The BlackBerry Tour 9630 has been getting most of the limelight lately since its release is happening pretty soon (Telus on July 15th, Bell on July 17th). However, here’s some good news for those waiting on the BlackBerry Curve 8520.

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Formerly referred to as the BlackBerry Gemini, the Curve 8520 has just gotten the FCC’s seal of approval which means that its impending release probably won’t be far behind. So, what’s the BlackBerry Curve 8520 got to offer consumers? Admittedly, its 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity might not be so impressive, but it however does come with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR support, dedicated media keys on top, and an optical trackpad and touch-sensitive controls in lieu of the traditional navigation keys located below the display.

It’s confirmed to be headed for T-Mobile in the US, and while a definite date wasn’t revealed, it’s being speculated by CellPhone Signal to be dropping sometime this month. No word on it becoming available in Canada, but if it does make it across the border, Rogers/Fido will most likely be the carrier to offer it in the country considering this is, after all, a GSM phone.