Summary: The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is one of the fastest, most feature-packed candybar phones we’ve ever used. It's a great introductory model for those who can’t get enough of the skinny candybar form factor and don't mind an uncommon keyboard.
Excerpt: The first Pearl 8100 was released way back in 2006 , unlike other company's who release handsets with slight tweaks every year, RIM has waited before unleashing the Pearl 9105. However much we liked the design and build of the Pearl 8100, the lack of 3G and WiFi was unforgivable. As well as rectifying the connectivity issues RIM’s added some features to make the new Pearl even more enticing, now offering the connectivity of a smartphone, in a compact, consumer-friendly...
Conclusion: Entertainment is the key to success for the mobile phones. Pearl 3G 9105 BlackBerry includes some exciting multimedia features to lure the buyers. The camera of the mobile phone is a 3.15 mega pixel snapper with LED flash and auto focus functionalities. The resolution of the images clicked with the camera is 2048 x 1536 pixels.
Summary: The Pearl 3G 9105 does exactly what it promises, offering all the features of a top-of-the-line BlackBerry in a small, candybar case. But BlackBerry devices are all about email and messaging, so we missed the full Qwerty keyboard of the Pearl 3G's siblings
Pros: Flat, responsive trackpad, Small size, Good social-networking apps with more available from the BlackBerry App World, Integrated email inbox, High-resolution screen, Decent camera, Dedicated music keys
Cons: BlackBerry OS is looking dated, App store is pricy and offers less choice than competitors, We miss the Qwerty keyboard, Web browser doesn't impress, Small screen
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Pearl 3G - or 9105 on trial here - is RIM's latest model to hit the streets, revising the Pearl 8100 series of devices. It's a revision that BlackBerry fans are now familiar with: whipping out the trackball - the namesake "pearl" - and slotting in the optical trackpad, and making the handset look a little more futuristic, and in our opinion, a little more solid in its construction.
Pros: Compact, all the connectivity you'd want, keyboard works well, excellent email service
Cons: Media keys sort of miss the point, screen a little small for the complete smartphone experience, browser a little slow, creaky backplate
Conclusion: Das Pearl 3G punktet im Test mit kompakten Abmessungen, einer ordentlichen Ausstattung und guter Verarbeitung. Performance und multimediale Leistungen können sich sehen lassen, liegen aber nicht auf dem Niveau anderer Handys dieser Preisklasse. Weniger gefielen uns der trotz WLAN-n und HSDPA lahme Browser, die seitlich liegende Klinkenbuchse und der Verzicht auf QWERTZ-Tasten. Auch die Sprechzeit verdient wenig Lob.
Pros: Platzsparende Ausmaße, Alle aktuelle Datenraten, Gute Verarbeitung
Cons: Hoher Preis, Surfen nur mit Handbremse, Mäßige Akku-Laufzeit