With all the rumors, expected release dates, and video reviews floating around, Research in Motion has finally decided to officially announce the BlackBerry Curve 8520.

On the BlackBerry Curve 8520 feature page, we found the “Out of Box Mac Compatibility” of particular interest.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone is compatible with Apple® computers right out of the box. Sync contacts, calendars, and notes with applications you use most. Use BlackBerry® Desktop Software to enjoy an Apple computer experience on your BlackBerry smartphone.

August 5th is the latest date that we are hearing as a possible release date for the BlackBerry Curve 8520.  We are also hearing the the device could potentially be priced at $99.99 in an effort to attract first time smartphone buyers.