidelines respecting safety levels of RF exposure for wireless devices,
which in turn are consistent with the following safety standards previously
set by Canadian, U.S. and international standards bodies:
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ANSI/ IEEE C95.1, 1999, American National Standards Institute/
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard for
Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio
Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz
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National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
(NCRP) Report 86, 1986, Biological Effects and Exposure Criteria
for Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields
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Health Canada, Safety Code 6, 1999, Limits of Human Exposure to
Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range
from 3 kHz to 300 GHz
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EN 50360, 2001, Product standard to demonstrate the
compliance of mobile phones with the basic restrictions related
to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (300 MHz to 3 GHz)
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•
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
(ICNIRP), 1998, Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Time-Varying
Electric, Magnetic and Electromagnetic fields (up to 300 GHz)
• Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), 1999, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of
the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)
• MIC, 2001, Article 14-2 of the Ordinance for Regulating Radio
Equipment
To maintain compliance with FCC, IC, MIC and EU RF exposure guidelines
when you carry the BlackBerry device on your body, use only accessories
equipped with an integrated belt clip that are supplied or approved by
Research In Motion (RIM). Use of accessories that are not expressly
approved by RIM might violate FCC, IC and EU RF exposure guidelines and
might void any warranty applicable to the BlackBerry device. If you do not
use a body-worn accessory equipped with an integrated belt clip supplied
or approved by RIM when you carry the BlackBerry device, keep the
BlackBerry device at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body when the
BlackBerry device is transmitting. When using any data feature of the
BlackBerry device, with or without a USB cable, hold the BlackBerry device
at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body. If you use a body-worn accessory
not supplied by RIM when you carry the BlackBerry device, verify that the
accessory does not contain metal and keep the BlackBerry device at least
0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body when the BlackBerry device is
transmitting.
To reduce radio frequency (RF) exposure consider these safety guidelines:
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Use the BlackBerry device in areas where there is a strong
wireless signal. The indicator that provides information about the
strength of the wireless signal is located in the upper-right corner
of the Home screen and displays five ascending bars. Three or
more bars indicate a strong signal. A reduced signal display, which
might occur in areas such as an underground parking structure or
if you are travelling by train or car, might indicate increased
power output from your BlackBerry device as it attempts to
connect to a weak signal.
• Use hands-free operation if it is available and keep the BlackBerry
device at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body (including the
abdomen of pregnant women and the lower abdomen of
teenagers) when the BlackBerry device is turned on and
connected to the wireless network. For more information about
carrying your BlackBerry device, see the holster information in
the "Additional safety guidelines" section of this document.
• Reduce the amount of time spent on calls.
Specific absorption rate data
THIS WIRELESS DEVICE MODEL MEETS GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR
EXPOSURE TO RADIO WAVES WHEN USED AS DIRECTED IN THIS SECTION.
It is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for
exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) of the U.S. Government, Industry
Canada of the Canadian Government (IC) and recommended by The Council
of the European Union when used as directed in the previous section.
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These limits are part of comprehensive guidelines and establish permitted
levels of RF energy for the general population. The guidelines are based on
standards that were developed by independent scientific organisations
through periodic and thorough evaluation of scientific studies.
The exposure standard for wireless devices employs a unit of measurement
known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit set by the
FCC/IC is 1.6W/kg*. The SAR limit recommended by The Council of the
European Union is 2.0W/kg**. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard
operating positions specified by the FCC/IC with the device transmitting at
its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the
SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level
of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value. This is
because the device is designed to operate at multiple power levels so as to
use only the power required to reach the network. In general, the closer
you are to a wireless base station antenna, the lower the power output.
Before a wireless device model is available for sale to the public, it must be
tested and certified to the FCC, IC and The Council of the European Union
that it does not exceed the limit established by the government-adopted
requirement for safe exposure under the recommendations of the
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
The tests are performed in positions and locations (for example, at the ear
and worn on the body) as required by the FCC, IC and The Council of the
European Union for each model.
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Device
SAR (W/kg) for
1g
SAR (W/kg) for 10g
BlackBerry Curve 8520
smartphone
1.22
1.02
Device
SAR (W/kg) for
1g
SAR (W/kg) for 10g
BlackBerry Curve 8520
smartphone
0.83
0.78
Body-worn measurements differ among wireless device and phone models,
depending upon available accessories and FCC, IC and The Council of the
European Union requirements.
The FCC has granted an Equipment Authorisation for this wireless device
model with all reported SAR levels evaluated as in compliance with the FCC
RF emission guidelines when the BlackBerry device is used as directed in
this section. SAR information on this wireless device model is on file with
the FCC and can be found under the Display Grant section of www.fcc.gov/
oet/ea after searching for the FCC ID for your device listed below.
Additional information on SAR can be found on the CTIA - The Wireless
Association® web site at www.ctia.org. In Japan, additional information on
SAR can be found on the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses
(ARIB) web site at www.arib-emf.org/index.html, or on the
Telecommunications Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications (MIC) web site at www.tele.soumu.go.jp/e/index.htm.
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Device
FCC ID
BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone
L6ARCG40GW
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* In the United States and Canada, the SAR limit for mobile devices used by
the public is 1.6W/kg averaged over 1 g of tissue for the body or head
(4.0W/kg averaged over 10 g of tissue for the extremities - hands, wrists,
ankles and feet).
** In Europe, the SAR limit for mobile devices used by the public is 2.0W/kg
averaged over 10 g of tissue for the body or head (4.0W/kg averaged over
10 g of tissue for the extremities - hands, wrists, ankles and feet). Studies
suggest that the standard incorporates a substantial margin of safety to
give additional protection for the public and to account for any variations in
measurements.
The long-term characteristics or the possible physiological effects of Radio
Frequency Electromagnetic fields have not been evaluated by Underwriters
Laboratories Inc. (UL).
FCC compliance statement (United States)
FCC Class B Part 15
This device complies with Part 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference harmful to radio
communications.
There is no guarantee, however, that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning on and
turning off the equipment, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or TV technician for
help.
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US Information Concerning the Federal Communications
Commission ("FCC") Requirements for Hearing Aid
Compatibility with Wireless Devices
When wireless devices are used near hearing devices (such as hearing aids
and cochlear implants), users may detect a buzzing, humming or whining
noise. Some hearing devices are more immune than others to this
interference, and wireless devices also vary in the amount of interference
that they generate.
The wireless telephone industry has developed ratings to assist hearing
device users in finding wireless devices that may be compatible with their
hearing devices. Not all wireless devices have been rated. Wireless devices
that are rated will have the rating displayed on the box together with other
relevant approval markings.
The ratings are not guarantees. Results will vary depending on the user's
hearing device and hearing loss. If your hearing device is vulnerable to
interference, you may not be able to use a rated wireless device
successfully.
Consulting with your hearing health professional and testing the wireless
device with your hearing device is the best way to evaluate it for your
personal needs.
This BlackBerry device has been tested and rated for use with hearing aids
for some of the wireless technologies that the BlackBerry device uses.
However, other wireless technologies may be used in this BlackBerry device
that have not been tested for use with hearing aids. It is important to try
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the different features of your BlackBerry device thoroughly and in different
locations to determine if you hear any interfering noise when using this
BlackBerry device with your hearing aid or cochlear implant. Consult your
wireless service provider about its return and exchange policies and for
information about hearing aid compatibility.
How the ratings work
M-Ratings: Wireless devices rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and
are likely to generate less interference to hearing devices than wireless
devices that are not labelled. M4 is the better or higher of the two ratings.
T-Ratings: Wireless devices rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are
likely to be more usable with a hearing device's telecoil ("T Switch" or
"Telephone Switch") than unrated wireless devices. T4 is the better or
higher of the two ratings. (Note that not all hearing devices have telecoils in
them.)
Hearing devices may also be measured for immunity to this type of
interference. Your hearing device manufacturer or hearing health
professional may help you find results for your hearing device. The more
immune your hearing aid is, the less likely you are to experience
interference noise from wireless devices.
For more information about the actions that the FCC has taken with regards
to hearing aid compatibility with wireless devices and other steps that the
FCC has taken to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to
telecommunications services, visit www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro.
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Industry Canada certification
The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone complies with Industry Canada RSS
102, RSS 132, RSS 133, RSS 210, under certification number 2503ARCG40GW.
Class B compliance
EU regulatory conformance
Research In Motion hereby declares that this BlackBerry device is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions
of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Smartphone
Applicable CE marking
BlackBerry Curve 8520
smartphone
The Declaration of Conformity made under Directive 1999/5/EC (HG nr.
88/2003) is available for viewing at the following location in the EU
community: www.blackberry.com/go/declarationofconformity.
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If you have a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device, your BlackBerry device may
be operated on Wi-Fi networks in all European Union member countries.
This equipment may be operated in Turkey.
Additional regulatory conformance
Specific details about compliance with the following standards and
regulatory bodies for your BlackBerry device may be obtained from
Research In Motion:
Device
BlackBerry Curve 8520
smartphone
Applicable conformance information
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•
•
PCS Type Certification Review Board
(PTCRB)
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
60950-1 requirements for Canada
and the United States
Radio and Telecommunications
Terminal Equipment (R&TTE)
Directive 1999/5/EC
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Device
Applicable conformance information
•
Global Certification Forum
Certification Criteria (GCF CC)
requirements
This BlackBerry device supports the Turkish SMS characters as outlined in
ETSI TS 123.038 V8.0.0 (or newer version code) and ETSI TS 123.040 V8.1.0
(or newer version code).
This BlackBerry device is in conformity with Turkey’s EEE Directive.
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Product information: BlackBerry Curve 8520
smartphone
Mechanical properties:
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weight: approximately 3.7 oz (106 g) including lithium-ion
battery
• size (L x W x H): 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.54 in. (109 x 60 x 13.88 mm)
• 256 MB flash memory
Power specifications:
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•
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removable, rechargeable lithium-ion cell battery
supports 1.8V, 3V SIM cards
micro-USB-compatible port for data synchronisation and
charging
Mobile network radio specifications:
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quad-band support: GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900
MHz
• power class: Class 1 (DCS 1800, PCS 1900), Class 4 (GSM 850) as
defined in GSM 5.05, Class 4 (GSM 900) as defined in GSM
02.06, Class E2 (GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900)
• transmitting frequency: GSM 824 to 849 MHz, GSM 880 to 915
MHz, DCS 1710 to 1785 MHz, PCS 1850 to 1910 MHz
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•
receiving frequency: GSM 869 to 894 MHz, GSM 925 to 960
MHz, DCS 1805 to 1880 MHz, PCS 1930 to 1990 MHz
Wi-Fi network radio specifications:
•
•
wireless LAN standard: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
transmitting and receiving frequency: 2412 to 2472 MHz
Bluetooth® radio specifications:
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single-band support: ISM 2.4 GHz
transmitting and receiving frequency: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Bluetooth Class 1
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